Johnson's Crossroad has been described by friends and fans as everything from Appalachian Soul" to "Hillbilly Metal." The band blends blues, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, and Appalachian Old Time for a sound that The Daily Times’ Steve Wildsmith calls “both mournful and jubilant, breezy and graveyard serious.”
At July’s Last Fridays children can participate in “Making Turtle Puppets with Angela and Frank.”
Weaver Street Market will have live music outside from 6:30-8:30pm featuring The Ayrmountaineers.
Hillsborough Presbyterian Church's "Tryon Street Stage" will feature "The Blue Suits." These Indy rockers will perform from 6:30-8:30 pm. Sam, Zach, Will and Alfred are an up and coming young group, influenced by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who find great fun with their music. Cool down with free scoops of ice cream served up by HPC members.
Artists and craftspeople will set up their wares on the sidewalks around the Old Courthouse.
HILLSBOROUGH, NC – The Hillsborough Arts Council’s Last Fridays Art Walk showcases the talents of local artists in studios and galleries in downtown Hillsborough. On Friday July 27, many venues will have artist and opening receptions from 6 – 9 pm.
Brochures with a map of the Last Fridays Art Walk are available at any of the participating venues or at www.lastfridaysartwalk.org.
The Hillsborough Arts Council, a non-profit organization supporting the arts in Hillsborough, with funding support in part from the Orange County Arts Commission, Town of Hillsborough Tourism Board, and private contributions. For general information on the Last Fridays Art Walk contact the Hillsborough Arts Council at 919-643-2500, www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org or the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough/Orange County Visitors’ Center at 919-732-7741 or www.visithillsboroughnc.org.
The Pie Contest has expanded! This season, each Last Fridays will feature a "Bake-off" with different themes each month. Do you have ice cream that gets rave reviews? Then July is your month. Judging will begin 6pm at Cup A Joe; awards will be announced at Johnson’s Crossroad’s break. Ice cream must be at Cup a Joe no later than 5pm to be considered. It will be sold at Cup A Joe after the winners are announced. Proceeds benefit the Hillsborough Arts Council. Entry forms and future baked goods themes can be found online at http://www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/HillsboroughPieContest.html
OTHER AFFILIATED EVENTS
For the July Last Fridays, the Orange County Historical Museum will becelebrating the reopening of their gift shop. Also, the People's Choice judging will take place of our photo contest. Also, it will be the last Last Friday to check out the wonderful “Sense of Place” exhibit.
The Burwell School Historic Site will be holding Family Movie Night with Ebenezer Baptist Church. There will be a free showing of “The Muppets Movie” at 8:30pm on the front lawn. Punch and popcorn will be provided.
An excellent mix of downtown Hillsborough businesses will be alive with activity. Businesses located on both sides of Churton and King Streets will hold extended hours and special offerings during the Last Fridays event.
Plenty of parking during Last Fridays can be found at the Eno River parking deck.
No dogs are permitted in the courthouse area during Last Fridays by order of the police. Thanks for your understanding.
If you would like to have a vendor booth outside of the courthouse area, please contact the Town of Hillsborough.
The Hillsborough Arts Council, a non-profit organization supporting the arts in Hillsborough, with funding support in part from the Hillsborough Tourism Board and private contributions, sponsors the Last Fridays program. Coordination support comes from the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and its member organizations, Downtown Merchants, and a variety of local artists, and civic groups. For general information on Last Fridays contact the Hillsborough Arts Council at 919-643-2500, www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org or the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough/Orange County Visitors’ Center at 732-7741 or www.historichillsborough.org.