Barack Obama, “You’ve Got a Friend” in Carolina’s own James Taylor. He’s playing free concerts for the campaign in five locations across the state between Sunday and Tuesday, including one in Chapel Hill (Sunday, October 19) and another in Raleigh (Tuesday, October 21). Details on the locations, times and where to pick up your free, but required tickets, are below the fold — as supplied to us by the Obama campaign.

James Taylor is ‘Goin’ to Carolina” for Obama

Music Legend to Campaign for Change Across the State

**Details provided below**

RALEIGH – Music legend James Taylor will tour the state in support of Senator Barack Obama’s Campaign for Change Sunday, October 19 through Tuesday, October 21. He will hold concerts in Charlotte, Asheville, Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Wilmington.

Taylor will help spread Senator Obama’s message of change to Tar Heel voters and encourage Obama supporters to get out and vote early.

North Carolina is a battleground state this year because residents cannot afford four more years of the same Bush policies that John McCain is offering. Senator Barack Obama is the only candidate that will bring the change North Carolina needs to create jobs and help our economy recover.

Taylor was raised in Chapel Hill, where his father was the Dean of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Over the course of his long career, he has earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and 5 Grammy Awards. He has been inducted into both the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and has sold some 40 million albums throughout his career.

Below are details for the venues and ticket distribution for the free concerts:

Sunday, October 19th

Charlotte Concert for Change

Ovens Auditorium

2700 E. Independence Avenue

Doors Open 1:30pm

Charlotte Ticket Distribution Locations

South County Regional Library

5801 Rea Road

Friday Oct.17th


Plaza Midwood Regional Library

1623 Central Avenue

Friday Oct.17th


University City Library

301 E. W.T. Harris Boulevard

Friday Oct.17th


Sunday October 19th

Asheville Concert for Change

Martin Luther King Park

50 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Doors Open 6:30pm

Asheville Ticket Distribution Locations:

UNC Asheville, Zeis Building

1 University Heights

Friday Oct.17th and Saturday Oct.18th


West Asheville Library

942 Haywood Road

Friday Oct.17th and Saturday Oct.18th


Asheville Senior Opportunity Center

36 Grove Street

Friday Oct.17th and Saturday Oct.18th


Monday, October 20th

Chapel Hill Concert for Change

Fetzer Field – behind Carmichael Auditorium on South Road

UNC Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill NC

Doors Open 5:00 PM

Chapel Hill Ticket Distribution Locations

UNC Chapel Hill Planetarium

250 E. Franklin Street

Friday Oct.17th, Saturday Oct.18th, and Monday Oct.20th


Carrboro Town Commons

301 W. Main Street

Carrboro, NC

Friday Oct.17th, Saturday Oct.18th, and Monday Oct.20th


Orange County Public Library

300 W. Tryon Street

Hillsboro, NC

Friday Oct.17th, Saturday Oct.18th, and Monday Oct.20th


Tuesday, October 21nd

Raleigh Concert for Change

Moore Square

200 South Blount Street

Raleigh NC

Doors Open 11:30 AM

Raleigh Ticket Distribution Locations

Raleigh for Change HQ

130 E. Morgan Street

Raleigh, NC

Friday, Oct. 17th, Saturday Oct.18th and Monday Oct. 20th


Boleyn Heights for Change HQ

600 St. Mary’s Street

Raleigh, NC

Friday, Oct. 17th, Saturday Oct.18th and Monday Oct.20th


Galaxy Theater

770 Cary Towne Boulevard

Cary, NC

12pm-6pm on Friday, Oct.17th, Sunday Oct.19th and Monday Oct.20th

9am-6pm on Saturday, Oct.18th

Tuesday, October 21st

Wilmington Event Location

Greenfield Lake Ampitheater

Third Street & Park Street

Wilmington NC

Doors Open 5:00 PM

Wilmington Ticket Distribution

In Government Center Plaza- Patio of Sombrero Azul

127 S College St

Wilmington, NC

Friday, Oct.17th and Monday Oct. 20th