Triangle Restaurant Week in Pittsboro

Triangle Restaurant Week

Find out more about Triangle Restaurant Week in Pittsboro NC here.

Restaurants across the Triangle in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and Apex participate in this week of “culinary excellence” among premier Triangle and surrounding area restaurants. In 2013, none was listed from more outlying areas like Pittsboro or Carrboro. In 2016, that has changed.

It’s a fixed price event (before drinks, taxes or gratuity) with a different price for lunch than for dinner.

Follow Triangle Restaurant Week on Facebook. Pinterest is in the picture too: TRWNC with 7 boards to date. On Twitter, they are @TriRestWeek. Here they are on Instagram TriRestWeek. Take a look at the stunning photographs on the Instagram site.

Triangle Restaurant Week :: January 25-31, 2016 :: a celebration of culinary excellence from Triangle Blvd on Vimeo.

 

Changing Wednesday Nights

To everything there is a season…

After a great three year run with Karaoke or/and Open Mic on Wednesday  nights with Raleigh Event DJ, Brad Junell, where we have had many a memorable night and met a number of our future performers for Acoustic Nights at the Roadhouse or Weekend Nights on the Roadhouse Stage, we are bringing Performance Night to a close.

Last date for Pittsboro Roadhouse Open Mic & Karaoke: Wednesday December 30, 2015

We have had very young children, and very senior people and everyone in between. We have had solo performers on guitar, duos, trios and a full-sized band with a drum set, and 5 performers.

Thank you to everyone who has participated, and especially to Brad Junell of Raleigh Event DJ for his steady and welcoming presence, week after week, after week. It’s been about 150 Wednesday Nights! That’s impressive.

Thank you so much everyone!

Look for our new Wednesday night events, coming soon.

 


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NC Revelers Big Band Orchestra

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If you love the sound of Big Bands. Love to dance. Love the feeling that only those big bands can create… call now to save your seat for NYE2016

December 31, 2015 New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve Gala 2016, RSVP (919) 542-2432

New Year’s Eve Gala 2016, RSVP (919) 542-2432

NC Revelers Orchestra 2016

7:00 – 9:30

$10 Cover

1st Monday Nights February –  December (except in September)

Pittsboro Roadhouse, 39 West Street, Pittsboro NC, Chatham County

 Lauren Meehan singing with the NC Revelers Orchestra

You won’t believe this amazing performance. These guys are simply great!

Watch and listen to their sound from a January 2014 performance at the magnificent Grove Park Inn in Asheville.

Big Band at the Pittsboro Roadhouse 1st Mondays, except September and January.

#BigBandinPittsboro1stMondays

#ncrevelersinpittsboro

 

Mother’s Day Brunch

We’d love for you to celebrate Mother’s Day with Brunch at The Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store. We’ll be open from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday May 10, 2015,  with live acoustic music at noon by Gregory Blaine (blues, reggae, soul and classics). Don’t have a card or gift yet? Get one at the Pittsboro General Store here, and let your special Mother chose her own gift.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday Brunch

 

Starting at noon, Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s are available to order.

No reservations are needed for parties of 8 or fewer.

Mothers Day at The Roadhouse in Pittsboro

 

 

The BackBeat in Pittsboro – Dec 19

The BackBeat back at the Pittsboro Roadhouse!  ($6 Cover)

BackBeat by Larry Weaver Entertainment

Forming in 2001 to play a one-off gig at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, The BackBeat had so much fun we decided to keep it going for a while. “A while” became an ongoing adventure involving over 500 shows in 5 states for over 100,000 people. From the beginning their goal has been to perform the music of the Beatles and other 60s groups with absolute “like the record” accuracy, with exact 3 and 4 part vocals, striving for the level of excitement produced on stage in the 60s! They play the same guitar models which the Beatles used for the true 60s sound.

There have been personnel changes and different periods over the life of the band. Early on there were college oriented gigs with UNC music professor John Covach, their first lead guitarist. This “academic” period segwayed to the crazy WB Yeats days in Chapel Hill, over 70 shows at the popular venue, with lines out the door once a month for 5 years when Jon Heames was in the lead guitar spot. Increasing outdoor civic festivals, town fairs and concerts have been their more recent pattern. Now, with Zsolt David on drums and Jay Manley on lead guitar the band is in it’s prime. They’re having fun, rocking for all takers on what they consider the greatest rock & roll music ever written!

A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

A Christmas Carol Dinner Show in Pittsboro NC

Celebrate the Holidays at the Pittsboro Roadhouse with the second season of A Christmas Carol Dinner Show produced by The Phoenix Theater Company.

Extended to Five Shows This Year

We Sold Out Last Year!

15 December (Tuesday) at 7 pm

17 December (Thursday) at 7 pm

20 December (Sunday) at 1 pm – Matinee with Lunch

21 December (Monday) at 7 pm

22 December (Tuesday) at 7 pm

Call 919-542-2432 to reserve your table

Marley was dead, to begin with…

So begins the timeless tale of A Christmas Carol. Miserly Scrooge must face the ghosts of his Past, Present, and Future on the road to redemption. The Phoenix Theatre Company and the Pittsboro Roadhouse present this holiday favorite for your Christmas Season again.

You, the audience, are also a part of Scrooge’s journey. Join the Fezziwig Christmas party, where you will enjoy your first course starter. With the Cratchits, partake in a traditional holiday meal, then have dessert with Scrooge’s nephew and his family. This is not an experience to miss!

Tickets are $50 (plus tax) and include the show and a three-course meal. Call 919-542-2432 to book your tickets. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Call 919-542-2432 to reserve your table

A Christmas Carol

 

 

The Sunday Band Series

The Sunday Band Series began in historic downtown Pittsboro in April 2014 with award-winning bands performing on the Pittsboro Roadhouse stage at 39 West Street, Pittsboro, North Carolina. After a solid run of monthly band events at the Pittsboro Roadhouse on Sunday mid afternoons, the Sunday Band Series drew to a close, with the decision to bring these wonderful bands in on Friday nights! Look for the bands with cover charges, some of those are bands we first got to know through the Sunday Band Series.

Bigger Bands on Occasional Friday Nights

Look for these and more:

  • Shoot to Thrill
  • Big Time
  • The Holiday Band
  • Hip Pocket
  • Jim Quick & Coastline
  • Carolina Soul
  • Liquid Pleasure

(Updated December 22, 2015)

Wilson Entertainment Services

John Wilson of Wilson Entertainment Services, is also a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Chatham County’s award-nominated BigTime Party Band. Wilson is organizing the Sunday Band Series in partnership with Greg Lewis of the Pittsboro Roadhouse. “When I met Greg Lewis and we started talking,” said Wilson, “we quickly realized we had a common vision for Pittsboro as a music hub and we could partner to help it grow.”

The Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store

The bands will perform at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, one of the area’s largest restaurant and music venues, in the rear where the stage, dance floor, and bar are located. http://www.pittsbororoadhouse.com There is also a lounge from which one can see the stage and hear the music. Guests on the patio can also hear the bands. “39 West Street used to be a car dealership,” said Lewis. “There used to be a garage where the lounge is now. We installed a screened wall (and door), so when the weather is good, we raise the garage door, and fresh air and music move freely through the screened wall.”

“No other place within 30 miles of here has the caliber of food, environment and entertainment that the Pittsboro Roadhouse has – it’s entirely unique,” says Wilson.

Lynn Hoffman of Hoffman Guitars and Sounds

Lynn Hoffman of Hoffman Guitars and Sounds

Hoffman Guitars and Sound

The sound system was upgraded when the Pittsboro Roadhouse opened, but still needed work due to the large size and features of the back hall. Wilson recommended a talented sound expert, Lynn Hoffman, who makes his own sound equipment, custom electric guitars and amplifiers at Hoffman Guitars and Sound.

Within 10 days Hoffman performed acoustic analytics then designed, constructed, installed and tested a major upgrade. “I was able to put together a sound system specifically designed for the acoustics of this room,” said Hoffman. “We have a very good representation of the entire frequency spectrum, and it’s well equalized. Just about everyone I’ve talked to – performers and guests have loved the difference.”


 A Sampling of Sunday Band Series Concerts

The Invaders won the 2011 and 2012 Best Local Band in the Winston Salem Readers Choice Awards. The Invaders play Rock & Roll, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Beach, Blues, Boogies, Soul and some Country. Len Wilson is on guitar and vocals; Jim Fulp on bass and vocals; and Bryant Bowles on drums and vocals. Though the musicians have many years of experience, they began playing as The Invaders in June 2010.

Music in Pittsboro

“The shared vision that Greg and I have for Pittsboro,” Wilson said, “and I know others see it too, is for Pittsboro’s already strong music offerings to continue to grow and develop in a way that Pittsboro becomes known as an exciting music hub. We want to be attracting people from all over the Triangle and Triad and beyond. Pittsboro and Chatham County are already a draw for art and antiques, and of course Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance in April and October.”

“If people come to The Invaders, and SHE BOP, The Castaways and The Holiday Band, and they have a good time, and this grows, we’ll be able to keep doing the Sunday Band Series and bring even bigger bands to town,” Wilson said.

Greg Lewis, owner of the Pittsboro Roadhouse added, “This opportunity to do a Sunday Band Series is happening at the right time. Spring is coming. Our sound system is at a whole new level of quality. The Pittsboro music scene is growing and attracting attention, and we’re ready to start utilizing our space more; the back part of our restaurant is essentially a music and dance hall. We want to be known as the place to come for really good food, really good music and a really good time!”

More Information

For more information about the Pittsboro Roadhouse and event scheduling contact Greg Lewis at 919-542-2432 or at greg@pittsbororoadhouse.com.

 

Book Signing Events at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

The Pittsboro Roadhouse has a spacious and comfortable lounge where local authors can hold book launch and signing events.

 

Author AlexSandra Lett

AlexSandra Lett and Greg Lewis

North Carolina Author AlexSandra Lett and Restaurant Owner Greg Lewis at the Pittsboro Roadhouse (2015)

 

Saturday December 5, 2015 between 1 and 4 pm

Monday December 7, 2015 between 6 and 9 pm

North Carolina author AlexSandra Lett will be signing books. Her latest book, The Harvest, has ties to Chatham County.

Harvest by AlexSandra Lett

She is the author of many books. Visit her website www.alexsandralett.com to find out more about AlexSandra.

 

Chatham, Wake, Orange & Lee County Authors Hold Book Signings

A number of local North Carolina authors have held their Pittsboro book launches at The Roadhouse including Douglas Baye Lorie, author of  Acaju.

Roadhouse Cafe Douglas Lorie Book Signing

For Europeans in the 1700s, Brazil was a frontier filled with dreams; dreams of saving souls, dreams of scientific discoveries, dreams of wealth. But sugar field wealth was only attainable with enslaving African and native peoples. Acaju opens with an abandoned baby at the gates of a Catholic mission, the enigmatic dark-skinned blue-eyed child, Jasy. Jasy   is raised and educated by a priest and by a Tupi foster mother who trains him the art of yerba mahtay tea. A writer of mystical realism, those who enjoy Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ works will enjoy Acaju.

The Pittsboro Roadhouse Lounge

Flat Tire Lounge at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

The Roadhouse Lounge

Pittsboro Roadhouse Lounge & Patio

Dan Blaisdell

Dan Blaisdell is a talented multi-instrumentalist who performs in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Pittsboro area of NC. He plays  acoustic music at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.  Come out and enjoy the music.

From another site:

“Pedal steel and multi-instrumentalist, Dan Blaisdell plays nearly a dozen instruments and has been influenced by traditional country, blues, hard rock, and more. Currently supporting country singer Ryan Daniel, Dan plays pedal steel guitar, banjo, and harmonica. Being a utility player for Ryan Daniel, Dan is also a prolific songwriter and entertains audiences of all sizes. Dan is also known as the “Marathon Man” for playing entire gigs without any breaks.

A fan recently described Dan Blaisdell’s style as: “a little blues, a hint of jazz and a whole lot of country.” Dan brings energy, style and class to every show, and fans can expect entertaining and memorable performances every time with Dan Blaisdell..”

 

Dan Blaisdell NC Multiinstrumentalist

 

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Mr. Wonderful – Dean Martin’s Music

Two of the members of the Swang Brothers, David Quick and FJ Ventre have formed this new finely tuned group called Mr. Wonderful to perform the music of Dean Martin.

The group’s first performance was at the City Tap, its second at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, and there will be more, 2nd Monday nights at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

Mr. Wonderful – A Celebration of Dean Martin’s Music

7 – 9:30 pm $5

Mr. Wonderful is a fabulous retro show led by David Quick of The Swang Brothers. Every second Monday night, you have a rare opportunity to revel in the relaxing jazzy sound of a great by-gone era, Dean Martin’s.

David Quick leads the group and is very excited about being able to bring back these amazingly beautiful and songs. He loves the sound, and has attracted a team of masterful musicians.

FJ Ventre, also with David in The Swang Brothers, plays stand up bass. He is as solid as they come, and used to holding down the beat for The Swang Brothers. He’s exciting to watch.

Brad Maiani plays guitar. He’s versatile, excellent in many genres. For this act, he plays nylon string guitar which lends itself to the sexy bossa nova style that is part of the cocktail scene at its best.

Richard Tazewell is on keyboards. A very talented guy, he plays a lot of solo gigs. His part in Mr. Wonderful is a “right-hand” gig, like serving the olives and limes with the cocktails. He does a great job.

Jeff Brown is a masterful sax player – he blows alto, tenor and soprano, and hard to say which he does better. The quality of his tone is excellent.

On drums, they have Dave Shore. You couldn’t find a better drummer for the mellow jazzy sound Mr. Wonderful is aiming for. Davis plays with restraint and subtlety and delivers a class sound.

Mr. Wonderful at the Roadhouse

Come enjoy the music of DEAN MARTIN ! There’s nothing else like it in the Triangle!

Great dancing music, and excellent musicianship – just come and hear the shouts and applause by the audience at the end of each solo. There’s something special happening here!

 

The Rest of Mr. Wonderful's Band