The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is excited to welcome our community back to Franklin Street once more to enjoy buskers Saturday evening.
We’re doubling up this week — hear four performers in different locations from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Get dinner and/or drinks at your favorite downtown restaurant or bar. Take the opportunity to stroll through downtown to hear all of the musicians, shop and stay socially distanced and safe.
Continue to mind the 3Ws in accordance with all state and Orange Co. public health guidelines. Do not gather/crowd around the artists, do give a tip and applause from a nearby outdoor seating spaces.
This event series will support the artists who don’t have stadiums, concert halls or clubs to perform in. Know a performer looking to get paid for their talent? We are accepting new performer submissions all spring HERE.
Catch Wake Moody at 140 West Franklin St. between Rosemary Street & Franklin Street, along Church Street (near Que Chula).
Durham, NC artist Wake Moody stays focused on good vibes, with music that fuses R&B/soul with singer-songwriter pop. “My childhood was sound-tracked by my parents’ favorite R&B, classic rock and soul records,” he explains, an influence apparent in his band’s soulful live shows, featuring hypnotic grooves and three-part harmonies.
Wake Moody’s debut EP, Shivers, released March 2019. Since then he’s played at the NC State Fair, the Eno River Festival, the Pinhook, Local 506 and more.
Catch Andrew’s music in front of Blue Dogwood Public Market (behind Purple Bowl, Jimmy John’s & Chimney).
Andrew is a solo performer, playing guitar and signing. He has been playing shows around the Triangle for the past 10+ years. Andrew is a regular at the Wakefield Wine Cellar (pre-pandemic) and has also played at venues including Full Steam Brewery in Durham and Gizmo Brew Works in Raleigh.
Dan Kelo will play at Peace & Justice Plaza.
Dan Kelo is a singer/songwriter/musician currently playing guitar in a band called Harbors. Harbors has an album set for release this month and Dan is working on releasing a new solo album in the months to come as well.
Dan will perform a half-hour set of original acoustic guitar/vocal material and will continue performing into the evening with covers.
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Sway & Smooth
Listen to Sway & Smooth Saturday near Porthole Alley on E. Franklin St. (between Carolina Coffee Shop, Cosmic Cantina, & Johnny T-Shirt).
Rony Thomas & Avery Linderman make up this duo. 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.