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Carrboro Music Festival 

When: Sun., Sept. 30, 12 p.m.-2 a.m. 2012
Price: Free
www.carrboromusicfestival.com

Around Town—As the "Paris of the Piedmont," Carrboro's no stranger to showing off its cultural flair. Every year on a Sunday afternoon in early autumn, it decidedly kicks things up a notch with the Carrboro Music Festival. This year, the town hosts 180 acts across 25 venues. Patrons can bounce freely from coffee shop to Cat's Cradle to lumber company to hear some of the area's best acts.

The sheer number of bands performing guarantees there'll be something for everyone. Fans of polka, brass and Jewish dance music can get their kicks with the Magnolia Klezmer Band. Bluegrass pickers can grin along to Big Fat Gap. Hip-hop heads take note that Toon & the Real Laww will be on hand to educate. There'll also be indie explorations (care of T0W3RS), top-notch Americana (thanks to the Magnolia Collective), seething surf-rock (see Killer Filler) and at least one brass band (the aptly named N.C. Saxophone Ensemble). It's a daunting list of acts peppered with old favorites (Lud) and funny new names (See No Weevil). Thankfully, the spread of venues only stretches from the yard at The Looking Glass to the parking lot at Jessee's Coffee—approximately 0.8 miles. The Champs-lysées could hardly do better. And it's all free. Find the full schedule at carrboromusicfestival.com. —Ashley Melzer

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