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Durham Mardi Gras Kickoff at The Pinhook Saturday Jan. 25th!

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Bulltown Strutters

The Bulltown Strutters, Durham’s very own New Orleans inspired “Second Line Parade Band” will be performing at The Pinhook this Saturday January 25th at 10:30pm to kickoff fundraising efforts to support efforts to hold the Durham Mardi Gras Parade on March 4th! I play trombone with the band and can tell you first hand it is going to be an exciting fun-filled show bursting with great music and dancing!

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Durham Mardi Gras 2014
(Poster Created by Jamie B. Wolcott)

Saturday’s show is free and starts at 9pm with music from the Beauty Operators followed by the Bulltown Strutters at 10:30pm. It will be a fun night of entertainment including fire performers, hula hoopers, and a burlesque dancer! Rumor has it there will also be a couple of food trucks parked outside The Pinhook to help feed the hungry crowd.

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Durham Mardi Gras 2014 t-shirt!

All Durham Mardi Gras events are provided with no cover charge, funded by donations and uncountable hours of volunteer time. In order to make this possible, please take part in our IndieGoGo fundraising efforts at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/durham-mardi-gras. The money raised will be used for decorations, beads, city permits and music performances. You can also show your support by purchasing the official 2014 Durham Mardi Gras T-shirts now available and on sale at The Scrap Exchange.

Durham Mardi Gras Kickoff Party
When: Saturday January 25th ~ 9pm
Where: The Pinhook – 117 W. Main Street Durham
wesbite: http://www.durhammardigras.com
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DurhamMardiGras
twitter: @durhammardigras


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Weekend Picks! May 24-26th


Jazz & More Brunch Sundays at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro

Holiday weekends are usually a little slower in the Triangle event wise, but you can still find some fun things to check out this weekend. This weekend there are some great live music performances to check out. Here my top picks for things to do this Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy!

Friday May 24th

Live Music! Chris Titchner at Sola Coffee
If you are looking for some great live music, you don’t need to look any further than Sola Coffee in North Raleigh. They typically have live local music each Friday and Saturday night starting at 7:30pm. This Friday Sola is host to Chris Titchner (Acoustic Guitar &  lyric-driven tunes).

When: Friday 7:30pm
Where: Sola Coffee & Cafe, 7705 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh
More Info: website

Saturday May 25th

2nd Sip… Wine, Beer and Music Fest at “Sip…a Wine Store”
Join Sip…a wine store for their 2nd annual Wine, Beer and Music Festival. Each Festival event highlights a winery or wine region, a brewery, a local musician or band, and an event inspired special. This year’s Festivals promise to be even bigger and better with added events and the Huble Pig Food Truck. Music/Beer/Wine.

Tickets are $5.  Children, DDs are free. Wine and beer sold separately.

When: Saturday 4-8pm
Where: Sip…a wine store, 1059 Darrington Drive, Cary
More Info: website

Caged Bird Society 25th Annual Pet Bird Fair and Show
If you like birds this event is for you. The pet bird fair at the NC State fairgrounds this weekend will feature a large bird display area, birds from around the world , raffle, food & drink, and a large Selection of vendors.

When: Saturday 9am-5pm
Where: Kerr Scott Building at NC State Fairground
More Info: website

Sunday May 26th

Live Jazz & More Brunch at Weaver Street Market – Carrboro
Each Sunday during the summer you can enjoy a fun Sunday morning sitting in the shade taking in some free tunes at the Weaver Street Market in Carrboro. Free music every Sunday from 11-1. This weeks featured musicians are  Dana & Susan Robinson. Bring a blanket or chairs and relax.

When: Sunday 11am-1pm
Where: Lawn in front of Weaver Street Market in Carrboro
More Info: website

Wake Forest Six Sundays Music Series
Bring the kids, friends, a picnic, and a blanket! Town of Wake Forest, the Six Sundays in Spring concert series returns for 2013 on consecutive Sundays from April 28 through June 2. This week’s headlining musician is Ghezzi. These FREE concerts are held at E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater. Opening bands starting at 3 pm, with the main acts starting at 5 pm and ending at 7 pm. Food vendors will there include VFW food trailer, the Lemon TreeSweet Traditions by LeAne (cupcakes) and Lumpy’s Ice Cream!

When: Sunday 5-7pm
Where: E. Carrol Joyner Park,  701 Harris Road, Wake Forest
More Info: website

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North Hill’s Midtown Emerging Artist Series Begins August 10th

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Logo Courtesy of North Hills

If you are looking for free live local music take note, North Hills is getting readyto kickoff the second year of their “Emerging Artists” series tonight.  The music series features local bands and solo artists playing on stage every Friday from 6-8pm during August, September, and mid-October. The performances will take place outside next to Fountain Park located at the base of the Captrust tower, just outside of World of Beer who usually sets up a small beer tent to serve the audience.

North Hills 2012 Emerging Artist Music Schedule:

August 10 – Erik Smallwood
August 17 – Howie Dewitt
August 24 – US
August 31 – Johnny Orr Band

September 7 – Jo Gore and the Alternative
September 14 – Jason Adamo
September 21 – Old Avenue
September 28 – Addison Prophet

October 5 – CrowField
October 12 – Catie King

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