Pittsboro, NC — Since Chef Greg Lewis reopened the Pittsboro General Store and Roadhouse, he’s put a big emphasis on live music. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening at the Roadhouse plus some good advice for musicians.
Live Music at the Pittsboro General Store and Roadhouse
The General Store has a legacy of live music in downtown Pittsboro, and Greg Lewis has added to the aura.
The revitalized Roadhouse now has music four or five times a week including jazz, bluegrass, Alt Country, Americana, Indie, Folk and Rock. It seems like you can hear a world of music in downtown Pittsboro almost any night of the week.
Upcoming at The Roadhouse
At 8 PM on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, Trilogy will be taking part in their annual holiday performance. Make this your new tradition as you enjoy great food and a great show.
Ring in the New Year the right way. The Swang Brothers are returning from last year to celebrate with some good old country music. The event is $30 per person and begins Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at 8 PM.
And get 2014 off right with Blues, Indie Pop and Acoustic from Mysti Mayhem on Friday, January 3.
Get all the details about upcoming shows on the Roadhouse Calendar.
Tips for Performers
Maybe you’re one of those people who like to play music. Isn’t it great to have another big venue right here in town?
The Roadhouse has a page of tips for performers who’d like to play their stage. It shows they’re really serious about their music.
They’re good tips, too (according to my professional musician friends) Here are some are some of the highlights:
- Play at their open mics, which happen the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:30 PM. Get familiar with the place so you know them and they know you.
- Know who has played before and tell them what bands you’re like so they know what kind of audience you’re looking for. Show that you pay attention to Pittsboro Roadhouse and what the atmosphere is like, or at least that you’ve been to their website to learn about them.
- Know your audience. Having the right audience is key, because that makes the difference between a wild concert and a quiet dinner party. Pittsboro Roadhouse has people dining while you play, so they aren’t looking for anything particularly wild.
- Have a strong online presence so they can help you publicize. They cite websites such as ReverbNation, Zvents, Raleigh Music, Facebook, and Twitter as examples of where to get involved.
Greg Lewis chefs up some marvelous food and he’s cooked up a happening music scene as well. Check it out for yourself.
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Photo from Pittsboro Roadhouse on Facebook.