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Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention seeks sponsors[Aug. 24, 2008]
The Second Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention will take place at Shakori Hills on September 19 & 20, 2008. Fiddlers’ Conventions are and have been a unique part of North Carolina’s musical and cultural heritage for over a century. Hoppin’ John features contests for old-time, bluegrass and non-traditional stringbands, and individuals can perform in a variety of categories including fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, folk song, dance and youth musicianship.
Bynum Front Porch to host First Annual Casino Night fundraiser[Aug. 22, 2008]
Bynum Front Porch is holding its first annual Casino Night at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro on October 18. There will be blackjack, craps, poker, and roulette. Don’t worry, the gambling is legal and the money raised will help establish an annual scholarship for a Chatham County high school senior who plans on majoring in the arts.
Bluegrass Experience 36th Anniversary plus Tommy Edwards & friends Christmas CD release party[Nov. 15, 2007]
Music fans will get a double dose of outstanding live bluegrass and traditional tunes from some of the areas best
practitioners on Friday November 16 at Fearrington Barn. The Bluegrass Experience will reunite with old friends for a rollicking 36th anniversary performance, and Tommy Edwards and Friends will celebrate the release of their new CD, "The Christmas Album."
Bynum General Store Front Porch Music Series returns[May 1, 2007]
The rumor's true!! A bunch of Bynum neighbors have banded together to re-open the Bynum General Store as a social gathering space, historic site,and venue for Friday night concerts once again! The Bynum General Store opened 71 years ago and was one of five stores in Bynum back when it was a lively, bustling cotton mill town. The mill closed in the 1970s, and community life began to change.
Saxapahaw Rivermill Farmers' Market & Music Series kicks off May 5th[Apr. 25, 2007]
The Saxapahaw Rivermill Saturdays-in-Saxapahaw summer series starts up again this year May 5th, 2007. The weekly festivities include performances by top bands featuring bluegrass, back porch, roots, americana and old time music and a thriving Farmers Market with fresh local produce, cheese, eggs, baked goods, flowers, honey, organic meat, locally produced wine, hand made arts and crafts and more.
Also: Saxapahaw band schedule
Squirrel Nut Zippers to perform at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival[Apr. 19, 2007]
From Thursday, April 19th through Sunday, April 22nd people from all over will gather at the festival grounds at Shakori Hills for the 5th Annual Spring Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance. There will be 50 plus bands playing on four stages – two large outdoor stages, one intimate covered Cabaret Tent and one covered Dance Tent. This spring, Shakori Hills welcomes the Squirrel Nut Zippers, playing Friday evening at 8:15.
Shakori Hills Festival daily schedule[Apr. 19, 2007]
Some of the performers that will appear at this year's Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance include the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Mamadou Diabate, Donna the Buffalo, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Solas, Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band, Bill Evans Soulgrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Chatham County Line, the everybodyfields, Kusun Ensemble.
Also: Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival
African artist joins local kids to share art and culture at Shakori Hills Festival[Apr. 19, 2007]
The music starts at 4:30 on the afternoon of Thursday, April 19th for the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance. Long before the amps and mics are loaded on the stage, however, and the craft and food booths are set up, one of the most interesting parts of this year’s festival will be under construction. And who will be doing this handiwork? Children from all over Chatham County, and their new friend Issa Nyaphaga.
Music lover's paradise comes to Chatham County[Apr. 15, 2005]
The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival is a non-profit, non-commercial event of world class musicians from around the globe, juxtaposed with talented local singers, songwriters, musicians, and performers. It combines the excitement of big venue blowouts with the intimacy of a small town celebration, and draws an exuberant caravan of listeners whose love for traditional and roots music unites them. Music, dancing, camping, great food, and lots of free children's activities on a lovely 75 acre Chatham County farm.
Also: Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival
Bynum Front Porch Music Series kicks off 5th season[Mar. 20, 2005]
Bynum Front Porch Music Series will kick off its 5th year anniversary on Friday April 1 at 7 pm with the Two Dollar Pistols. The Bynum Front Porch Music Series runs every Friday evening rain or shine, April - November at the Bynum General Store located at 950 Bynum Road, Bynum, NC 27228, just 2.5 miles south of Fearrington Village.
Also: Two Dollar Pistols
2005 Bynum Front Porch Music Series Calendar[Mar. 20, 2005]
The Front Porch Music Series is located at the Bynum General Store at 950 Bynum Road, Bynum, NC. There's a $3-$7 suggested donation for the band. Music begins at 7 pm. Look for the Front Porch Music Series compilation CD which features such artists as Grammy nominee Tift Merritt, Abe Reid and the Spikedrivers, Cub Country, Bluegrass Experience, the Gospel Jubilators, Hooverville, the Biscuit Burners and many more.
Music for Chatham - Benefit for the Chatham Coalition[Apr. 23, 2004]
Bring the family, pack a cooler, and come on down to Shakori Hills Farm, home of the Grassroots Festival. Meet your neighbors and share your love of Chatham County. Come enjoy world-famous Musicmaker Foundation blues artists Abe Reid & the Spikedrivers and the down home old-time music of Chatham’s own Big Fat Gap. Plus, special guests the Stillhouse Bottom Band.
Also: Chatham Coalition
Also: Abe Reid & the Spikedrivers
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