Thanks for joining us for our 2020 Last Fridays Virtual season.

We hope to be able to see you on the Courthouse lawn next summer!

These video links will remain live for you to enjoy.

Friday, September 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The Tan and Sober Gentlemen

Born and raised in the North Carolina backcountry, The Tan and Sober Gentlemen began taking in the songs, stories, and tunes that make up their beloved state's heritage before they could talk. Despite having played music together in some form or another for most of their lives, the current lineup was formed in the summer of 2016. Past performances range from the Cat's Cradle, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, Appaloosa Festival, and IBMA's World of Bluegrass in the States to Spraoi Festival, Whelan's, and the Roisin Dubh in Ireland.

The band aims to explore the Gaelic roots of North Carolinian music, and to play it with as much energy as humanly possible. Tan and Sober hangs their hat on the fact that, no matter the venue or the crowd, their live show will have the audience engaged, smiling, and drenched with sweat. As far as folk music goes, they're about the best drinking and dancing band you'll find.

Friday, August 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Love & Valor

Love & Valor is an emerging Americana-flavored Folk band based out of Burlington, NC. The band has been a staple in the NC folk scene since 2012, and are known for performing almost exclusively original music. Their influences range from classic singer/songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash to current bands like The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, and The Civil Wars. Love & Valor performs hundreds of shows each year, recently appearing at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, The Cat's Cradle, and much more. Their live shows are intimate yet energetic, with harmonies, gang vocals, and upbeat melodies.


Love & Valor will be playing live on HAC's Facebook page as part of our virtual Last Fridays celebration! We're excited to present this program with help from our partners at Nash Street Tavern, WHUP, and the Digital Butler. If you haven't already done so, get acquainted with the band in the next couple of weeks, and join us Friday, August 28 for this special live presentation.

Friday, July 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Ghost + Bones

The Hillsborough Arts Council is excited to announce the return of Hillsborough's Last Fridays! Unfortunately, due to COVID, we are unable to gather in person but we are getting creative and have found a way to continue the music for our community!

We are partnering with WHUP Pass The Hat, Nash Street Tavern, The Digital Butler and The Ghost + Bones for a Last Fridays virtual concert live on Facebook! If you cannot connect to Facebook, the show will also be streamed to WHUP FM, 104.7FM or online at

102 North Churton St.
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Corner of Churton & King Sts
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Hillsborough Arts Council is a volunteer-run non-profit organization supporting the arts in Hillsborough, NC with funding support from the Town of Hillsborough, the Hillsborough Tourism Board, Orange County, the Orange County Arts Commission, and private contributions and sponsorships.


For general information about Last Fridays, contact the Hillsborough Arts Council at, 919-643-2500 or the Hillsborough Visitors Center, 919-732-7741.