Local Live Music for You! July 17 – 20, 2013

Local Live Music for You! July 17 – 20, 2013

You have wonderful choices for live music within a 20 minutes drive from Chapel Hill. Be sure to explore and check out the music in Pittsboro, down the beautiful 15/501 over the Haw River.

Here at Pittsboro Roadhouse, we are all excited to share another week of great food, awesome music, and good fun with you!

Wednesday nights at 6:30 you can count on Raleigh Event DJ emceeing Karaoke on 1st, 3rd & 5th Wendesdays, and Open Mic and 2nd, 4th & 5th Wednesdays.

Our local performers can’t wait to perform for you this weekend, and seeing your happy faces here helps all of us get through our long work weeks.

Here’s a sneak peek of the sweet tunes we have brewing for you Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night!

Eric Bannan

Eric Bannan

Eric Bannan

Eric Bannan is returning to the Pittsboro Roadhouse stage and we can’t wait to hear what beautiful stories his songs will tell.

A Pittsboro native and expert storyteller, Eric’s Americana grooves and beautiful blues will hypnotize you.

You’ll be begging for more, so be sure to check him out this Thursday at 7:00! Start your weekend early. Begin to wind down with dinner and a show in downtown Pittsboro. We have plenty of choices on our dinner and drink menu for everyone, and we even have a kids menu.

The BackBeat


The BackBeat! Beatles and Sixties Cover Band

Get ready to dance when The BackBeat break out your favorite 60’s and 60’s inspired tunes! You’ll be amazed at how these artists can bring you back and remind you of the golden years with their musicality and skill – you’ll think you fell right back to Apple Studio. We’re excited to twist and shout with you this Friday night at 8!  ($5 Cover)

Janet Place & the Great Big Gone

Janet Place and the Great Big Gone

Janet Place and the Great Big Gone

Saturday night brings another treat! Janet Place and the Great Big Gone will join us at 8 for a night of perfectly classic Americana. These performers are all you could ever ask for, gracing our ears with a little rock and roll, a little blues and Tex Mex, and some country and honky tonk. You’re bound to find at least one song you absolutely adore!

These wonderful Triangle favorites have great talent to showcase on the Roadhouse stage this weekend, and we’ll keep you full and happy. We can’t wait to see you all and to enjoy this weekend’s music in your company!

What Music is Coming Up?

Want to see what’s playing at the Roadhouse for weeks ahead? Visit any one of these sites:

Pittsboro Roadhouse on IndyWeek
Pittsboro Roadhouse on ReverbNation

Questions? Call 919-542-2432

Wednesdays 11 – 9 pm. Thursdays 11 – 9 pm. Friday & Saturdays 11 – 10 pm.


Featured Artist: Chana Heins Meeks

Chana Heins Meeks, North Carolina Potter and Painter

Have you heard of Chana Heins Meeks?

She’s a talented potter and painter associated with the NC Arts Incubator in Siler City, North Carolina, and someone whose work we at the Pittsboro Roadhouse love and carry.

Sunday June 2, 2013 Featured Artist

On Sunday June 2nd 2013, Chana Heins Meeks will be our featured artist. She will be available to talk with guests about whatever you’d like to talk with her about. She will be bringing more pottery and at least one of her paintings. She plans to bring her prize winning oil painting of a rocky river scene to show.

It’s Chana who makes the garlic grater bowls that we serve at dinner time for our guests for dipping bread into olive oil and garlic.

On Sunday she’ll bring some recipes for use in the garlic graters.

Royal Baby Shower to Benefit FVRC in Pittsboro NC

Royal Baby Shower Saturday April 13, 2013. 12 – 3 p.m.

Royal Baby Shower April 13, 2013 at the Pittsboro Roadhouse NC

Saturday April 13, 2013, between Noon and 3 p.m. you are cordially invited to a Royal Baby Shower to benefit Pittsboro’s Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services.

Your cost of entry? A wrapped gift for baby or new mom.

Wear a Fascinator (see below) and come with friends.


The Duchess of Cambridge

You’ll enjoy a fun event with prizes, a “Fascinator” contest with several categories, tea and English finger foods prepared by Chef Greg Lewis, owner of the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

Wrapped Gifts

What wrapped gifts should you bring?

For Baby: onesies, diapers, bibs…

For Mumsies: toiletries, pajamas, lotions..

About Fascinators

Guests are encouraged to wear a Fascinator, something the British are known for. See Duchess Kate’s red fascinator to the right?

Where do you get them? Beggars and Choosers in Pittsboro might have some, and you might find a new one at the Joyful Jewel, as one of the Seven Sisters has begun making them.

Or you might visit AC Moore in Apex or Durham, or Michaels or JoAnn in Durham, to get the makings of one of your own design. You can take a look at the fascinators designed by Desiree Spice in Jacksonville, North Carolina or Red Magnolia on Etsy. For other ideas, take a look at Google Images, or FascinatorsNYC.


About this Royal Baby Shower

The inspiration came from Heather Johnson of Chatham Business Services in downtown Pittsboro NC. Combining an international fascination with British Royals, with a local need for supplies and support for new mothers and their babies, this event took shape as Duchess for a Day: A Royal Baby Shower. Partnering with the Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store to hold the event, and to provide tea and finger foods, the idea took root. FVRC was pleased for another creative way for people to have fun and support their work.

Grand Re-Opening of the Pittsboro Courthouse

Grand Re-Opening of the Pittsboro Courthouse on April 20, 2013

Today the Town of Pittsboro posted an event flyer for the April 20 celebration.

Plan on coming out to see a small town celebrating the restoration of their landmark, the Courthouse in the circle.

We created a graphic of the day’s schedule for those who want to see how the events overlap. Just right click on the image to save a copy if it’s helpful.


Hold Your Event in Pittsboro, North Carolina

Pittsboro, North Carolina is a charming town with a rich mixture, of old country farming and music, new age students learning biofuels, organic farming and cooking, and very special stores worth a trip from anywhere to see and shop.

Consider holding your events in Pittsboro. Here are some of the options you have:

Chatham County Library – A large meeting room Mary Hay Holmes, holds 150 people. Data projector and other technology. Small kitchenette. Free. Application. Non-profits. All meetings must be free and open to the public. No consecutive meetings. Hours: Mon – Thurs 9 – 8 ; Friday 9 – 6; Saturday 9 – 5. 919-545-8084.

Community House, Town of Pittsboro – for all kinds of events. Base rate: $65.00 per use per day and then $20.00 per each additional hour. If reserved for 10 or more days per year: $45.00 per day and then $15/each additional hour. (A day is considered 1 – 3 hours). (919) 542-4621 ext. 21.

Piedmont Center for Natural Medicine – for quiet events – maybe 20 people if seated. A serene windowed room with plants and a large white fireplace, behind the office manager’s desk and French glass doors. 919.542-0325

The Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store – for small or large events. The rear dining room can be reserved weekday mornings and or afternoon with no rental fee if at least 25 people ordering lunch and refreshments. The lounge, likewise, is available mornings and afternoons until 5 pm, with no fee if at least 20 people will be ordering refreshments. Wedding receptions may be held at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, Saturday mid-morning until 5pm; and anytime on Sundays. 919-542-2432.

Joyful Jewel – for select cultural and art events. Call early as they reserve space for events many months in advance.  919-883-2775.

Chatham Business Services – a new business, has a nice conference room that seats 6-8 people around the table. Before April 2013, they have a $10/hour special during business hours. 919-444-9500.

Greek Kouzinos – an informal Greek restaurant in Pittsboro has a meeting room that seats 18 people. 919-542-9950

For more options, check out the website of the Pittsboro Siler City Convention and Visitors Bureau.

If you know of a good meeting place in Pittsboro that’s not on this list, please email webmaster@pittsbororoadhouse.com. Thank you.