Spending a Friday night in Bynum means so much more than relaxing in the comfort of good people and friends while listening to the sounds of the Bynum Front Porch, but consider all this while children are enjoying arts and crafts activities, storytelling, children’s music, and other events inside the General Store from 7:00 until 8:00. So don’t miss out as the Bynum Front Porch is open to the public every Friday night from May until August and features a variety of bands that include gospel, folk, blues, rockabilly, and bluegrass from 7:00 until 9:00. Folks from all over the Triangle bring chairs and sit under an open sky and enjoy food provided by local vendors. The Friday Night Music Series is made possible by the Chatham Arts Council.
Bynum Front Porch offers two $1000 grants each year. One for AVID, and one for the Arts. It’s open to all graduating Chatham County High school students who meet the grants criteria. The winner of this year’s 2012 Bynum Front Porch arts grant is Julia Sloane. She dances with the Northwood High School Dance Program. According to Diane Swan, she has been dancing for eleven years locally with Studio A Dance Arts in Chapel Hill, where she explores ballet, modern dance, jazz, and hip hop. After her winter 2010 performance in which she danced to Lost in the Trees song “Walk Around the Lake”, the composer/singer (who is a previous Bynumite) Ari Picker asked her to dance on stage with this internationally known touring band. Twice she has danced on stage with them and has danced in two of their music videos. Read more about Julia in last week’s blog.