Downtown Live for Game Day – Sept. 18


This Fall we are focusing our music programming around support of Second Weekends (the second Friday and Saturday) every month, including the Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2nd Friday Art Walks, and all Carolina Football home game days. For those that loved Save the Music, we present our new live music series: Downtown Live. 

Catch local artists, bands and DJs throughout downtown as we continue to support our music and business community by providing outdoor options to enjoy music while dining, drinking, shopping and experiencing our downtown.

We hope Second Weekends and Carolina game days will become a staple for you to enjoy with us as local live music makes downtown the place to be.

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Here is the music lineup for Saturday evening, Sept. 18th, before UNC hosts Virginia at 7:30 p.m.!

Love local music? Tune in to WCHL 97.9 FM daily to support local Chapel Hill musicians! Catch Live & Local with host Aaron Keck from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Visit Chapelboro.com for more information.

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The Hourglass Kids
Peace & Justice Plaza — 9/18 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

“The Hourglass Kids” are a Reggae / Psychedelic Rock fusion band that incorporates a variety of musical elements into our musical experience. The musical and instrumental diversity as a six-member band allows this group to explore, improvise, and unify sound throughout the course of a song.

All of the band members are either students or recent graduates of Chapel Hill or NC State who feel fortunate to call North Carolina our home. The band says, “We appreciate the abundance of nature this state has to offer, which is why its mountains, forests, and beaches often find their way into our music.”

Our mission through music is to inspire listeners to dance. At gigs, The Hourglass Kids have the most fun when the crowd is on its feet and moving to the beat. “We believe that dancing is a form of self-expression that comes from a place of confidence and security, or in other words: self-love. From personal experience, we know it’s easier to love one another after finding a little love for ourselves. Growing a network of love on Earth is the only long-term solution to the world’s major problems. This is why and how we drive so much energy into our music: it helps keep the planet (as well as ourselves) forever young. Let the Kids play!”

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DJ Shizz
Saturday 9/18 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Trophy Room
at Graduate Hotel’s Tailgate Party

Rony Thomas
Saturday 9/18 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on West Franklin St.

Catch Rony Thomas on West Franklin St. in front of Elaine’s, by Talulla’s and Carolina Brewery.

Rony Thomas has been a regular part of our downtown music scene as “Smooth,” the pianist in the duo Sway & Smooth. This is his first solo performance with us, although he’s been performing solo for years.

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