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140 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC


Live and Local Series in downtown Chapel Hill, featuring live music and arts performances, on the Plaza at 140 West Franklin, in downtown Chapel Hill. Downtown Begins Here. The Plaza at 140 West Franklin Street is a Place for Everyone! A visit to Chapel Hill means world-class performances, indie music and top-notch opportunities to stimulate your senses with visual and performing arts.The Plaza @ 140 West Franklin Street is downtown Chapel Hill's newest music and arts venue

SummerFest with Beach and R&B by Lo K Shun

Live and Local Music & Arts Series

 Every Friday, 6 pm - 9 pm ...Discover the Charm and Culture of Downtown

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SummerFest with Beach and R&B by Lo K Shun

  • The Plaza @ 140 West Franklin 140 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC (map)
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Bring the family downtown to the Plaza at 140 West Franklin to welcome in the summer with SummerFest, The Town of Chapel Hill’s first Family Fun Day. The plaza will be bustling with free fun activities and a live stage on Church Street will feature local music from the Waterlillies children’s oriented band and the popular R & B outfit, Lo K Shun. DSI Comedy theater will also perform and serve as the stage emcee for the afternoon!

This will be a family friendly, fun filled day! Bring the kids and your lawn chairs and enjoy the official first day of summer!

Stage Schedule

2:05PM  Spin Man Basketball Demo
2:25PM  The Waterlillies-- children's music
3:35PM   Studio A DanceArts
3:55PM   Lo K Shun-- Beach and R&B
4:55PM   DSI Comedy Improv
5:20PM   Lo K Shun

In exploring the rest of the Plaza, families will discover a variety of other fun activities. Create a pin-wheel with Kidzu Children Museum, have your face painted, learn some moves from United TaeKwonDo, be amazed by Nate the Magician and craft with the Ackland Art Museum. Readers of all ages can learn more about the many wonders of the Chapel Hill Public Library. Round out an exciting afternoon in downtown Chapel Hill with a scoop or two from Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cart. All this and more will help you ring in the summer solstice right! 

Official Sponsors of Live & Local Music & Arts on the Plaza
Downtown Chapel Hill Begins Here!