As Chatham Park continues to develop its community, they remain dedicated to supporting local art in Chatham County. As part of that commitment, Chatham Park is powering our Go See This series. They join us in inviting you to Go See This . . .
October 7 update: Please note that due to inclement weather forecasted, this weekend’s MOSAIC Comes Alive! events (Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9) are postponed. Friday’s concert rain date is TBD. Saturday’s makers market is rescheduled for a holiday market on November 13th.
As we enter the early days of fall, we at Chatham Arts Council are on the lookout for outdoor music events to enjoy good music out in the beautiful fall weather. While some events have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID, the upcoming October events at the new MOSAIC at Chatham Park are still on, with a fantastic line-up of musicians performing for free. If you’ve been curious about the new MOSAIC space, now is the perfect time to check it out!
The MOSAIC events team felt it was important to choose musicians who are local to the area. As MOSAIC Sr. Property Manager Adriane Karlinski notes, “We have some team members engaged in the local music scene, and their recommendations were vital to creating this fabulous line-up. Property managers Kane Realty worked with Liquid Pleasure at another local property, and the band attracted a huge crowd. Their quality music and energetic performance are ideal to kick off our event series. We are also committed to supporting local talent and intentionally sought out Siler City’s Chatham Rabbits to close out the series.”
Indeed, Chathamites from across the county will especially want to be in the audience on Friday, October 15. That evening, MOSAIC will dedicate the stage in memory of beloved Chatham bluegrass superhero Tommy Edwards, and The Bluegrass Experience will join the Chatham Rabbits on that stage to play a few tunes in celebration of Tommy’s life.
Liquid Pleasure, who’ll kick off the series on October 1, has been performing together for over two decades. They’re happy to have a new music venue here in Chatham County. As Kenny Mann of Liquid Pleasure notes, “It’s always great to have more state-of-the-art venues in Chatham County. When we started back in 1966, Pittsboro had a country music ‘feel’ to it. Now the scene is more diverse and it requires a new look. My band is excited.”
In addition to the musical performances, three out of the six events will feature a makers market so you can shop (support your local artisans!) and enjoy the music at the same time. “We’ve worked hard to bring a wide selection of Chatham makers and vendors like Barry Udis Photography, Sissoko Art & Sculptures, Chatham Ciderworks, and Chatham Oaks Farm–plus lots of other amazing artists and vendors from across the Triangle.” Karlinski notes. Vendors continue to be added to the list, so stay tuned to the MOSAIC Comes Alive! event page for a list of participant vendors.
Planning a month’s worth of public events during an ever-evolving global pandemic is no easy feat. “We evaluate the situation daily and discuss it every week in our planning meeting,” says Karlinski. “These are all outdoor events, and we anticipate families and individuals will take precautions that they are comfortable with.”
There are lots of great bands in the line-up, so pick a weekend and check out the MOSAIC events in October!