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Annual Apex Music Festival promises live music, local craft beers on Saturday, Sept. 16

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If you are in the Triangle area of North Carolina this weekend and you are interested in taking in some live music and local craft brews, head over to downtown Apex from 3 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sept. 16. In exchange for an Alexander Hamilton (that’s $10) you can catch nearly 20 acts and taste even more beers (the beers are extra). Just make sure you have a DD or a rideshare app on your phone and enjoy!From the good folks at the Apex Music Festival:

The 2017 Apex Music Festival (formerly the Apex Jazz Music Festival) will continue its tradition of playing host to great musicians in and around the Triangle.

The Beer & Wine Garden / Main Stage will operate again on the Apex Chamber of Commerce property, and feature phenomenal musical acts! Performances will again be featured in a wide variety of outdoor and indoor venues along Salem Street. Additionally, there will also be a great selection of food vendors to choose from!

As the only adult-focused fall music festival in the North Carolina Triangle area, this extremely popular pub-crawl experience is expected to draw more than 25,000 music fans to Downtown Apex on Saturday, Sept. 16. Tickets for the 7th Annual Apex Music Festival will be available soon! Festival wristbands will include entry to all the venues for the entire event. Please note that all persons entering the Beer & Wine Garden / Main Stage or purchasing beer/wine on Salem Street will be required to provide a valid ID confirming that you are 21 or older.

The main street (North Salem Street) through Historic Downtown Apex will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 2 p.m. until 1 a.m. from Center Street to Chatham Street for the safety of the high volume of pedestrian traffic during the event. Center Street and Chatham Street will remain open to traffic.

Sponsors include Johnson Hyundai of Cary, Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, Clarity Vision of Apex, and Hampton Inn & Suites of Holly Springs.

2017 Band Line-Up


3:30pm – 5:00pm | Blackfoot Gypsies

5:30pm – 7:00pm | Magic City Hippies

7:30pm – 9:00pm | Andy Frasco & The U.N.

9:30pm – 11:30pm | Peak City Sound



3:00pm – 4:00pm | Boom Unit Brass Band

4:30pm – 6:30pm | The War & Treaty

7:00pm – 8:30pm | Molly Stevens

9:00pm – 10:30pm | Tea Cup Gin



Apex Outfitters

Carolina Wray | 7:00pm – 8:00pm / 9:00pm – 10:00pm

Common Grounds

August Is Ours | 3:45pm – 4:45pm / 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Peak Of The Vine

Misty Mayhem Trio | 3:45pm – 4:45pm / 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Davis Messina Band | 9:00pm – 11:00pm

Salem Street Pub

Retro Candy | 10:00pm – 12:00am

The Beer Dispensry

West King String Band | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | 8:30pm – 9:30pm

La Rancherita

La’ Coustic | 4:45pmm – 5:45pm | 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Anna’s Pizza

Claybrook | 3:30pmm – 5:00pm | 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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