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Sunday Music Series: Original Folk Americana with Lynn Blakey
Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

Sunday Music Series: Original Folk Americana with Lynn Blakey

  • Southern Village Green

When talking about Lynn Blakey’s place in the music world, you have to start with her voice. Distinctive and bell-clear, sometimes plaintive and always honest, Blakey’s voice is the underpinning of her appeal and of her acclaim, both as a frontwoman and as a guest vocalist. It’s an instrument that hushes crowds and makes grown men cry. I know because I’ve witnessed the hush and I’ve been that grown man. Her impassioned vocals and inspired songwriting have most recently found a home in the beloved and pop-rocking Gloryfountain, and in the harmony-driven all-girl super-group Tres Chicas. She has also added her voice to recordings by such notables as Alejandro Escovedo (A Man Under the Influence), Jeffrey Dean Foster (Million Star Hotel), Dana Kletter, The Velvet Crush, and many others.

In recent years she has released several albums including Glory Fountain's Blame Love, and The Beauty of 23 (La Joy), as well as Tres Chicas' Sweetwater, and Bloom Red and the Ordinary Girl (Yep Roc). Both ensembles toured throughout the US and Europe, headlining and playing shows alongside artists such as Ralph Stanley, Jeff Buckley, Calexico, Molteni, Ian Moore and Tift Merritt.

Today, Blakey is finding fulfillment in the creation of new songs: straightforward, soulful, melodic epiphanies that surge and swim in the waters of love, living, and loss. Blakey’s newest endeavors are supported by her husband Ecki Heins, who lends sympathetic harmonies and sweeping fiddle lines. They have recently recorded a five-song E.P. with notable North Carolina producer Jerry Kee, and they look forward to bringing their brand new songs to a wider audience when they tour Europe in the summer of 2010.

—Rick Cornell, music writer for The Independent Weekly, No Depression, Oxford American, and others

Sunday Music Series: The Durham Ukulele Orchestra & Gary Mitchell
Apr
12
6:00 pm18:00

Sunday Music Series: The Durham Ukulele Orchestra & Gary Mitchell

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Formed in 2007, the Durham Ukulele Orchestra organically grew out of the ukulele jam session held at High Strung Violins and Guitars (and ukuleles!) on the first and third Mondays of every month. Upon forming, a weekly practice was  organized and the band began to mix together their wide range of tastes and influences into a cohesive and delicious “musical soup” that ranges from jazz standards to art rock classics like Psycho Killer by The Talking Heads.

Bending these selections to the will of their tiny four-stringed instruments, the orchestra continues to turn out surprising and delightful renditions of familiar and slightly more obscure selections from the world of popular music. And although the band is very serious about what they do, (as serious as ukuleleists can be) the central idea behind D.U.O. has always been fun. Fun music to play and fun tunes for the public to listen to. At the end of the day, the idea of leading a musical life and the band’s love for playing with each other is what keeps this tiny juggernaut rolling on.


A solo acoustic guitarist and singer, Gary Mitchell has spent over a decade honing his craft, performing in coffee shops, restaurants, night clubs, shopping malls, weddings, company events, churches, private parties and everything in between. Gary wields a wide variety of popular and recognizable music from numerous artists and bands spanning several genres. 

See you on the Green at 6:00 pm!

Dec
13
10:00 am10:00

Move Loot Pop up Shop!

Do you need new furniture? Silly question, we always need new furniture!

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Move Loot will be on the Southern Village Green on Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with crazy furniture deals!

Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec
4
6:00 pm18:00

Christmas Tree Lighting

Join us on the Southern Village Green on  December 4th for our traditional Tree Lighting ceremony. The Scroggs elementary choir opens the show as the  UNC Loreleis follow with a wonderful A Capella performance. We'll have many treats, the Carolina Brewery Van, and Egg Nog and apple cider  so be sure to bring your own Rum!

Music Series: The Nomads
Sep
21
4:00 pm16:00

Music Series: The Nomads

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Come on down to the Village Green and check out The Nomads, a legendary North Carolina beach music band. Bring your friends, family, swim trunks and hawaiian shirt for a swinging time. The Nomads Band is more than just an animated juke box, they are entertaining. Their repertoire spans 30-40 years of great music and includes old soul, rhythm & blues, beach, funk, and rock. Otis Redding might follow Lynard Skynard just before John Mayer or the B 52’s. Their performances have been enjoyed by everything from an intimate group celebrating Alexander Julian’s birthday in a small cafe to 15,000 plus celebrating the 4th of July in Kenan Stadium. As their business card says, “For a good time, call....”

 

Like this band on Facebook to see their upcoming events. 

Southern Village Farmer's Market
Sep
18
3:30 pm15:30

Southern Village Farmer's Market

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The Southern Village Farmer's Market has seen so much fun thus far! If you don't believe us see for yourself! Make sure you come out Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. And don't make dinner that day! You'll definitely be picking up some surprise ingredients!

Music Series: Jefferson Hart & The Ghosts Of The Old North State
Sep
14
6:00 pm18:00

Music Series: Jefferson Hart & The Ghosts Of The Old North State

  • Southern Village

Come on down to the Village Green to hear Jefferson Hart & The Ghosts Of The Old North State play original power pop music that is sure to provide a good time for all. Formerly known as Jeff Hart & The Ruins (1990 - 2013) this band is making a fresh start and re-claiming their share of their longtime North Carolina heritage. Jeff Hart has been playing in NC and the Southeast since '87. His music has been on college airwaves since the early 90s, was band member with such NC notables as Chris Stamey, Two Dollar Pistols, Robert Kirkland and co-founder of The Hanks, Jeff Hart & The Ruins, Brown Mountain Lights and The Ghosts of the Old North State. His music was featured on the Veronica Mars TV show.

Built on a base of country twang but finished with touches of British Invasion rock, ‘60s garage pop, ‘70s Laurel Canyon and, of course, native North Carolina bluegrass and jangle pop, Ghosts of the Old North State reveals Hart as an equally fine collector and creator...
— Independent Weekly

For more information, check out the band's website and like them on Facebook.

Southern Village Farmer's Market
Sep
11
3:30 pm15:30

Southern Village Farmer's Market

  • Southern Village Green

The Southern Village Farmer's Market has seen so much fun thus far! If you don't believe us see for yourself! Make sure you come out Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. And don't make dinner that day! You'll definitely be picking up some surprise ingredients!

Music Series: Wes Collins
Sep
7
6:00 pm18:00

Music Series: Wes Collins

  • Southern Village Green

Come out to the Village Green to hear Wes Collins, a stunning award-winning singer/songwriter who is said to sound like Neil Finn, Patty Griffin, and Bruce Cockburn.

Wes Collins picked up the guitar when he was seventeen, and worked at it for ten years or so, playing covers for a living. Around his thirtieth birthday he parked his Takamine under the bed and got a straight job as a buyer for a retail music chain, but dug out the guitars in 2000 determined to hack his own musical path. He hit his forties before writing his first song, mainly because he was scared to write bad ones. The battle's far from over but now he's got some great songs to share, inspired by favorites like The Beatles and Patty Griffin. 

Find out more information about Wes Collins on his webpage and like him on Facebook. 

Southern Village Farmer's Market
Sep
4
3:30 pm15:30

Southern Village Farmer's Market

  • Southern Village Green

The Southern Village Farmer's Market has seen so much fun thus far! If you don't believe us see for yourself! Make sure you come out Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. And don't make dinner that day! You'll definitely be picking up some surprise ingredients!

Outdoor Movie: Earth to Echo
Aug
30
8:30 pm20:30

Outdoor Movie: Earth to Echo

  • Southern Village Green

The outdoor movies are back! Bring a blanket, snacks, drinks and your friends! There's nothing like a movie night under the summer stars with the company you love.

Next up: Earth to Echo

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Check out the trailer for this adorable and adventurous film here. 

Music before Movies: North Columbia
Aug
29
6:00 pm18:00

Music before Movies: North Columbia

With roots spreading from here to New England, Chapel Hill band North Columbia have backgrounds ranging from funk-metal drumming, to classical violin, to folk rock and progressive sources. But that was then, half a lifetime ago, before chance and circumstance brought these lads together to give music a new go. What they've got now is new, informed by stories and passions of love lost and found, of soul searching, and of musical experimentation. NoCo brings an energy of musical escape and catharsis, flavored with emotive vocal styling and nuanced instrumentation. Each of the players has walked through the tutelage of countless influences to arrive at something patchworked and original, familiar yet innovative. There is something Southern to be found here and there in the compositions; other sounds are totally placeless. The songs move through dynamics of force and calm, to engage the ears in unpredictable ways throughout the performance. The band plays shows all around central NC, in Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Saxapahaw and Hillsborough.

Southern Village Farmer's Market
Aug
28
3:30 pm15:30

Southern Village Farmer's Market

  • Southern Village Green

The Southern Village Farmer's Market has seen so much fun thus far! If you don't believe us see for yourself! Make sure you come out Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. And don't make dinner that day! You'll definitely be picking up some surprise ingredients!

Music Series: The Daddy Oh!s
Aug
24
6:00 pm18:00

Music Series: The Daddy Oh!s

  • Southern Village Green

The Daddy Oh!s will be here to perform their "good ol' American music" with their perfect balance of R&B, blues, jazz, swing, and country! They have Spence Foscue on Drums, Jim Gilliam on guitar, and Art Gruskin on bass! You won't want to miss this live outdoor concert!

Check out their website here for more information, photos, and song previews!

Southern Village Farmer's Market
Aug
21
3:30 pm15:30

Southern Village Farmer's Market

  • Southern Village Green

The Southern Village Farmer's Market has seen so much fun thus far! If you don't believe us see for yourself! Make sure you come out Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. And don't make dinner that day! You'll definitely be picking up some surprise ingredients!

Southern Village Farmer's Village
Aug
14
3:30 pm15:30

Southern Village Farmer's Village

  • Southern Village Green

The Southern Village Farmer's Market has seen so much fun thus far! If you don't believe us see for yourself! Make sure you come out Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. And don't make dinner that day! You'll definitely be picking up some surprise ingredients!