Join us for live music from Hope Griffin on Friday, November 23rd!

Come by and listen to live music from Hope Griffin on Friday, November 23rd at 8pm! Hope Griffin is a Folk/Americana singer and songwriter from Anchorage, Alaska. Since moving to North Carolina, she has been named the “Best Acoustic/Folk Band” and “Best Singer/Songwriter” in western North Carolina. This year, she has been on the road promoting her latest album release with her longtime bandmate, Jamie Leigh Bennet.

You can check out her website and preview some of her music here.

Italian Artist Valerio Piccolo at Open Eye Cafe

Come out to enjoy free music from Valerio Piccolo, an Italian singer, songwriter, writer, and movie/book translator on Saturday, November 17th at 8pm.

We can’t wait to see you there!

See Kevin Thompson Live on Friday, November 2nd!

Join us on Friday, November 2nd to enjoy live music from Kevin Thompson! The show is free and begins at 8pm.

Kevin Thompson is a North Carolina based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His music, featuring a blend of Americana, blues, country, rock, and gospel, has been featured on What Not To Wear, American Pickers, and Pawn Stars.

Be sure to check out his website here.

We hope to see you there!

Gallop & Gorge 8K 2018

Start your Thanksgiving off with the Gallop & Gorge 8K and get ready to eat lots of turkey! We are sponsoring the G&G 8K, which is the third and final race in the 14th annual Le Tour de Carrboro race series, starting at 8am. We will also have hot coffee waiting just for you! Click here for more information.

TerraVita’s Sustainable Classroom Walking Tour

The Sustainable Classroom Walking Tour debuts on October 19th with an exploration of downtown Carrboro and West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, as an alternative and equally engaging experience to the standard Sustainable Classroom. The tour will begin at 8:30 am at Open Eye Cafe, home of Carrboro Coffee Roasters and will end at Crook’s Corner. Places in between will include Fifth Season Gardening Co. CarrboroAcme Food & Beverage Co.Lantern Restaurant & Midway Community Kitchen. Participants include Kevin Callaghan, Andrea Reusing, Justin BurdettGary CrunkletonSean UmsteadKathleen PurvisJason SmithClark BarloweMelissa Green KatrincicWyatt Dickson and more! Click on the following link to see the details for the Walking Tour, including locations and participants:

Willow Way Creations Acoustic Show

Hugh, from Willow Way Creations, will be back at the Open Eye on October 13th at 8 pm bringing his Americana/Indie Folk blend of fine originals and fan favorite covers.

Hurricane Florence Hours

To ensure the safety of our customers and staff, we will be closing at 6pm on Thursday, September 13th and remaining closed all day Friday, September 14th. However, our current plan is to resume our 7am-midnight hours on Saturday, September 15th.

Be safe, everyone!

Carrboro Music Festival

Stop by the Carrboro Music Festival on Sunday, September 30th to hear over 200 acts across 29 venues, completely free of charge! We are a main host for the event, which will feature various food vendors for you to try.

For more information, check out their website here.

We hope to see you there!

Lucy Isabel at Open Eye Cafe

Come hear a voice described as “pure folk” at Open Eye Cafe on Saturday, September 22nd from 8:00-11:00 pm! Lucy Isabel is a Nashville-based Americana singer and songwriter, and she has toured extensively across the world. Her newest release, “California Coming Down,” is a new approach for the young artist, but she still stays true to her strong lyrics and driving melody.

You can learn more about Lucy and her tour dates at

See you there!

Come check out Dead Birds on Saturday, September 15th!

Come by to hear Chicago musician Erica Johnson unfold her project, Dead Birds, on Saturday, September 15th! Her folk music set emerged from her time spent traveling across the country, evoking a feeling of nostalgia through the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and banjo. Stop by from 8:00-11:00 pm to check them out!

Check out their website here.

We can’t wait to see you there!