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Vivian Powell

Operations Manager

MTV Comes to Fearrington

Last night, one of the more unusual events happened in the Barn – an MTV performance! The theme was Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and the evening was in fact dreamlike, with incredible set displays, special effects, musical performances inside and outside the Barn and nearly 500 attendees dressed in theme!

The attendees - all lucky winners of a social media contest – were shuttled from a Chapel Hill parking lot on school buses to an “undisclosed location” made clear only when the buses arrived at the Barn. 

For several days an army of technicians transformed the Barn, turning it into the latest venue for MTV and Intel’s The Music Experiment concert, featuring alternative pop artist Santigold. The Music Experiment is a series of four interactive concerts featuring various artists in Portland, Ore., New York, Los Angeles – and well, our Barn.

The concert series has been organized by MTV Iggy, a new MTV project that focuses on global music and culture. Chapel Hill was selected as the Southern leg of the tour, because of its large youth audience and rich musical history (and true to form, local musicians were performing at our beer garden Roost just a few hundred yards away, so music filled the air in Fearrington last night).

Stay tuned to The Music Experiment for video footage of the event in the Barn as it is posted!