Our Goal

Our goal for The Station is to celebrate the musical moments that it’s been built on and host our own events for the history books. We often host live music on the weekends, Mondays with our weekly open mic, our popular Thursday night Karaoke event (hosted by the amazing Empress Kerisha) and other unique static events throughout the week.


We offer a range of rotating beers (bottled and on draught) including craft cocktails made with fresh and locally-sourced ingredients, a select wine list, and some delicious non-alcoholic options.   Plus, we have two large porches perfect for relaxing outdoors with a tasty beverage when the weather’s nice.

So come over, grab drink, grab a bite, and listen to some tunes with us!

Live Music , DJs & Events

Please contact our booking manager Luu: stationluu@gmail.com

Our History

The Station is a historic landmark older even than the name “Carrboro.” Built in 1882, it was the focal point of the town–then called West End.

The space, which originally housed the local train depot, also holds a place in music history: Elizabeth Cotton was inspired to write her famous folk song, Freight Train, in the early 1900s as tribute to the trains that stopped in Carrboro, which she could hear at night from the bedroom of her childhood home.

It’s also the location that R. E. M. chose to play their first show outside of their home state of Georgia in 1980.

In the past century, the space has been home to an assortment of businesses, only to come full circle back to its musical beginnings.

Other groups/artists who have graced our iconic stage throughout the past 30 years include Bad Brains, Members of The Roots, Lake Street Dive, The DBs, Owen Campbell (Australia’s Got Talent finalist), Kenny Roby (6 String Drag/Solo), and Snarky Puppy.