Save the Music — March 20 Performers & Locations

Save the Music Green

Eat, sip, stroll, tip.

Performance hours are moved up one hour earlier this week!
Hear local music from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. saturday evening.

The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is excited to welcome our community back to Franklin Street once more to enjoy buskers Saturday evening.

We’ve made it past DST and are thankful for the extra hour of daylight, but with wild weather this week (and temps dropping back down), we’ve adjusted the hours of our musicians performing to make for a more enjoyable performance for them and for our community members!

Enjoy street music from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. along with 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.

Kristi Lescinski

Kristi will play on W. Franklin Street, in front of Blue Dogwood Public Market (behind Purple Bowl, Jimmy John’s & Chimney).

Kristi is a student, singer-songwriter, and performer from UNC. She was experience playing gigs in Northeastern Pennsylvania (which is where she is from), as well as around Carrboro, Hillsborough, and Mebane. In addition, she has enjoyed playing on street corners in Pennsylvania, Asheville, and Ireland, where she studied abroad last semester.

Kristi’s music is mostly classic rock, country, and original music. We were lucky to have her as a performer in the fall and are excited to have her back this spring.

Follow Kristi on Instagram.

Sway & Smooth

Listen to Sway & Smooth Saturday near Porthole Alley on E. Franklin St. (between Carolina Coffee Shop, Cosmic Cantina, & Johnny T-Shirt).

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.