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May
29
6:00 pm18:00

Music Series: Dana and Susan Robinson

Dana and Susan Robinson are two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Their unique blend of contemporary songwriting and traditional Appalachian music bring to their performances a deep understanding of Americas musical heritage.

The genius of a Dana and Susan Robinson performance lies in their ability to capture the imagination of their audience, evoking a transformative experience that touches on the deepest humanity. They can make the audience howl with laughter or hush with poignant reflection as they take them on a journey across America and convey the mystery and wonder of the places they visit.

May
22
6:00 pm18:00

Music Series: Zambamboogee

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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.

May
15
6:00 pm18:00

MUSIC SERIES: The Magnolia Klezmer Band

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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 Kandel and Abe Schwartz Orchestras, and Yiddish theater songs with vocals in Yiddish and English.

May
8
6:00 pm18:00

MUSIC SERIES: New Horizons Swing Band

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Come out and enjoy classic sounds from the Golden Era of big bands by the New Horizons Swing Band.

From Band Director Jeff Zentner:

“We’re a 22 piece big band swing band. We’ll be playing a variety of music from the 1930s through some contemporary Jazz music. It will be for dancing and listening. We’ll provide some commentary. The OLLI New Horizons program is designed for people in retirement, for the fun and thrill of it. Everyone in the band is over 50.  Female vocalist who will be singing.

If you’re a Jazz aficionado the band will bring back memories of many great songs like:

One O’Clock Jump with Count Basie and his Orchestra

In the Mood with the Glenn Miller Orchestra

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy with the Toronto All Star Big Band

Begin the Beguine with the Artie Shaw Orchestra

We have a good time and we bring a good crowd.”

May
1
6:00 pm18:00

ARMAND LENCHEK,DANNY GOTHAM and CARTER MINOR

The annual "Great Guitars Night" Southern Village tradition continues on May 1st! Guitarists Armand Lenchek and Danny Gotham are joined by the great vocalist (and blues harpist) Carter Minor. Get there early to get a good place on the Green, because this one always brings out a good crowd! 

Danny Gotham

Danny Gotham

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.


Armand Lenchek

Armand Lenchek


Apr
24
6:00 pm18:00

Sunday Music Series: Muningu Jazz Band w/ Sheila Fleming

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Muningu is an African Fusion jazz band from the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville ). This four-man group features Elie Mabanza- guitar, Emmanuel Nsingani- bass, Lohd Sermon Kaboudiazambi- drums, and Obed NatHan Mbasi- keyboards.these talented musicians formed the group 2012. With the goal of producing a very unique sound merging jazz with their Congolese musical language. Their idea was an immediate success. Their popularity grew quickly in the Congo where they performed at national and international music festivals, were featured artist on television programs, performed for the French Cultural Center and the U.S. Embassy. They also performed regularly at clubs and luxury hotels around Brazzaville.

Singer/Songwriter & Guitarist Sheila Fleming has been making music all the days of her life. From the cornfields of Iowa, and all along the banks of the Mississippi, Sheila’s lyrical voice and sweet, soulful songs have been heard in coffee houses, concert halls, classrooms, and conferences throughout the Midwest and the Southeast. Now living in rural Chatham county in North Carolina, Sheila is charming Triangle audiences with thoughtfully written songs that will capture your heart and make you appreciate the broad musical palette from where her music originates.

Sheila is that rare combination of talents – a dynamic teacher, a superlative singer, an accomplished guitarist, and an extraordinary songwriter. A finalist in both the Triangle Folk Music Society’s Songwriting Contest and the NC Songwriters Cooperative Songwriters Contest, she has recently released her first solo CD, CIRCLES.

Currently you will find Sheila performing with Congolese guitarist-bassist-vocalist Emmanuel Nsingani, bringing an exquisite new vibe to her indie-folk stylings. Their musical chemistry is extremely enchanting, creating a broader, more culturally and musically-enriched expression to Sheila's originals and obscure covers. Emmanuel is a virtuoso on bass and guitar, a luscious singer, an inspiring writer and arranger, and has been energizing triangle audiences performing with the Congolese jazz fusion quartet, MUNINGU, with whom Sheila occassionally sits in with. Performing with the folk/swing trio Trilogy for the past fifteen years, she has also shared the stage with many local artists, including award-winning songwriter Kathleen Hannan, Kerville Folk Finalist Wes Collins, and cellist/bassist extraordinaire, Robbie Link. Prior to her move to North Carolina, Sheila performed with the Batucada Nossa Senhora, a drumming ensemble featuring folkloric and sacred music from the Afro-Cuban/Afro-Brazilian traditions as well as popular music set to traditional styles.

She is a beloved music teacher who has been named “Teacher of the Year” numerous times throughout her 30-year tenure in the public schools. She presently teaches elementary music in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District, and presents workshops and clinics to educators, musicians, students and their families throughout North Carolina.

Apr
17
6:00 pm18:00

Sunday Music Series: Pagan Hellcats

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"We've all got stories of the bands in our pasts. But this one comes together as a band dedicated to enjoying the making of original music that sticks in your head and maybe your heart, music you may go home humming and hearing some days thereafter. We're always a work in progress and our hope for each show is to be our best one yet."

Sunday Music Series: Saludos Comapy
Apr
10
6:00 pm18:00

Sunday Music Series: Saludos Comapy

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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 like Corcovado 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.

Oct
10
2:00 pm14:00

TerraVita Food and Drink Festival: Grand Tasting

TerraVita Food & Drink is a 3-day festival dedicated to excellence and sustainability in the South, showcasing the very best in food and beverage.

Since October 2010, TerraVita has been bringing together some of the finest biodynamic and sustainably-sourced wines and coffees in the world, with organic and local craft brews and spirits, and outstanding edibles from some of the best chefs and food artisans in the region.


Sep
13
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Music Series: Sad Magazine

Sad Magazine are Andrew Snee and Robert Graham, both guitarists and songwriters. Their music recalls a three-way collision of Elvis Costello, Neil Young, and Richard Thompson: equal parts plaintive lyricism and guitar dynamics. The addition of Jeff Hart on bass and Herb Campbell, Jr. on drums adds some muscle and drive to the mix.

Sep
6
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Music Series: The Best of the Grateful Dead w/ Better off Dead

A love of the music,philosophy and spirit of the Grateful Dead was the basis of the formation of the band in 2008. We have had changes in the line up ever since we began but believe our current roster is the best since we started.

Whitney Pearsall, our lead vocalist, is one of the original members of the band. Music has been a huge part of her life. She was an entertainer at a very early age. She has been the featured vocalist in bands in Maryland and North Carolina.

Rich Saltz, one of our guitar players, is also one of the original members of the band. He draws on his love of the music of the Grateful Dead, having seen over 150 shows. Jerry Garcia's influence is easily evidenced in his playing style.

Jonas McAlarney is a seasoned player who has appeared in many bands in North Carolina. He was formerly a member of They're Only Mostly Dead. His talent adds to the intricate mix and sound that the band produces.

Brant Kay plays keyboards and shares the lead vocal responsibilities. He is also an accomplished guitar player. He has played in bands in Virginia, California, New Mexico, and North Carolina. He grew up with the music of the Grateful Dead in his family and it continues to be a vital part of his being.

Adam Rcokwell has been playing drums with the band for about a year. He has been involved in many projects in the Triangle. He brings a sense of spirit and reckless abandon to the mix. We don't need two drummers when we have an octopus behind the kit.

Chris O'Hara is on his second tour with the band. The are no holds barred when he is playing. He has been a member of a number of bands in North Carolina.

Chrystal Dail Leonard joined the band about a year ago to add her vocals to the mix. Her love of the music shines through when she shares her golden tones with us.

The bands goal is not to present note by note recreations of what the Grateful Dead produced but to pay homage to the music that has affected us deeply.

Aug
29
4:00 pm16:00

7th Annual CASTLE Fun & Fundraiser

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Come out to the Southern Village Green for a great time for a great event! The whole event is free, but donations are encouraged to support children who are deaf or hard of hearing. There will be music there by The Nomads Band! 

Aug
23
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Music Series: Original Jazz/Rock with The Will McBride Group!

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The Will McBride Group creates a fusion of jazz, rock, funk, and pop that "satisfies your cool side...and moves your backside!" Original compositions and arrangements that rely heavily on the band's impressive jazz chops but at the same time never leaves the listener uncertain of where the melody went. 

The Will McBride Group has opened shows for Grammy-winning and Billboard-charting artists, including:  - ZZ Top - Styx - Eddie Money - Buddy Guy - Aaron Neville - Toad the Wet Sprocket - Sixpence None the Richer Their 2012 release "3PLAY", was produced by Grammy-nominated producer John Custer.

The Will McBride Group has opened shows for Grammy-winning and Billboard-charting artists, including: 

- ZZ Top
- Styx
- Eddie Money
- Buddy Guy
- Aaron Neville
- Toad the Wet Sprocket
- Sixpence None the Richer

Their 2012 release "3PLAY", was produced by Grammy-nominated producer John Custer.