Save the Music lineup — Saturday May 8


A high of 70 and bright sunshine Saturday make way for a four-performance Save the Music evening.

Join us in Downtown Chapel Hill from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. as we enjoy Mother’s Day weekend

Although North Carolina’s mask mandate is lifted in outdoor settings (effective 5 p.m. April 30), we remind you to have your mask with you for any time you step inside to support one of our local businesses while downtown.

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.

Tony Thompson Jazz Ensemble

Tony Thompson Jazz Ensemble will play at Peace and Justice Plaza.

Tony Thompson (jazz pianist, vocalist & composer) has produced 5 albums since establishing  independent jazz record label Tonymanmusic in 1999.  Forever Charmed, a collection of originals, had been aired frequently on NPR. Original music from Tonys release ( iKnow ) was placed on Fox Network’s popular TV show Fringe™.  His last recording (2016) features The Tony Thompson Trio. Venues include the Hartford Jazz Festival, the SC Jazz Festival, and the Fayetteville U Jazz Series.  Tony and his Trio can be found regularly at C Grace Jazz Club, Pedaler Wine and Beer, Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse and The Empress Room in Raleigh, NC where he is often joined by percussionist, Debbie Naves.

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Andrew Kasab

Catch Andrew on W. Franklin St. near Talulla’s & Elaine’s on Franklin.

Andrew Kasab is an American fingerstyle guitarist, harp guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is known for combining traditional and contemporary techniques, energetic performances, arrangements of modern works for the guitar and harp guitar and occasionally plays harmonica and ukulele.

He has been performing for over 30 years at music halls, events, festivals, restaurants and other venues, self released 11 albums of solo material, and plays multiple styles including folk, blues, country, bluegrass, jazz, American fingerstyle, American primitive and contemporary acoustic styles.

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Enjoy XOXOK at 140 West Franklin St. (outside of Que Chula).

Keenan Jenkins’ musical career began during his Ph.D. studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he played open mics and local showcases between long days on the third floor of the psychology building. By the time he’d finished his degree, drained and discontent, his musical moonlighting had meanwhile bloomed in full color. He took the cue and dove headfirst into the rich music scene in Carrboro, NC.

Jenkins now performs as XOXOK, crafting atmospheric soul music that is conceived on the fretboard, cultivated at the microphone, and cradled in headphones. The guitar and vocal influences are far-flung, but cohesive—see Jeff Buckley, Moses Sumney, and Anna Calvi, among others. His live performance is a model of intimacy and presence; armed with “sweet, ringing vocals” (Queen City Nerve), XOXOK delivers impassioned songs with unabashed conviction.

Learn more about XOXOK by visiting his website.

Scott Bouldin

Scott will play on the patio at Blue Dogwood Public Market.

Check out Scott’s music on Spotify.