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Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

$1

The Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series kicks off the first weekend in May. Every Friday Night from 7-9pm May through the end of August.  Each week the bands take the outdoor stage or we move inside if the rain clouds roll our way.

The Bynum Friday Night Music series began in 2001. Bynum neighbors wanted to create an event that would help sustain the Bynum General Store and Post Office the social center of the community.  The General Store’s operator retired in 2006 and there was no one waiting in the wings to take over.

Located off of Highway 15-501, Bynum was originally a cotton mill village set along the banks of the Haw River with the first mill built around 1872.  As the mill grew, the town grew and became a vibrant community where neighbors knew each other and played along the river banks.  In 1934, the Bynum General Store opened and was one of the five stores in town.  There was also two grist mills, a movie theater, and a school.  The mill closed in 1983 and Bynum’s community life started changing.  Fast-forward to today, the mill and school long gone but the residents of Bynum are just as vibrant as years past and the longing to keep a community together continues to grow strong.

To keep the community gathering place alive, Bynum Front Porch was created as a non-profit and leases the old general store.  The organization creates family-friendly events and programs that celebrate the community’s rich history and bright future.  Now, all gather under the night sky or move indoors when the weather becomes inclement.  The Bynum Friday Night Music Series runs May through the end of August and is open to the public featuring a variety of bands spanning multiple musical genres, including gospel, folk, blues, rockabilly, and bluegrass.  No tickets are needed to come and a hat is passed for contributions.

Food vendors on site.

Details

Date:
May 31
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$1
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Website:
http://www.bynumfrontporch.org/programs

Organizer

Bynum Front Porch

Venue

Bynum Front Porch
950 Bynum Rd
Bynum, NC 27312 United States
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