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.

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


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.

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

The Heart of Carolina Jazz
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!

FREE Outdoor Movie on the Southern Village Green – Kong Skull Island @ Southern Village Green
Jun 17 all-day

Movies by Moonlight on the Village Green
This movie is FREE due to a kind donation from Duke Energy.

PG-13 Fantasy/Science-Fiction Film ‧ 2 hours

Scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Cut off from everything they know, they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery soon becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape from a primal world where humanity does not belong.

All movies are subject to change as a result of weather-related activities.

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

FREE Outdoor Movie on the Southern Village Green – Beauty and the Beast @ Southern Village Green
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Movies by Moonlight on the Village Green
This movie is free of charge due to the kind sponsorship from Chapel Hill Economic Development

Beauty and the Beast
PG Fantasy/Romance ‧ 2 hours and 19 minutes

Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

All movies are subject to change as a result of weather-related activities.

Outdoor Concert on the Village Green in Southern Village with WES COLLINS, SCOTT MCBRIDE AND JULIE ELKINS @ Southern Village
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm

Sunday Concert on the Southern Village Green
No cover charge!
Perfect night for a picnic with friends and family! Don’t forget your beach chairs and blankets!

Wes Collins, Scott McBride and Julie Elkins
Great songs and great singers!

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

Southern Village Wellness Wednesday with FIT4MOM Chapel Hill – Carrboro @ Southern Village Green
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Health Coaching: Partnering for a Healthier, Happier You with FIT4MOM Chapel Hill-Carrboro
On the Village Green

Health coaching helps individuals unlock their potential for healthier, happier and more balanced lives. In this interactive session, attendees will be introduced to core concepts for implementing positive health changes in areas such as nutrition, fitness, relationships and stress reduction.

Fit4Mom® is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood. We are so much more than a baby bootcamp. Come see how we are helping to give moms the ‘strength for motherhood!’ Helping you to make strides in fitness, motherhood and life!

Our values:

  • We will help moms achieve their ultimate potential, both physically and emotionally.
  • We will offer support and education for moms.
  • We will inspire moms to reach optimal health and well being.
  • We will inspire children to emulate their moms and make fitness a part of their lives.

Our commitment to community:

The Our Village Moms Club offers weekly children playgroups, monthly moms night out, family activities and quarterly Moms on a Mission events throughout the country. Each club educates, empowers and supports mothers on important issues facing our children and our families. Membership to our Village Moms Club is FREE!

Outdoor Concerts on the Village Green with The Hill Country Cosmopolitans @ Southern Village
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Concert on the Southern Village Green
Hill Country Cosmopolitans
Western Swing

Free event

A while back, three guys came together in a living room in Hillsborough, NC, to run through some ’30’s and ’40’s-era western swing dude-dance favorites. Bringing a touch of Texas to Carolina, they decided to call themselves The Hill Country Cosmopolitans…and they expanded their repertoire to include a little bit of country and honky tonk and even some jazz.

Danceable, catchy and infectious, western swing has a universal charm that people find irresistible…and The Hill Country Cosmopolitans want to share that fun with you at the next barn dance, beer joint, skull orchard, hoedown, shiv-a-ree, wedding, funeral, wake, bar mitzvah, cut ‘n shoot, pig pickin, BBQ, supermarket grand opening, car show, turkey shoot, party or family reunion near you.

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

Outdoor Concert on the Southern Village Green with Laura Ridgeway Trio @ Southern Village
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm

Concert on the Green
Back by popular demand!
Laura Ridgeway Trio
No cover charge

Vocalist Laura Ridgeway is joined by Scotty Miller and Drew Lile for a dynamic Americana trio featuring favorites by folk/bluegrass artists such as Emmy Lou Harris, Alison Krauss, older Linda Ronstadt and Tony Rice — three-part vocal harmony, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and flute. Be sure not to miss this one!

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

Outdoor Concerts on the Village Green with Swift Creek Band @ Southern Village
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm

Concert on the Green
Swift Creek
No cover charge

Swift Creek’s name pays tribute to the origins of this Americana/Bluegrass band, formed six years ago in Central NC near meandering Swift Creek. Their highly original songs feature strong traditional and progressive bluegrass influences, a touch of country and a healthy dose of folk. Driving guitar and bass support the band’s signature three-part harmony singing, punctuated with impressive mandolin, fiddle and banjo solos.

The lineup is Kevin Brown, whose strong tenor leads, rhythm guitar and songwriting frame the band’s sound; Casey Elder, expertly playing the mandolin and dobro; award-winning fiddler Stephen Fraleigh, also playing the banjo; bassist Dennis Hoyle setting the beat; and vocalist Ann Searcy, adding bluesy leads and spot-on harmony singing.

Swift Creek’s debut CD ‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner’ was produced at The Rubber Room in Chapel Hill and released in August 2012. Tracks from the CD have been featured on radio, including WQDR’s ‘Pinecone Bluegrass’ show and WUNC’s ‘Back Porch Music’.

‘Magnolia’, the band’s sophomore album, was released on April 8, 2016. Brown’s songwriting is prominently featured on the new tracks which have a unique Southern vibe.

Swift Creek reached the 100-show milestone recently with performances at many well-known area venues.

Band Member Bios:

Kevin Brown-Guitar, banjo, vocals, songwriter. Kevin formed the Blue Moon Band in the late 1970’s at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, along with Mack Bailey (current member of the Limeliters) and Jim DeWan (Chicago-based Irish musician). He has continued playing and singing throught the years with various groups. Kevin is a songwriter whose works have been recorded by Glenn Yarborough, The Limeliters, The Hard Travelers, Mack Bailey, Seamus Kennedy, Dick Foley & Terry Lauber (The Brothers Four) and Carl Allen. Kevin’s strong tenor and unique guitar stylings drive the Swift Creek sound.

Casey Elder-Mandolin, guitar, dobro, vocals. Casey grew up in Forest, VA, playing both saxophone and electric bass in high school bands, and listening to a lot of Doc Watson and Muddy Waters. Bluegrass guitar was his next musical accomplishment when attending Virginia Tech, followed by learning mandolin while living in Colorado in 2002. His favorites on mandolin are David Grisman, Chris Thile and Jesse McReynolds. After moving back east, he played with various honky-tonk, bluegrass and old time bands around Blacksburg, VA, and learned yet another instrument, the dobro. Audiences love Casey’s smokin’ mandolin solos.

Stephen Fraleigh-Fiddle, banjo, vocals. The band’s newest member, Stephen hails from Akron, OH. He is a two-time bluegrass fiddle winner of one of the oldest music competitions in the country, the Galax Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention. After starting the Suzuki violin method at age six, he heard bluegrass at the age of eight and has fiddled for nearly 40 years, starting with three years with The Young Blades of Bluegrass (1979 winner of the Bean Blossom Band contest and a performance on the Grand Ole Opry). He also spent 10 years with Beanpole and the Bluegrass Mountaineers and a couple of long stints with The Jeanette Williams Band in Danville, VA. He has been a session player in the Raleigh area on bluegrass, country and Americana recordings.

Dennis Hoyle-Bass. From his early years of practicing scales on the ivories, to honking the biggest horn in the high school marching band (that would be a tuba), to singing in the church choir, music has always been important to Dennis. After playing guitar in small groups and jams for over 20 years, he went back to his favorite low-end sound and plays both electric and double bass. Most recently, he played for two years with a local band doing numerous gigs around the Triangle and beyond. He is influenced by all kinds of music including folk, rock, blues, funk and jazz. His bass heroes include Paul McCartney, Jaco Pastorius and James “The Hook” Jamerson. Dennis keeps the beat and gets in some great licks.

Ann Searcy-Vocals, band manager. Ann grew up in Smithfield, NC, and has been singing choral music and solos since childhood in school/college groups, church choirs and community choruses. She was instrumental in starting Swift Creek Revival (now Swift Creek) after a successful two-year stint with a local acoustic group. Some of her vocal favorites are Emmylou Harris, Allison Krauss, Gillian Welch and Bonnie Raitt. Singing harmony is Ann’s “thing,” and she listens to the Eagles, CCR, The Beatles and plenty of bluegrass for pointers. In her time with Swift Creek, she has gotten in touch with her bluesy side with some soulful solos.

All Sunday Concerts on the Southern Village Green are free of charge due to a kind sponsorship from Hyatt Place-Chapel Hill in Southern Village!

Outdoor Concert on the Village Green in Southern Village with The Pagan Hellcats @ Southern Village
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Concert on the Southern Village Green
The Pagan Hellcats
Original Roots Rock


Pagan Hellcats started in 2005 as a band to deliver all original Americana folk-rock tunes. 10 years and 3 albums later, a lot of great tunes have been born!

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

Sunday Concerts on the Southern Village Green with Idlewild South @ Southern Village
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Concert on the Green
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!

Concert on the Southern Village Green with Instruments of Justice @ Southern Village
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm

Concert on the Green
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.

All Sunday Music concerts are sponsored by Hyatt Place-Chapel Hill in Southern Village!

Outdoor Concert on the Southern Village Green with Beer and Hymns @ Southern Village
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

Concert on the Green
Beer and Hymns with journalist and songwriter Jesse James DeConto

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