Free Southern Village Outdoor Concerts on the Village Green with Idlewild South Band @ Southern Village Green
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm

Idlewild South
Allman Brothers Tribute Band

No cover charge

Idlewild South, an Allman Brothers tribute band, was co-founded by keyboardist and vocalist Don Eason, a veteran musician whose initial influence of an Allman Brothers Band’s live performance goes back to his first concert experience seeing the band on Easter weekend of 1970 at The Winter’s End concert in Bithlo, Florida.

A duo of drummers, including co-founder Robert Kintner and John Flowers, provides the foundation with bassist Tim Smith rounding out the rhythm section. Slide guitarist Dave George and lead guitarist/vocalist Pete Waggoner bring forth the dual guitar harmonies and searing guitar leads Duane Allman and Dickie Betts pioneered in the late 1960’s.

In the tradition of The Allman Brothers Band, Idlewild South’s live shows can exceed a staggering non-stop 3 1/2 to 4 hours. The set lists are different every night, drawing from The Allman Brothers Band’s self-titled debut album, their second album ‘Idlewild South’, ‘Live At Fillmore East’, ‘Eat A Peach’ and ‘Brothers and Sisters’. All of these albums were recorded between 1969 and 1974. A few select songs from their albums that were recorded between 1989 and 2000 are also included.

All concerts on the Southern Village Green are sponsored by Hyatt Place-Chapel Hill in Southern Village!

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

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

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

FREE Southern Village Outdoor Concerts on the Village Green with Erich Lieth and Saludos Company @ Southern Village Green
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm

Concert on the Green-Double Billed Event

Erich Lieth – Jazz

Erich discovered his passion for improvising 40 years ago. He plays a range of instruments including recorders, flute, guitar and wind controller, though his specialty is keyboards. After completing his PhD work in Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, he spent 20 years doing research and teaching Neuroscience and Anatomy but never gave up his love for playing and teaching music. He has taught individual and group lessons for the last 35 years, both for improvisation and conventional music lessons. He performs regularly with the Latin band Saludos Company, his world-beat vocal jazz group One Sun and other local groups. He teaches privately in Chapel Hill, directs the Emerson Waldorf School Jazz Band and instructs music invention for the Piedmont Youth and Family Orchestra. Since 2013, he has been the founder and Executive Music Director for the Blame It On My Youth Jazz Orchestra, a premier jazz ensemble of teen musicians. He strives to help people of all ages learn to express themselves through playing music.

Saludos Company – Latin Music

Saludos Company takes the audience on a musical tour that features traditional, contemporary and original music from Latin America and the Caribbean. This amazingly versatile trio keeps toes tapping.

Lead vocalist/guitarist Pablo Valencia, from Chile, sings a wide range of styles. He is as much at ease with a reflective bolero as with an upbeat salsa. The group performs a number of Valencia’s acclaimed original compositions, such as the romantic ‘Canción Para Dos’, the rumba ‘Bello Amor’, and the very upbeat salsa song ‘Entumido’. On keyboards, Erich Lieth adds spice to the strong Latin rhythms with improvisational piano solos and bass. Chuck Nolan, lead percussionist, intricately weaves the rhythm patterns, be it for a subtle bossa nova or a danceable cumbia.

All Sunday Concerts on the Southern Village Green are sponsored by Hyatt Place-Chapel Hill in Southern Village.

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

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!

FREE Outdoor Concert on the Southern Village Green with The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra @ Southern Village Green
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm

The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra
No cover charge

Since 1990, The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra has played for thousands of jazz enthusiasts around North Carolina at schools, artscenters, festivals, dances and more. More than 35 guest artists have performed at the Jazz Society’s Temple Theatre series in Sanford. In 2002, the Orchestra’s book had over 240 tunes and their catalogue has grown since then. The book includes a carefully considered repertoire of pieces that reflect a wide range of Big Band jazz styles and arrangements. Included are classics such as ‘Two O’clock Jump’, ‘Stompin’ at the Savoy’, and ‘Frenesi’, as well as many ballads such as ‘The Nearness of You’, ‘Imagination’ and ‘September Song’. That’s a far cry from the 10 or so tunes in the book at their first Fearrington Fall Fling where they had to play pieces twice and some thrice to fill the time!

Concerts on the Village Green are sponsored by Hyatt Place-Chapel Hill in Southern Village!