Raising Funds to Cure Crohn’s & Colitis

Take Steps for Crohn's

Hello to all,

Many of you we have seen in recent months and for others it has been a while. I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits.

Once again, on Saturday April 30, our Team MikAddy will be participating in the Triangle Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk at Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville, NC. CCFA Walks are the nation’s largest events dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. Our fundraising goal is $750 for this worthy cause and I need your help to reach this goal!

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for painful and debilitating IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). They have invested more than $200 million in research and they also fund disease-specific education, support, and treatment information. For the 1.4 million Americans who suffer from the debilitating effects of IBD (our daughter, Adelena is one of them) nothing is more important than finding better, more effective treatments, and ultimately, cures.

Take Steps is the foundation’s premier walking event, raising needed funds for their mission of finding cures and improving the quality of life for patients. We hope you will consider supporting our efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. You can donate online or mail your gift to 78 Lauren Rose Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27312. If you feel so led, please inquire if your company has a matching gift program. If so, simply complete the required form and mail it along with your donation to the above address. This is a great way to double your support! With your help, we will fund important research, patient education and support for millions of Americans.

Again, to donate online, follow this link: http://online.ccfa.org/site/TR/TakeSteps/Chapter-Carolinas?team_id=190769&pg=team&fr_id=6064

Click on “Donate” found in the upper right corner. From that menu, select the 3rd choice, which is “Donate.”

If you would like to register as a walker you will see that choice also under the “Donate” button.

“Thank you” are words we use to express appreciation. That expression does not really convey enough, but we hope you know our gratitude is sincerely and deeply felt.

Thank you,
Maria, Greg and Adelena

 

(Updated April 15,  2016)


Past Events

April 25, 2015

Take Steps with the Pittsboro Roadhouse to Cure Crohn’s – Walk at Lake Crabtree Park. Overall over $100,000 was raised!

July 18, 2014

Fundraiser for Crone’s Disease and Colitis with Durham Ukulele Orchestra

The event was casual evening of food, friends and music to raise money for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – Carolinas Chapter. Optional door donations and raffle proceeds will benefit Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America [CCFA] IBD research, support and education programs.

April 26, 2014

NCSU Centennial Campus Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis walk, the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases

 


*CCFA is Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

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.

 

The Golden Apple – Fairy Tale Mystery for Kids

The Phoenix Theatre Company has developed an exciting KID’S MYSTERY! The Golden Apple – A Fairy Tale Mystery for Kids.

Snow White, Prince Charming, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Jack (of the Beanstalk fame) and Robin Hood join with the audience in trying to solve the mystery of the Golden Apple.

Originally set to launch at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, the show was postponed, but is available to be performed at your venue at a time of your choosing.

Available for Performances at Your Venue

The Phoenix Theatre Company is a versatile theater company able to produce performances in a wide range of venues to accommodate your entertainment needs. Founded by Chatham County NC born and raised actress Jessica Nunn, this company is local theater at its best. Most of the events are locally written as well, with the playwrights including humorous and occasionally pointed references to local politics and issues. This is where theater starts, in small town USA, in North Carolina’s heartland.

Contact The Phoenix Theatre Company Executive Director Jessica Nunn to find out more about The Golden Apple – Fairy Tale Mystery for Kids.

Email:

thephoenixtheatreco@gmail.com

Phone:

336-417-6217

Visit The Phoenix Theatre Company on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter. Sign up for their newsletter to get specials on upcoming events and most of all, not miss a single one.

The Pittsboro Roadhouse is proud to have partnered with The Phoenix Theatre Company in hosting their first murdery mystery dinner shows, cabarets and comedy nights.

 

Food Truck Rodeos in Pittsboro

Pittsboro has Food Truck Rodeos in the Pittsboro Roadhouse Parking Lot! Look for the Welcome to Pittsboro billboard. Parking on the streets, and in front of the Justice Center just south of Courthouse Circle. (Did we say it was free? Free parking. Free entry. Food and drink for cash!)

July 18 Food Truck Rodeo Participants

  • Bandido’s
  • Bear Creek Brewery
  • BellaDonna
  • Bull City Street Food
  • Carolina Brewery
  • Cocoaforte
  • Greedy’Z Cheesesteaks & Hoagies
  • Little Dipper’s Italian Ice

2015 PBO Food Truck Rodeos in Pittsboro

Across the street from the Pittsboro Roadhouse, 39 West Street, just west of Courthouse Circle, in the Roadhouse Lot.

Directions

July 18 food truck rodeo in pittsboro

For a quick glance at the food trucks from past events, click here: Pittsboro Food Truck Rodeos in Pittsboro.

The Castaways

What a great show it was! Thank you to The Castaways for a great performance, our guests for being so appreciative, our staff for working a Sunday, and John Wilson of Wilson Entertainment Services for bringing another great band back to our Sunday concert series.

The Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store and Wilson Entertainment Services are proud to present The Castaways.

The Carolina Beach Music Awards “Hall Of Fame” and Award Winning Castaways are the premier party band in the Carolinas and Virginia.

Sunday June 7, 2015 – The Castaways

5:00 PM

$10.00 Cover

Kids 10 and under are free

Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips and Fries available for purchase
Cash bar

Like the The Castaways Band on Facebook.

Visit the The Castaways Band Website to hear their music.

The Castaways in BW


 

PAST DATES

Sunday May 18, 2014

The Sidemen

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The Sidemen are playing at the Pittsboro Roadhouse and we know you want to know who they are and what they do.  The Sidemen  play a bit of everything, including The Band, Van Morrison, Delbert McClinton, Taj Mahal, rock, reggae, country and swing. They are all local folk from Raleigh, Chapel Hill and exotic Pittsboro.

Find out more about each member.

Fred Westbrook, Keyboards & Vocalist

Fred Westbrook is a retired teacher and principal, who has been a musician all of his life, and has been performing professionally since he was 18 – which was a long, long time ago. Fred has been part of ensembles as diverse as the Susquehanna University (www.susqu.edu) band and choir during a concert tour of Europe and as a vocalist and the keyboard player for Big Rick & the Bombers as they competed in the International Blues Competition in Memphis, twice. He’s had the privilege of appearing on the stage of B.B. King’s on Beale Street three times, and has played the Bull Durham Blues Festival in Durham, NC twice. He was also part of a band opening for Herbie Mann at the Pleasure Island Blues and Seafood Festival.And now, he’s delighted to be a part of The Sidemen as keyboard player and vocalist.

Bill Bryan, Guitarist

Bill Bryan is a long-time area guitarist who coaxes tasty tuneage out of electric and acoustic guitars, Bill plays an eclectic combinations of down-home Americana to tear-stained blues with wayward danger-ridden detours in between. With a nod to the Dead, Commander Cody, The Allmans, Little Feat and the Kings, (BB, Albert & Freddie), Bill pays homage to his many influences in his playing. More recent projects include Good Juju with fellow bandmates Ed Mezynski and Rob Lindberg and the BNG Telecaster Master shows.

Rob Lindberg, Bass Player, Songwriter

Rob Lindberg is a bassist and novice songwriter who plays electric, fretless electric and acoustic (upright) bass. Rob has played in wide variety of settings ranging from hotel lounges with jazz trios, ballrooms with big bands, pit bands for “way-off Broadway” shows, recording studios, local blues and rock & roll bars, and chicken-wire covered country stages. In addition to the neighborhood garages of his youth, his musical training includes a degree in Jazz Performance from Bellarmine College, participation in Jamey Aebersold’s Jazz clinics, and studying with Rufus Reid, a preeminent jazz bassist. His scattered range of bass and songwriting influences reflects his strong ADD tendencies and includes fusion (Weather Report, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius), Ray Brown, Scott LaFaro, Tony Levin, finger-funk (James Jamerson, Rocco Prestia), Americana (Band, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon) and ProgRock (Genesis), with a dose of melodic PowerPop (Raspberries, Badfinger, Beatles, Brian Wilson) thrown in as a guilty pleasure.

Ed Mezynski, Drummer

Ed Mezynski has had the pleasure of drumming for Will McFarlane, Cool John Ferguson and John D Holman. Influenced by everything from bluegrass to jazz, he’s been blessed to have played in The Lacey Band, Joe Bell and the Stinging Blades, Valentino and the Piedmont Sheiks (with a trip to Memphis for the IBC), Big Rick and the Bombers, Good Juju, The Tornado Blues Band and a host of great local blues jam host bands.

 


 

Some of their Past Performance dates at the Pittsboro Roadhouse:

Jan. 17, 2015

Saturday May 2, 2015

Black Dog Syndrome & Kirk Ridge

Welcome Black Dog Syndrome & Kirk Ridge to the Pittsboro Roadhouse Stage.

Saturday April 11th at 8:00 pm.

Come early for appetizers and dinner.

Wear your dancing shoes.

Kirk Ridge and Black Dog Syndrome – his band – are recognized as exceptional on multiple levels. They won the RadioIndy GRindy Award for one of top indy rock CDs in 2009; were cited in 2009 and 2011 American Songwriter Magazine. They’ve been featured on NPR’s CarTalk & Deep Grooves, London. Kirk was a finalist Austin, TX Songwriters Assn. Contest and the Celtic Roots Radio Competition! They’ve performed on the stages at CenterFest, Eno Festival, Carrboro Festival, & Mumfest.

Black Dog Syndrome Members
Alan Wilson, Bass/Vocals
Butch Colclough, Guitar
John Hanks, Drums
John Pugh, Keyboards
Jonathan Wilson, Drums
Kimmie Wilson, Vocals
Kirk Ridge, Guitar/Vocals
Mike Canale, Sax

Black Dog Syndrome and Kirk Ridge

 

Here’s one of their songs: Shalane – Running the Blues Away (about the Olympic Runner)

 

Phoenix Theatre Company in North Carolina

MurderMysteryJan 0009NC’s Phoenix Theatre Company launched in quaint, historic and exciting Pittsboro, the town that is now the western corner of a real big Triangle – Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill Pittsboro.

Run by professional actress Jessica Nunn, who says, “This isn’t my first rodeo!” the Company has gotten off to a great start at the Pittsboro Roadhouse with dinner theater events.

The December Christmas Carol Dinner Show sold out over four nights.

In January, the one time only Murder Mystery WDED: Murder at Eleven, also sold out and delighted the audience even more than the Christmas Carol Show. Having something to solve. Interacting with the actors. Watching all their movements all around the room was exciting. And their humor, they were funny!

The next show is March 3rd – another Murder Mystery.

Following that this versatile Theater Company will produce a CABARET – yes, a Cabaret in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

While details are still being worked out for the Cabaret, you can be sure the Murder Mystery will sell out, so go ahead and RSVP while you’re thinking about it.  (919) 542-2432.

You’ll be glad you did!

 

 

The Holiday Band at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

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(Updated January, 2015)

The Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store and Wilson Entertainment Services are proud to present:

The Holiday Band at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Sunday January 11, 2015

3:00 Doors Open
4:00 Show Starts

$10.00 Cover
Kids 10 and under are free
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips and Fries available for purchase
Cash bar

The Holiday Band last played for the Sunday Band Series on June 22, 2014

Some of the previous bands in the Sunday Band Series

The Invaders,  SHE BOP, The CastawaysJim Quick & Coastline