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The Orange Constant and Atlas Road Crew @ Local 506
Sep 20 all-day

Formed in the college bars of Statesboro, Ga. in 2012 and transplanted to the music mecca of Athens, The Orange Constant blends the organic charm of southern psychedelia, heartfelt narrative and progressive composition with a spontaneous yet pop-like sensibility.

South Carolina rock ‘n’ roll shot with southern soul accents. Formed in fall of 2011, Atlas Road Crew is rapidly building one of the most loyal fan bases on the East Coast, packing venues to capacity from South Carolina to New York City, and expanding rapidly to major US cities in between.

Exploring Rhythms of Africa &The Americas – Mini performance, stories and jam session with drums – “ALL YOU CAN BEAT! @ Silent Dayze Studio
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm

May I see your passport please ~.* … This workshop will be a musical journey through 2 continents and several Islands. It will begin with Alex sampling each drum. Explaining it’s origin and sharing a popular rhythm for each drum or percussion instrument. This section will be enhanced by some of Alex’s personal travel stories and experiences with musicians from Africa to Haiti. The drums include: talking drum, djembe, dun nun, Kenkeni, dumbek, Moroccan drums, conga, bongos, bass drum and a wide array of percussion instruments. Short break for coconut water, fruit & nuts… The next part will be hands on, as we form a drum circle and begin sampling some rhythms and the language of the drum. This class is open to everyone, no experience is necessary, but more experienced drummers are welcome too. Anyone who knows a traditional song or rhythm is encourage to share. Alex & the tri-lingual congera Li-Lan can provide the foundation and rhythmic structure to explore through. Alex will also provide context by playing some of the songs on flute or cornet that go with the rhythms, like: Samba, cumbia, calypso… This experience can be outdoors, weather permitting.

TABLE’s 6th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser @ Weaver Street Market Carrboro
Oct 14 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Don’t miss TABLE’s 6th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on October 14th at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro! Come enjoy live music and delicious soups, breads, sandwiches and desserts from some of Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s leading chefs. Unique, handcrafted bowls donated by local artists will also be available to bring home. ALL proceeds go to helping TABLE provide hunger relief and nutrition education programs to kids living in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Sona Jobarteh at The ArtsCenter @ The ArtsCenter
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sona Jobarteh is a pioneer in the ancient male-dominated hereditary Griot tradition of Africa, a tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries. Jobarteh defies convention as the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a legendary west African Griot lineage famous for its Kora masters, including her grandfather Amadu Bansang Jobarteh and her cousin Toumani Diabaté. Renowned for her skill as an instrumentalist, distinctive voice, infectious melodies and onstage grace, Jobarteh’s unique ability to touch audiences from all backgrounds and cultures has led her to international success.

River Park Concert @ Downtown Hillsborough's River Park
Oct 27 @ 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

The River Park Concert is a volunteer-driven, grassroots, free outdoor music event made possible through the cooperation, coordination and support of many local civic, corporate and private entities and is brought to you by the Hillsborough Arts Council. The Wood Brothers headline this year’s event and will be joined by the Walker Family Band, The Shoaldiggers, Seth Walker and DJ Night Boogie. A Young Musicians Workshop will be held at 11:30 am.

River Park Concert: The Wood Brothers, Seth Walker, Shoaldiggers, Walker Family Band @ River Park
Oct 27 @ 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

Join us for the free River Park Concert in Hillsborough!

4 Bands, local artists, local beer, local food.

Starting at 11:30am with the Young Musicians Workshop. Bands from 12:30pm with The Wood Brothers Headlining at 4:30pm!

** No weapons, no coolers, 100% ID Check for alcohol purchase, All pets must be on leash**

The General: Live Score by Tim Carless @ The ArtsCenter
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Buster Keaton’s 1926 classic silent film is once more being presented with a unique live score from Tim Carless. Carless has been performing live scores at The ArtsCenter, to critical and audience acclaim, since 2013. He’ll be joined by a small ensemble of musicians.

Tim Carless has been a working musician for the last 30 years. Having enjoyed tenures in London, NYC and Los Angeles, he has written, performed and recorded with people as disparate as Wreckless Eric, Paul McCartney and Aufgehoben. Based in Carrboro for the last few years. He scored The Hanging for PBS in 2017. More information can be found at www.timcarless.com.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children.