About us

Forty Acres was formed as a non-profit tax-exempt organization with the purpose of promoting roots music in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) area of North Carolina. We regularly sponsor house concerts featuring local and regional musicians to give fans of roots music a unique listening experience that you just cannot find in the local club scene. We are also in the early stages of sponsoring music/dance events.

Two of the venues that we regularly use are private homes with large living rooms in the Chapel Hill vicinity; the third is a community clubhouse. You may click here for pictures of and directions to some of our venues.

As of November 2007 the board of directors of Forty Acres consists of:


Tom Fisher, 104 Rocky Point, Carrboro, NC 27510


Jack Sayre, 110 Oldham Place, Chapel Hill NC 27516


Ed Campion, 101 Zapata Lane, Chapel Hill NC 27514


Bob McClanahan, 109 Longwood Dr., Chapel Hill NC 27514


Tom Zulauf, 108 Juniper Pl., Chapel Hil NC 27514