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Bynum Front Porch - Upcoming Events!
Aug
17
to Dec 15

Bynum Front Porch - Upcoming Events!

Upcoming music and storytelling shows! We know you don't want to miss! For more information see the calendar entries below or visit our Facebook page! 

August 17 Morgan Creek BAND

August 24 Neville's Quarter - with food truck Merry Franksters!

August 31 Tommy Edwards' Bluegrass Experience

September 8 Bynum Front Porch Storytelling Show

September 21 Chatham Rabbits House Concert...

 

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Neville's Quarter - with Merry Franksters!
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Neville's Quarter - with Merry Franksters!

Neville's Quarter is a guitar/fiddle duo who will capture your heart with warm and intelligent original tunes. They are a cheerful bunch with a songwriting style that is drawn from real life experiences that most can relate to. Their songwriting will leave you with much to reflect upon, including topics that cover everything from love, karma, dogs, dragons, and even time travel. 

Website: www.NevillesQuarter.com

The show is rain or shine - if the weather is bad we move inside to the Bynum General Store Disco. We pass the hat - a $10 donation is suggested. There are food trucks, toys and games for the kids, dancing (a new dance floor patio outside), and a made for memorable evening firefly show that always starts about dark. Come on down to the big city of Bynum on Friday night and let the week slip away from you right. 

Address: 950 Bynum Road, Pittsboro NC

Food trucks:

Merry Franksters http://www.themerryfranksters.com/welcome.html
Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453/

Thanks for your support!  Bynum Front Porch http://www.bynumfrontporch.org

 

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Bluegrass Experience
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Bluegrass Experience

Tommy Edwards Bluegrass Experience has been a North Carolina institution since the band formed in 1971! The band members are: Mike Aldridge-mandolin, Stan Brown-banjo, Tommy Edwards-guitar, Thomas "Snuffy" Smith-bass, and Keith Thomas-fiddle.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bluegrass.experience

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfxl1joUSBg

More info: www.life1031.com/host_detail.cfm?id=7

Food truck: Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453

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Tellabration! Bynum Front Porch Storytelling!
Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

Tellabration! Bynum Front Porch Storytelling!

Join us for TELLABRATION at Bynum Front Porch! Storytelling by NC's best tellers and local folks that like to spin a good yarn!

The storytelling show is a Bynum Front Porch series - at the Bynum General Store on the second Saturdays, September - May. You'll hear heartfelt real-life stories, funny stories, standup comedy and folk tales too. The stories are family friendly "most enjoyed by those 8 and above!" A $10 donation is suggested. There are refreshments too - bring a snack to share if you'd like! It's a really good evening with friends: visiting and hearing great stories!

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Morgan Creek
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Morgan Creek

We are thrilled to welcome Morgan Creek to the 12th season of Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music! 

Morgan Creek is a bluegrass/ modern folk band based in Chapel Hill, NC. From traditional standards to bluegrass versions of Beatles tunes, our songs will leave you smiling and remembering that favorite trip to the mountains. The band features the vocals of Kirk Lawrence (also Mandolin) and Clinton Brooks (also Violin). Both of these men bring years of performance experience to the stage. John McNeal also provides vocals and the "all important" acoustic guitar to the Morgan Creek sound. The Bass is provided by Nat Smith. His stylings combine jazz, rock, and country swing with impeccable timing. The sound is rounded out by the Banjo stylings of "Uncle" Albert Segars. Featuring both melodic and Scruggs influences the Banjo sound is purely "Carolina". Together, Morgan Creek perseveres the sound of traditional music while pioneering new frontiers of modern bluegrass.

Website: https://www.reverbnation.com/morgancreek
Music: https://www.reverbnation.com/morgancreek/songs

It's the 12th season of Friday Night Music at the Bynum General Store! The music starts at 7pm. Come a little earlier if you'd like a walk to the Haw River. There is Allen and Sons BBQ just up the road and a dessert food truck on site! 

There is an outdoor stage or we can move inside to "the Bynum Disco" if it should rain! A pith helmet is passed to pay the band. $10/adult is suggested. No pets or alcohol please. 

Fridays in Bynum: Music. A summer night - listening to the fiddles and the mandolins melding with the cacophony from crickets, owls, tree frogs and toads. Not being able to tell if the white lights are fireflies or Christmas lights. 3/4 time. Not worrying. Not rushing. Just being. As twilight descends.

We hope you can come rock with us Friday night!

Food trucks:
Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453
Bynum Ruritan Club


Bynum Front Porch is a non-profit organization. We give three $1000 scholarships to Chatham students every year. The Bynum General Store is a community center for Scouts, jam sessions, workshops, weddings, picnics, stocking stuffing, food drives. We provide a meeting space for other non-profits and help them raise funds too! We have music and storytelling shows throughout the year. 

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Too Much Fun
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Too Much Fun

Studio recordings are all well and good, but the spirit, the energy, the humor, and interaction of the band in a live setting is the best way to enjoy Too Much Fun. Not only can you count on 'genuine danceability' from the tunes, there are also the jokes, the quizzes, the tributes, and generally good-natured goofiness that sometimes emanates.

Great grooves, great lyrics, great playing! Too Much Fun is American roots, rock, and rhythm & blues at it's finest. If you're not dancing, tapping your foot, or smiling....you ain't payin' attention.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/toomuchfunbandNC
Website: www.tmfband.com
Video: youtu.be/jnnRUosP2C0?t=55s

Food truck:

Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453

 

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Durham Ukulele Orchestra
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Durham Ukulele Orchestra

The Durham Ukulele Orchestra organically grew out of a ukulele jam session. At practice sessions, the band began to mix together their wide range of tastes into a cohesive and delicious “musical soup" - from jazz standards to art rock classics like Psycho Killer by The Talking Heads.

Bending to the will of four-stringed instruments, the orchestra continues to turn out surprising and delightful renditions 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 for audiences to listen to! The band’s love for playing with each other keeps this tiny juggernaut rolling on.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Durham-Ukulele-Orchestra-409320179102594

Website: durhamukuleleorchestra.com

Video: vimeo.com/13577861

Food truck:

Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453

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GrassStreet
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

GrassStreet

Bynum Front Porch is excited to welcome GrassStreet on July 27th! GrassStreet pride themselves on an entertaining and high energy stage show! They strike the right balance of musical precision and humor. From traditional sounds of Flatt & Scruggs to the progressive sounds of Seldom Scene and Tony Rice and members with backgrounds in bluegrass, country, jazz, rock, and R&B there's always something for every listener at a GrassStreet show.

We'll have Sweet Sensations Concessions here serving ice cream treats. Come early get in a walk in... the music starts at 7pm! The firefly show starts near dark!

A pith helmet is passed to pay the band. ($10 donation is suggested.) No dogs or alchohol please. Thanks!

Music: https://www.grassstreet.net/music

Website: https://www.grassstreet.net/home

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grassstreet

Food truck:

Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453

 

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Rivermist
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Rivermist

Riivermist!  Bynum Front Porch is thrilled to welcome Rivermist on July 20th! This fun group delivers an awesome good show!! Rock and roll with a little bit of southern country rock! Leave the fuddy duddies at home and come rock with us!! And don't forget to wear your dancing shoes!

Come hungry: we'll have hot dogs and hamburgers. Sweet Sensations Concessions will be here too. Come early get in a walk and eat supper... the rock and roll starts at 7pm! The firefly show starts near dark!

A pith helmet is passed to pay the band. ($10 donation is suggested.) No dogs or alchohol please. Thanks!

Music: https://youtu.be/zt6Dz8CfG-E AND https://youtu.be/uLQ3h1bGEDE

Website: https://www.rivermistband.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rivermistband

Food:
Hamburgers and hot dogs to support Bynum Front Porch

Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453

 

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Nixon, Blevins and Gage
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Nixon, Blevins and Gage

Studio recordings are all well and good, but the spirit and the energy in a live setting is the best way to enjoy Nixon, Blevins and Gage. Not only incredible picking and bluegrass harmonies - but their heart shines through every song. It is flat picking at it's finest. If you're not dancing, tapping your foot, or smiling....you ain't paying attention!


Music: https://youtu.be/Syp45htGlSM?list=PLmP0cV4zx7sQP0CCHIdJvIDhI5vgyShbK

Website: www.nixonblevinsandgage.com

ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/nixonblevinsgage

Food truck:

Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453

 

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Honey Magpie
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Honey Magpie

Honey Magpie is an indie/folk band sewing a patchwork quilt of warm and folksy three-part harmonies, complex yet catchy string parts, and sweetly layered piano riffs into a flurry of elegant sounds.

Video: https://youtu.be/6PrIzNpXS0o
Webpage: honeymagpie.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/honeymagpieband/

We are thrilled to welcome Honey Magpie to the Bynum Front Porch - celebrating our 12th season of Friday Night Music!

Every Friday night from May to August, folks come and bring their chairs. They visit and talk as the crowd gathers. There are food trucks, Sweet Sensations Concessions and 815 Gourmet Grill . There is an outdoor stage (and an indoor stage in the store if it rains!). Fireflies. Sometimes thunder. Young and old dance. There are toys and books for the kids... and screen doors for them to learn how to bang.

A pith helmet is passed to pay the band. ($10 suggested.) No pets or alcohol please.

Summer nights - listening to the guitars and mandolins melding with the cacophony from crickets, owls, tree frogs and toads. Not being able to tell if the white lights are fireflies or Christmas lights. 3/4 time. Not worrying. Not rushing. Just being. As twilight descends. Come rock with us.

http://www.bynumfrontporch.org/

Food truck:

Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453

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Blue Cactus
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Blue Cactus

“If you’ve ever wondered … where Country and Americana music is going, look no further. Blue Cactus, is painting beautiful pictures of limitless possibility.” — No Depression (Feb. 24, 2017)

“Blue Cactus, fully embody the love and heartbreak of honky-tonk…” — Indy Week Record Review (March 1, 2017)

“You can’t help but fall in love with the heartache.” — Paste, (Feb. 24, 2017)

“Clutch your heart real tight and come take a listen.” - Bynum Front Porch

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmgV2gM9nmQ

Webpage: bluecactusmusic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bluecactusband/

Food truck:

815 Gourmet Grill https://www.815gourmetgrill.com/menu

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Shiloh Hill
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Shiloh Hill

Shiloh Hill is a band that not only understands their roots but also understands how to create a sound that's continuously evolving and fully unique. This is a project that focuses on a joint contribution of artists showcasing not only excellent songwriting and lyricism, but a simple yet beautiful ensemble of harmonizing vocals, guitars, mandolin, banjo and percussion. With just the right mix of folk, pop, and fireside feeling, each song sets tones, tells stories, and has a little something for everyone.

Video: https://youtu.be/3WWH0pA-aXo

Website: https://www.shilohhillmusic.com/

Bynum Front Porch is thrilled to welcome Shiloh Hills to play in this, our 12th season! There are food trucks: 815 Gourmet Grill and Sweet Sensations Concessions. Come early get in a walk and order your supper... the music starts at 7pm! The firefly show starts near dark!

A pith helmet is passed to pay the band. ($10 donation is suggested.) No dogs or alchohol please. Thanks!

http://www.bynumfrontporch.org

 

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Tracy Lynn and Dave Smith
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Tracy Lynn and Dave Smith

Dave and Tracy have teamed up to bring all original acoustic Indie Pop Folk Rock back to the mainstream. Their music is a homegrown blend of sound that weaves a pretty melody, spins a tale, and spits out a solid tune.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davesmithandtracylynn

Food trucks:

815 Gourmet Grill https://www.815gourmetgrill.com/menu

Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453

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Karen Smedley with Three Jack Jenny
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Karen Smedley with Three Jack Jenny

Karen Smedley with Three Jack Jenny is a Raleigh, North Carolina based bluegrass band performing old style country duets and originals mixed with traditional bluegrass music. 

Music: https://threejackjenny.com/album/413491/blue
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/threejackjenny/
Webpage: https://www.threejackjenny.com/

Bynum Front Porch is thrilled to welcome Karen Smedley and Three Jack Jenny to play in this, our 12th season! There are food trucks: 815 Gourmet Grill and Sweet Sensations Concessions. Come early get in a walk and order your supper... the music starts at 7pm! The firefly show starts near dark!

A pith helmet is passed to pay the band. ($10 donation is suggested.) No dogs or alchohol please. Thanks!

 

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Swift Creek
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Swift Creek

Swift Creek’s highly original songs feature strong traditional and progressive bluegrass influences, a touch of country and a healthy dose of folk. (The band formed six years ago in Central NC near the aptly named, Swift Creek!) Three-part harmony singing is the band’s signature, supported by guitar and bass rhythms - punctuated with impressive mandolin, fiddle and banjo.

Kevin Brown strong tenor lead, rhythm guitar and songwriting frame the band’s sound. Casey Elder, expertly plays the mandolin and dobro. Award-winning fiddler Stephen Fraleigh, also plays the banjo. Bassist Dennis Hoyle sets the beat. While vocalist Ann Searcy delivers bluesy leads and harmonies. They have 2 CD’s, “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner” and recently released “Magnolia.” They are playing at Merlefest 2017 and have played 3 years at IBMA World Of Bluegrass in Raleigh.

Website: www.swiftcreekmusic.com/

Video: youtu.be/x43ljHq2Bn4

Food trucks:

815 Gourmet Grill https://www.815gourmetgrill.com/menu

Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453

 

 

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The Paper Crowns
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Paper Crowns

From tributes to Jerry Garcia to pure sweet country harmonies, the Paper Crowns will fill your musical needs! Their music is a gumbo of Appalachian folk and bluegrass, Dixieland melodies, delta blues, acid rock, murder ballads, outlaw country and Southern Gospel that they cook into a sound all their own. 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/thepapercrowns/

Food trucks:

815 Gourmet Grill https://www.815gourmetgrill.com/menu

Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453

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Bynum Front Porch Pickers - A Special Fundraiser for Bynum Front Porch!
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Bynum Front Porch Pickers - A Special Fundraiser for Bynum Front Porch!

The Bynum Front Porch Pickers meet at the Bynum General Store twice a month, year round! A bluegrass jam session - it’s open to musicians and singers of all ages and skill levels. Once a year all those folks get together and have an all-out jam session to raise money for Bynum Front Porch and its programs and the scholarships! This is it. Bring your voice, your love of music and dance with the fireflies!
Website: www.bynumfrontporch.org/programs

Video: youtu.be/U6s9NkDql68 

Food trucks:

815 Gourmet Grill https://www.815gourmetgrill.com/menu

Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453

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String Peddlers
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

String Peddlers

The String Peddlers have performed all over the southeast - many times with bluegrass greats. Last fall they played at the Carrboro Music Festival and opened Raleigh's Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. Their audiences are toe tapping and happy!

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/string.peddlers

Food trucks:

815 Gourmet Grill https://www.815gourmetgrill.com/menu

Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453

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Boys From Carolina
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Boys From Carolina

The Boys From Carolina are a bluegrass band noted for professional presentation and strong vocal harmonies. They have performed all over the southeast - many times with bluegrass greats: The Lonesome River Band, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Jimmy Martin, Little Roy Lewis, Larry Sparks, and more. Their audiences are toe tapping and happy! All together, the band members have over 160 years of musical experience.

Website: www.boysfromcarolina.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Boys-From-Carolina-Bluegrass-Band-265036303900/

Video: youtu.be/okVvWVEBGAk

Food trucks:

815 Gourmet Grill https://www.815gourmetgrill.com/menu

Sweet Sensations Concessions https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Sensations-Concessions-852042168279453

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