DCHP Blog

Downtown Live Sept. 10 & 11

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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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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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Laura Faughtenberry
Friday 9/10 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Epilogue

Listen to Laura in front of Epilogue Books, Brews & Chocolate.

Laura has been signing her entire life, but just learned to play guitar last year (2019). She sings pop/r&b songs and plays the electric guitar. Laura is a staple in our downtown Chapel Hill live music scene.

Follow Laura on Instagram. Listen to her original songs and covers on YouTube.


Rony Thomas
Friday 9/10 from 6 p.m.-8 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.

Follow Rony on Instagram.


Organ Failure
Saturday 9/11 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Que Chula/140 West

Listen to Organ Failure at 140 West Franklin St., by Que Chula.

Check out Organ Failure on Instagram.


Catchfire Collective
Saturday 9/11 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Peace & Justice Plaza

Catchfire Collective will perform at Peace and Justice Plaza.

Catchfire Collective presents innovative, powerful, and inspiring performances that reignite the chamber music experience. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, Catchfire’s members represent a dynamic background of artistic approaches, offering unique performances that capture the ethos of twenty-first century music. Their innovative programming has been met with audience and critical acclaim, praised as “magical” and featuring “relentless pulse, contrasting textures, and beautiful individual playing.” In 2019, Catchfire was the featured ensemble at the 2nd Annual Darkwater Women in Music Festival. Catchfire has also been featured as a guest artist at Virginia Tech, Towson University, and Grand Valley State University.


DJ P Nominal
Saturday 9/11 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Trophy Room
at Graduate Hotel’s Tailgate Party


Rony Thomas
Friday 9/10 from 6 p.m.-8 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.

Follow Rony on Instagram.