Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul, according to Plato. If you’re in the mood for soul enrichment, your choices are many in Chatham County.
Three upcoming festivals:
Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddler’s Convention at Shakori Hills. Traditional string music, square dance, dance lessons, banjo contest, hoppin’ john cook-off, traditional singing. September 17-19.
Pepper Festival at the Piedmont Biofarm. 40+ pepper varieties, chefs inspired by peppers, music, local beer & wine. October 3, 4-7 PM.
Shakori Hills Fall Festival, October 7-10. Grassroots festival, over 50 bands, four stages, four days.
Bynum Front Porch Pickin’ & Potluck Every second and fourth Saturday each month, the picking is a Bluegrass jam session open to musicians and singers of all skill levels and ages. Bring a dish. September 11 and 25, 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Music at Reno Sharpe’s Store Twice a month, year-round, first and third Saturday mornings folks come from far and wide to take in the Gospel and Bluegrass, respectively. September 11 and 18, 10:00am – 1:00pm, in Bear Creek.
Friday nights at Charlie’s Barn for pickers, singers, and plinkers. Bands and jam sessions. 7-9 PM.
The Roost Beer Garden at Fearrington. Sit by the fountain, under the big oak trees and enjoy live music 5pm-8pm Thursday-Saturday, and 2pm-5pm on Sunday.
City Tap is a unique venue right in downtown Pittsboro with lively live music Thurs, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
General Store Café. Jazz, country swing, bluegrass on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
Music…gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. Plato, again!