Events


Bynum Front Porch Pickin'
Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

Bynum Front Porch Pickin'

  • Bynum Front Porch

The Bynum Front Porch Pickin' takes place every second and fourth Saturday each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The picking is a bluegrass jam session open to musicians and singers of all skill levels and ages.

BFP 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert With Christian Fisher and Neville Handel from The 8:59s
Sep
2
7:00 pm19:00

BFP 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert With Christian Fisher and Neville Handel from The 8:59s

Annual concert by the Bynum Pickers to benefit Bynum Front Porch. Money raised goes to keeping the store open as a Chatham County Community Center, BFP Scholarships, and continuing to operate the BFP Summer Music Series. Donations will be accepted on a pass the hat basis.

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Bynum Front Porch Non-Profit Organization!

Tommy Edwards and The Bluegrass Experience
Aug
26
7:00 pm19:00

Tommy Edwards and The Bluegrass Experience

They need no introduction. The Bluegrass Experience has been an institution since forming in 1971. 

Mike Aldridge-mandolin
Stan Brown-banjo
Tommy Edwards-guitar
Thomas "Snuffy" Smith-bass
Keith Thomas-fiddle

Squier Red
Aug
19
7:00 pm19:00

Squier Red

We are a mature group of individuals from all walks of life who live to play Blues Music.The band members are all members of Squier Red's Blues Performers Meetup Group. Blues Music in its purest form is raw and unprocessed, it comes from the heart. All members of this Meetup Group pay to play together a few times a month and money is not their motivation for playing, the love of the Blues Music is! I am sure with enough prior notice; members of this Meetup Group will provide entertainment at your next event for the love of the Blues. Any donation for playtime is appreciated but not expected.

Durham Ukulele Orchestra
Aug
12
7:00 pm19:00

Durham Ukulele Orchestra

Formed in 2007, the Durham Ukulele Orchestra organically grew out of the ukulele jam session held at High Strung Violins and Guitars (and ukuleles!) on the first and third Mondays of every month. Upon forming, a weekly practice was organized and the band began to mix together their wide range of tastes and influences into a cohesive and delicious “musical soup” that ranges from jazz standards to art rock classics like Psycho Killer by The Talking Heads.

Bending these selections to the will of their tiny four-stringed instruments, the orchestra continues to turn out surprising and delightful renditions of familiar and slightly more obscure selections from the world of popular music. And although the band is very serious about what they do, (as serious as ukuleleists can be) the central idea behind D.U.O. has always been fun. Fun music to play and fun tunes for the public to listen to. At the end of the day, the idea of leading a musical life and the band’s love for playing with each other is what keeps this tiny juggernaut rolling on.

Onyx Club Boys
Aug
5
7:00 pm19:00

Onyx Club Boys

Onyx Club Boys is an acoustic string band (violin, guitar, upright bass, and drums) rooted in the Gypsy Jazz sounds of 1930's Paris, and Stuff Smith's New York City Swing. However, being from 21st Century North Carolina, their diverse influences take the music beyond borders. It's a trip around the world, which will make you swoon, tap your feet, and realize how universally similar music really is. 

Gray Matter
Jul
29
7:00 pm19:00

Gray Matter

Graymatter plays acoustic music with big harmonies and a dash of rock and roll. We have a stripped-down sound focused on the vocals and multiple harmonies. Still, we add a wide variety of instrumentation: acoustic 6-string and 12-string guitars, electric guitar, tenor banjo, high-strung guitar, electric sitar guitar, flute, harmonica, harmonium, bodhran (Irish frame drum), and other percussion. We perform "graymatterized" versions of the greatest songs ever written, plus original songs written by all four members.

Bynum Front Porch Pickin'
Jul
23
10:00 am10:00

Bynum Front Porch Pickin'

The Bynum Front Porch Pickin' takes place every second and fourth Saturday each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The picking is a bluegrass jam session open to musicians and singers of all skill levels and ages. Acoustic instruments only, please!

City Folk
Jul
22
7:00 pm19:00

City Folk

CITYFOLK is an acoustic folk group that plays their own original compositions as well as music spanning from acoustic contemporary folk to country folk/rock. Originally based in Washington, D.C., but now residing in North Carolina, the group consists of Jane Muldoon-Smith (lead vocals, guitar, and mandolin), along with husband Peter Smith (lead and background vocals, lead 6 and 12 string guitars, mandolin, and guitar synthesizer) and their daughter, Joanna, on upright bass.

Rebekah Todd and the Odyssey
Jul
15
7:00 pm19:00

Rebekah Todd and the Odyssey

Rebekah’s influences range from Lauryn Hill to Susan Tedeschi allowing her to create smooth melodies dipped in a raspy energy that tends to swallow the crowd whole. 

Chocolate Suede
Jul
8
7:00 pm19:00

Chocolate Suede

Chocolate Suede is an energetic group of musicians based in the Triangle of North Carolina. This collaboration of musicians drawn from members of Bevel Summers, Steph Stewart & The Boyfriends, New Music Raleigh, Bombadil, and The Ayr Mountaineers seamlessly navigates Jazz, Latin, Bluegrass, Celtic, Soul, Blues and mixed modern influences and genres to bring you hot, rich, dark, velvety, organic, fair trade Chocolate Suede, ready to wear out your dancing shoes!

Bynum Front Porch Pickin'
Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

Bynum Front Porch Pickin'

  • Bynum Front Porch

The Bynum Front Porch Pickin' takes place every second and fourth Saturday each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The picking is a bluegrass jam session open to musicians and singers of all skill levels and ages.

The Gospel Jubilators
Jun
24
7:00 pm19:00

The Gospel Jubilators

Using "only the instruments God gave them," the Gospel Jubilators have kept the Jubilee tradition alive going on 40 years. Jubilee singing peaked in popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, but Jubilators founder William P. Conner rejuvenated the style in 1972, when he founded the ensemble as a response to the growing commercialization of gospel music. Today, none of the group's original members remain. The group now consist of Daniel Massenburg, Don Adair, Frederick Tyson, Robert Sherrill, and Harry Leak, the next generation carrying the torch of the jubilee tradition. This all-male vocal group performs a cappella music with rare purity and soul, highlighting vocal traditions of the golden age of '30s and '40s gospel.

The Paper Crowns
Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

The Paper Crowns

The honesty found between Spiro and Nicole Nicolopoulos of the Paper Crowns draws from the great duo/couples of the past and present: Johnny Cash and June Carter, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.  It is the kind of honest connection where the rest of the world seems to disappear while they’re playing and singing to each other. Their musical chemistry is flavored with Appalachian folk and bluegrass, Dixieland melodies, delta blues, acid rock, murder ballads, folk and Southern Gospel.  Nicole and Spiro’s vocal harmonies and instrumentation sound big like a four piece band yet always honors their intimacy and rawness as a duo.  

Bynum Front Porch Pickin'
Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Bynum Front Porch Pickin'

  • Bynum Front Porch

The Bynum Front Porch Pickin' takes place every second and fourth Saturday each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The picking is a bluegrass jam session open to musicians and singers of all skill levels and ages.

Shiloh Hill
Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

Shiloh Hill

In an age of music where folk and “indie” are taking over it’s not often you find a band that not only understands their roots but also understands how to create a sound that’s continuously evolving and constantly expanding. Shiloh Hill, based out of Greensboro, NC, began as a solo project for Nick Wes, and within the past three years has grown into a full fledged, multi-instrumental machine. They have crafted the ability of balancing folk inspired lyricism and melodies with purposefully driven riffs and rhythms.

Nashvilifiers
Jun
3
7:00 pm19:00

Nashvilifiers

Country classics. Songs about cheating, fighting, drinking, and a variety of felonies, all performed by three of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.

Bynum Front Porch Pickin'
May
28
10:00 am10:00

Bynum Front Porch Pickin'

  • Bynum Front Porch

The Bynum Front Porch Pickin' takes place every second and fourth Saturday each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The picking is a bluegrass jam session open to musicians and singers of all skill levels and ages.

Martha Bassett Trio
May
27
7:00 pm19:00

Martha Bassett Trio

Martha Bassett was raised on the bluegrass and gospel of her native West Virginia farmland. Classically trained, Martha is blessed with a crystalline tone, a remarkable range, and sultry delivery. Her performances are known for their emotional honesty and visceral impact, making everyone in the room feel she’s singing directly to them.  Her musical inspiration moves effortlessly through swing, jazz, folk, country, and rock guaranteeing playful variety at her live shows.

Bynum Front Porch Storytelling
May
14
6:30 pm18:30

Bynum Front Porch Storytelling

A new Bynum Front Porch series! A monthly storytelling show at the Bynum General Store on second Saturdays! Folk tales, true stories… big lies! Family friendly – most enjoyed by those 8 and above!

Bynum Front Porch Pickin'
May
14
10:00 am10:00

Bynum Front Porch Pickin'

  • Bynum Front Porch

The Bynum Front Porch Pickin' takes place every second and fourth Saturday each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The picking is a bluegrass jam session open to musicians and singers of all skill levels and ages.

The Outliers
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

The Outliers

The Outliers are a North Carolina bluegrass band with a unique, soul-filled sound that spans musical influences as broad as reggae and world music to traditional Scotch-Irish fiddle tunes.

Bynum Front Porch Pickin'
Apr
23
10:00 am10:00

Bynum Front Porch Pickin'

  • Bynum Front Porch

The Bynum Front Porch Pickin' takes place every second and fourth Saturday each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The picking is a bluegrass jam session open to musicians and singers of all skill levels and ages.