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.
For now, live shows at Bynum Front Porch are on hold, but they are adding VIRTUAL shows!
Live and Rockin’ on Bynum Front Porch
Live and Rockin’ on Bynum Front Porch – Laurelyn Dossett
Saturday, June 6th, 2020
Singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett lives and writes in the piedmont of North Carolina, and her songs tend to reflect the stories of the region, both traditional and contemporary.
One of the most sought-after voices in creative collaborations, she co-founded Polecat Creek with singing partner Kari Sickenberger in 1997. Laurelyn is a frequent performer at regional music festivals such as Merlefest and has been a guest on the radio show Prairie Home Companion.
She has toured with folk legend Alice Gerrard and songwriter Diana Jones, and premiered composer Kenneth Frazelle’s song cycle, “Songs in the Rear View Mirror,” in 2010, and has toured with the North Carolina Symphony in 2009 and 2011 and 2013.
As always, the host with the most is Eric Bannan. And everyone’s favorite feel good storyteller, Cynthia Raxter will be there to tell us a bedtime story.
Tune in on Saturday at 4:00 for a Facebook live-streamed experience. The feed will come from the Bynum Front Porch’s Facebook Page:
There will be music, storytelling and maybe a bad joke or two… but not TOO many!
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.
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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.
This is on hold for now.
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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 to August. 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.
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More virtual eventsCheck out our big list of upcoming virtual events, or look at a few of them here:
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Wednesday, June 17, 2020