Extend your July 4th weekend at the Pittsboro 1st Sunday Artisan Fair

by Ira Planer

Pittsboro, NC – You are invited to extend your July 4th weekend and come join us this Sunday, July 5 at the Pittsboro 1st Sunday Artisan Fair and Market. It promises to be one fine day of music, art, food, shopping and good people. Check out the details below.

Pittsboro 1st SundayNEW:
1)TEEN MUSIC SERIES on outside stage from 3pm-4pm (Music from our area’s performing teens),
2) KIDS PLAY AREA now in Pittsboro Roadhouse Parking Lot
3) PONY RIDES in Pittsboro Roadhouse Parking Lot

A fun day of food trucks, in-store events, live music, micro beer, wine tastings, art vendors, kid activities and play area held in historic downtown Pittsboro!

JULY 5th 12PM – 5PM
(Hosted by the PBO Business Association)


Food trucks, beverage, craft and retail vendor tables will be located along Hillsboro Street.

Food and Drink


  • 12 – 2 p.m. Gregory Blaine at Pittsboro Roadhouse
  • 1 – 3 p.m. The Holland Brothers on the outside stage
  • 2 – 4 p.m. Andy Coats at Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts
  • 3 – 4 p.m. Justin Fouts (Wakefield High School) on the outside stage
  • 3 – 5 p.m. Breadfoot at City Tap Bar

Artist Openings

Children’s Activities

The kids’ play area, sponsored by Pittsboro United Methodist Church, is located in the Pittsboro Roadhouse parking lot.

Sidewalk chalk provided by Pittsboro Toys. Pony rides from Moore Equine Events.

As always, kids may have a free table to sell their art creations.

Other Activities

Also Open


Be sure and bring down your family and friends, there will plenty for adults and children to enjoy.

Free Texas Hold’em Poker at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

by Heather Johnson

Pittsboro, NC – Just wanted to let everyone know that the Pittsboro Roadhouse hosts FREE Texas Hold em poker on Wednesdays at 7 pm and Saturdays 1pm and 3:30 pm. There are prizes for first and second place each game. We hold fun team events and are currently tied for first place with Durham in the Knockout Poker RDU City Cup!

Texas Hold'em at Pittsboro RoadhouseBesides prizes for top finishes, we ask that you bring in a box of Little Debbie’s (or a similar brand) cakes to go toward the Pittsboro Roadhouse Sunday Senior Meal delivery program. If you do, you get 5,000 extra chips. While the cards are flying on Wednesdays, karaoke is going on – so bring the whole family. This is a super fun night for the whole family. There is even a group of kiddos playing Minecraft.

If you ever wanted to learn how to play Texas Hold’em; this is the place to do it. It’s free and fun and we have some great poker coaches so don’t be shy. Join us.

If you have questions, email Heather Johnson at

Also visit out website at www.knockoutpokersite.com for more information.

Live music in Chatham County the week of June 24

Chatham County, NC – Here’s a rundown of live music this week in Chatham County. We have bands performing in Bynum and Pittsboro.

Bynum Front Porch Music Series

Performing at the Bynum General Store on Friday, June 26 is the Rooster Logic band. Rooster Logic’s music is a fun and funky blend of original songs and unexpected covers that transcend genres.  The Chatham County, NC based outfit mixes together the sounds of Memphis soul, garage pop, blues, folk and rock ‘n’ roll into a crisp sound full of lush harmonies, clever lyrics and pop hooks.  Vocally rich and musically versatile, their frequent odd turns follow their own brand of logic. (www.roosterlogicmusic.com)

Rooster Logic bandThe Friday Night Music Series runs from May through Labor Day weekend from 7 pm to 9 pm every Friday night.  Although tickets aren’t required, they pass the hat and encourage a $5 to $7 donation to compensate the performers.  To check out the rest of the amazing bands playing this season, please visit www.bynumfrontporch.org.

Pittsboro Roadhouse

Belmont and Jones6:00PM Belmont & Jones from Tallahassee Florida on Tour (Blues, Early Blues, Country Blues)
8:00PM The Tokyo Rosenthal Program  (Americana / Singer Songwriters) with Guests:
Mipso from Chapel Hill, NC
Twin Courage from Greenville, SC

FRIDAY, June 26
8:00PM Idlewild South, The Allman Brothers Tribute Band ($10) from Hillsborough NC

8:00PM Muningu (African Jazz Fusion) from the Congo w/ Sheila Fleming

Full List of Music Events at the Pittsboro Roadhouse



Pittsboro’s Main Street Program meeting on June 23

by Paul Horne

Pittsboro, NC – Thanks to all who attended April’s Main Street Meeting at which we learned about North Carolina’s Main Street Program and viewed a presentation of the products of Pittsboro’s involvement, including recent downtown facade improvements. The upcoming June meeting promises to be just as informational and will cover exciting long term plans for downtown improvements.

Chatham County Courthouse in downtown Pittsboro, NC

The historic Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro, NC.
photo by Gene Galin

On Tuesday, June 23, 7 pm, at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, we are fortunate to have speaking, guests Sal Musarra, a landscape architect with Kimley-Horn and Rob Stone, Division Engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Mr. Musarra will provide a presentation of the Master Plan that he developed last year based on the input of many who participated in prior Main Street meetings and adopted by the Town in June 2014. Mr. Stone will then speak on the first phase of implementation, the upcoming road improvement project soon to begin along the court house circle.

North Carolina Main Street ProgramWe hope you will join us to learn first-hand of the exciting changes that are coming our way. Please bring any questions and concerns you would like to have addressed during the brief question and answer period following the presentations.

An RSVP is requested so we can best prepare for your participation. Please RSVP to Paul Horne () or Maria Parker-Lewis ().

Pittsboro First Sunday Artisan Fair on April 6

Pittsboro, NC – Please join us on April 6th in Historic Downtown Pittsboro for our Pittsboro First Sunday Artisan Fair!! The festivities start at noon and go through 4pm! We sure hope to see you there! Details below:

(Hosted by the PBO Business Association)

1) LAURA THURSTON 1pm-3pm on the outside stage!
2) COSMIC PUNK (Girls Rock NC Band) 3pm-4pm on outside stage!
3) LARRY DAVIS from 2:00pm – 4pm at Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts
4) GREGORY BLAINE (Roots) from 12pm-2pm at The Roadhouse and General Store
5) THE INVADERS 4pm at The Roadhouse and General Store ($5 cover)
6) DEM WEASELS from 3pm-5pm at The City Tap

1) FREE TABLE SPACE for kids! (Art has to be their own creation, and they have to man their booths!)
2) Side walk chalk art drawing on Salisbury Street. Chalk will be provided by PITTSBORO TOYS.

1) Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts: Featured Artist Reception: JOSH HOCKENSMITH & LISA GILBERT (Homemade Books)  EMILY WEINSTEIN (Oil Paintings) from 2pm-4pm
2) Starrlight Mead: Meadery Tours at 2pm and 4pm; Tastings from 1pm – 5pm
3) Vino!! Wine Shop: Tasting 12-5
4) Pittsboro Roadhouse and General Store: Special Show with The Invaders at 4pm ($5 cover)

1) The French Connection (eclectic art)
2) The Chatham Market Place (breakfast and lunch)
3) Starrlight Mead (tours and tasting)


458 West Bed & Breakfast, Abundance Foundation, Angelina’s Kitchen, Barber & Barber, PLLC, Beggars & Choosers Antiques, Café Diem, Carolina Tiger Rescue, Chatham Business Services, Chatham Chamber of Commerce, Chatham Economic Development Corporation, Chatham Habitat for Humanity, Chatham Marketplace, French Connections, Grapevine Realty Services, Melanie Girard, Hopper Cummings, PLLC, Joyful Jewel, Lesley Landis Designs, Liquidambar Gallery & Gifts, Llama Designs, Lynda Heymen, Psy.D., New Horizons Trading Company, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro Toys, Realty World Carolina Properties, Red Gate Music & Antiques, Second Bloom, Spa at Bell House, Starrlight Mead, The City Tap, The Joy of Movement, Turnberry Interior Design Group, Vino!! Wine Shop

PLEASE VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: “Pittsboro First Sunday“, it’s a great way to keep up with what is going on as well as to communicate with us and vendors