Fall preview: Music and street festivals abound

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 06:27 AM

Fall is the season for music and street festivals. Here are a few highlights.

Centerfest, the Durham Arts Council’s annual street festival, will celebrate 40 years Sept. 20 and 21. Local musicians will perform on several stages in the area around CCB Plaza on Corcoran Street. Local visual artists will have their works on view, and for sale. For details, visit centerfest.durhamarts.org.
Festifall, Chapel Hill’s annual street festival, will be held Oct.5 from noon to 6 p.m. on West Franklin Street. More than 80 visual artists will have their works for sale. For information about the event, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/festifall, call 919-968-2878 or email festifallart@townofchapelhill.org.

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The Hillsborough Arts Council will present two music festivals this fall. Bluegrass at Moorefields will be held Sept. 6 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Moorefields Estate, 2201 Moorefields Road.
Guest artists at this festival will be Constant Change, Bethesda Bluegrass Band, the Cagle Family and Friends, and the Nash Street Ramblers.
Tickets are $20 at the door (children under 12 will be admitted free). Food trucks will be on site, and beer and wine will be available. To volunteer, e-mail moorefields@moorefields.org.

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The Hillsborough Jazz Festival will be held Sept. 13 from noon to
6:15 p.m. at Moorefields Estate. Guest artists will be the Durham Jazz Messengers,   Carolina Jazz and Blues Collaborative, Triangle Jazz Orchestra, Nitewind, and Tom Browne.
Rain date will be Sept. 14 from noon to 6:15 p.m.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. To purchase tickets, visit www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/#!jazz-festival/chyi.  Advance tickets are $15 and will be available at the Hillsborough Arts Council, Eno Gallery, and the Orange County Sportsplex during regular business hours. Children 10 and under are free.
This is a non-smoking event. Smoking will only be allowed in one designated smoking
area.

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The fall edition of the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance will take place Oct. 9-12 at the Shakori Hills farm at 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road in Pittsboro. The artist lineup will be posted soon. In addition to stage performances, Shakori also has a sign-up musicians’ competition. Festival-goers always bring their instruments, and visitors can see musicians playing and improvising with other musicians.
For tickets, the artist lineup and information about camping, visit www.shakorihillsgrassroots.org.

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Zombie Frogs, the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra and Backhand are among the national and international ensembles who will perform at the annual ProgDay festival Saturday and Sunday at Storybook Farm, at One Storybook Lane in Chapel Hill. Music begins each day at 10:30 a.m. For a lineup and ticket information, visit www.progday.net.