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The Barefoot Movement performing at Bynum General Store on May 31The Barefoot Movement performing at Bynum General Store on May 31
[May 30, 2013] Don’t miss "The Barefoot Movement" at the Bynum General Store on Friday, May 31. The Barefoot Movement is a quartet of immensely talented musicians from North & South Carolina and Tennessee whose music successfully melds Americana influences with the invigoration of acoustic modern rock and jazz. Their sound simultaneously captures the rustic beauty of old Southern front porch Bluegrass improvisation while being immediately accessible to the modern era.
 
Eric Sommer in Pittsboro for 4th Annual Mother's Day Concert SeriesEric Sommer in Pittsboro for 4th Annual Mother's Day Concert Series
[May 10, 2013] Eric Sommer makes a yearly appearance in Pittsboro, NC on Mother's Day. There are no stage lights, no door man, no long lines and no tickets. There are only 100 or so fans who gather yearly on this Special Day to hear this master songwriter, poet, story-teller and jaw-dropping ace guitar player do what he does better than almost anybody.
 
Bynum Summer Music series returns this FridayBynum Summer Music series returns this Friday
[May 2, 2013] Bynum Front Porch, a nonprofit community organization, begins this year’s Friday Night Music Series this Friday night, May 3, with the traditional country music sounds of Malpass Brothers. Christopher and Taylor Malpass have toured with Merle Haggard and perform a variety of traditional country music influenced by the likes of Johnny Cash, Earnest Tubb, Hank Williams, Sr., Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Jimmie Rodgers.
 
Woods Charter School graduate making moves toward albumWoods Charter School graduate making moves toward album
[Mar. 30, 2013] 2011 Woods Charter school graduate Matt Phillips always dreamed of making an album. He’s on the right path. With an EP recorded and produced from Manifold, 300 shows with his band Matt Phillips and the Philharmonic, and multiple music competition wins— he is closer than most. He’s also 20.
 
6th annual Hoppin' John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' convention takes place September 13 - 156th annual Hoppin' John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' convention takes place September 13 - 15
[Jul. 12, 2012] The Shakori Hills Community Arts Center presents the Hoppin' John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention, now in its 6th year. Hoppin' John is a three-day event for musicians, dancers, and music lovers to come together and celebrate the traditions of old-time and bluegrass music. There will be dance, instrument, and band contests for all ages. Hoppin' John also features square dances, workshops, musician showcases, a hoppin' john cook-off, and a special opportunity to see, hear, and learn the secrets and treasures of this Piedmont take on the fiddlers' convention concept.
 
Thank you from Bynum Front PorchThank you from Bynum Front Porch
[Oct. 3, 2011] Bynum Front Porch would like to thank everyone who came out to our fundraising concert and auction last Saturday. What an amazing event. Fantastic music from Chatham County’s own Nu-Blu and seeing a community coming together to help support the educational future of two Chatham high school seniors along with the programming of Bynum Front Porch is exciting!
 
8th Annual Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance8th Annual Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance
[Sep. 7, 2011] The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will hold its annual fall festival from Thursday, October 6 to Sunday, October 9, 2011. The festival will feature more than 50 bands and performers on two big outdoor stages, a large Dance Tent, and an intimate Cabaret Tent. Located on 72 beautiful farmland acres at 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road in Silk Hope, North Carolina, just down the road from Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, Burlington, and Greensboro. The festival also features local crafts, delicious food, various children's activities, environmental sustainability workshops, and much more in a family-friendly environment.
 
Bynum Front Porch fundraising concert & auction features Nu-BluBynum Front Porch fundraising concert & auction features Nu-Blu
[Aug. 31, 2011] Please save Saturday, September 24 from 4:30 pm until 9:00 pm for a special Bynum Front Porch fundraising concert and auction. Proceeds from the concert and auction will assist with programming needs as well as the two annual scholarships Bynum Front Porch awards to graduating seniors. This year's concert features a past favorite, Chatham County's own Nu-Blu.
 
Bynum Front Porch seeks new board members and committee members
[Aug. 21, 2011] Bynum Front Porch (BFP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the spirit of Bynum alive, is looking for new board members for two-year terms, starting in January 2012. We are also looking for community volunteers for our various committees.
 
Shakori Hills to hold second annual NC Stars in the Round fundraiserShakori Hills to hold second annual NC Stars in the Round fundraiser
[Aug. 11, 2011] On Saturday, August 20 the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center will be holding its 2nd Annual North Carolina Stars in the Round Fundraiser. All funds from the event will go toward the down payment on the land on which many Shakori Hills events are held. Once the organization owns the land, they will have more freedom and infrastructure to carry on their mission of being a center for arts education and community-building for Chatham County and beyond.
 
Siler City band Nu-Blu to release new album THE BLU DISC on August 9Siler City band Nu-Blu to release new album THE BLU DISC on August 9
[Aug. 8, 2011] Pinecastle Records is proud to announce the August 9, 2011 album release of THE BLU DISC by Nu-Blu. The band includes the talents of: Carolyn Routh (lead & harmony vocals, bass); Daniel Routh (lead & harmony vocals, guitar); Levi Austin (banjo); and Austin Koener (mandolin). Nu-Blu will host two CD Release Parties including Siler City, NC (Aug 12) at Comprades Mexican Restaurant and Asheville, NC (August 13) at The Grey Eagle.
 
5th Annual Hoppin' John Fiddlers' Convention coming in September5th Annual Hoppin' John Fiddlers' Convention coming in September
[Jul. 27, 2011] Shakori Hills Community Arts Center presents The Hoppin' John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention, now in its fifth year. Hoppin' John is a three-day event for musicians, dancers and music-lovers to come together and celebrate the traditions of old-time and bluegrass music. There are dance, instrument and band contests for all ages, square dances, a cook-off, and many unscheduled special musical moments. By Sara Waters
 
West African sounds of Kairaba! will fill the air around the Bynum Stage on Friday night
[Jun. 22, 2011] Grab your kids, family, friends and neighbors for a night filled with the infectious West African sounds of *Kairaba!* Friday night at the Bynum General Store starting at 7 pm. Kairaba! is composed of Senegalese griot musician Diali Keba Cissokho, with North Carolinians John Westmoreland, Jonathan Henderson, Austin McCall and Will Ridenour.
 
2011 Carolina Music Awards nominations include Siler City bluegrass band Nu-Blu2011 Carolina Music Awards nominations include Siler City bluegrass band Nu-Blu
[Jun. 3, 2011] The 2011 Carolina Music Awards announce nominations for bluegrass artists Nu-Blu (Country / Bluegrass / Americana Group of the Year), Donna Hughes (Female Mocalist of the Year), and Lonesome River Band (Country / Bluegrass / Americana Group of the Year). The 4th year of the Carolina Music Awards continues to the shine light on artists in the Carolinas in Rock, Hip Hop, Country, Bluegrass, Americana and Rhythm & Blues.
 
New Direction bluegrass band to play free concert
[May 11, 2011] New Direction, a bluegrass band featuring musicians from Siler City, Liberty and Durham, will play a free public concert on May 15 as part of the "third sundays @ rocky river" performance series. All concerts in the series begin at 6 p.m. and are held at the Rocky River Baptist Church Fellowship Building, located behind the main facility on Siler City-Snow Camp Road. Casual attire is welcome.

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