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Jul
10
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: The Spongebob Movie-Sponge Out of Water

  • Southern Village Green

Life is dandy in Bikini Bottom for SpongeBob Squarepants and his friends Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Sandy. However, when the top-secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, SpongeBob finds that he must join forces with perpetual adversary Plankton and come ashore to battle a fiendish pirate named Burger Beard, who has his own plans for the delicious delicacies.

Rated PG

Movie begins at dusk & admission is $5

Jul
11
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: The Spongebob Movie-Sponge Out Of Water

  • Southern Village Green

Life is dandy in Bikini Bottom for SpongeBob Squarepants and his friends Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Sandy. However, when the top-secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, SpongeBob finds that he must join forces with perpetual adversary Plankton and come ashore to battle a fiendish pirate named Burger Beard, who has his own plans for the delicious delicacies.

Rated PG

Movie begins at dusk & admission is $5

Jul
12
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Music Series: Tarheel Son

  • Southern Village Green

This weeks Summer Music Series artist is Tarheel Son! 

Tarheel Son, the band, is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It’s members are long-time musicians who bring passion and  experience to playing great music. TarheelSon is a rockin’ party band playing originals and all your favorites from the 60s and 70s. Made up of former members of Bro T Holla, The Holla Band, Heartwood, Rain Dance and Left on Franklin, these guys are all veteran performers. Come see them and dance the night away. You’ll be glad you did!

Tarheel Son’s band members are:

Ronnie Parks – guitar and vocals
Jay Street – keyboard and vocals
Dwight Little – bass and vocals
Robert Hudson – drums and vocals
Robert Bittle – guitar and vocals

Jul
17
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: The Goonies

  • Southern Village Green

Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Goonies on the Southern Village Green! 

When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the "X" and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure.

Rated PG

Admission is $5 & the movie will begin at dusk

Jul
18
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: The Goonies

  • Southern Village Green

Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Goonies on the Southern Village Green!

When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the "X" and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure.

Rated PG

Admission is $5 & the movie will begin at dusk

Jul
19
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Music Series: ZamBamBooGee

  • Southern Village Green

Zambamboogee.....ZBBG (that's boogee) is a 5 piece band. We perform originals and covers from many styles of dance music, though we tend towards a jazzy/funky feel on whatever tune we are playing. All members have performed in the Triangle music scene in solo and band settings.

Susanne Saunders sings, plays keyboards, flute,and composes original music. Susanne loves the dance grooves, joyful experimentation, and collective spirit of the band.

Bruce Saunders, mainly plays 5 string bass and occaisionally "Ventures" into playing guitars. He Loves playing with ZBBG and likes to write instrumental music for the band w/focus on experimentation.

Travis Cohn is our man behind the drum kit.  Travis loves traversing/exploring/oozing through the myriad grooves; the canyons of the American psyche, with ZBBG, and the fun-loving heart and soul that these Grooveniers bring along in their knap-sacks.    

Joey Howell plays lead guitar, sings, plays percussion, and composes original music. Joey loves playing w/ZamBam because the band covers so many diverse styles and vibes, and everyone brings such great musicianship and presence to the group.

Scotty Young plays percussion, harmonica and guitar sometimes with a slide. Scotty loves ZBBG because we create such luscious, funky grooves together and do it in Love and Friendship.


Jul
5
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Music Series: The Mighty Gospel Inspirations, and Near Blind James & Harmonica Bob

  • Southern Village Green

Come hear the music of African-American traditions on Sunday, July 5th! It's a double bill so there will be two musical groups performing. 

The Mighty Gospel Inspirations are known for their beautiful, a capella harmonies and lead us in a “foot-stomping, heart-pounding praise-a-thon” sure to “rouse the body and stir the soul”.

Near Blind James and Harmonica Bob have been playing blues together for over 35 years. Originally from Greenville, NC, they play a variety of blues styles but focus on Piedmont and Ragtime styles, which originated in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.They play what they mean and mean what they play.

Jul
4
2:00 pm14:00

Special July 4th Concert!!

  • Southern Village Green

Come see The Village Band and The Franklin Street Traditional Jazz Band to celebrate the 4th of July! 

 

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The Village Band of Chapel Hill / Carrboro, North Carolina is a non-profit community concert band committed to providing our members an opportunity for life-long musical expression, promoting music in the lives of all we meet, and providing cultural enrichment in our community. We are comprised of all ages, from teens to people in their 90s!

In 2011 eight of us, some who had known one another for years, discovered our mutual interest in the early form of jazz , principally as it emerged in New Orleans at the beginning of the last century.  In getting together to share this interest, and to expand our individual musical abilities to play and interpret these familiar melodies, we came to see the possibility of forming a new band to focus on the music we love, and to bring a "Carolina sound" to one of America's most classic musical forms.

Jun
28
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Music Series: The Byron Paul Band

  • Southern Village Green

A hallmark of the band is to cover songs across multiple genre, what matters is that it’s a good song.  They move effortlessly from intimate acoustic arrangements to full tilt rock and roll; tunes from The Band, Rodney Crowell, Bob Dylan, Nick Lowe and Bruce Springsteen fit snugly between songs by Randall Bramblett, Scott Miller, Robert Kirkland, Dave Loggins and Darrell Scott.  And while the group writes up a set list, they are just as apt to spontaneously pull out a song they haven’t even practiced.  At its core a trio, expect to see other musician friends from time to time.  They like to keep things loose and interesting for themselves and the audience, but these guys are pros so whatever they decide to do, know that you’re going to have a good time. 

Jun
27
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: Insurgent

  • Southern Village Green

The next movie from the Divergent trilogy. Now on the run from Jeanine and the rest of the power-hungry Erudites, Tris  and Four search for allies and answers in the ruins of Chicago. They must find out what Tris' family sacrificed their lives to protect and why the Erudites will do anything to stop them. Side by side, Tris and Four face one seemingly insurmountable challenge after another, as they unravel the secrets of the past and -- ultimately -- the future of their world.

Rated PG-13

Movie begins at dusk & admission is $5

Jun
26
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: Insurgent

  • Southern Village Green

The next movie from the Divergent trilogy. Now on the run from Jeanine and the rest of the power-hungry Erudites, Tris  and Four search for allies and answers in the ruins of Chicago. They must find out what Tris' family sacrificed their lives to protect and why the Erudites will do anything to stop them. Side by side, Tris and Four face one seemingly insurmountable challenge after another, as they unravel the secrets of the past and -- ultimately -- the future of their world.

Rated PG-13

Movie begins at dusk & admission is $5

Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Soccer Watch Party with Mia Hamm & Team Mates

  • Southern Village Green

Bring your chairs and join soccer legends Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini Hoch for a Soccer Watch Party at the Southern Village Green in Chapel Hill hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. 

You won’t want to miss the chance to come out and cheer with other soccer fans while watching the Round of 16 game on a giant outdoor screen. You’ll also have the chance to get autographs from Mia, Kristine and Tisha!  And remember to bring your family and friends for a really fun night. The game starts at 8:00 pm and the fun starts even earlier at 6:00 pm. See you there!

Activities include..

  • US Soccer Stars Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini Hoch will sign autographs from 7-7:30 p
  • Halftime interview with Mia, Kristine and Tisha discussing the first half of the game and providing in-game adjustments that need to be made for the second half. Fans will have the opportunity to tweet questions to Mia, Kristine and Tisha that they will answer at halftime of the game.
  • Performance by Indi Cowie – Freestyle Soccer Performer – featured onEllen DeGeneres, Good Morning America, ESPN 
  • BCBSNC mobile unit will be at the event – chance to win prizes and autographed Mia Hamm merchandise
  • Food Trucks will be on location – Carolina Brewery and Parlez-Vous Crepe
  • Members of the Carolina Railhawks team will be signing autographs during the event
  • Face Painting will take place throughout the event
Jun
21
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Music Series: Mahalo Jazz

No recorded tracks.  No two gigs are the same. What you get is what you see and hear from us only as we offer not-so-straight-ahead ensemble music - jazz, bopHop! and otherwise. In many configurations. We are nothing if not flexible...

Our jazz is smokin' or driftin', inspired by the likes of songsters George Gershwin and Cole Porter and innovators Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.  We can also present this music in our unique bophop! fashion (dance-til-you-drop bebop and more). Otherwise includes music outside and in between, including R&B, reggae, pop, bossa, and our completely spontaneous conversations. We have huge fun playing it all...

Music for chillin' • swingin' • dancin' •  groovin' • makin' you happy

Music for in-the-corner background • in-your-face foreground • small gatherings •  blow-out-once-in-a-lifetime parties

Jun
20
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: The Hunger Games-Mockingjay Part 1

  • Southern Village Green

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. 

(Rated PG-13)

The movie will begin at dusk & admission is $5

Jun
19
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: The Hunger Games-Mockingjay Part 1

  • Southern Village Green

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. 

(Rated PG-13)

The movie will begin at dusk & admission is $5

Jun
14
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Music Series: The Pagan Hellcats

  • Southern Village Green

The Pagan Hellcats are described as being a mix of Americana/Country Blues/Roots Rock. We are happy to have them playing LIVE music for us this week as part of our Summer Music Series

Jun
13
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: The Hunger Games-Mockingjay Part 1

  • Southern Village Green

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. 

(Rated PG-13)

The movie will begin at dusk & admission is $5

Jun
12
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: The Hunger Games-Mockingjay Part 1

  • Southern Village Green

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. 

(Rated PG-13)

The movie will begin at dusk & admission is $5

Jun
6
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: Back To The Future (30th Anniversary!)

  • Southern Village Green

Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of Back To The Future on the Southern Village Green. Join us for a one-night only event featuring cosplay contests, get your photo taken with a REAL Delorean, and more! 

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

(Rated PG)

The movie will begin at dusk & admission is $5

Jun
4
3:30 pm15:30

Farmers Market

Come see what fresh produce local North Carolina farmers have to offer this week at our Farmers Market! 

May
31
6:00 pm18:00

Music Series: The Magnolia Klezmer Band

  • Southern Village Green

We are proud to welcome back The Magnolia Klezmer Band for their 10th year at Southern Village!

Based in the Triangle area of North Carolina, The Magnolia Klezmer Band performs Eastern European Jewish music from Romania, Moldava, Russia and the Ukraine, classics from the American WW1 era: Kandel and Abe Schwartz Orchestras, and Yiddish theater songs with vocals in Yiddish and English.


May
30
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: Fast & Furious 7

  • Southern Village Green

After defeating international terrorist Owen Shaw, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew have separated to return to more normal lives. However, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), Owen's older brother, is thirsty for revenge. A slick government agent offers to help Dom and company take care of Shaw in exchange for their help in rescuing a kidnapped computer hacker who has developed a powerful surveillance program.

Rated PG-13, tickets are $5, movie starts at dusk

May
29
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: Fast & Furious 7

  • Southern Village Green

After defeating international terrorist Owen Shaw, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew have separated to return to more normal lives. However, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), Owen's older brother, is thirsty for revenge. A slick government agent offers to help Dom and company take care of Shaw in exchange for their help in rescuing a kidnapped computer hacker who has developed a powerful surveillance program.

Rated PG-13, tickets are $5, movie starts at dusk 

May
28
3:30 pm15:30

Farmers Market

  • Southern Village Green

Come see what fresh produce local North Carolina farmers have to offer this week at our Farmers Market! 

It will be from 3:30pm-6:30pm on the Southern Village Green. Hope to see you there! 

Music Series: Dana & Sue Robinson
May
24
6:00 pm18:00

Music Series: Dana & Sue Robinson

  • Southern Village Green
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Come hear the true American music of Dana and Sue Robinson! 

From the Green Mountains of Vermont, Americana, roots, folk duo Dana and Susan Robinson are celebrating their twentieth year of national and international touring. With guitar, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin, their sound is a melting pot of Appalachian, British, and rural American influences, full of exciting fiddle tunes, earthy grooves, elegant melodies, and rich harmony singing.

The genius of a Dana and Susan Robinson performance lies in their ability to capture the imagination of their audience. They can make the audience howl with laughter or hush with reflection as they take them on a journey across America and convey the mystery and wonder of the places they visit. Their unique blend of original songwriting and traditional Appalachian music bring to their performances a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage.

To learn more, please visit their website http://www.robinsongs.com

May
23
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: Cinderella

  • Southern Village Green

Starts at dusk and admission is $5

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After her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, who reduce her to scullery maid. Despite her circumstances, she refuses to despair. An invitation to a palace ball gives Ella hope that she might reunite with the dashing stranger she met in the woods, but her stepmother prevents her from going. Help arrives in the form of a kindly beggar woman who has a magic touch for ordinary things.

May
22
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: Cinderella

  • Southern Village Green

Starts at dusk and admission is $5

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After her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, who reduce her to scullery maid. Despite her circumstances, she refuses to despair. An invitation to a palace ball gives Ella hope that she might reunite with the dashing stranger she met in the woods, but her stepmother prevents her from going. Help arrives in the form of a kindly beggar woman who has a magic touch for ordinary things.

May
21
3:30 pm15:30

Farmer's Market

  • Southern Villiage Green

Come support local North Carolina farmer's this Thursday at the Farmer's Market on the Southern Village Green! Not only will there be a wide range of fresh produce, but also gelato and live music.

Hope to see you there! 

May
17
6:00 pm18:00

Music Series: Danny Gotham and Armand Lencheck

  • Southern Village Green

It's guitar night with your two favorite guitarists!

I was born in Potsdam, NY. Stringed instruments had me hooked from a very early age. My first memory of  anything to do with the guitar was when I saw my brothers cigar-box banjos that they made for their Boy Scout merit badges. I remember being fascinated with the rubber band strings.

Like most of my generation, watching The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show in February of 1964 was a pivotal moment in my life. I was very young, but I had a feeling that what I was watching was not some silly fad. I think it's safe to say I had that one right!

My grandmother bought me my first guitar. One day we went to the circus, and after we came out, I begged her to take me to the local five and dime. I don't remember how I persuaded her to buy it for me, but she did....I was very happy, and on my way.

We moved to Rochester, NY about 1965. I played on a series of toy guitars, and finally learned to tune properly when I was twelve. I remember my father buying me my first electric guitar. It was a "Zenon", and it cost $39.95, including a little amplifier. A little later I bought a Hagstrom for $50, then finally, in December of 1971, my first Gibson--a 1963 SG Special. It cost $200 at the House of Guitars. I had saved $100. I told Dad that if he gave me another hundred bucks as my combination 18th birthday, Christmas, and high school graduation presents, then I could get it. I did, and I still have it today.

While in High School in Penfield, NY, I got my first real taste of performing--in the high school stage band . I had the good fortune of having a very supportive music teacher named Ned Corman, and having a bona fide genius named Barry Kiener as a bandmate. Barry was an amazing pianist from a very young age. He turned me on to jazz. I can still remember going to see Count Basie and Oscar Peterson with Barry at a great Rochester club called the Top of the Plaza. The first jazz guitarist I heard was Herb Ellis, on the old Oscar Peterson Trio records. Then I heard Charlie Parker...he remains my favorite jazz musician to this day.

At the same time, another classmate turned me on to recordings by John Hartford, and Mississippi John Hurt. I soon grew to love American folk, blues and traditional country music every bit as much as Jazz. I can still remember learning how to fingerpick my first song--"My Creole Belle". Around 1971, I heard Leo Kottke, and then, John Fahey. For a period, I was obsessed with Fahey. His music had a profound influence on me--mostly in the way  he changed my thinking of technique being far less important than emotion. In addition, Son House was living in Rochester, and I got to spend two unforgettable days in his presence.

Not long after graduating from high school in 1972, I moved back to Potsdam (better known to most in those parts as "the North Country"). In that area of upstate NY, there were four colleges, and lots of young musicians. I had no interest in going to college--I wanted to play guitar. I played in a series of rock, country and pop bands. About 1974 or so, I made the acquaintance of a great guitarist named Paul Meyers. Paul and I started playing in a rock band together, but it didn't take long before we both turned to jazz--playing some duets and as part of a quartet called the Birdlanders. This was a golden time in the North Country--all kinds of musicians, and places to play. Renee Fleming--the current opera diva numero uno--was a student there at the Crane Music School, and performed regularly at Alger's Pub. There was all kinds of good music--and I tried to take all of it in. I did take a few lessons from Richard Stephan, who instructed guitar at Crane, but most of my learning came from listening to my ever-growing record collection, and from playing with other musicians.

In 1979, I formed the Racquette River Rounders with John Kribs and Michael Hadfield. The Rounders were hard to pigeonhole. We did a little bit of everything--original songs, blues, old country stuff, new-grassy sounds, swing, celtic. I simply thought of us a new kind of string band--one that took in everything, and didn't worry about labels. We also played as an electric band with drummer Frank Carcaterra called the Rolling Clones. We did a fair amount of travelling, made two albums--and made a lot of very dear musical friendships. While on trip with the Rounders in 1980, I took 2nd place at the National Fingerpicking Championship in Winfield, Kansas.

In 1983, I began playing mandolin with a bluegrass band called Summit. We did some travelling as well, and our banjo player, Chris Leske, took 1st place at the 1984 National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. Craig Vance played guitar--one of the finest flatpickers I have ever known--and Steve Joseph, the bass. It was a great band, but we couldn't catch a break. We did one album, but we simply couldn't find enough work to get by. Around 1985, I bottomed out. I was totally disenchanted by the music business.

In 1986, I took a break. I started my BA in English at Saint Lawrence University. While going there, I recorded an album of traditional Christmas music with a wonderful folksinger and guitarist named Barbara Heller. I also hosted a weekly acoustic music radio show on the local NPR affiliate.

I finished my BA in 1989. In 1990, I moved to Chapel Hill, NC, to pursue an MA at the University of North Carolina. My Master's thesis was an audiodocumentary about the life of Mississippi John Hurt. Among others, I had the pleasure of interviewing Pete Seeger as part of that project.  While completing my MA, I went back to teaching guitar to augment the meager TA stipend provided for me by UNC. When I graduated in 1992, I was getting by on my teaching..so I simply continued on.

There is a peculiar arc to my professional life. When I began attempting to make a living as a musician, I found out in short order that performing wouldn't be enough, so I began to teach. After I took my detour through two college degrees, it flip-flopped: I made teachingmy primary focus, and performing the secondary one. Teaching guitar became my main income; it's a totally acceptable way to make a living. It also allows me the freedom to perform the kind of music I like when and where I choose to.

The practical part of me--the part that needs to pay the bills!--is the teacher. But the artist in me has made the record album my main artistic outlet. I attempt to make my albums as close to i can to a perfect performance. My goal is to make all of my albums as musical as possible, and as interesting as possible. I have put enormous amount of effort into my four solo albums: "Luzerne", "Old Friends","Guitarheel", and "Sundays" . I am very proud of all three. My plan is to hopefully make at least one new album every year.

For my performing side, I have various projects--in several styles--and do solo shows every now and then. My two favorite gigs are playing as sideman to either Tom Paxton or Peter Ostroushko. I don't do performances with these guys very often, but when I do, it's as good as it gets.


Music Series: Saludos Compay
May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Music Series: Saludos Compay

  • Southern Village Green

SALUDOS COMPAY takes the audience on a musical tour that features traditional, contemporary, and original music from Latin America and the Caribbean. This amazingly versatile trio keeps toes tapping.

Lead vocalist/guitarist Pablo Valencia, from Chile, sings a wide range of styles. He is as much at ease with a reflective bolero as with an upbeat salsa. The group performs a number of Valencia’s acclaimed original compositions, such as the romantic Cancion Para Dos, the rumba Bello Amor, and the very upbeat salsa song Entumido.

On keyboards, Erich Lieth adds spice to the strong Latin rhythms with improvisational piano solos and bass.

Chuck Nolan, lead percussionist, intricately weaves the rhythm patterns, be it for a subtle bossa nova or a danceable cumbia.

For a dinner crowd they might sing Afro-Cuban sones such as Chan Chan and El Carretero, and then move to Brazil with bossa novas likeCorcovado and Girl From Ipanema. Once the dancing starts, they’ll do a Colombian cumbia such as the ever favorite Juana La Cubana, the rousing merengue Modorra, or the popular Venezuelan song Moliendo Café. For some shows they bring along an additional percussionist or soloist. For a more relaxed sound they perform as a duo.