The Apex Music Festival has been postponed due to Hurricane Florence. Stay tuned for an update!
Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance has announced the fall lineup for the event happening Oct. 4 – 7, 2018, on 72 acres outside of Pittsboro, North Carolina, just outside the Triangle. Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine ranks Shakori Hills as one of the best festivals of 2018.
Festival founders Donna the Buffalo will perform a headlining set Friday night and sets during the weekend with Zydeco elder statesman Preston Frank on accordion. Ryan Montbleau will treat the crowds to a solo set while Consider the Source will play hybrid acoustic.
Meanwhile, Durham-native G Yamazawa, a rapper and poet whose song “North Cack” rose to No. 3 on Spotify’s “Viral 50” chart last year, will make his first visit to Shakori Hills, as will rising Americana star Sierra Ferrell. Rolling Stone described Ferrell’s singing as a blend of, “folk, country, and ragtime, in a tone that has the foggy warmth of a photograph.”
And some of my personal favorites including Yarn, Caleb Caudle and folk-rock Shiloh Hill, a Winston-Salem-based band, will make its Shakori Hills debut this fall. I just released a first listen of the band’s latest video here and on No Depression.
If you are looking for some live music this weekend in Western North Carolina, don’t miss the annual Jam in the Trees set for Aug. 24-25 at Pisgah Brewing Co. in Black Mountain. Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine named this progressive string and roots bash among its 2018 Best Independent Music Variety Festivals. Acts include the Travelin’ McCourys, Jerry Douglas Band, Shooter Jennings and Elizabeth Cook.
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“We are always excited to come back to North Carolina and Raleigh in particular hold a lot of great memories for us with IMBA and the First Night Raleigh show we’ve played,” explains one of Scythian’s frontmen Danylo Fedoryka (vocals, guitar, accordion).
“To link a return show to a great cause makes it twice and meaningful for us and we hope that people will come out and support a great cause.”
This just in from the good folks over at Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival:
The fourth annual Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival set for Sept. 21-22, 2018, in downtown Wilkesboro, North Carolina, has expanded its powerful lineup of entertainment to include The Secret Sisters, Jim Lauderdale, Front Country and Humming House, among others. These artists will join festival hosts The Kruger Brothers and The Steel Wheels, The Roosevelts, Fireside Collective, The Contenders, Snyder Family Band, The Arcadian Wild, Nikki Talley and more than 100 other musicians, chefs, vintners and craft beer brewers from the region.
The complete lineup is available online at www.carolinainthefall.org.