Free Local Music Concerts At University Place This September

August 11, 2021

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Free Local Music Concerts At University Place This September

Tracks Music Library, Chapel Hill’s local music streaming platform, announces a new concert series this September at University Place. Planned by Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture, Tracks Music Series will include four free outdoor concerts on Thursday evenings starting September 9th. Taking place on the south east side of University Place, the concerts hope to gather the community around live music and give Triangle-area musicians and bands a stage to share their talent.

Tracks Music Library is home to a slew of local talent and was one of the inspirations behind the music series and lineup. Each night’s lineup is themed around a musical genre and features a pair of acts from the Tracks collection. Concerts will happen on Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. featuring two 45 minute sets:

September 9 | Folk & Bluegrass | featuring old-time fiddling group Hard Drive followed by folk trio, Honey Magpie

September 16 | Alternative & Rock | featuring the sonic sounds of Heat Preacher followed by Jack The Radio making for an electric evening of rock ‘n roll

September 23 | Rap & Hip Hop | two local Hip Hop icons take the stage — Rowdy will start and KAZE4LETTERS will takeover

September 30 | Jazz | beginning with the legendary Katharine Whalen’s Jazz Squad and culminating with the innovative collective of Dreamroot

Tracks Music Series is inspired by the love for live music in Chapel Hill.  While on hiatus from in-person festivals during the pandemic, Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture engaged the public to learn about interests in community celebrations. “We heard from the community that they want more opportunities to hear live, local music, especially in the times we are in. We have this amazing catalog of local acts that people have been streaming on the Tracks platform and this will be a great way to experience these artists in the way they are meant to be heard – live and in person,” says Susan Brown, Community Arts & Culture Director.

Concerts will take place in the south east side of the University Place parking lot, in front of the former Southern Seasons.

Pack a picnic or enjoy the food and drink offerings of University Place before, during, or after the show. And since it’s parking lot concerts, don’t forget a chair — limited seating options will be provided.

Plenty of parking is available on the east end of the mall but alternate modes of transportation is always encouraged. Chapel Hill Transit provides service to University Place via the A and F routes. Attendees who don’t mind walking can use the CL and D routes, which provide more frequent service along Franklin Street. To learn more about Transit options, visit

To learn more about Tracks Music Series and the lineup, visit To learn more about Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture, visit