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Chapel Hill’s Festifall Arts Festival In Downtown Chapel Hill – October 1


Chapel Hill, NCExplore the Triangle music and dance scene at Chapel Hill’s Festifall Arts Festival featuring performance art, music and dance that will appeal to all ages and tastes. Nestled among artists and community organization booths, you will find three performance areas with many different acts from 11:30 am to 6 pm.  (a performance schedule is below).

On the INDY Week Main Stage, expect a wide range of musical genres. Counterclockwise String Band starts the day with a style of bluegrass that is both compellingly new and refreshingly familiar. Next up, Chaquis Maliq will deliver the sound of Eccentric Tasteful Grooves and Honey Soul to her listeners.  The Pinkerton Raid makes ebullient, dynamic indie pop and then we will be entertained by the Loreleis an all-female a cappella group.

Followed by Lonnie Walker with his entertaining blend of rootsy Americana and dance-party punk-rock , Ellis Dyson & the Shambles, the six-piece, swingin’ jazz band from Chapel Hill known for their whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ sound  and Tea Cup Gin known for their original indie-jazz music influenced by an eclectic blend  of early 20th century musical genres

The  97.9 The Hill Stage provides hands-on and up-close participation for all ages. Enjoy a line-up of comedy, magic, dance ensembles, and more! Keep your eyes open for The Cane Creek Cloggers with some very entertaining Appalachian-style clog dancing. Then the inspirational UNC Moonlight Hip Hop dance group will perform, followed by The Chapel Hill School of Musical Performing Arts.

It is our pleasure to welcome the Spin Man to the Local Motion Stage, his basketball spinning skills rival that of the Harlem Globetrotters. Our very own Chapel Hill Fire Department will perform their fun, musical puppet show and Huepa Culture & Arts, will represent Latina American traditions through dance and theater and the day will end with the Dancers of Unity bringing us together in song and dance.

The Local 506 Stage brings you more of a local flavor with a mix of folk, indie rock and hip-hop. Kicking off the day will be the veteran band Sound System 7, then check out (J) Rowdy, a live hip hop group fronted by J Rowdy, who has been featured on NPR, DJ Booth, Indy Week, and various national publications. You can also look forward to the stylish music of David Wimbish and Stephanie Morgan as well as the danceable, folk music of the Tan & Sober Gentlemen and Hudson & Haw.

Event hours: Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Admission: Free

Parking: Free Sunday parking is available throughout downtown in municipal lots and street side spots. For more information and locations visit www.parkonthehill.comBiking to Festifall is encouraged!

Park & Ride FREE to Festifall:  for more information, visit

For more information about the event:, call 919-968-2878 or email

Only persons requiring the use of an assistance animal shall be allowed to bring any animal onto public sidewalks and streets which have been closed for the purpose of holding street fairs, races, or other community events. All animals are subject to the town animal control ordinance.


Stage/Time Performer
INDY Week Main Stage  
12:00-12:30pm Counterclockwise String Band
12:45-1:15pm Chaquis Maliq
1:30-2:15 Pinkerton Raid
2:20-2:40 Carolina for the Kids
2:45-3:45 Lonnie Walker
4:00-5:00 Ellis Dyson & The Shambles
5:15-5:45 Tea Cup Gin
97.9 The Hill
12:30pm-1:00pm Cane Creek Cloggers
1:15 – 1:45 Carolina for the Kids
2:00 – 2:30 CH School of Musical Arts
2:45 – 3:15 Spin Man
3:30 – 4:00 Fire puppet Show
4:15 – 4:45 Huepa Culture & Arts
5:00-5:30 Dancers of Unity
Local 506 Stage
12:10 – 12:45 Sound System 7
1:00 –  1:35 Hudson & Haw
1:50 – 2:25 (J) Rowdy
2:40 – 3:15 David Wimbish
3:30 – 4:30 Tan & Sober Gentlemen
4:45 – 6:00pm Stephanie Morgan
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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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