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.
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
- July 26-2015 – Jim Quick & Coastline will be our last Sunday Band Series Concert!
- June-7-2015 – The Castaways ($10)
- May-17-2015 – All Female Tribute Bands ($10)
- April 12-2015 be the moon – Fundraiser event for Relay for Life. ($10)
- February 15th 2015 – Jim Quick & Coastline
- January 11th 2015 – The Holiday Band ($10)
- October, 19th 2014 – Tuesday’s Gone The Ultimate Tribute To Lynyrd Skynyrd
- August 17, 2014 – Jim Quick and Coastline (Beach Music) $ Cover
- July 20, 2014 – The Sand Band (R&B, Soul / Beach Music, Blues) from Candor, NC. $10 Cover
- June 22, 2014 – The Holiday Band (Dance, Funk, Classic Rock, Soul & Country) $10 Cover
- May 18, 2014 – “2014 Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame Inductee” – The Castaways (Dance, Funk, Classic Rock, Soul & Country) $10 Cover
- April 27, 2014 – SHE BOP (80s Party Band) $8 Cover
- April 6, 2014 – The Invaders (Rock & Roll) $5 Cover
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!”
For more information about the Pittsboro Roadhouse and event scheduling contact Greg Lewis at 919-542-2432 or at email@example.com.