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 . . .
With summer in full swing, there are so many opportunities to go see live music in Chatham County, including the Philip H. Kohl MOSAIC Family Commons at MOSAIC at Chatham Park. Now into their second season, this year’s lineup is even more robust than last year, with a wide variety of movies, bands, and even free wellness activities.
Building on the success of the MOSAIC Comes Alive! series last year, the MOSAIC team expanded the offerings for this season to include free movies on Friday nights and wellness activities, as well as an exciting list of concerts. “The concerts last Fall were a huge success, so we intentionally kept a similar format, just adding more options, like the Free Movie Nights and Free Wellness Wednesdays,” says MOSAIC Senior Property Manager Adriane Karlinski. “All event goers will definitely notice the beautiful stage, which has been finished.”
The lineup of musicians is as diverse and broad-ranging as Chatham County, ranging from long-standing favorites such as Liquid Pleasure, to rock and roll cover bands, to Motown. In order to pull together the musical lineup for the season, the MOSAIC team talked to locals about which bands they’ve enjoyed seeing in Chatham and made sure they chose groups from across the area.
“The process of booking the 2022 Friday night bands was based on a few things,” notes Karlinski. “Finding bands that had some successful performance history in Chatham County as well as neighboring counties was a starting point. Keeping the lineup diverse in terms of music styles was also a factor, as well as the importance of including some groups with local ties. In order to do this correctly, we reached out to John Wilson, a Pittsboro musician with ties to local talent. He was instrumental in knowing who would be the right groups for our concert series.”
The music series began on June 2, with national touring variety band Liquid Pleasure kicking things off. “Liquid Pleasure began locally over 40 years ago, so booking them was a no-brainer,” says Karlinski. “Having them as the band to kick off the concert series going forward is our goal.”
Here is what you can look forward to as the music series continues this season:
- July 29: Blues and rock band BigTime Shine, with Sanford-based band Tonk Honky as the opener
- August 5: Cary-based band Your Mama’s New Boyfriend. “This band will rock the stage,” says Karlinski. “They were one of the most requested bands to perform at the former Pittsboro Roadhouse.”
- August 19: Central North Carolina-based bluegrass and folk band Sweet Potato Pie. They are the longest-running all-female band in the USA.
- September 2: Raleigh-based Rolling Stones tribute band Beggars Banquet
- September 16: Cat5 Band, which features former members of The Band of Oz, Coastline, and Hip Pocket
- October 7: Classic soul and R&B tribute group based in the Piedmont area, Legacy Motown Revue
- October 8: Chapel Hill-based jazz and country Popcorn Blues Band will play during the Parade of Homes event.
- October 21: The Friday night series concludes with Journey tribute group, Trial By Fire, with Orange County-based act She Bop as the opener.
- November 12: Sip & Shop Market and Children’s Fair, with bluegrass music provided by Durham-based Counterclockwise String Band
With so much to see and hear, mark your calendars now for a season of fun!