The 2021 Carrboro Music Festival is scheduled to be held on Sunday, September 26th with kickoff events on Saturday, September 25th. This year marks the 24th Anniversary of the Festival.
Established in 1998, the Festival was originally held on June 21st as an official affiliate of the Fête de la Musique, which is also known as 'Make Music Day'. The purpose of the event is to make all genres of music more accessible to the public through free concerts where all performers donate their time. As the Carrboro Music Festival was eventually moved to a cooler Fall date, the official relationship with 'Make Music Day' ended, but the purpose remains the same.
More recently, the Carrboro Music Festival has been an effort to host a free two-day event that showcases Triangle-area performers and the varied musical styles they represent. All of the performers are volunteers who donate their talents to foster a strong sense of community and to share their varying genres and their collective love of music with a wider audience.
The event is a product of a coordinated effort by the Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department and the Carrboro Music Festival Planning Committee.
This program is supported by the Town of Carrboro and the Carrboro Tourism Development Authority. Generous support is also provided by the local business community. Please visit the sponsorship page for a complete list of sponsors.