Events

Events

Jun
2
Fri
Music in the Village @ Meadowmont Village
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm
Freight Train Blues Music Series @ Carrboro Town Commons (Farmers Market)
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm

Carrboro, N.C., March 31, 2017 – Three years ago, Hillsborough non-profit Music Maker Relief Foundation partnered with the Carrboro Recreation & Parks Department to create the Freight Train Blues Music Series held at Carrboro Town Commons (Farmer’s Market). This summer beginning on May 19th, the four-part series will feature two performances on Fridays at 6:30pm.

This year’s series boast artists from New Orleans, Wisconsin, Atlanta and North Carolina, representing a variety of traditional musical styles. Thanks to a generous grant from the NC Humanities Council North Carolina music scholar Dr. Will Boone, Phd will be giving scholarly introductions for each artist.

The music series, which highlights blues and roots music, celebrates the life and legacy of Piedmont blues legend, Elizabeth ‘Libba’ Cotten, born in 1893 in Carrboro, NC. Cotten’s style was unique and highly regarded by many famous musicians. In 1984 she won a GRAMMY award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording.

The outdoor performances are all free. Local food trucks and beer from Steel String Brewery will be on hand for refreshment. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, but outside alcohol is not permitted.

June 2nd – Alabama Slim & Little Freddie King

Music on the Plaza: The Beauty Operators @ Northgate Mall
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Northgate’s favorite all-female band is back! The Beauty Operators will rock the stage in a free concert Friday, June 2nd, from 6:30-9pm at Northgate’s Music on the Plaza. Enjoy local eats and drinks from Stuft, Esmeralda’s Café, Randy’s Pizza and Bull City Burger and Brewery. The event is family friendly so bring your chairs and your kids, but leave your coolers and pets at home.

Jun
9
Fri
Freight Train Blues Music Series @ Carrboro Town Commons
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm

Carrboro, N.C., March 31, 2017 – Three years ago, Hillsborough non-profit Music Maker Relief Foundation partnered with the Carrboro Recreation & Parks Department to create the Freight Train Blues Music Series held at Carrboro Town Commons (Farmer’s Market). This summer beginning on May 19th, the four-part series will feature two performances on Fridays at 6:30pm.

This year’s series boast artists from New Orleans, Wisconsin, Atlanta and North Carolina, representing a variety of traditional musical styles. Thanks to a generous grant from the NC Humanities Council North Carolina music scholar Dr. Will Boone, Phd will be giving scholarly introductions for each artist.

The music series, which highlights blues and roots music, celebrates the life and legacy of Piedmont blues legend, Elizabeth ‘Libba’ Cotten, born in 1893 in Carrboro, NC. Cotten’s style was unique and highly regarded by many famous musicians. In 1984 she won a GRAMMY award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording.

The outdoor performances are all free. Local food trucks and beer from Steel String Brewery will be on hand for refreshment. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, but outside alcohol is not permitted.

June 9th – Music Maker Blues Revue feat. Albert White, Thomas Rhyant, Eddie Tigner, Lil’ Joe Burton & Bubba Norwood

Jul
7
Fri
Music in the Village @ Meadowmont Village
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm
Aug
4
Fri
Music in the Village @ Meadowmont Village
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm
Aug
13
Sun
Free Southern Village Concert on the Village Green with The Instruments of Justice @ Southern Village Green
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm

Instruments of Justice
Soul music

No cover charge

IOJ is a high-energy dance band that plays a combination of Motown, soul, jazz and swing, and a few things more! IOJ has a dynamic four-person front line that can combine complex four-part harmonies with a powerhouse gospel/soul punch backed by an eight-piece band that includes a three-piece horn section.

Concert on the Village Green are sponsored by Hyatt Place-Chapel Hill in Southern Village.

Aug
20
Sun
Free Southern Village Outdoor Concert on the Village Green with Jesse James DeConto – Beer and Hymns @ Southern Village Green
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

Beer and Hymns
Jesse James DeConto
Journalist and Songwriter
http://jessejamesdeconto.com/beer-and-hymns/
NO COVER CHARGE

About Beer and Hymns
Durham County Beer and Hymns is supported by individuals, businesses, congregations and denominations. We raise funding behind the scenes so that we can maintain every hymn-sing as a free event for the public and direct our tip-jar collection to common-good organizations such as Open Table, the Reality Center, InterFaith Council for Social Service, Habitat for Humanity, NC Rails-Trails, KidzNotes, Urban Ministries, World Relief, Girls on the Run, INSIDEoUT, Super Cooper’s Little Red Wagon Foundation, Latino Educational Achievement Partnership, DurhamCares, Raleigh Rescue Mission and others.

You can make a tax-deductible donation made out to Durham Presbyterian Church with Beer and Hymns in the memo line. You can mail to 1102 Clarendon Street, Durham, NC 27705. You can also give online (Just add Beer and Hymns in the memo box after you’ve clicked ‘Review Donation and Continue’). For more information, please email durhamcountybeerandhymns@gmail.com.

Concerts on the Village Green are Sponsored by Hyatt Place-Chapel Hill in Southern Village.

Sep
1
Fri
Music in the Village @ Meadowmont Village
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm
Sep
3
Sun
FREE Southern Village Concert on the Village Green with Better off Dead @ Southern Village Green
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm

Concert on the Green
Better off Dead
No Cover Charge

Greatful Dead Tribute Band

All Southern Village Sunday Concerts are sponsored by Hyatt Place-Chapel Hill in Southern Village

Sep
10
Sun
FREE Concert on the Southern Village Green with Jefferson Hart and the Ghosts of the Old State and The Well Respected Men @ Southern Village Green
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm

Concert on the Green- Double Billed Event
No cover charge

Jefferson Hart and the Ghosts of the Old State
Original Power pop

“Built on a base of country twang but finished with touches of British Invasion rock, ‘60’s garage pop, ‘70’s Laurel Canyon and, of course, native North Carolina bluegrass and jangle pop, Ghosts of the Old North State reveals Hart as an equally fine collector and creator.” – Chris Parker, The Independent Weekly

“His prize possession is a guitar signed by over a dozen of his heroes including Paul Westerberg, John Hiatt, Robert Earl Keen, and Matthew Sweet-with a combination of that foursome providing a decent description of Hart’s sound…and from a Byrds-eye view, the pre-Clarence White Byrds. ” – Rick Cornell-No Depression

“I challenge anyone to find a better in-the-wee-hours song than the exceptional ‘From Now On’ with such lines as “Colder than the backside of your pillowcase”. Lesser artists have made careers of such songs. ” – Record Exchange Monitor

The Well Respected Men
Kinks Tribute Band

The Well Respected Men are a group of long-time record fanatics who specialize in the music and majesty of The Kinks spanning their mid-60’s British Invasion beginnings up to a selection of the RCA and Arista years. The band are Peter Holsapple (dB’s, Continental Drifters), Jody Maxwell (Sex Police), Jefferson Hart (Jeff Hart & The Ruins, Ghosts of the Old North State), Andrew Snee (Thee Dirty Beats, Sad Magazine) and Glenn Jones (8-Track Minds).

All Southern Village Outdoor Sunday Concerts are sponsored by Hyatt Place – Chapel Hill in Southern Village!

Oct
6
Fri
Music in the Village @ Meadowmont Village
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm