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Posted on: September 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 21st Annual Carrboro Music Festival Information

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Our Festival offers two great days of music and it is all FREE! Following the Farmer's Market on Saturday, September 29th, the Festival Kick-off Event, featuring several great acts, will be held at Town Hall Commons from 2:00pm-5:00pm.  On Saturday evening, a free (ticketed) show will be held at the Cat's Cradle Back Room at 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm).  Please visit for more details.

On Sunday, September 30th, enjoy nearly 200 musical performances at 27 various indoor and outdoor venues all across Carrboro! Several venues will begin at 12:00pm on Sunday with others beginning after 1:00pm.  We will also have Non-Profit Groups, Craft Vendors, and Food Vendors available at Carrboro Town Commons from 1:00pm-7:00pm on Sunday.  No tickets are required and all shows are free!

For more information, please visit .  A map and festival guide is available, along with a sortable Excel database to search bands by name, genre, location, and time.  

New to the Festival this year, we have a phone app. available for download via your phone's app store. Download the Grandstand Events app. and search 'Carrboro Music Festival'.


Saturday, September 29th:

There will be no street closures for the Saturday portion of the Festival.

Sunday, September 30th:

The following streets will be closed from 12:00pm until 7:00pm:

Weaver Street

Center Street @ Weaver Street

Lindsay Street @ Weaver Street

Oak Street @ Weaver Street


A free shuttle bus will be provided on Sunday.  The location of the shuttle pickup has changed this year.  The shuttle will now run from the Jones Ferry Rd. Park & Ride Lot located just south of the Jones Ferry Rd./Old Fayetteville Rd. intersection and adjacent to University Lake Dr.  Shuttle hours are 12:00pm-9:00pm.  The shuttle will run every 15-20 minutes.


For detailed information on Festival parking and transportation, please visit the Festival website and click on the Parking link.

Carrboro Music Festival Website
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