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.

Live and Local Summer: Brunch Music Series @ Nasher Cafe
Jun 25 – Aug 27 all-day

In celebration of being voted among the top 100 brunch spots in America by Open Table diners, Nasher Café has decided to make our Summer Brunches even better, with LIVE MUSIC on our beautiful outdoor patio. Come join us for mimosa sippin’, brunch munchin’ and a beautiful breeze-filled serenade!

Check out the full list of brunch performance dates below and don’t forget to save your seats by calling (919) 684-6032 or reserving online at

June 25th • Karen Novy
July 16th • Michael Paris
July 30th • Maria Hernandez and Steve Luteman (High Clouds)
August 27th • Frankie Alexander and Ed Paolantonio

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!

Southern Village Outdoor Concert on the Village Green-Jefferson Hart and the Ghosts of the Old State and the Well Respected Men @ Southern Village
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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!