Live & Local Series Brings Entertainment and Arts Downtown

Post Date:03/13/2017 12:01 PM

Live & Local, Chapel Hill’s free Music & Arts Series, is returning for its sixth season on the Plaza at 140 West Franklin St. Beginning on Friday, April 7, the series features acts of all shapes and sizes every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Amusing for the whole family and full of excitement for all ages, Live & Local will continue to deliver a wide array of performances throughout the season, ranging from American/Folk harmonies to bluegrass. This season a great diverse selection of activities and performances.

Downtown starts here! Don’t miss your opportunity to discover your new favorite musician, poet, or performer! The series runs Friday evenings from April 7 through May 19. Live & Local is sure to delight, whether you’re listening to the melodies from the Plaza or from the porch of a nearby restaurant, so be sure to mark your calendars now. The Plaza at 140 West Franklin creates an inviting experience for all, highlighted by 30,000 square feet of outdoor space, and a unique art sculpture titled Exhale.

Join us as we start the season on April 7, with The Spring Fling.  There will be a stilt walker, spring crafts, the Easter Bunny, balloon artists, a face painter, music and fun for the whole family. Not only that, but the popular “Exhale” sculpture will be turned on for the Spring season.

Each week is guaranteed to kick start your weekend with some of the most talented artists in the Piedmont. This year’s lineup is especially diverse and interactive; featuring musical acts Christiane and Ellis Dyson & The Shambles and activities including an Earth Day celebration, aerialists, caricature artists, balloon twisters, face painters, arts and crafts, and games. Be sure to experience the Live & Local Music and Arts Series and enjoy the natural charm and blend of culture unique to downtown Chapel Hill.

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