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.

An Adventure with Peter Pan @ Northgate
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Follow the second star to the right and join us for ‘An Adventure with Peter Pan’. Get ready to set sail with Peter and friends as we enjoy games, snacks and learn to stand up to our bullies and support our friends. All young pirates and pixies are welcome to join us for this journey to Neverland.

Tickets are available at the Northgate Customer Service desk and online at .

Beach on the Plaza: The Entertainers @ Northgate
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm

Get ready for a night of Beach Music when The Entertainers join Northgate for Music on the Plaza on Friday, June 16th 6-9pm.
The seven-piece group stays true to their R&B and beach roots, but will also throw in the latest Top 40, classic rock, and country. There will be FREE Shagging lessons at 6pm with the Carolina Shaggers. Local favorite Chick-n-que food truck and Northgate’s Esmeralda’s Café will be serving up great food, while Bull City Burger and Brewery will be selling beer and wine.
Music on the Plaza events are free live music events for the community. We hope you’ll enjoy good eats, live music, and a dancing good time with family and friends. Bring your own chairs, but leave your coolers and pets at home.
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Beach on the Plaza: The Magnificents @ Northgate Mall
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Northgate’s Music on the Plaza summer series ends with a blast Friday, June 30, when beach music favorite The Magnificents take the stage. The Ronald McDonald House volunteers will be on hand to kick off the Christmas in July fundraiser and collect pop tops and donated items from their wish list. Ronald McDonald and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance to interact with children along with face painters and a get-well card craft station.

There will be FREE shagging lessons at 6pm with the Carolina Shaggers. Chow down on mouth-watering favorites from Zeke’s Meats and OnlyBurger food trucks and Northgate’s Esmeralda’s Café, and grab a pint or a glass of wine from Bull City Burger and Brewery.
Music on the Plaza events are free live music events for the community. We hope you’ll enjoy good eats, live music, and a dancing good time with family and friends. Bring your own chairs, but leave your coolers and pets at home.

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Tomato Day 2017 @ Carrboro Farmers' Market
Jul 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

The tomatoes are ripening on the vine for our 2017 Tomato Day at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market! Our farmers are growing over 70 different varieties of tomatoes at Market this year, and it’s time to celebrate and sample! Join us for our biggest celebration of the year and a Chapel Hill Magazine ‘Don’t Miss’ event! – A ridiculous amount of samples of freshly sliced tomatoes from our Carrboro Farmers’ Market family – Book signing and Q+A session with tomato expert Craig LeHouillier, author of Epic Tomatoes – Recipes, Live Music, Raffle Prizes, Kids Activities and the season’s best tomatoes!

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 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.

Festifall @ Downtown Chapel Hill
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Chapel Hill’s 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival will provide a unique opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. A vibrant market of handmade artworks along with live performances presents a day of discovery for the festival’s attendees as they engage with the local art community. Historic West Franklin Street in Downtown Chapel Hill provides a beautiful backdrop to our celebration of arts and culture. Check our website for more information.