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Floor seating for Dorton Arena concerts is free, but reserved/ticketed. Tickets may be picked up at the Glass Ticket Booth on the north side (Waterfall side) of Dorton Arena the day of the concert. There is a 6 ticket limit per person. Ticket booth hours are 9 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. Permanent riser seating is first-come, first-served and does not require a ticket. Tickets for floor seating are NOT required for Thursday, 10/13 (Youth Choral Competiton) or Tuesday, 10/18 (Folk Festival).

 

CC

 

 

 

 

Youth Choral Competition

An energetic evening featuring

middle and high school choruses

from across North Carolina.


EN

 

 

 

 

Here As In Heaven: Raleigh

with Elevation Church

Elevation Church brings worship

and praise to the State Fair. Lift your

voice with the

Elevation Church Praise Band.


DR

 

 

Delta Rae

A cinematic and romantic twist on Americana through the complex instrumentation of six musicians

from the Triangle.

 

Katelyn Read

Folk and blues singer/songwriter

and star from Season 8 of The Voice.

 


Lane

 

 

Chris Lane

Sophisticated country with a touch of smooth pop and R&B from the hitmaker straight outta Kernersville, NC.

 

 

Kasey Tyndall

Foot-stompin', fist-raisin' country rock barnburners by the rising star hailing

from eastern NC.


Embers

 

 

The Embers

featuring Craig Woolard

Be sure to bring your dancing shoes

for a night of beach music and soul

from this legendary group.

 

Jim Quick & Coastline

An eclectic blend of soul, blues and rock inspired by many Southern landscapes.


Tuesday, October 18

9 a.m.

Senior

Fun Fest

soul

 

The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra

A rockin' energetic dance party

for your ears, body and soul.

Folk

 

 

 

 

N.C. State Fair Folk Festival

Get ready for a fun night of toe tapping, sing-a-long fun featuring North Carolina's best competing for that prized blue ribbon!


Super

 

 

Superchunk

Durham indie rock pioneers channel

kinetic energy into their punk and

power-pop influenced masterpieces.

 

Skylar Gudasz

Electrifying vocals and lush pop arrangements from the Durham based singer/songwriter.


Praise

 

A Night of Praise

featuring

Unity Choir from Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church

 

Instrument of Praise

Concert Chorale

 

Salvation & Deliverance

Church Choir

An evening of soul-lifting gospel music.


Corrosion

 

 

 

 

 

Corrosion of Conformity

Influential hardcore punk

and heavy metal legends

based out of Raleigh, NC.

 

Demon Eye

Classic metal riffage from the Capital City

 


JC

 

 

The Ultimate

Johnny Cash Tribute

featuring

Johnny Folsom 4

& Friends

An evening of tribute to Johnny Cash featuring the sounds of June Carter,

Buddy Holly and many more

Cash-contemporaries.


Maceo

 

 

 

An Evening with

Maceo Parker

Legendary saxophonist whose influence and sound breathes life into funk and jazz.

 


Kitchen Craft Waterfall Stage

Thursday, October 13

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

MM

 

 

Mel Melton

& The Wicked Mojos

Cajun-flavored blues from Durham to melt your soul and spice up the dance floor.

 


Friday, October 14

10 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

LS

 

 

Lotus Sun

Fayetteville’s own funky rock & roll fusion virtuosos.

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Lud

 

 

Lud

Long-running Triangle indie rock institution continues to blur genres and break boundaries with their stunning and eclectic music.

 

4 p.m. Katie Basden

 

 

Katie Basden

Durham native’s country, rock and blues infusion accompanied by earth-shattering vocals from this alum of The Voice – Season 10.

 

5:30 p.m. Matt

 

 

Matt Phillips

& The Philharmonic

Funky future blues out of Chapel Hill complete with saxophonists and witty banter.

 

 

 


Saturday, October 15

10 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

MM

 

 

Mickey Mills

Exciting reggae to the tone of steel drums

and fun for the whole family.

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Blanko

 

 

Blanko Basnet

Playful, ear-wormy rock and a showcase of pure musicianship featuring members of Durham’s

Hammer No More The Fingers and Canine Heart Sounds.

 

4 p.m. Erie

 

 

Erie Choir

Returning from a long hiatus to bring the Chooglin’ Rock back to the people – this all-star ensemble features members of Sorry About Dresden and other Triangle indie rock legends.

 

5:30 p.m. LF

 

 

Larry Frick

Singer and songwriter from Louisburg steeped in the deep traditions of country music.

 


Sunday, October 16

10 a.m.

Morgan

SS

CS

OC7 Next Generation

featuring artists aged between 13-19 years old

Morgan Williams

Country singer/songwriter from Sanford, NC

 

 

 

 

 

Savannah Smith

Alternative folk and pop artist from Apex, NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curtis Stith

Independent folk-pop singer/songwriter

from the Triangle

 

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Blackwater

 

 

Blackwater

Rhythm & Blues Band

Funky blues and beach music out of Clarkton, NC will bring the hits for those prepared to dance all afternoon.

 

4 p.m. DD

 

 

Doug Davis

& The Solid Citizens

Winston-Salem based singer/songwriter featuring rootsy and soulful musicianship with a touch of Americana and folk.

 

5:30 p.m. Captain

 

 

Captain & The Keels

Yacht rock classics from this Raleigh ensemble that will bring you back to a time when “smooth” ruled the musical universe.

 

 


Monday, October 17

11 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

As

 

 

Absent Lovers

Progressive rock and new wave influenced by the excitement and sounds of the 80’s.

2 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

SS

 

 

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

Chapel Hill country band with “a sneer, a bite, and no apologies.”

5 p.m. RV

 

 

Russ Varnell

& His Too Country Band

Iconic and traditional country twang

from Black Creek, NC.

 


Tuesday, October 18

11 a.m. Lockdown

 

 

Lockdown

High energy, foot-stompin’ blues and soul with electrifying vocals.

2 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

JGT

 

 

Jo Gore Trio

Angelic vocals from this Whiteville native,

accompanied by smooth instrumentals to create mesmerizing soul and jazz.

5 p.m. Norlina

 

 

Norlina

Deep-rooted country music out of Greensboro to make you feel at home wherever you are.

 


Wednesday, October 19

12 p.m. . mil 5

 

 

North Carolina Education Lottery

Military Appreciation Day Program

 

 

12:30 p.m.

4 p.m.

6 p.m.

mil

The 440th Army Band is comprised of citizen soldiers who in civilian life are college students, educators, business men and women and professional people.

The Band has earned numerous awards including Outstanding North Carolina National Guard unit and has earned the Eisenhower trophy three times as an outstanding Army unit. 

2:30 p.m. mil 4

 


Thursday, October 20

11 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

HA

 

 

Happy Abandon

Intricate, eclectic and orchestral indie rock based out of Chapel Hill, NC.

2 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Wailin

 

 

Wailin' Storms

Durham’s doom-punk noisemakers create a wall-of-sound that conjures images of a desolate but beautiful desert landscape.

5 p.m.

JP

 

 

Josh Phillips

Sanford’s rising homegrown country star

with southern rock roots.

 


Friday, October 21

10 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

JP1

 

 

Jphono1

Shimmering indie rock melodies glide over a bed of juxtaposed modern and traditional instrumentation from this prolific Carrboro-based outfit

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

BM

 

 

Bryan Mayer

Supersized country music from the small town

of New Bern, NC.

4 p.m. TS

 

 

Time Sawyer

Grassroots instrumentals paired with heart-felt lyrics to create high-energy folk music from this Charlotte ensemble.

5 p.m. ASG

 

 

ASG

Massively melodic heavy rock riffs from the North Carolina coast’s metal institution.  

 


Saturday, October 22

10 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

ES

 

 

Ed Stephenson

& The Paco Band

Spanish/classical guitar and Nuevo flamenco ensemble from North Carolina’s capital city.

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Kick

 

 

Kick-A-Verse Showcase

Featured hip hop from across the Triangle

guaranteed to knock you into next week.

4 p.m. Sammies

 

 

The Sammies

Charlotte’s lively rock & roll quartet with a slight quirk.

5:30 p.m. KH

 

 

Kooley High

Melodic hip hop paired with nostalgic rock

from Raleigh, NC.

 


Sunday, October 23

10 a.m.

anna

UrMom

BK

OC7 Next Generation

featuring artists aged between 13-19 years old

Anna Vtipil

Folk pop from Raleigh, NC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UrMom

Rock and roll and so much more

out of Wake Forest, NC.

 

 

 

 

 

Brookie & Kay

Folk pop duo out of Cary, NC.

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

SA

 

 

Shirlette Ammons

Transient hip hop with melodic tones and instrumentals from the Durham MC and her full live band.

4 p.m. BG

 

 

Body Games

Lush and indulgent electronic indie trio

out of Chapel Hill, NC.

5:30 p.m. US

 

 

Urban Soil

Americana, rock and soul weaved into an explosive performance of open-ended jams.

 


Heritage Circle Bluegrass Stage

Thursday, October 13

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Magnolia Still

 

 

Magnolia Still

A 5-piece string band of bluegrass, old time,

and Americana music rooted in celebrating

bluegrass tradition.

 

 


Friday, October 14

9:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

tellico

 

 

Tellico

Asheville-based bluegrass with an unbridled “Appalachiacana” sound.

 



Saturday, October 15

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Fireside

 

 

Fireside Collective

American folk music with memorable melodies

and contemporary songwriting out of Asheville, NC.

 


Sunday, October 16

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

jobyrd

 

 

Jonathan Byrd

Folk singer with the heart of a rock & roll band and

7 generations of roots in North Carolina music.

 


Monday, October 17

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m..

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

harris

 

 

The Harris Brothers

This Lenoir duo does it all - from traditional roots music to rock & roll and blues, covering all sides of the Americana musical spectrum.

 

 


Tuesday, October 18

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

marshall

 

 

Ben & Eric Marshall

Father-son bluegrass/gospel/country duo of banjo

and acoustic guitar hailing from Mt. Airy, NC.

 


Wednesday, October 19

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

counter

 

 

Counterclockwise String Band

Triangle-based string band performing at the intersection of traditional and progressive bluegrass.

 

 

 

 


Thursday, October 20

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

stickley

 

 

Jon Stickley Trio

Bluegrass, gypsy jazz and hip hop creating an exhilarating all-acoustic swirl influenced by their western NC home.

 


Friday, October 21

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m..

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

chris

 

 

Christiane & The Strays

A modern, energetic and unique take on traditional bluegrass and Americana.

 


Saturday, October 22

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

steady web

 

 

Steady Drive

Eastern NC based band performing originals

and covers of traditional bluegrass and gospel.

 

 


Sunday, October 23

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

.
HP

 

Hank, Pattie & The Current

Soulful and authentic bluegrass infused with Latin and jazz leanings – this all-star Raleigh ensemble will have you floating with their unparalleled harmonies and intricate neo-classical arrangements.