Monday, February 1, 2010

Kate Campbell Concert Benefiting Urban Ministries of Durham (2010 edition)

Strings Attached Productions presents acclaimed Nashville-based singer/songwriter Kate Campbell in a benefit concert for Urban Ministries of Durham, Friday, February 12, at 7 PM, in the Parish Hall of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 403 E Main St. Durham.

The always in-demand artist offers a perfect complement to the mission of UMD and the St. Philip's concert series. Campbell writes smart and sublime; her points are deftly made with reflective reasoning rather than pugnacious preaching.

From admiring everyday heroes, marveling at eccentrics, examining human rights, lamenting changing landscapes, summoning spirituality, and reflecting on youthful views, Campbell's memorable melodies and insightful lyrics stay in the psyche, uplifting and inspiring long after the last song. Plus she's a hoot. Be sure to catch this always entertaining talent!

Tickets are $15 advance, $20 day of show; $8 for 12 and under (advance tickets are available by sending checks payable to Strings Attached c/o St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 403 Main St Durham NC 27701, via phone at 919.682.5708 or through the PayPal link at Younger childcare is available. Refreshments (beer/wine/sodas/water/coffee/moonpies/etc.) will be available. Free, monitored parking.


With leadership from the faith community, Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD) was founded in 1983 with a mission "to provide food, clothing, shelter and supportive services to our neighbors in need." In offering a welcoming, caring, and compassionate environment, UMD aims to affirm the dignity of guests, volunteers, and staff. UMD plays a critical role in the community's continuum of care network, as we are the primary point of entry to prevention, re-housing and emergency services for a large percentage of the homeless and poverty-stricken population in the community.

Programs include:

The Community Shelter--regularly operates at full occupancy including the nine rooms for homeless families. Each night, an average of 140-150 people receive emergency housing here. The overall shelter population has increased 32% from the previous fiscal year.

The Community Café--serves 3 meals a day every day, about 18,500 meals per month. This number has increased 10% in the past year and 63% from five years ago.

The Food Pantry and Clothing Closet--distribute groceries and clothing to adults, children and families. Demand for these services are up 39% from the previous year and 113% from five years ago.

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Launched in April 2003, Strings Attached Productions is a benefit concert production program of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in downtown Durham. The February 12 Kate Campbell concert marks the 23rd concert in the series. All profits benefit Urban Ministries of Durham. Visit for more information.