EVENTS

EVENTS

Jul
14
Fri
Live Music: Tim Stambaugh @ Roost Beer Garden
Jul 14 @ 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.

Tim Stambaugh 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.

Jul
15
Sat
Live Music: Mark Holland @ Roost Beer Garden
Jul 15 @ 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.

Mark Holland will be playing on the front porch. The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.

Live Music: Tommy Edwards @ Roost Beer Garden
Jul 15 @ 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.

Farmhouse Jams featuring The Breakfast Club! @ Wendell Falls by Newland Communities
Jul 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Rock, roll, and a little soul – Farmhouse Jams is back for an exciting night of live music at Wendell Falls! The Breakfast Club will take us back to the ’80’s for a totally happenin’ time! The music is free, but it’s B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Chair). You can get delicious eats and drinks at the on-site Grounds Café.

Jul
16
Sun
Women’s Voices Chorus presents “Welcome Home” @ Judea Reform Congregation @ Judea Reform Congregation
Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fresh off a choral tour of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Women’s Voices Chorus will present “Welcome Home”, a benefit concert for Church World Service-Durham. CWS-Durham welcomes refugees and immigrants from around the world into lives of freedom, hope and opportunity in the Triangle area. “Welcome Home” will feature music from the Baltic States and the United States on the theme of crossing borders. A representative from CWS-Durham will speak before the concert. Admission is free. All donations go to CWS-Durham. $10 recommended.

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
http://lauraridgeway.com/index.html
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!

Jul
22
Sat
Live Music: Eric Thomas @ Roost Beer Garden
Jul 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 large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.

Eric Thomas 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.

Rock Out to Music in the Meadow @ Great Meadow Park
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Give summer a rockin’ soundtrack and experience the beauty and fun of Briar Chapel. Join us Saturday, July 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Great Meadow Park for Music in the Meadow. Chill out, sing along or get up and dance as The Boomers rock out. Enjoy delicious offerings from local food trucks.

Jul
23
Sun
Live Music: Scott Dixon Green @ Roost Beer Garden
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 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.

Scott Dixon Green 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.

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

Concert on the Green
Swift Creek
www.swiftcreekmusic.com
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!

Jul
27
Thu
Live Music: Fallenwood @ Roost Beer Garden
Jul 27 @ 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.

Fallenwood 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.

Jul
29
Sat
Live Music: John Westmoreland @ Roost Beer Garden
Jul 29 @ 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.

John Westmoreland 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.

An Evening of Jazz and Dancing @ St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for an exciting evening of jazz and dancing Saturday, July 29th, from 7-10pm with the Tony Thompson Trio, featuring Tony Thompson (keyboard), Don Gladston (bass), Bob Jackson (drums) and Debbie Naves (percussion-congas). Doors open at 6:30pm and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

 

Tim Fast in Concert! @ Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Folk/Americana singer/songwriter, Tim Fast has performed on live radio shows, been featured on cable TV and has been nominated for and received many awards for his skillful songwriting. In 2003, he released his self-titled debut CD and in 2007 his 2nd CD, “Starlite Drive-in” and he recently released his 3rd CD.

James Keelaghan said of Tim “Excellent songwriter, exquisite guitar player and the sweetest voice I’ve heard in a long time.” Tim is a regular at Sacred Grounds although he lives in Minnesota – he has performed for us nearly every winter (or occasionally summer) for the past 12 years.

Jul
30
Sun
Live Music: String Beings @ Roost Beer Garden
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 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.

String Beings 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.