On May 9, RDU Rent Party will be going on the road to Raleighwood with just $12 in our pocket, a one-way bus ticket, and dreams of making it to the big times.
This Rent Party will be held in the beautiful ballroom at the Velvet Cloak Inn in Raleigh. The Velvet Cloak which once played host to EBC 2007 boasts historic building status, an honest-to-goodness hardwood floor, and true southern charm. You’ll have to see this gorgeous space to believe it. Sodas and stronger spirits will be for sale from the front desk and Rent Party will again be providing bottled water free of charge (though additional donations to the band will be welcomed).
In attendance on the musician’s red carpet will be the incredible Clark Stern trio. Clark is a wonderful piano player and entertainer, plays inspired tunes across the Jazz and Blues spectrum and boasts vocal styling reminiscent of Wynonie Harris. He is assembling a trio of fine musicians to blow your socks off with great dance music to suit all tastes. We will also be featuring not one, but TWO vocal starlettes for the night. The first is known and loved throughout the Triangle and needs no more introduction than to say that Ms. Laura Windley will be gracing us with her song bird talents. And we are very excited to host the debut swing scene vocals of Ms. Hannah Pearce. You may recall Hannah as one of the spectacular photographers from past Rent Parties as well as the TAP Project. In addition, Rent Party has recently learned of her soulful and sultry singing voice to compliment her pictorial skills and ravishing good looks.
Velvet Cloak Inn
1505 Hillsborough Road
Doors will be open at 7 for a red carpet cocktail hour prior to the dance.
Beginner Lesson begins at 7:30
Band starts at 8
Entry is pay-what-you-can with a suggested $10 donation and we encourage you to support the bar as well.
You can find more information on the musicians and venue below