Welcome to AFM Local 500
AFM Local 500 represents the finest musical talent in the Triangle and 37 North Carolina Counties. Chartered in 1908, the Professional Musicians’ Association is eastern North Carolina’s Local chapter of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. The AFM is the world’s largest union of performing artists. Local 500's jurisdiction includes Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, Cary, Fayetteville, Wilmington, Jacksonville, Goldsboro, Greenville, Wilson, Rocky Mount, and much more of Eastern NC. It is the mission of Local 500, American Federation of Musicians, to serve its members to create a cohesive fraternity representing the concerns, goals and general welfare among members. We strive to accomplish this through effective communication with our membership and the community at large, by ensuring all our members fair and equitable treatment in the workplace, and to endorse our members individually and collectively. We pledge to uphold the highest standards of excellence in all aspects of the business of making music.