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Chapel Hill’s Festifall Arts Festival in Downtown Chapel Hill Oct. 1

Post Date:09/06/2017 1:40 PM

Explore the Triangle music and dance scene at Chapel Hill’s Festifall Arts Festival, featuring performance art, music and dance that will appeal to all ages and tastes. Nestled among artists and community organization booths, you will find three performance areas with many different acts from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  (see performance schedule at 

On the INDY Week Main Stage, expect a wide range of musical genres. Counterclockwise String Band starts the day with a style of bluegrass that is both compellingly new and refreshingly familiar. Next up, Chaquis Maliq will deliver the sound of Eccentric Tasteful Grooves and Honey Soul to her listeners. The Pinkerton Raid makes ebullient, dynamic indie pop, followed by the Loreleis, an all-female a cappella group. Next up is Lonnie Walker with his entertaining blend of rootsy Americana and dance-party punk-rock, Ellis Dyson & the Shambles, the six-piece, swingin’ jazz band from Chapel Hill known for their whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ sound  and Tea Cup Gin, known for their original indie-jazz music influenced by an eclectic blend of early 20th century musical genres

The 97.9 The Hill Stage provides hands-on and up-close participation for all ages. Enjoy a line-up of comedy, magic, dance ensembles, and more! Keep your eyes open for The Cane Creek Cloggers with some very entertaining Appalachian-style clog dancing. Then the inspirational UNC Moonlight Hip Hop dance group will perform, followed by The Chapel Hill School of Musical Performing Arts. It is our pleasure to welcome the Spin Man to the Local Motion Stage--his basketball spinning skills rival that of the Harlem Globetrotters. Our very own Chapel Hill Fire Department will perform their fun, musical puppet show and Huepa Culture & Arts will represent Latina American traditions through dance and theater. The day will end with the Dancers of Unity bringing us together in song and dance.

The Local 506 Stage brings more of a local flavor with a mix of folk, indie rock and hip-hop. Kicking off the day will be the veteran band Sound System 7, then check out (J) Rowdy, a live hip hop group fronted by J Rowdy, who has been featured on NPR, DJ Booth, Indy Week, and various national publications. You can also look forward to the stylish music of David Wimbish and Stephanie Morgan as well as the danceable folk music of the Tan & Sober Gentlemen and Hudson & Haw.

Event hours: Sunday 12-6 p.m. 

Admission: Free

Parking: Free Sunday parking is available throughout downtown in municipal lots and street side spots. For more information and locations visit www.parkonthehill.comBiking to Festifall is encouraged!

Park & Ride FREE to Festifall:  for more information, visit

For more information about the event:, call 919-968-2878 or email  

Only persons requiring the use of an assistance animal shall be allowed to bring any animal onto public sidewalks and streets which have been closed for the purpose of holding street fairs, races, or other community events. All animals are subject to the town animal control ordinance.


Thank you to our Official Sponsors: 97.9 The Hill, Local 506, Chapel Hill Magazine, our Festival Sponsors INDY Week, WUNC, News & Observer, Berkshire Chapel Hill, and finally our Event Sponsors Champion Windows, Passanantes Home Foods, LulaRoeAlley, All American Gutter, Mr. Roof, Grace Church, Fitch Lumber.




INDY Week Main Stage



Counterclockwise String Band


Chaquis Maliq


Pinkerton Raid


Carolina for the Kids


Lonnie Walker


Ellis Dyson & The Shambles


Tea Cup Gin

97.9 The Hill


Cane Creek Cloggers

1:15 – 1:45

Carolina for the Kids

2:00 – 2:30

CH School of Musical Arts

2:45 – 3:15

Spin Man

3:30 – 4:00

Fire puppet Show

4:15 – 4:45

Huepa Culture & Arts


Dancers of Unity

Local 506 Stage

12:10 – 12:45

Sound System 7

1:00 -  1:35

Hudson & Haw

1:50 – 2:25

(J) Rowdy

2:40 – 3:15

David Wimbish

3:30 – 4:30

Tan & Sober Gentlemen

4:45 – 6:00pm

Stephanie Morgan

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