The Save the Music street performance series is back, after taking winter off. The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is excited to welcome our community back to Franklin Street to enjoy buskers beginning Saturday evening, March 13 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Take advantage of longer days and warmer evenings — enjoy street music 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 a round of applause from a nearby outdoor seating space.
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.
Listen to Glenn Jones on E. Franklin St. at Epilogue.
Glenn Jones is a long-time, full timer singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer. Glenn’s material is self-described as “wildly eclectic, with rootsy, bluesy, poppy, and country elements abounding. The music is story/character heavy, fun, and draws/holds a crowd,” (but we remind you to crowd only in following social distancing guidelines).
In Jan. 2020, Glenn dropped his most recent album, “Ready for the Good Times,” and he, indeed, sees the humor in that.
Learn more about Glenn Jones by visiting his website.
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.