EVENTS

EVENTS

Jun
2
Fri
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
3
Sat
2017 Beaver Queen Pageant @ Duke Park
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Beaver Queen Pageant is Durham’s own special mix of folly, pageantry and humor. Contestants take on beaver personalities and compete for the title of Beaver Queen with their fashion, talent and personality. The theme for the 13th annual Beaver Queen Pageant is ‘Wizard of Gnawz’. Come enjoy the fun at this family-friendly and free event which raises funds for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association. Vote for your favorite contestants – or bribe a judge – at www.beaverqueen.org. Emcee’d by WUNC’s Frank Stasio, this is a truly weird and delightful Durham experience.

Jun
4
Sun
Farm to Fork Picnic @ The Fearrington Barn
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Farm to Fork Picnic weekend culminates Sunday, June 4th with the 10th annual Farm to Fork Picnic in The Fearrington Barn. The picnic will feature up to 35 chefs producing tasting size dishes featuring local, seasonal ingredients grown by a local farm the chef is paired with. These partnerships historically result in highly creative collaborations that are as beautiful as they are delicious. The event also spotlights 14 local food artisans and breweries; each will provide samples of their products, along with makers of local wine, coffee and tea.
Live music will be provided by the Chapel Hill bluegrass band Big Fat Gap, and The Holland Brothers. For a fun keepsake, be sure to capture your experience in the ZimZoom photo booth!
Tickets for the picnic are $100 per adult, $50 for ages 12-20 (no alcohol), and kids under 12 are free.

Outdoor concerts on the Village Green in Southern Village with Too Much Fun @ Southern Village
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Concert on the Green
Too Much Fun
www.tmfband.com
No cover charge

Studio recordings are all well and good, but the spirit, the energy, the humor and the interaction of the band in the live setting is the best way to enjoy Too Much Fun. Not only can you count on ‘genuine dance-ability’ from the tunes, there are also the jokes, the quizzes, the tributes and general good-natured goofiness that sometimes emanates from the stage. Come out and see for yourself!

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

Jun
5
Mon
Needle Points with special guests No One Mind, and Andy Holmes @ The Cave Tavern
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm

It isn’t everyday that an indie rock titan like Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog refers to a new group as the “vibey-est band ever”, but that’s exactly what he said about the Philadelphia five piece known as Needle Points. The bands latest album ‘Feel Young’ – which was produced by McMicken – helped the band land a successful run of dates with fellow Philly rockers mewithoutyou, and has since catapulted the group into the public consciousness. Now with summer quickly approaching, the band is doing what most hard-working east coast bands do; they’re hitting the road. Needle Points’ month-long Yin Yang Eyes tour will land the band in Chapel Hill for a show at The Cave Tavern where they’ll be sharing the bill with NC locals No One Mind and singer-songwriter Andy Holmes.

Jun
7
Wed
Griffin House @ Cat's Cradle
Jun 7 all-day

Griffin House didn’t begin playing guitar and writing songs until he was 18. The athletically-gifted House shocked his family by turning down a sports scholarship to focus on music. After graduating, he moved to Nashville, started doing solo gigs and, within months, was headlining and touring with the likes of John Mellencamp and the Cranberries. Attracting the attention of major labels, House signed with Vancouver label Nettwerk and released ‘Lost and Found’.
His intelligent, heart-felt lyrics and melodies have made such songs as ‘The Guy Who Says Goodbye to You Is Out of His Mind’ and ‘Better Than Love’ radio mainstays. House released his eighth album ‘Balls’ in 2013, garnering even more commercial and critical acclaim.
Last year House released ‘So On and So Forth’ – a collection of original tunes that are considered some of his best yet and sure to please both old and new fans.

Jun
11
Sun
Outdoor Concerts on the Village Green in Southern Village with the Durham Ukulele Orchestra @ Southern Village
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm

Concert on the Green
Durham Ukulele Orchestra
www.durhamukuleleorchestra.com
No cover charge

We play a cohesive and delicious “musical soup” that ranges from jazz standards to art rock classics. And although the band is very serious about what they do, the central idea behind DUO has always been fun!

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

Jun
13
Tue
North Carolina Symphony Outdoor Concert on the Village Green in Southern Village @ Southern Village
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY
SPONSORED BY UNC HEALTH CARE

We are thrilled to welcome The North Carolina Symphony to Southern Village on June 13, 2017. We encourage you to bring your friends and family for what is sure to be one of your favorite nights of the year. Spots on the Village Green tend to fill up early in the day, so please come early! Blankets, low beach chairs and coolers (no bottles please) are welcome! No cover charge and plenty of parking is available

“This program is a real crowd-pleaser, with some of the most fun and recognizable moments in classical music. The audience is sure to be humming along to familiar tunes from operas like Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours, and tapping their toes with the racing rhythms of Copland’s Hoe-Down from Rodeo, a Dvorak Slavonic Dance, and Leroy Anderson’s extravaganza for strings, Fiddle Faddle.” – Meredith Laing, Director of Communications

This event would not be possible without the kindness of our North Carolina Symphony Sponsor, UNC Health Care.

Jun
15
Thu
Outdoor Concert on the Village Green in Southern Village with Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra @ Southern Village
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CONCERT ON THE GREEN
The Heart of Carolina Jazz
http://www.carolinajazz.com/wp/
No cover charge

The orchestra’s jazz style is big-band swing, spanning the 1930s to the present. It comes to life with a lyrical blend of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, piano, bass and drums. Popular tunes include ‘Two O’Clock Jump’ and ‘Stompin’ at the Savoy’ which employ a lively upbeat tempo.

But that’s not all this orchestra can do. Ballads, gospel and Latin jazz – their playbook includes more than 500 tunes!

Jun
16
Fri
Banda Magda at Beyu Caffe @ Beyu Caffe
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm

Led by Greek-born singer, accordionist, film scorer and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from baiao to jazz manouche, from Greek dance rhythms to samba beats. Their songs, sung in French (with forays into six other languages), hearken back to the golden age of Brazilian bossa, the best of cinematic arranging and the lush chic of vintage French pop, all while drawing on the band’s global background. Trained in film scoring at Berklee College of Music, Giannikou’s film music finesse has won her awards and caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to Louis CK (she sang a duet with CK for the comedian’s TV show).

Live, Banda Magda bursts with humor and quirky sensibility, powered by an unflagging energy. The New York-based group unites an Esquivel-loving vibes player from Japan; an Argentinean jazz guitarist, a Nagasaki-born percussionist with contemporary classical cred; a hand drummer with every South American rhythm at his fingertips; and a rock-solid Greek multi-instrumentalist/bassist, all led by the sweet-voiced Giannikou. Together, these close musical friends turn Giannikou’s songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, as well discerning venues like Joe’s Pub, Celebrate Brooklyn, Millenium Stage-Kennedy Center, The Jefferson Center and more.

Jun
17
Sat
2nd Annual Triangle Community Band Festival @ Durham Central Park
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm

The 2nd annual Triangle Community Band Festival–an afternoon full of music in Durham Central Park, featuring performances from The Cary Town Band, Durham Community Concert Band, Holly Springs Community Band, Raleigh Concert Band, and the Village Band!

Food and drinks will be available for purchase from local food trucks. As always, admission is FREE, so please bring your family and friends! http://www.durhamband.org/

Jun
18
Sun
Outdoor Concerts on the Village Green in Southern Village with Great Guitars and More! @ Southern Village
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm

Concert on the Green
Southern Village Favorites
The Great Guitars
Armand Lencheck, Carter Minor, and Danny Gotham
No Cover Charge

www.dannygotham.net

www.youtube.com/watch?v=k03Gf7jjZ5Q

www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSLCBK0LUIM

Jun
22
Thu
Live Music: Wes Collins @ Roost Beer Garden
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Roost, our seasonal beer garden, for live music on the porch, local beer on tap, wine by the glass and artisan wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under our large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.
Wes Collins will be providing live music on the front porch rain or shine. The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.

Jun
23
Fri
Live Music: Tommy Edwards @ Roost Beer Garden
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Roost, our seasonal beer garden, for live music on the porch, local  beer on tap, wine by the glass and artisan wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.

Tommy Edwards will be providing live music on the front porch rain or shine! The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.

Jun
24
Sat
Live Music: Dogwood Blossom Band @ Roost Beer Garden
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Roost, our seasonal beer garden, for live music on the porch, local  beer on tap, wine by the glass and artisan wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.

The Dogwood Blossom Band will be providing live music on the front porch rain or shine. The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.