The Goat Parade in Pittsboro NC

The Goat Parade has arrived in Pittsboro NC.

The Galloway Goats are on parade!

(Well, maybe on display is more precise.) They’re all over town! And just in time for the Pittsboro Fall Street Fair on Saturday October 25, 2014! Pittsboro is the place to be for fall and holiday fun for the whole family.

We’ll share the pictures here, but you’ll have to visit Pittsboro to find out which goats landed where!

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Did you see any that didn’t belong?

Why goats? Why a Goat Parade? It’s for a very good cause, and as we do in North Carolina, it also celebrates North Carolina artists!

*All photos courtesy of Galloway Ridge’s Facebook Page.

Holiday Happenings South of Chapel Hill

Holiday Happenings South of Chapel Hill

Stay Tuned for 2014 Updates

The holiday festivities begin Saturday November 23rd and continue all through December, culminating in New Year’s Eve Parties!

November -December 

Participate in The Angel Tree at Second Bloom. Pull a tag to choose a family to give Christmas gifts to.

November – December 

Liquidambar starts its Holiday Hours:

Monday -Friday: 10:30am-6:00pm; Saturday: 9:30am-6:00pm; Sunday: Noon-4pm


6:30 Laine Lipson and Avis Autry singing Holiday Songs at the Pittsboro Roadhouse


1:00 – 5:00  5th Annual Holiday Open House at Starrlight Mead

 New Horizons Trading Company

New Horizons Holiday

29 November, Saturday

All Day – Saturday Small Business Saturday

Shop local, shop small, shop hand made, shop to support local artisans, food growers, restaurants, spas and non-profits.

7 December, Sunday

12 – 4 Pittsboro First Sunday

The last First Sunday before Christmas. Come shop Local!

10:30 – 3 Roadhouse Brunch & Lunch

We’ll have live acoustic music at noon. Our gift store is open with beautiful jewelry, amazingly affordable earrings, wonderful pottery, aprons. Many beautiful gifts.

2 – 4 pm Liquidambar’s December Artists Reception 

1 – 3 pm Joyful Jewel Artists Reception

14 December, Sunday

3:00 Pittsboro Christmas Parade

The Pittsboro Christmas Parade is a wonderful community event. Starting from around the Sheriff’s office on 64 Business heading East, past the Roadhouse, past Courthouse Circle, down towards the Food Lion, you’ll see dozens of floats, children, officers, musicians.

3:30 – 5:30 Pittsboro Roadhouse Community Christmas Celebration

Right after the Christmas Parade, the Pittsboro Roadhouse celebrates with an open house Christmas Celebration. Santa. Karaoke. And lot’s of space for Moms and Dads, children, and grandparents. We had a great time last year.

24 December, Tuesday

6:00 pm Holy Trinity Chatham Hosts Christmas Eve Service at Courthouse

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a Christmas Eve service in the historic but newly renovated courthouse? Holy Trinity Chatham invites Chatham County folks and their families to the courthouse on the traffic circle of downtown Pittsboro on December 24.

The halls of the Chatham County courthouse will be decked out for the season and the service, starting at 6pm, will conclude with candlelight carol singing out on the lawn of the circle. Please join us for a Christmas to remember for all ages. The old has become new again. For more information go to or contact Rev David Hyman at 919-961-7744. Thanks, we hope to see you on Christmas Eve on the circle.


Your Event

Is your holiday event south of Chapel Hill NC not listed? Email with the details and we’ll try to get it listed if it’s a good fit.

Click this link for a list of Holiday Events in the Triangle.

Here’s a list of Holiday Season Local Markets.


Guardians of Angels 10th Anniversary Dinner at the Pittsboro Roadhouse


GOA 2014 10th Anniversary Dinner

Don’t miss the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Guardians of Angels Humane Society THIS Sunday eve, October 26 at 5 pm at the Pittsboro Roadhouse – 39 West Street in Pittsboro on Courthouse Circle.

The Guardians of Angels Humane Society has been a tremendous force for the well being of cats and dogs and animals in Chatham County and beyond. Join the Guardians of Angels in celebrating their tenth anniversary with a free dinner, Animal All Star Awards, Speaker / Investigator David Hunt from Columbus Ohio, and our very special Roy Underhill of the PBS woodworking show.

“Come on out and celebrate ten years of progress in animal welfare with us,” said Terry Dorsey, former president of the Guardians of Angels and an indefatigable advocate for animal compassion.


5 PM

Guardians of Angels 10th Anniversary Dinner



Wine & Cheese – Light Dinner

Wine & Cheese is served at 4:30 pm and a light dinner is served at 5:00 pm sharp! At 5:30 pm, dog fighting investigator David Hunt speaks about animal issues which affect people everywhere. Also, don’t miss the Animal All Star Awards and a word from the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.

The dress is casual, the Roadhouse food is excellent and there will be lots of people who are working to end animal suffering and euthanasia in North Carolina. This is a free event and a cash bar is available.

Update from Guardians of Angels

Guardians of Angels Tee Shirt

The new Guardians of Angels Tee Shirts look great! This year, we are going to raise our annual expense plan undefined 10K in one evening. That’s 100 Tee Shirts for a donation of $100 or more – Sunday evening only! There will also be opportunity to join Team GOA and make sure that the Adoption Center breaks ground soon.
In a recent questionnaire, candidates Karen Howard, Jim Crawford and Diana Hales all responded enthusiastically to building the Adoption Center and strengthening animal protection laws in the County. Candidates and current commissioners Walter Petty, Pam Steward and Brian Bock did not submit responses to the GOA Questionnaire. Commissioner Bock did state in an e-mail to GOA that: “I support the proposal of the new adoption center.  I spoke with the health director this week about it. I would expect that our next CIP will include it”.
Before you vote, make sure your candidate commits to building the Adoption Center and approves the 2015 Capital Investment Plan to get it started! Early voting has begun in Chatham County and you can vote for all commissioner candidates, and during early voting, you can vote at any polling station, no matter where you live. County Commissioners in Chatham are all voted for as at large representatives, which means that no matter where you live, you can vote for all the candidates.

Chatham County Animal Adoption Center

The County now has an Adoption Center design and the land on the ten acre campus of the current animal shelter for an Adoption Center deigned by Bacon Group Architects. It is time to include it and vote for the funding in the 2015 Capital Investment Plan (CIP).  While Health Department Director Layton Long called on Thursday to say he cannot make it Sunday evening, GOA will have some copies of the Bacon Group Design. Lead designer Rick Bacon recommends that building the Adoption Center take priority over renovating the current shelter.
As you can see, there is a lot happening and a lot to celebrate after 10 years of hard work, so don’t miss the celebration this Sunday night.
Thanks for being the voice of the voiceless animals that we all love!

Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band: Tuesday’s Gone

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The Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store is doing it up Southern style!!!  On Sunday, Oct. 19th, Tuesday’s Gone: The Ultimate Tribute To Lynyrd Skynyrd will be hitting the stage to bring all the greatest hits of the legendary Southern Rock group whose original lineup played their final show on Oct 19, 1977.  Three members of the band were tragically killed in an airplane crash on Oct 20, 1977 including their leader, vocalist and songwriter Ronnie Van Zant.  Their music lives on in the current version of Lynyrd Skynyrd and also with Tuesday’s Gone… who have been endorsed by Van Zant’s brother Donnie of the 1980’s hit making band .38 Special and his cousin Jimmy who is a popular recording artist within the Southern Rock community as well.  Among the hits made popular by Lynyrd Skynyrd are Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird, Gimme Three Steps, What’s Your Name and That Smell.  

Sunday October 19

Doors Open: 3:00

Show Starts: 4:00

Show Ends: 8:00

Cover: $10

Kids 10 and Under: Free

Cash Bar and Limited Menu Available

Dance Floor, Booths, Tables, Bar, Lounge, Covered Patio

Come for a great time and an afternoon you won’t forget.


“The Tokyo Rosenthal Program” Renewed for a Second Season

Flagship radio affiliate, WCHL, announced today that “The Tokyo Rosenthal Program” will be renewed for a second season beginning with an air debut of September 13th at 8 pm.
The Tokyo Rosenthal Program [TRP] is an Americana music show with live guests from all over the world performing before a live audience. Award winning singer-songwriter, Tokyo Rosenthal, is the host and performs as well. The show is recorded every Thursday night at The Pittsboro Roadhouse in Pittsboro, North Carolina.
The new season will begin recording on September 4th through November 20th, with one day off on November 6th.
The Music Loft of Carrboro sponsors the program and they have also renewed for the second season. The TRP is also distributed on other Americana radio stations and networks including Wrecking Ball Radio, CMR Nashville, and Wildman Steve Radio.
A video of each show is also available on You Tube courtesy of Jeff Philips of In Focus Studios.
“The response to the first season far exceeded my imagination and I’m really looking forward to the stellar guests we have lined up for Season Two,” said host Tokyo Rosenthal. “I must of course thank all of our affiliates, sponsors, The Roadhouse staff, Jeff Philips of In Focus Studios our videographer, and our Producer/Soundman Geo DeSocio.”
“We loved Season One and are excited to hear what’s in store for Season Two,” said WCHL General Manager Jan Bolick.
“It was a great opportunity for The Roadhouse to host the inaugural season of The Tokyo Rosenthal Program!” chimed in Greg Lewis, the owner of The Roadhouse. “It’s definitely exciting to be part of a live show recorded for radio syndication. Our guests enjoy it. We’re looking forward to Season Two and many more great Americana musicians.”
The guest schedule for Season 2 is as follows:
Name                                                                                 Record      Air Debut
From Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Pea Picken’ Hearts  9/4           9/13
From Chapel Hill, NC Wyatt Easterling                      9/11         9/20
From Chapel Hill: Isabel Taylor                                  9/18          9/27
From New Hampshire: Charlie Chamberlain         9/25         10/4
From Cary NC: Ceil & Dan                                               10/2         10/11
From Newport / Swansboro NC: 4 Ever All            10/9         10/18
Ace & T-Bone                                                                       10/16      10/25
From ARGENTINA: Luis Del Rio                                 10/23      11/1
From IRELAND: Paddy Burke                                      10/30      11/8
Barley Cove                                                                          11/13      11/22
The String Beings                                                               11/20       11/29

Jim Quick & Coastline on the Pittsboro Roadhouse Stage

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Jim Quick & Coastline back at the Roadhouse. Sunday Feb. 15, 2015

Doors Open:  3:00 pm

Show Starts: 4:00 pm ($15 Cover)

Kids 10 and under free

Food (Burgers, Chips, Fries) and Drink available for purchase



In 2014, Jim Quick & Coastline headlined the big 2 year anniversary event at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

Thanks to the huge crowd that come out and celebrated with us!

Sunday August 17, 2014

Jim Quick Down South at the Roadhouse 2014


Crossroads Grill in Siler City


Pam Herndon.

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Fair Game Beverages Wines and Spirits

The new distillery in town, “the first legal distillery in town” we’re told, Fair Game Beverage Company has barely opened and we’re happy to report that we carry their new beverages at our Pittsboro Roadhouse Bar. Be sure to stop by on Thursday evenings or Sunday afternoons to get a tour and visit their tasting room, and just know you can order their new drinks at the Roadhouse.


Spencer Scholes Band at the Roadhouse!

Friday August 1, 2014 at 8:00 on the Pittsboro Roadhouse Stage The talented singer / songwriter Spencer Scholes takes to the Pittsboro Roadhouse Stage with three master musicians for an awesome evening of original songs and a few covers! We talked with Spencer and here’s what he had to say. “These musicians are all top level players. I’m fortunate that they play with me, that they like my music, and how we sound together, so they’re willing to come out and play.”

Neat music recording on video for Soldier On.

Pete Joyner on Drums

Pete Joyner is an amazing drummer and has taught  lot of the best drummers in the area. He’s been drumming thirty years or more. He’s toured with Motown acts and has toured nationally. He runs the Pete Joyner quintet a Jazz ensemble and plays with a lot of other groups. A top level player.”

Keith Green on Bass

“Keith Green is the bass player. He’s toured nationally for over ten years as part of a band that had signed with a label. When I asked him if he wanted to play this gig, he’d just visited a few days earlier, and wrote back, “This is such an awesome venue, I really want to play here!” 

Gregory Blaine on Percussion

“Gregory Blaine… he’s awesome. He’s sat in with me before. Last month. We had a gig in Hillsborough. We were playing, one of the guys knew Gregory, and saw him next door, and invited him over. Gregory sat and listened during the first set, and during the break he asked if he could bring in some percussion and play. We all immediately locked in and got along musicially, it worked really well. His feeling for it was just spot on. That’s pretty high level musicianship for someone to fit in when I don’t play standard fare. He was able to hang with it and accent it. He was there with it the whole time. That’s the thing with top musicians, they know how to show their strength and back off, they know how to serve the song and not have it be all about them.”

Spencer Scholes on Guitar (Vocals and Songwriter)

“I toured for past two years. Did nothing but music. All the way to west coast and back. Whenever I get booked with a band, all my songs are charted out, so I reach out to players in the area. Often it works really great. People I’ve never met show up to a gig and play.
I learned that I write in different key signatures, outside of what bluegrass does, and different time signatures, and progressions, not 1, 4 5 over and over like pop country and blues, so my songs are not as easy to jump in and play with, they’re not the normal fare.
In 2010 when recording with bands, really good rhythm team of basses and a drummer, they were baffled. I wrote the way it felt naturally it was confusing because it was not the normal fare.
So I began applying what I was learning in music theory to my songs, and started to learn what it is I have going on. It is challenging getting gigs of course, because when you don’t fit in an existing category no one knows where you fit.”
On Friday August 1, Spencer Scholes and his band will play 2 hours of music, that includes these songs which you can listen to here:
Without You
Audios – a musical goodbye

Go ahead and like Spencer Scholes on Facebook.

Pittsboro Shops: Reclamation Home Furnishings

[metaslider id=3962]Just north of East Salisbury Street in historic downtown Pittsboro is a delightful home furnishings store with an aqua colored logo and an ever-changing array of gently used, vintage and redesigned furniture and home accessories.

Reclamation Home Furnishings: Reclaim, Restore, Redesign

Several artistic women bring their finds and reinvented wares and decorate spaces within as if they were living and sitting rooms, welcoming and attractive, easy to imagine how pieces would enhance your own space.

102 Hillsboro St

Pittsboro, NC 27312

(919) 200-2176


Huge Music Weekend at the Roadhouse

SUNDAY JULY 20 2014  3:00 Doors Open 4 pm to 8 pm THE SAND BAND ($10)

Kids 10 and under in free. Hamburgers, fries, chips and drinks available for purchase. Read about the Sunday Band Series here.


It’s been a fantastic weekend of music! & Southern Grace? Southern Grace is coming back for a BIG HALLOWEEN BASH! October 31. Stay Tuned! It’s going to be FUN.

FRIDAY JULY 18 2014   8 pm to MIDNIGHT – SOUTHERN GRACE ($5 Cover)

SATURDAY JULY 19 2014   8 pm to 10 pm – GRAYMATTER (No Cover. Tips!)