Join us for some music from New Indiana on Friday, June 29th!

Come see us on Friday, June 29th to enjoy some tunes from New Indiana. The show is free and begins at 8pm.

As far back as 1999 New Indiana began working on their debut album due to release August 3rd, 2018. The album is autobiographical in nature and encompasses every stage of two musicians turned long time friends journey from the early Arizona days through the Northwest in Portland and to their current home in New York City.

Their debut album ‘Darkness Sunshine’ meanders through literal transcribed conversations they have had about the current political climate on Isis, race and drugs, while other songs take the listener to a chance meeting with Bernie Sanders outside of a small diner in Flagstaff, to the wild isolated mountains in Montana where they spent some time writing the last few songs. Through two decades, from the west and to the east, Darkness Sunshine encompasses a 19 year journey of friendship and creative pursuit.

Check out their Bandcamp page here.

We hope to see you there!

Come see Rev. Freakchild on Saturday, June 23rd!

Come see us on Saturday, June 23rd to enjoy some tunes from Reverend Freakchild! The show is free and begins at 8pm.

In the tradition of such Blues Reverends as Rev. Gary Davis – such is the irreverent Reverend Freakchild.  The Rev has played in many bands including an early incarnation of Soul Coughing with M. Doughty leaving to form the roots rock jam band Bananafish in Boston and then on to some work with The Neptune Ensemble, The Soul Miners (w/ guitar virtuoso Matt Rae), The Lucky Devils and The Cosmic All-Stars touring internationally.  The Rev has also served as a member and featured soloist of the Metro Mass Gospel Choir performing at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall and the Town Hall Theater. He grew up in Hawaii, holds a degree in philosophy and religion from Northeastern University in Boston and now currently resides in Colorado pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree at Naropa University. He continues to perform and preach saying, “Music is my religion. Through song I seek transcendence!”

Be sure to check out his website and listen preview some of his music here.

We hope to see you there!

See Adam Barley Live on Saturday, June 18th!

Come see us on Saturday, June 18th to enjoy some tunes from Adam Barley. The show is free and begins at 8pm.

Adam Barley is a singer-songwriter out of Charleston, South Carolina. His songs are unique rock tunes with reflective, exploratory and distinctive lyrics, melodies and rhythmic ideas encouraging the listener to explore new territory and question the “norm.” In support of his band, Adam & Elsewhere, he is on a solo tour to promote the release of their upcoming debut EP.

Check out his website or listen to some of his music here.

We hope to see you there!

Ryan Bonner and the Adam Anderson Project will be here on Saturday, June 9th!

Come see us on Saturday, June 9th, and listen to Ryan Bonner and the Adam Anderson Project! The show is free and begins at 8pm.

Ryan Bonner brings a vocal quality at home over bluesy, mellow southern tunes and soaring, driven anthems that tell stories standing at the intersection of faith, family and desire; he looks at them through a slightly twisted prism to bring out the subtler colors of meaning in each.

His lyrics are simultaneously hopeful and astringent; a fellow artist recently defined his writing style as having an “acid wit.” Calling on a broad base of influences, Ryan produces music that evokes the sound of the singer-songwriter renaissance, telling the stories of the millennial search for real connection in an oft-isolated world.

Listen to some of his music here.

We hope to see you there!

Come see Hugh Willard this Friday, June 8th!

Join us this Friday, June 8th, and enjoy some tunes from Hugh Willard! The show is free and begins at 8pm.

Hugh Willard has been singing and performing in a multitude of settings for years from churches to prisons, from barns to bars, from baseball stadiums to backyard bonfires. He sings and plays guitar in the rock band, Thursday’s Flight, but also finds his home in the classic singer-songwriter, contemporary folk tradition. Willard has been described as a “cross between Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan.” You won’t want to miss this!

Check out his youtube page here.

We hope to see you there!

Brown Kid Live at Open Eye

Brown Kid is on the road this Spring and Summer, playing his brand of acoustic beach vibe music. He will be performing music from his award nominated EP Rusty Strings and newest Single Sunrise.

Check out our calendar for other musical events coming up!

Vote for Open Eye!

We’re excited to be nominated for Best Cafe in Orange/Chatham County in Indy Week’s Best of the Triangle! Click here to vote.

Proudly Sponsoring Floraffiti!

We’re excited to be sponsoring Floraffiti public art project again this year! Keep an eye out for installments around Chapel Hill and Carrboro!

May Artist

Help us welcome Harrison McSwain as our May artist!

The Partnership for Gender Equality

We wanted to announce our support of the Equal Origins Program In collaboration with Carrboro Coffee Roasters!
This program works to unlock the potential of coffee farming women, youth and their families, to promote equitable opportunities & catalyze a supply chain that works for everyone.
At a workshop in Nicaragua, February 27 & 28, titled “Strengthening the Links of the Coffee Value Chain through Gender Equity” , 30 participants from households, producer organizations and roasters were brought together to exchange their experiences and perspectives and work on a collaborative vision and roadmap for work at these three levels of the value chain to accelerate impact for families, communities and the supply chain as a whole.

The Equal Origins Initiative – will work to ensure that everyone, at every level of the supply chain, matters equally.
http://www.genderincoffee.org/our-partners/