It’s become a Chapel Hill tradition. Every Friday throughout the summer, a band – often a local one – plays on the The Carolina Inn’s front lawn while residents and students spread out on blankets and sip cold sodas and mint juleps. This year there will be food trucks, too, alongside bar munchies from the historic inn. The series, fittingly called Fridays on the Front Porch, kicked off late last month and will continue until October 23. Here’s the summer lineup. You’ll notice repeat performances aplenty, which is part of the fun – by summer’s end, you’re all like family. -Jessie Ammons
Fridays on the Front Porch last from 5 – 8 p.m. Free; 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill; carolinainn.com.