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Beericana Craft Beer & Music Festival September 27th – Holly Springs, NC


If you like craft beer, live music, and food trucks this event is for you! Mark your calendars for September 27th and make plans to be at Sugg Farm Park in Holly Springs, NC to attend the first annual Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival.


Craft Breweries
Hundreds of American craft beers will be available to sample from more than 50 breweries from the Triangle to California. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Raleigh and 30 minutes from Durham, this event is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers, and the casual beer drinker to meet brewers and brewery representatives and learn about their beers.

  • Breweries Participating Include (but are not limited to): AleSmith, Aviator, Bear Republic, Big Boss, Bombshell, Brice’s Brewing, Brueprint, Bull City Ciderworks, Carolina Brewery, Carolina Brewing Co, Compass Rose, Crank Arm, Deep River, Double Barley, Draft Line, Flat Top, Florida Brewing, Foothills, Fortnight, Front Street, Fullsteam, Gizmo, Haw River, Lagunitas, Lonerider, Mystery, Natty Greene’s, New Belgium, Nickelpoint, Olde Hickory, Oskar Blues, Railhouse, Regulator, Sierra Nevada, Starpoint, Steel String, Sub Noir, The Olde Mecklenburg, The Unknown, Triangle, Triple C, White Rabbit, White Street
  • VIP Breweries Participating Include (but are not limited to): Bear Waters, Birdsong, Burial, Catawba, Fonta Flora, NoDa, One World, Raleigh, Twin Leaf, Wicked Weed

Photo Courtesy Darkwater Rising

Music Lineup
Beericana is proud to bring in musical talent from around the state. Headlined by Asheville’s The Honeycutters, the stage will feature local bluegrass duo Lynda and Pattie as well as Darkwater Rising and Skinny Bag of Sugar. The inaugural festival will have the perfect soundtrack to enjoy some great brews on an early autumn afternoon.

  • Featured Musical Artists The Honeycutters (thehoneycutters.com); Lynda and Pattie (lyndaandpattie.com); Darkwater Rising (darkwaterrising.net); Skinny Bag of Sugar (skinnybag.com)

Food Trucks
In addition to the tunes, the 2014 Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival will feature over a dozen local food trucks! From Korean BBQ to pretzels to gourmet cupcakes, this year’s festival will provide food options sure to appeal to everyone!

  • Food Trucks Participating Include: All-American, Baguettaboutit, CJ’s Street Food, Dump Pho King, Hobby Hill Farm Fresh Pretzels, JAM Ice Cream, Ko Kyu BBQ, Not Just Icing, Olio and Aceto, Stuft, Tailgater Toby, Valentino’s

Ticket Info
Tickets for the 2014 Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival are on sale now. General Admission tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door (if available). VIP Tickets are $75 online and will feature a 90 minute VIP-only time, as well as special beers from breweries not available to general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at www.beericana.com.

The festival offers a “Designated Driver” ticket price of $15, available online or at the door, to encourage attendee responsibility. There will also be plenty of cabs available from both Taxi Taxi and Safe Ride Home. For those driving, on-site parking will be plentiful and free!

Supporting Local
We are proud of the festival’s Holly Springs, NC roots.In an effort to do our part and give back to the Holly Springs and NC Beer communities, the Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival is donating a portion of its proceeds to Meg’s Smile Foundation (megsmile.org) and The NC Brewers Guild (ncbeer.org).

Beericana Craft Beer & Music Festival
September 27th, 2014 12pm-6pm
Sugg Farn Park – Holly Springs, NC (map)
For updates & inside notes follow them on twitter @beericana and @919beer.

All attendees are urged to taste responsibly. Please know your limits. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted into the show. Valid photo identification must be presented.

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Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Returns to Raleigh ~ Oct 3rd & 4th 2014

World of Blue Grass in Raleigh 2014
Like Bluegrass Music? Well downtown Raleigh will be jumping with it when the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Returns to Fayetteville Street this fall the weekend of October 3-4th.The World of Bluegrass event consists of four parts:

1) IBMA Business Conference, September 30 – October 2
2) 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards
3) Wide Open Bluegrass Music Festival (includes both free & ticketed performances) 4) Bluegrass Ramble – An innovative series of showcases

Wide Open Bluegrass Festival: Oct 3rd and 4th
The Free portion of the festival will include 50+ bands, three music stages, a dance tent, vendors, concessions, youth performances and activities. Performers include a broad mix of local, national, and international talent.

Those wishing to obtain tickets for the ticketed portion of the festival (which takes place at Red Hat Amphitheater and Raleigh Convention Center Ballroom Stages), Bluegrass Ramble Showcase passes, conference registration, Award Show tickets and hotel reservations should go to IBMA’s website, www.ibma.org.




Bluegrass Ramble: Sept 30th – Oct 2nd
IBMA has also announced the artists selected for the Bluegrass Ramble, an
innovative series of showcases that will take place at select venues throughout
downtown Raleigh. A total of 30 showcase slots will feature emerging talent capable and willing to broaden the bluegrass market, established bands that are introducing substantial changes to their act and artists that have released significant new recorded material. Here is a link to the Ramble lineup

The Bluegrass Ramble showcases will be held in the following venues:

• Kings: 14 W. Martin Street
• Lincoln Theatre: 430 S. Dawson Street
• Pour House Music Hall: 224 S. Blount Street
• Raleigh Convention Center
• Tir Na Nog: 218 S. Blount Street
• The Architect Bar & Social House: 108 ½ E. Hargett Street
• Vintage Church: 117 S West Street

The Bluegrass Ramble is a Ticketed Event
Admission to the Bluegrass Ramble is available to both IBMA Business Conference attendees (with ID) and to the general public via Bluegrass Ramble showcase wristbands. Buy tickets here.

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Triangle Outdoor Music Schedule


Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival

As we put what I hope is the last cool week behind us, the Spring Concert Season quickly approaches. This past weekend things kicked off with the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival in Pittsboro and next weekend things really start jumping the Art of Cool Fest in Durham. As we approach the end of April the outdoor concert scene is really going to take off.

With so much great music going on it can be hard to keep track of all the different free and ticketed shows and concert series in the Triangle. Fortunately the News & Observer’s Sound of Spring: Outdoor Music Guide 2014 and WRAL Out & About’s List of the Triangle’s Free Concert Series came out last week and are the perfect resource for area music lovers. I highly recommend bookmarking these comprehensive lists and scanning them for upcoming shows to add to your music calendar.

Here is just a sampling of a few performances I am looking forward to:

Art of Cool Fest – April 25th & 26th in Durham (ticketed)
While the ticketed festival features a weekend of great music at several different venues, they also offer some great free music to enjoy. This Friday you can catch Peter Lamb & the Wolves, Yolanda Rabun, and Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojo’s for FREE in Durham Central Park from 4-7pm. Info: http://aocfestival.org.

Tift Merritt – May 17th Artsplosure in Raleigh (free)

BoneslingerMay 18th Joyner Park, Wake Forest (free)

Mandolin OrangeMay 29th American Tobacco Campus (free)

Triangle Brass Band – June 27th Cary’s Bond Park (free)

Dave Matthews BandJuly 23rd at Walnut Creek (ticketed)

Visit the articles I linked to above for a full list of music events this spring and summer. Huge hat tip for the N&O and WRAL for putting this great lists together. It makes it so much easier to make music plans!





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3rd Annual Brewgaloo Local Beer Fest ~ Saturday April 26th in Raleigh


Shop Local Raleigh  presents the third annual Brewgaloo local beer festival on Saturday April 26th (2-10pm) in downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza. Brewgaloo 2014will feature more than 40 craft breweries from North Carolina including several favorites from right here in the Triangle. There will also be 30 local food trucks on hand to feed the hungry crowd and live music  provided on two stage from 11 different local bands.

General admission is free and includes a pint glass (special unbreakable acrylic souvenir glasses will be available while supplies last). Beer is sold by the pint or by the taste. 1 token= 1 pint; 1 token= a taster card with 5 samples available.

This event supports Shop Local Raleigh and its mission to sustain programs that strengthen our local businesses.

As with any event, I always recommend getting there early to beat the crowds. It is also smart to utilize public transportation like the free R-Line and have a designated driver. Enjoy NC Beer Month!

Event Details
Brewgaloo 2014 Saturday, April 26  rain or shine
Raleigh City Plaza (Map)
2:00 – 10:00PM

Website: http://www.shoplocalraleigh.org/care-2/brewgaloo/
Twitter: @Brewgaloo
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Brewgaloo

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RAW: Natural Born Artists “Awakenings” Local Artist Showcase

Raleigh RAW 5

Earlier this month I attended an event organized by Raleigh chapter of RAW:natural born artists. The RAW “Awakenings” event showcased 30 great local indie talents in Raleigh with a fun filled night of art, music and fashion at the Lincoln Theater.

Raleigh RAW 1

RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

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This was my first visit to the Lincoln Theater and I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I found it to be a great venue for such a cultural event. Artists had their paintings, photos, and handmade jewelry on display throughout the club while models, dancers, and musicians shared their talents from the main stage. The crowd circulated and mingled throughout the club and the upper mezzanaine provided a birds eye view of all the action.

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I had fun mingling and chatting with many of the artists with work on display. RAW’s work to highlight the creative talent of Raleigh helps provide them with the resources and exposure to provide a creative atmosphere where artists can find opportunities to take their talent to the next level. With such great turnout I think this is a great way for local talent to help get their work and name out there.

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If you are a local artist looking to join a future Raw showcase submissions are now being accepted for their April 30th SPECTRUM show.  To see additional photos from the February RAW Awakening event check out this great set of photos from the official Raleigh Raw photographer Leigh Moose.

RAW:natural born artists
website: http://rawartists.org/raleigh/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RAWRaleigh
twitter: @RaleighRaw


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