The Concert Truck
December 8th-12th, 2021
“Making live music accessible to everyone”
December 8-12th, 2021
The Concert Truck is a mobile music venue that strengthens communities by redefining the concert experience and making live music accessible to everyone. We engage audiences with thoughtful, relevant programming and collaborate with arts organizations to amplify their presence and impact within their communities.
Impassioned by their love for music and belief in its emotional power, pianists Nick Luby and Susan Zhang converted a 16-foot box truck into a fully functioning mobile concert hall, complete with lights, sound system, and piano. Since then, The Concert Truck has presented concerts across the country in city streets, music and arts festivals, schools, neighborhoods, parks… anywhere you can think to park a truck. Nick, Susan, and the Truck have been featured by Voice of America – VOA, Minnesota Public Radio, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, WYPR Maryland, and many local TV news stations and online publications and syndicates.
In addition to sharing original programming with local communities, The Concert Truck strengthens relationships between arts organizations and the communities they serve. In the 2020-2021 season, The Concert Truck partnered with the Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera, Virginia Arts Festival, University of South Carolina, Southeastern Piano Festival, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra to deliver music to their local communities. Additionally, The Concert Truck created an online children’s show in partnership with the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival that has been presented to over 55,000 students in North Carolina schools. Other past presenters include Minnesota Public Radio and the Smithsonian.
The Concert Truck launched in April 2016, giving eight performances in five days throughout the city of Columbia, SC. It has received awards, fellowships, and grants for social innovation and creativity in music.
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