Mojo Rising – Tribute to the DOORS

The Sunday Band Series!

DATE – Sunday, March 8
ARTIST  – Mojo Rising – A Tribute To The Doors
GENRE – Classic Rock
COVER – $10

DOORS – 3:00 pm.  SHOW – 4:00 pm


Raleigh NC Doors Tribute Band - Mojo Rising

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The Dagmar Bumpers

Welcome The Dagmar Bumpers! The Dagmar Bumpers is a six-piece band playing swanky 50’s Era Rock & Boogie Woogie.

They performed in April 2015 at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

Hand-picked sets of lesser-known songs representing the best and coolest sounds of the time. With saxaphone, standup bass, keyboards, guitars and vocals, they play at the edge where Swing became Rock, at the very start of Rock & Roll, a mean Boogie Woogie. Our audiences find themselves up on their feet, celebrating the excitement of the time when swing became Rock ‘n Roll.


Check out more of their music on their Dagmar Bumpers YouTube Channel.


Thursdays at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Open: 11 am

Close: 9 pm

Beer Specials: $4

Food Specials: $8 Lunch Special, click to see the meal of the day.

Live Music: 6 pm in the front dining room, click MUSIC to see what’s playing.

The Tokyo Rosenthal Program: 8 pm  A live recording of the Tokyo Rosenthal Program for radio.

Laine Lipson & Avis Autry – Feb 11, 2016

Enjoy keyboards and singing by this duo, Laine Lipson & Avis Autry, regulars on the Pittsboro music scene, playing on acoustic nights at the Pittsboro Roadhouse and at art openings at the local art galleries.

Laine and Avis will be bringing their Valentine’s Day themed music to The Roadhouse on Thursday February 11th, 2016

Check out our Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu.


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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



The Familiars, Circle City & Uniontown – Bands from Pittsboro

Tracy LynnThe Familiars, Circle City and Uniontown will be performing in sequence on Saturday January 3rd 2015.

It is a night of “Homespun Swooning, Rock Ballads, and Swamp Anthems Galore” !!!

Tracy Lynn will be celebrating her recent graduation from UNC-CH and we are expecting a crowd.

All bands are homegrown from right here in Pittsboro and write all of their own material with the exception of a few cover tunes.

The Familiars with Elizabeth Haddix and Eddie Holm

The Familiars start out at 7pm in the Lounge for some laid back original tunes that feature songwriters Elizabeth Haddix and Eddie Holm. Elizabeth is formerly of The Bad Mothers, a Pittsboro favorite. Eddie currently plays with Uniontown, who takes the stage at 9pm. This duo pumps out a unique blend of AppaDeltaJazzBursts with wandering melodies about social justice and of course, life.

Circle City with Tracy Lynn, Fred Royal, Shannon Blackwell and Dave Smith

At 8pm, Circle City showcases songwriters Tracy Lynn on vocals and guitar, Fred Royal on drums and vocals, Shannon Blackwell on bass, and Dave Smith on guitar and vocals. The fresh and new band configuration elevates the solid songwriting and clever hooks with tasteful dynamics that aren’t too loud and definitely not wimpy. Lynn previously fronted Pittsboro darlings The Bad Mothers with life partner, Royal, who bangs it out with Uniontown. Blackwell has a laundry list of Chapel Hill based bands including HWYL, Tim Stambaugh, Tony Sullivan and His Burning Sinsations and others. Pittsboro native, Dave Smith, is regarded as one of the area’s finest guitarists by his peers and rotates between the gypsy jazz brilliance of the Onyx Club Boys and numerous side projects.


Uniontown has been writing and performing original swamp anthems since 2010. Chris Long’s true grit storytelling, Ed Holm and Fred Royal’s driving rhythms and great harmonies put Uniontown’s soiled blue collar sound a cut above your average working band sound. Show starts at 9pm.

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Community Christmas Party in Pittsboro

Santa Claus

Merry Christmas! Santa Claus with an adorable elf. (Photo used with parents’ permission.)

Every year on the day of the annual Town Christmas Parade we host a community Christmas Party in Pittsboro, right after the Christmas Parade.

We open our doors and give Santa a great comfortable sofa chair to sit in and meet with you. We have crafts for children. Refreshments. Christmas cookies. Christmas Trees. And great holiday cheer to share with all.

Sunday December 7

10:00 Volunteer Lunch Packing

10:30 BRUNCH

Noon. Pittsboro First Sunday

3:00 Town of Pittsboro Christmas Parade

3:30 Pittsboro Roadhouse Community Christmas Party

Santa Claus Visit

This is one of the highlights of our year, both for us and for the community. Make it a part of your annual tradition. Small town celebrations at their best.

December Holiday Events

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We’re excited about the December Holiday Events at the Pittsboro Roadhouse. We hope you will be too.
SUNDAY December 7, 2014
Sunday December 7 is a big day with First Sunday Brunch, Pittsboro First Sunday Artisan Fair. It’s also the Pittsboro Christmas Parade, and our Community Christmas Party – free for all.

First Sunday Brunch

Pittsboro First Sunday Artisan Fair

Pittsboro Christmas Parade

Pittsboro Roadhouse Community Christmas Party

A Christmas Carol Dinner Theater – Your Choice of Four Nights

Come celebrate a live, energizing dinner theater event for the holidays.
Includes a 3 course dinner.
RSVP as soon as you know. This is filling up.

One Enchanting Evening – A New Year’s Eve Gala w/ the NC Revelers

You’ll be making memories you’ll savor for years with this night like no other, with the world-class Big Band Orchestra the NC Revelers, a 19 piece orchestra playing the classics of yesterday and today from the Great American Songbook. This is an extraordinary Big Band Orchestra, consummate entertainers, superb sound. You’ll feel like you’re Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing in Hollywood in an exclusive event for the stars. Included in the entry fee: A night of excellent Big Band Music with an exceptional orchestra. Delicious Hors D’Oeuvres; Champagne Toast. Cash bar.

RSVP at your earliest convenience. We look 919-542-2432


Hand Smocked Children’s Dresses from Pittsboro

It is almost unheard of in this day to find hand-smocked children’s dresses. Right here in Pittsboro, North Carolina we have an expert at making smocked children’s dresses by hand. Madeline Stewart has been making children’s dresses for over three decades. We asked her to show us how she makes these classic children’s clothes. Madeline showed us. We were dumbstruck with how much was involved. Madeline said that it wasn’t hard, just follow one step after another. We took some videos to show the process, see how easy you think it is.

And then come by our store and take a look at these beautiful hand-made dresses – for under $40. These are classic dresses, made by hand. Madeline donates what she makes on the dresses to a couple who are missionaries in the US, to thank them for their good work.


Part 1: Maria Parker-Lewis interviewing Madeline Stewart about How Smocked Dresses are Made

Part 2: