Sounds of Summer

The sounds of live outdoor music mean summer is in full swing. All around Chatham County, you can catch the live music fever at many of your favorite local venues. With all the native North Carolinian talent to go around, you won’t want to miss out on these live summer performances.


The Third Thursday Jam at Peppercorn in Siler City is on for the summer! On Thursday, July 18th at 7:30 p.m., join other music aficionados for an evening of delicious food, drinks and live music by the Shakori Hills Junior Appalachian Musicians.

Peppercorn is home to classes for the Junior Appalachian Musicians, or JAM, adding to the diversity of the space and its functionality. With two areas for musical showcasing, Peppercorn offers their coffee and snack bar area as well as a larger room for the most optimal acoustics.

Enjoy as the guitars, banjos, fiddles and mandolins truly capture the essence of Appalachia. Keep on jammin’!

Oasis Fresh Market and Deli:

They’re not just serving up tasty, fresh recipes and frosty drinks, they’re dishing out free live music every Friday night. Located in downtown Siler City, the acoustic community bands together to play bluegrass, old-time music and country.

Join the music jam every Friday night during the summer from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Don’t forget to try out some of their locally sourced dishes while you’re there!

House of Hops:

The House of Hops in Pittsboro is hopping with the Sounds of Summer. If you’ve stopped by for a cold brew, you’re likely to stop back by to pair that with a night of live music! On July 27th from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., celebrate their one year anniversary with shaved ice, music and plenty of door prizes.

In August, House of Hops will welcome the Carolina Sound Committee with live jazz and a variety of other sounds. On August 17th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., enjoy a strong blend of energy and musicianship performing jazz classics and sung by the revered Elle.

Make sure to check their Facebook for updated events and happenings at House of Hops:

Pittsboro Roadhouse:

What do pimento cheese fritters, beer cheese soup and live jazz music all have in common? You can find it all at the Pittsboro Roadhouse! Always adding a fresh variety of musicians to their lineup, you could spend a weekend there and hear a plethora of different sounds every night.

On Friday nights at 8 p.m., their main music venue, the Garage will host a band along with a professional sound system, a dance floor, a full bar and widescreen televisions. On Saturdays at 8 p.m., local bands as well as a few national touring bands take the stage. If that’s not enough, on Mondays at 7 p.m., hear those classic “big band sounds” with jazz, swing and featured orchestras.

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