Trombone Shorty is one of the acts coming to NCMA this summer

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The NC Museum of Art just announced its first three concerts for this summer, and they’re good ones: First Aid Kit, Mandolin Orange and Trombone Shorty.

First Aid Kit, the Swedish folk duo of sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg, start things off on June 8, touring their acclaimed breakthrough album, “Ruins.” British singer/songwriter Jade Bird will open. Tickets are $40 ($36 members) reserved, or $30 ($27 Members) general admission.

Chapel Hill’s Mandolin Orange, who sold out an NCMA date last year, most recently played Raleigh this past New Year’s Eve, opening for Avett Brothers at PNC Arena. They’re scheduled for June 23. Tickets are $40 ($36 members) reserved, or $25 ($22.50 Members) general admission.

Mandolin Orange art
Mandolin Orange


And Aug. 18 will bring what should be a terrific evening of Crescent City music with a show billed as “Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown Celebrating the Tricentennial of the City of New Orleans.” Tickets are $65 ($58.50 members) reserved, or $48 ($43.20 members) general admission.

Tickets are on sale now for all three shows for museum members, and go on sale to the public on Friday. This is the first portion of what should be around a dozen NCMA concerts total.

As with last year’s record-setting 20th seasonCat’s Cradle, the Carrboro nightclub, returns as the museum’s presenting partner for 2018 concerts.

Last year’s paid attendance surpassed 30,000 people with shows like Sheryl Crow, Rhiannon Giddens and Jason Isbell on the schedule. The venue’s capacity is 2,800. Six of last year’s co-presented dates drew sellout crowds, including Belle & Sebastian and Mandolin Orange.

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