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Dorton Arena

Dorton Arena shows begin at 7:30 p.m. each night. Lineup for the show begins no earlier than 6 p.m. and doors are at 7 p.m. Each show is free with State Fair admission, and seating in the arena is first-come, first-served general admission.

 

American Aquarium
Rhett and Link Live
Faith Church
Mr Potato Head
RaeLynn
Noche Latina
Summer Brooke
War and Treaty
Between the Burried and Me
The Catalinas
Who's Bad

 

Waterfall Stage

Thursday, Oct. 11

 

 

 

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Sunday Special

Funky R&B virtuosos from the capital city


 

Friday, Oct. 12

 

 

 

10 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Porch Light Apothecary

 

 

Porch Light Apothecary

Emotive Americana-tinged rock

with a folk backbone


 

 

 

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Katie Basden

 

 

Katie Basden

Durham native’s country songwriting
acumen accompanied by earth-shattering vocals from this alum of The Voice

 

 


 

 

 

4 p.m.

 

Frontside

 

 

Frontside

Wilson's own mathy, punky,
intricate emo trio


 

 

 

5:30 p.m.

 

6 String Drag

 

 

6 String Drag

The Raleigh juggernauts celebrating 25 years of their classic Americana & rock n' roll

 

 


 

Saturday, Oct. 13

 

 

 

10 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

The Pinkerton Raid

 

 

The Pinkerton Raid

Beautiful and folky indie melodies
from this Durham quintet 


 

 

 

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

SE Ward

 

 

S.E. Ward

Somber, shoegaze-infused big guitar tunes from this Chapel Hillian


 

 

 

4 p.m.

Madison Jay

 

Madison Jay and Friends present

Somethin' Rare at the Fair

A full hour of NC hip hop from curator Madison Jay, Black Bouquet, Olivie, and HGS

 


 

 

 

5:30 p.m.

 

Anne Claire

 

 

Anne-Claire

Durham-by-way-of-Greensboro singer/songwriter weaving organic and synthetic sounds to create bold, rich and melody-driven tunes


 

Sunday, Oct. 14

 

 

 

10 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Jump Mountain

Foot-stomping eclectic country
and Americana


 

 

 

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Caroline Dare

 

 

Caroline Dare

Accomplished country and pop songwriting from this young Greenville native


 

 

 

4 p.m.

 

SharkQuest

 

 

SharkQuest

Gorgeous instrumentals featuring elements of surf, bluegrass, traditional folk, bossa nova, Sufi-western, and neoclassical baroque


 

 

 

5:30 p.m.

 

Downtown Abbey

Charlotte's groovy purveyors of
soulful rock jams


 

Monday, Oct. 15

 

 

 

11 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Los Acoustic Guys

 

 

Los Acoustic Guys

Upbeat Latin pop/rock from this
Winston-Salem collective


 

 

 

2 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Mountain Top Polka

Asheville's authentic, energetic Bavarian/German polka show


 

 

 

5 p.m.

 

Jack the Radio

Swampy, bluesy rock & roll and Americana from these Triangle mainstays 


 

Tuesday, Oct. 16

 

 

 

11 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

The Band Sorrelle

Whimsical indie folk/pop from this
Raleigh-based sister duo


 

 

 

2 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

FlorYCanto

Mexican folkloric music from
this Raleigh collective


 

 

 

5 p.m.

Moonshine Band

 

 

Moonshine

Powerful country and southern
rock harmonies from the small eastern
NC town of Windsor


 

Wednesday, Oct. 17

 

 

 

11:45 a.m.

 

Program

 

 

Military Appreciation Day Program


 

 

 

12:15 p.m.

4 p.m.

6 p.m.

 

440th Army Band

 

 

440th Army Band


 

 

 

2:30 p.m.

 

Cultural Resources

 

Military Uniform Revue

N.C. Department of
Cultural and Natural Resources


 

Thursday, Oct. 18

 

 

 

11 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Lowderstill

 

 

Lowderstill

Proggy, jazzy, rock jams from
the Raleigh trio


 

 

 

2 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

The Hot at Nights

 

 

The Hot at Nights

Experimental jazz from three of the Triangle's finest instrumentalists

 


 

 

 

5 p.m.

 

LaureNicole

 

 

LaureNicole

Pummeling hard rock and soaring vocals from this Triangle quartet


 

Friday, Oct. 19

 

 

 

10 a.m.

11:30 p.m.

The Dapper Conspiracy

Blending alt-country and newgrass to create their own southern gothic pastiche 


 

 

 

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

XOXOK

 

 

XOXOK

Carrboro's guitar virtuoso, creating soulful, smooth, soft and intricate tunes


 

 

 

4 p.m.

 

Bat Fangs

 

 

Bat Fangs

Catchy and energetic straight-ahead

rock and roll 


 

 

 

5:30 p.m.

 

Super Grit Cowboy Band

The south's hottest honky-tonkers
since 1975


 

Saturday, Oct. 20

 

 

 

10 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Coby James

 

 

Coby James

Bright young Christian/pop singer/songwriter from Louisburg


 

 

 

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Sons of Paradise

 

 

Sons of Paradise

Raleigh's reggae and jam music
powerhouse


 

 

 

4 p.m.

 

Earther

 

 

Earther

Rising indie/punk trio from the Triangle

 


 

 

 

5:30 p.m.

 

The Veldt

 

 

The Veldt

Long-running soulful shoegaze icons

from Chapel Hill


 

Sunday, Oct. 21

 

 

 

10 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Reese McHenry

Bluesy garage-rock epics from the

Chapel Hill-based wailer 


 

 

 

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Aaron Hamm

 

Aaron Hamm
& The Big River Band

Clayton's in-your-face classic country/honky-tonk ensemble 

 


 

 

 

4 p.m.

 

Vaughn

 

 

Vaughn

Boundary-defying hip hop with

deep and impactful messages


 

 

 

5:30 p.m.

 

Eric Gales

The blues guitar legend based

in Greensboro


 

 

Heritage Circle Bluegrass Stage

Thursday, Oct. 11

 

 

 

3:30 p.m.

5:30 pm.

Honey MagPie

 

 

Honey Magpie

Traditional and modern sounds from

this Chapel Hill indie folk trio


 

Friday, Oct. 12

 

 

 

9:30 a.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

 

Sweet Potato Pie

 

 

Sweet Potato Pie

This bleugrass/gospel/country ensemble features members from all across the state of North Carolina, and has been going strong for nearly two decades


 

Saturday, Oct. 13

 

 

 

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

David Childers

Mount Holly's purveyor of

classic southern folk


 

Sunday, Oct. 14

 

 

 

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Jonah Riddle

 

Jonah Riddle
& Carolina Express

Bluegrass and gospel from this young bandleader from the hills of western NC


 

Monday, Oct. 15

 

 

 

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

2 p.m.

4 p.m.

6 p.m.

Carolina Line

 

Carolina Line
Bluegrass Band

Oak Island's traditional

bluegrass & country trio


 

Tuesday, Oct. 16

 

 

 

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Clint Alphin

 

 

Clint Alphin

Americana and folk from the Dunn native


 

Wednesday, Oct. 17

 

 

 

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Graham's Number

 

 

Graham's Number

Raleigh ensemble focusing on bluegrass, country, and blues


 

Thursday, Oct. 18

 

 

 

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Big Fat Gap

 

 

Big Fat Gap

Iconic Chapel Hill bluegrass collective 

 


 

Friday, Oct. 19

 

 

 

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

Brad Hudson Band

 

 

Brad Hudson Band

Richlands native blending beautiful country and bluegrass originals

 

 


 

Saturday, Oct. 20

 

 

 

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Shannon Baker

 

Shannon Baker
& Sometime Soon

Wilson County's young singer blending country, gospel, and bluegrass influences

 


 

Sunday, Oct. 21

 

 

 

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Cuttin Grass

 

 

Cuttin Grass

Bluegrass and Gospel Band from central and eastern NC