Zoe & Cloyd at Howling Cow

Family-friendly Concert with Zoe & Cloyd
Howling Cow Dairy Education Center and Creamery
100 Dairy Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603
Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 3pm
FREE

About the Event

Meet us at Howling Cow Creamery for a family-friendly good time. Enjoy new-Appalachian tunes from Zoe & Cloyd and sweeping views of the pastures and cows where the magic happens. The Creamery will be open for business and scooping all of the favorites like Wolf Tracks, Cherry Brick Road, and 4-H Campfire Delight. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and a sweet tooth.

Howling Cow Creamery is a popular place, especially on the weekend. We’re encouraging guests to come early to purchase ice cream and get a spot on the grass for the concert. Curious about parking, weather policy, or our safety precautions? See the FAQs below.

NC State LIVE is committed to making our programming accessible to all people. If you have an access need or an accommodation request, please email Liza Green, associate director at lwgreen@ncsu.edu.

About Zoe & Cloyd

A musical collaboration that demands to be heard.

-Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, Zoe & Cloyd is renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist John Cloyd Miller. Their show is as diverse as their upbringing: coming from a lineage of klezmer and jazz musicians, Natalya trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts before moving south in 2004. John, a twelfth generation North Carolinian and grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler, Jim Shumate, is a 1st place winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest as well as an Artist Fellowship recipient for songwriting from the North Carolina Arts Council. Both Natalya and John are instructors in the Traditional Music Program at Warren Wilson College.

Long-time fixtures of the Asheville, NC music scene, in 2021 Zoe & Cloyd appeared in Season 5 of the nationally syndicated PBS show, David Holt’s State of Music and in 2020, they were the first artists featured in Will & Deni Films’ Pandemic Arts Series. Their fourth studio album, produced by Jon Weisberger, will be released on Organic Records in the fall of 2021. Zoe & Cloyd delight audiences of all ages with soaring harmonies and heartfelt songwriting, seamlessly combining original bluegrass, klezmer, old-time and folk with sincerity and zeal.

Protect the Pack

NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists. We are following all public health and University requirements as of the date of the event. NC State University currently requires the use of a face covering in all indoor public locations, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are not currently required in outdoor spaces for vaccinated individuals, but they are encouraged, especially in large crowds. Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated should continue wearing a face covering outdoors.

Where is Howling Cow Dairy Education Center and Creamery?
100 Dairy Lane, Raleigh NC 27603. SEE MAP HERE.

Where can I park?
There is a parking lot adjacent to the Creamery and another lot by the Randleigh Dairy Heritage Museum. If overflow parking is needed, staff members and signs will direct you to additional parking. Please be aware parking is limited, we appreciate your patience and grace in advance as we explore new spaces on our beautiful campus.

Do I need a ticket?
No. This event is open to the public and free for everyone.

What time does the event start?
The concert will begin at 3pm. Feel free to come early with your blanket to get a spot and purchase ice cream. Be advised that lines for the Creamery can be long on the weekends.

How long is the concert?
Zoe & Cloyd will play for around 90 minutes. 

What is the weather policy?
Our event can proceed in light rain, but will be rescheduled if the weather forecast is severe. The rain date is scheduled for Sunday, October 10. If we decide to move the event to our rain date, we will announce it on our website, social media channels, and via email.

Are the event grounds wheelchair accessible?
Our event site is a grassy field. The grass is not thick and wheelchairs are able to roll through the grass with little resistance. The porch at The Creamery is also wheelchair accessible. There is a wheelchair drop off spot right in front of the ramp to the porch.

Am I allowed to bring my own food?
Feel free to bring food, but for dessert we do hope that you will purchase some of the world’s best ice cream from Howling Cow. The cows will be watching you. Feel free to bring your water bottle as the Creamery has a water bottle filling station inside.

What is the alcohol policy?
Alcohol is NOT permitted at our event.

Are pets allowed?
No. For the safety and comfort of others, pets are not permitted at the concert. Only service animals are allowed.

What am I supposed to sit on?
Patrons are encouraged to bring low back chairs and blankets to sit on. If you are bringing a high back folding chair, please be considerate of others and select seating around the perimeter of the event. Please also be aware of the amount of space you take up during the show. We want to make sure we have room for everyone.

Are umbrellas allowed? Tents?
Umbrellas are allowed. However, once the program begins, all shade umbrellas will need to be taken down as not to obstruct the view of other patrons. No tents are allowed.

Are there public restrooms?
Yes, restrooms are available within Howling Cow Creamery.  There will also be porta-potties available.

Is smoking permitted?
Smoking is not permitted on the concert grounds.

What COVID-19 precautions are you taking?
NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists. We are following all public health and University requirements as of the date of the event. This could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites and other protective measures.

NC State University currently requires the use of a face covering in all indoor public locations, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are not currently required in outdoor spaces for vaccinated individuals, but they are encouraged, especially in large crowds. Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated should continue wearing a face covering outdoors.

Zoe & Cloyd and their band stand in the tall grass. Photo by Sandlin Gaither.
Zoe & Cloyd, photo by Sandlin Gaither