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 Thursday, October 14

1 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
The Pseudo Cowboys


The Pseudo Cowboys
rock/funk


fronted by one-man-band icon Adam Pitts, The Pseudo Cowboys combine funky rhythms with pop/rock hooks

 



5:30 p.m.
Casette Rewind


Cassette Rewind
80s Tribute


the ultimate authentic 80s tribute experience out of Charlotte

 

 
 Friday, October 15

12:30 p.m.
2 p.m.
Harm


Harm
emo/rock


combining emo, hardcore and heavy rock riffs, Harm brings the beautiful noise out of Greensboro

 



4 p.m.
Driskill


Driskill
Americana/country


fierce banjo-led Americana from Wilmington



7 p.m.
LuxePosh


Luxe Posh
dj/dance


get the party started with one of the Triangle's premiere DJs

 

 
 Saturday, October 16

10 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Steve Hartsoe & The Beacon Souls


Steve Hartsoe & The Beacon Souls
rock/Americana


Holly Springs-based rock/Americana with an everlasting verve

 



1 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
Ashley LaRue Band


Ashley LaRue Band
reggae


jammin' blend of reggae and roots rock from this powerful ensemble 

 



4 p.m.
Shame


Shame
hip hop


one of NC's hottest MCs, Shame returns to the fairgrounds with a full live backing band

 



7 p.m.
Corey hunt & The Wise


Corey Hunt and the Wise
country/Americana


southern folk-rock and hooky country melodies by way of Asheboro

 

 
 Sunday, October 17

10 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Elle Stephens


Elle Stephens
pop


breezy pop melodies from the upcoming Clayton-based singer/songwriter 

 



1 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
Steel Country Express


Steel County Express
country/rock


modern country and rock party band hailing out of Jacksonville

 



4 p.m.
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Aether Realm


Æther Realm
metal


"Redneck Vikings" from Greenville/Asheville, one of NC's greatest metal icons

 



5:30 p.m.
Africa Unplugged


Africa Unplugged
blues/dance


West African rhythms merged with other world influences by-way-of Greensboro, telling stories from the old world and the new

 

 
 Monday, October 18
  SIUAG

 

David Menconi's Step It Up & Go Day
2020 North Caroliniana Society Book Award
First Runner-Up, 2021 Eric Hoffer Book Awards (Culture)

This book is a love letter to the artists, scenes, and sounds defining North Carolina’s extraordinary contributions to American popular music. David Menconi spent three decades immersed in the state’s music, where traditions run deep but the energy expands in countless directions. Menconi shows how working-class roots and rebellion tie North Carolina’s Piedmont blues, jazz, and bluegrass to beach music, rock, hip-hop, and more. From mill towns and mountain coves to college-town clubs and the stage of American Idol, Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk, Step It Up and Go celebrates homegrown music just as essential to the state as barbecue and basketball.

Spanning a century of history from the dawn of recorded music to the present, and with sidebars and photos that help reveal the many-splendored glory of North Carolina’s sonic landscape, this is a must-read for every music lover.

Music critic and journalist David Menconi spent twenty-eight years as staff writer at the Raleigh News and Observer

Purchase a copy of Step It Up & Go here



11 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Kate Rhudy


Kate Rhudy
indie-folk/Americana


Blending indie-folk, Americana and classic country elements, Kate Rhudy is one of Raleigh's most treasured singer-songwriters



2 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Alex Lawhon & Sam Clowney


Alex Lawhon & Sam Clowney
rock/pop


Members of The Roman Spring performing stripped down versions of their beautiful brand of cinematic Americana

 



5 p.m.
Wes Collins Trio


Wes Collins Trio
folk/Americana


David Menconi hails Wes Collins as "One of the best songwriters in The Triangle's vital Americana quadrant"

 
 Tuesday, October 19

11 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Carolina Soul Band


Carolina Soul Band
beach/soul


a journey down memory lane with beach, motown, R&B, and soul classics



2 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Maj Deerka


Maj Deeka
funk/jam


soaring guitar solos, vocal harmonies, and odd time grooves from these Raleigh jammers



5 p.m.
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XOXOK


XOXOK
r&b/soul


Carrboro's guitar virtuoso, creating soulful, smooth, soft and intricate tunes with his expert band

 

 
 Wednesday, October 20
10:45 a.m. Mil Day

 

 

N.C. State Fair Military Salute


11:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

4 p.m.

6 p.m.

440th



440th Army Band

 Thursday, October 21

11 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
In the Name of Love


In the Name of Love
U2 tribute


the Triangle's own U2 tribute, playing deep-cut early classics and all the massive hits

 



2 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Sunday Special


The Sunday Special
funk/r&b


funky R&B virtuosos from the capital city

 



5 p.m.
2Digh4


2Digh4
country/variety


dynamic brother duo formed in Fuquay-Varina, playing country with a variety of other influences mixed in

 

 
 Friday, October 22

10 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Caroline Keller Band


Caroline Keller Band
country


country storytelling with compelling vocals from the Queen City

 



1 p.m.
2:30 p.m.

For Good Measure


For Good Measure
r&b/rock


engaging R&B/rock group from the Triangle area



4 p.m.
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Stellar Circuits


Stellar Circuits
rock


progressive and emotional rock anthems out of Winston-Salem

 


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7 p.m.
Throwback Collab


Throwback Collaboration Band
r&b


Fayettevile collective playing your favorite old school R&B and dance music

 

 
 Saturday, October 23

10 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Crucial Fiya


Crucial Fiya
reggae


long-running NC reggae legends

 



1 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
Brooke McBride


Brooke McBride
country


country music with a razor edge

 



4 p.m.
DotWav Media


Dotwav Media
hip hop/punk


punk and hip hop full live band bending genres and melting faces

 



7 p.m.
Collapsis


Collapsis
rock/pop


reunited pop/rock/alternative NC icons originally active from 1997-2001

 

 
 Sunday, October 24

10 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Sydney Rose


Sydney Rose
pop/folk


hailing from Oak Ridge, Sydney Rose channels pop, country, folk and more into her poetic songwriting



1 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
Jack Marion


Jack Marion & The Pearl Snap Prophets
americana/country


folk mixed with the recklessness of outlaw country from these Boone-based musicians



4 p.m.
Xtra


Xtra Infinit Sounds ft. Mic Savvy, DJ Goku, D.U.O. and Beyond
hip hop


hip hop showcase of some of the best MCs in the piedmont region



5:30 p.m.

The Tan and Sober Gentlemen


The Tan and Sober Gentlemen
celtic/punk


Snow Camp's raw and unfiltered Celtic punk-grass

     

 

HERITAGE CIRCLE STAGE

 

 Thursday, October 14

1:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
6 p.m.
Hank and Pattie Duo


Hank & Pattie Duo
progressive/bluegrass


banjo and fiddle duo from two of the Triangle's finest
of Hank, Pattie & The Current

     
  Friday, October 15

9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
4 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Joe Hott


Joe Hott
bluegrass/traditional


award-winning and chart-topping bluegrass plus classic and traditional melodies from this young performer

     
 Saturday, October 16

10 a.m.
12 p.m.
2 p.m.
4 p.m.
6 p.m.
Carolina Line


Carolina Line Bluegrass Band
bluegrass


bluegrass and country straight out of Southport/Oak Island, NC

     
 Sunday, October 17

10 a.m.
12 p.m.
2 p.m.
4 p.m.
6 p.m.
Nomads


The Nomads and Friends
bluegrass


fresh off an appearance at FloydFest, The Nomads team with former members of One Fret Over to form this new supergroup

     
 Monday, October 18

11 a.m.
1 p.m.
3 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
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JonShairn


Jon Shain & FJ Ventre
blues/folk


blues, jazz and folk from these gifted Durham scene mainstays

     
 Tuesday, October 19

11 a.m.
3 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Into the Fog


Into the Fog
newgrass


adventurous genre-jumping newgrass from Raleigh-by-way-of-Wilmington

     
 Wednesday, October 20

11 a.m.
1 p.m.
3 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
GrassStreet


GrassStreet
bluegrass


great bluegrass ensemble from central NC with some rock, blues and jazz influences sprinkled in

     
 Thursday, October 21

11 a.m.
1 p.m.
3 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
DeeperShade


A Deeper Shade of Blue
bluegrass/gospel


Monroe, NC's bluegrass and gospel band named "Group of the Year 2007" for The Carolina's Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Hall of Fame

     
 Friday, October 22


10 a.m.
12 p.m.
2 p.m.
4 p.m.
6 p.m.

Doss


Megan Doss
country/classics


from small-town Providence, NC - now belting it out in Greensboro, this powerhouse singer covers country, classics and more

     
 Saturday, October 23


10 a.m.
12 p.m.
2 p.m.
4 p.m.
6 p.m.

Gap Civil


Gap Civil
bluegrass


old time tunes and impressive pickin' from Sparta, NC

     
 Sunday, October 24


10 a.m.
12 p.m.
2 p.m.
4 p.m.
6 p.m.

Couldnt Be Happiers

 

The Couldn't Be Happiers
alt-country/folk


raw alt-country and folk duo from the NC foothills