Save the Music Lineup — May 15


Happy Commencement Weekend, Chapel Hill!

As the University celebrates the Class of 2021 with commencement this weekend, we are excited to host four musicians in our downtown as we continue our Save the Music Outdoor Performance series from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

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.


Gelada will perform outside of Que Chula.

Jordon Reynolds akak Gelada is a graduating senior at the University of North Carolina. During his time at UNC, he was a member of the Clef Hangers acapella group. He now writes and produces his own music.

Keep up with Jordon Reynolds’ music by following him on Instagram. Listen to original work on Sound Cloud.

Beats Working

Beats Working will perform at Peace and Justice Plaza.

Beats Working is re-exploring the music we love, based on lifetimes of music making. Songs about Time, the Night, Hope, the Sea. Celebration. We like to meet folks eye-to-eye, draw them into our sound, moisten their eyes, then boogie their sox off.

Learn more on Facebook.

Certain Seas

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Certain Seas (Katharine Whalen, Austin Riopel, Danny Grewen) will perform at Blue Dogwood Public Market.

Certain Seas is an indie-folk project from Katharine Whalen (banjo, tenor guitar, vocals), Austin Riopel (guitar, vocals), and Danny Grewen (trombone, euphonium, vocals). Their songs bring a special sense of harmony and lyricism that looks this strange world in the eye with a bittersweet sense of humor. Since the start of the pandemic they have put out a weekly livestream from Yonder: Southern Cocktails and Brew where they have performed a variety of jazz, jug, and folk tunes in addition to their original catalog. 

Follow the Certain Seas on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube. Click the image above to view their website.

Sway & Smooth

Listen to Sway & Smooth Saturday in front of the old West End Wine Bar.

Avery Linderman is a professional guitarist/musician and a UNC graduate with a Bachelors Degree in music (Jazz Guitar Performance). Avery plays regularly in the Triangle area doing solo guitar, duo, trio, and quartet sets with bandmates. Avery has performed several shows at the Sharp 9 jazz gallery, The Carolina Inn, Circa 1888 and the Station. Rony “Smooth” Thomas plays the piano in this duo.

Follow Avery on Instagram.