The 23rd annual Carrboro Music Festival will be held virtually this weekend, with two days of live-streamed and prerecorded performances that will feature nearly 100 acts from around the Triangle.
The festival starts Oct. 3, with eight acts livestreaming from Cat's Cradle and the Century Center from 2 p.m until 7 p.m. It will continue on Oct. 4 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m, with 35 acts streaming from Cat's Cradle, the Century Center, The ArtsCenter and 97.9 The Hill.
The venues will not be open to the public throughout the weekend. Performance streams, as well as video of over 50 prerecorded acts, will all be available on the festival’s website. Acts playing at 97.9 The Hill on Sunday will also be broadcast live on-air through the station’s studio.
The Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Department and the Carrboro Music Festival Planning Committee are coordinating the festival. Charles Harrington, a recreation administrator with the department, said the festival usually brings crowds downtown to enjoy two days of live music.
Harrington said the planning committee knew by early July that the festival would have to adapt to a digital format due to COVID-19. Harrington said he hopes it will still draw in music lovers across the Triangle.