FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2011
Rock & Shop Market Brings More Than 100 Local Designers to Durham Saturday, Dec. 17
DURHAM – The Rock & Shop Market, an indoor shopping, food and music market featuring independent designers and bands from North Carolina, returns to Durham Saturday, Dec. 17. The annual celebration of local designers and businesses, now in its eighth year in the Triangle, expands into a third building and nearly doubles the number of artists, crafters and designers responsible for a diverse mix of fashion, art, jewelry, stationary, furniture and more.
More than 105 designers – up from 65 in 2010 – will occupy the corner of West Geer Street and Rigsbee Avenue from noon to 6 p.m. To accommodate all of the local designers, the market will again fill Fullsteam Brewery and Motorco Music Hall, and expand into the nearby Trotter Building. The Trotter Building will house the event’s fashion show, starting at 3 p.m. and featuring clothes and accessories made by North Carolina designers. The fashion show is sponsored by Spoonflower, a custom-printed fabric company based in Durham.
The tunes of local musicians Phil Cook & His Feat and The Small Ponds will fill Motorco, and sponsor Merge Records will be on hand with its catalog of music. Merge will reward donations of canned food with $2 off your total music purchase and a free Merge music sampler, with all proceeds benefiting the North Carolina Food Bank.
In addition to local beer at Fullsteam, more than seven food trucks – including Only Burger, Chirba Chirba, Klausie’s Pizza, Olde North State BBQ, Will & Pop’s, Slippin’ Sliders, Monuts Donuts, bikeCoffee, Pie Pushers and KoKyu BBQ – will line the streets.
Admission is $5 the day of the event, and $4 online at www.rockandshopmarket.com.
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