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Come Perform in Downtown Chapel Hill

Downtown Chapel Hill is known for attracting artists to perform at our music venues. But you don’t have to be a famous band or artist to perform in the downtown area! Here is a list of places where anyone can perform music, poetry, and more in Downtown Chapel Hill.


Busk on Franklin Street

Anyone can perform on Franklin- it's legal! Over the years we have had magicians, jugglers, singers, musicians, and more! Performing on Franklin Street is the perfect way to entertain local residents and visitors to our downtown area!


Original Content Open Mic Night at The Cave 

Every Tuesday local bar and music venue, The Cave, hosts original content open mic night. This open mic night encourages not only music but comedy, poetry, spoken word, and more. Come share your talents in a supportive and fun environment!


DSI Comedy Family Improv 

DSI Comedy hosts interactive 100% clean improv comedy shows for families with kids under 12 (and fans of matinee show times). Bring your kids, tweens, and adults who are kids at heart for universal fun that can be enjoyed by everyone! This event is perfect for children’s birthday parties, family outings and special events. 


Monday Night Open Mic at Local 506 

Start your week off right with Local 506’s Open Mic Night! Local 506 will provide basic backline (drums, amps, keyboard, mics) so just bring your guitars and talents. Sign up at 8 p.m. for 15 minute slots with performances starting at 8:30 p.m.!


EarlyOke (Karaoke) at Northside District 

The Northside District restaurant hosts family Karaoke every Monday starting at 6 p.m.! Join in on the family fun while enjoying food and drinks! 

Liz Allen Mainous