Cat's Cradle

Music Venue, Bar, Rock Club
300 E Main St (at S Greensboro St)
Carrboro, NC 27510
(919) 967-9053


  • Want to feel like the band is performing just for you? National acts & indie bands have been wowing audiences here for decades. The smaller space means better views & a more intimate live experience.
  • the always awesome and legendary music venue
  • make sure to grab some earplugs from the bar! save your eardrums!
  • Great sound, nice staff, and if you stick around a little after a show you'll almost always get to chat with whoever played. Great vibes here.
  • The Copper Amber Ale on tap is a winner.
  • Bar is cash only FYI.
  • Seeing a show at the Cradle is must for any music fan living in or visiting The Triangle.
  • Get here early or the tall people will take over.
  • Great spot for a wide variety of shows!
  • Great venue.
  • My favorite place for live music in the Triangle. If you end up having to go to a show on a night with a big game, they have a huge TV in the back near then bar
  • Great concert venue for intimate performances and sweating during sold out shows.
  • Great venue and decent craft beer selection.
  • Bands always come out late but it helps to come early to get a good spot.
  • Amazing, national acts come through this intimate venue at unbelievable prices (at least to this displaced New Yorker). Cheap local beer, friendly staff. I'd see any show here. Any. Show.
  • Keep an eye for upcoming concerts, they have some pretty well know acts come through here.
  • Go to the Cat's Cradle and catch a show by your favorite indie band
  • A classic concert venue. They have done lots of upgrades recently to refresh it and it shows.
  • Have to walk around back of shopping plaza for entrance
  • Legendary Triangle-area music venue.

Nearby places

201 E Main St Ste C (at E Weaver St)
705 W Rosemary St (at Merritt Mill Rd)
300 E Main St (at W Rosemary St)