Sharpe Store Music Festival

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Pittsboro, NC – If you want a good old time in the country, look no further than the 12th Annual Summer Celebration at Sharpe’s Store in Bear Creek on Saturday August 20.

Sharpe’s Store

Sharpe’s Store is located between Goldston and Pittsboro NC. at the corner of Reno Sharpe Store Rd. and Goldston-Pittsboro Rd.

Their story goes like this:

Reno’s store was, for years, the focal point of the community where you could go buy your groceries, trade goods, cash your payroll check or just hang out and take in the latest news and gossip.

The store was built in the 1880’s and moved to its current location in 1920. Reno’s grandfather, R.C. Sharped owned and operated the store until Reno and his late brother Raymond took it over in the 40’s. Reno continued to operate the store until its official closing in April, 2003.

Since that time, Reno and his family, have opened the store twice a month for the music. – from

2011 Summer Celebration

They will be music all day at the Sharpe Store Summer Celebration. Eight bands are set to take the stage between 10 A.M. and 5 P.M. including:

  • Up Cane Creek
  • No Worries
  • Walters Family Band
  • Hey Brothers
  • Lester Fricks
  • Coyote Ridge
  • Jus’ Right Band
  • Zinc Kings

The Sharpe Store Summer Celebration also includes arts and crafts vendors, food sellers and all-day jamming. Parking is free and admission is free, but your donations are greatly appreciated.

As the summer heat wanes, it’s a great reason to leave your house.

Event Details

Sharpe Store 2011 Summer Celebration
Saturday, August 20, 2011
10 A.M. – 6 P.M. Rain or shine
5889 Pittsboro Goldston Rd
Bear Creek, NC 27207-9530

Sharpe’s Store is 10 miles from downtown Pittsboro – it’s a straight shot down NC 902 toward Goldston. Come on out on August 20th for one of Chatham County’s premier country music events.