Bynum Front Porch, at 950 Bynum Road in Pittsboro (Chatham County), is a relaxed setting to enjoy music, and worth the drive from other parts of the Triangle. They host several regularly scheduled events, including storytelling, a music series, and a bluegrass jam session, open to all.
Bynum Front Porch is a nonprofit that rents the old Bynum General Store, turning it into a community gathering spot. It also holds fundraisers for grants for Chatham County high school graduates going on to college. This year they’re giving three grant awards.
Bynum Front Porch Music Series
Bynum Front Porch Music Series is a weekly concert that takes place Fridays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., from May 4th to August 31st. It’s free to attend; however, donations of $5-$10 are encouraged. The donations pay the band, and also helps to pay the rent and utilities for Bynum Front Porch. They also helps to fund the scholarships mentioned above.
These concerts are held outside, weather permitting, and move inside for inclement weather.
May 4- Boys from Carolina
May 11- String Peddlers
May 18- Bynum Front Porch Pickers
May 25- The Paper Crowns
June 1- Swift Creek
June 8- Three Jack Jenny
June 15- Tracy Lynn and Dave Smith
June 22- Shiloh Hill
June 29- Blue Cactus
July 6- Honey Magpie
July 13- Nixon, Blevins and Gage
July 20- Rivermist
July 27- Grass Street
August 3- Durham Ukulele Orchestra
August 10- Too Much Fun
August 17- Morgan Creek
August 24- Neville’s Quarter
August 31- Bluegrass Experience
The July 6th artist is Honey Magpie:
Bynum Front Porch Storytelling
Second Saturdays from September to May, Bynum Front Porch sponsors a storytelling show 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Professional storytellers come from across the state, plus local folks that “know how to spin a good yarn,” and a comedian emcee. They tell true stories, folk tales, legends… and sometimes big lies! There are refreshments and time for visiting too. The shows are inside the Bynum General Store. You do not need to bring a chair.
Don’t miss our Storytelling season finale on May 12! Enjoy an evening of laughter and fun. No tickets needed – the hat is passed for contributions. The show is inside – rain or shine.
Social time with treats begins at 6:30pm and the storytelling begins at 7. There’ll be hoop cheese, saltine crackers, RC Cola, peanuts and Moon Pies. Bring a snack to share if you like. (Just don’t forget to bring yourself! 🙂 )
Emcee Kathleen McDonald is leading the way with funny stories and jokes to keep it light! Storytellers are Chatham County’s Barbara J. Lott, ReVonda Gail Crow from the hills of NC, Morehead Planetarium’s star-storyteller Amy Sayle, and Bynum’s own (rock) star-storyteller Cynthia Raxter.
Bynum Front Porch Pickin’
Bynum Front Porch hosts a free bluegrass jam session, Front Porch Pickin’ every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The picking is a bluegrass jam session open to musicians and singers of all skill levels and ages. Acoustic instruments only.