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Hidden Gems in Downtown Chapel Hill: Live Music Edition

Downtown Chapel Hill has many unique music venues with great local music and touring bands, performing on weekends as well as weeknights! Check out our guide to discover your perfect music venue and #MeetDowntown with your friends and family.


Local 506

Located in downtown Chapel Hill, Local 506 is an all-ages rock club. This venue provides the opportunity to see up-and-coming touring musicians and local bands. With a showroom and full bar, the Local 506 is perfect for experiencing live bands and is conveniently located on West Franklin Street. Check out their upcoming shows and purchase tickets online. 


Night Light

Night Light is a tiny art-land supported by a fabulous community of fans and music lovers who support experimentation in music! Located down an alley, Night Light has the feel of stumbling upon a music wonderland. Next Saturday Night Light will have Disco Sweat XXII.


West End Wine Bar

Nights with live music at West End Wine Bar make it a go-to place for drinks and music. With dozens of wines by the glass, a fine selection of liquors, as well as food, you can't go wrong. Plus, their rooftop patio is perfect for those beautiful Carolina nights. 


The Cave

Hosting local talent seven nights a week, The Cave is an underground must-see music venue. In addition to live music, the bar has pool, pinball, and video games. Check out their upcoming performances.