Listen to Greensboro

posted on April 2, 2020 by Amy Scott
While social distancing find your way to Greensboro, NC through the art of sound. From playlists to podcasts and musicians you'll find that Greensboro spirit is not too far away.

United Artists to END Poverty -- United Way

United Way of Greater Greensboro partnered with Greensboro native and Grammy Award winning record producer, Andreao “Fanatic” Heard to produce a music benefit album that will help United Way END local poverty.

Fanatic, the founder of who has produced records for Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Notorious B.I.G., Anthony Hamilton and others, brought together local recording artists, musicians, poets and prominent figures in the community to produce this epic multi-genre album that will help change Greensboro forever.

Artists United to End Poverty is raising awareness about poverty in Greensboro. Proceeds from album sales will be donated to United Way of Greater Greensboro to help support partnerships that END poverty.

United Way of Greater Greensboro is leading a bold movement to end local poverty. Greensboro ranks 31% above the national poverty average. 57,000 of the city’s residents, which includes 25% of children, live in poverty.

Many artists including John P. Kee, The Hamiltones, Vanessa Ferguson, Brandon Gains, Will Howard Purgason, Shelby J, Chelsea Locklear, Bishop Bryan J. Pierce, Sr., the Mount Zion Gospel Choir, and Mayor Nancy Vaughn came together to sing on the title track ‘Die For Love’ which was written and produced by Fanatic and Andre Fenix. Other local artists contributed their individual songs to the album as well.

The album is available for download on iTunes and Amazon.

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NC Folk Festival Playlist

The annual #NCFolkFest is to continue this September, but while we wait for this three-day festival enjoy this performer compilation playlist on Spotify. Listen to over 100 tracks from performers who have appeared at the North Carolina Folk Festival (and its predecessor event, the National Folk Festival) from 2015 - 2019. #FolkYeah

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Ultimate NC Playlist

VisitNC made the Ultimate NC Playlist that you can enjoy anywhere. Music includes artists from Greensboro and the entire state.

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Reconsidered Goods Playlist

Local retail store, workshop space, a maker's lab, and a community room for artists to meet and create together -- Reconsidered Good may have kept the store closed to support the quarantine, but they continue to supply creativity through a playlist that you would listen to if you were able to visit the store, they recommend putting the playlist on shuffle for ultimate enjoyment. Reconsidered Goods are doing so much more in the community, we are so glad they are here and doing great work

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Downtown Greensboro Parks Playlist

Downtown Greensboro Parks usually offers over 50 live music performances in the parks. As we wait for shows to resume the Downtown Greensboro Parks are offering weekly playlists of artists that have or are set to perform in the future. Explore the blog posts and listen.

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Greensboro is home to Press Play studios in the Greensboro Cultural Center and not only are they making podcasts but have a variety of topics you can listen to some of our favorites to listen include:

Gate City Chatter: Greensboro podcast showcasing the creative people and cultural happenings making Greensboro NC a great place to BE.

Zero Dark Nerdy: A pop culture podcast recorded in Greensboro-- From comics to Tiger King they will keep you laughing and up-to-date on all things in popular culture.

Gate City Live: This weekly live podcast features performances from Greensboro artists with host April Harris.

Each Podcast has plenty of episodes to enjoy and catch up on.

Local Musicians

Although we can go and see them live at our bars and coffee shops Greensboro artist are continuing to provide sounds.

Some of our local musicians include:

J. Timber 

The Mantras

Reliably Bad 

Sahara Reggae


Like what you are listening to? Did we miss a Podcast, Musician or Playlist? Let us know use #VisitGSO we want to know what you are jamming to.