Local 506
506 W Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516

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Opened in 1992, Local 506 is an all-ages rock club in downtown Chapel Hill. The 506 is a showroom and a full bar, providing audiences the opportunity to see up-and-coming touring musicians and local bands in a simultaneously accessible and professional musical setting. Located on West Franklin Street, the 506 is conveniently within walking distance to many of Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s restaurants and bars, and a great location for either catching a show or enjoying a full night out in Chapelboro.


Parking can be a bit tricky unless you’re familiar with the area. A helpful parking guide for Chapel Hill is here. In general, street parking is free after 6pm Monday-Saturday, and completely free on Sunday. Keep an eye out for UNC lots that are often free after 6pm as well. There is also a parking deck next to the Hampton Inn in Carrboro that is free and within walking distance to the club.

Membership Info:

In accordance with NC Law, memberships are required to attend shows at Local 506. Memberships are $2, available at the door the night of the show, and are good for life. A membership card is issued when purchased, and must be presented at the time of entry to the club (a picture on a smartphone will do just fine!). Over 21 members are welcome to have a guest, though under 21 members must each have their own membership. For more information about North Carolina’s membership laws, see page 12 here.

TL;DR: Because we serve liquor and not food we are required by NC to be a private club and charge for memberships (only $2, though). They’re good for life and you can have a guest as long as you’re over 21.

Membership Rules:

  • Membership is required for entry to Local 506
  • Once inside, don’t be dumb. No alcohol for under 21 folks, no fighting, and generally be respectful of everyone around you.