Eric Church, Willie Nelson, Modest Mouse, The Roots Headline Inaugural American Roots Music & Arts Festival In Raleigh, NC
August 4, 2015 at 12:22 PM (PT)
NORTH CAROLINA's own ERIC CHURCH will headline two nights alongside MODEST MOUSE, WILLIE NELSON, THE ROOTS and SHERYL CROW during the inaugural LIVE NATION/BLACKBIRD PRODUCTION PARTNERS-promoted AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL, set to take place SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17th and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18th at WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE in RALEIGH, NC. Others set to play include WARREN HAYNES, EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, GRACE POTTER, TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND, CHRIS STAPLETON, RAILROAD EARTH, LEFTOVER SALMON and GREENSKY BLUGRASS, with more to be announced.
The FESTIVAL will also honor RALEIGH and the TRIANGLE area community by bringing music fans together with local food, beer and crafts vendors at THE TASTE OF RALEIGH FOOD & BREWS CELEBRATION, scheduled to take place at the festival throughout the weekend. Artist fan club and CITI cardmember pre-sales begin THURSDAY, AUGUST 6th at 10a (ET) through SUNDAY, AUGUST 9th at 10p (ET). Tickets for the general public go on sale MONDAY, AUGUST 10th at 10a (ET) at LIVENATION.com, via the LIVE NATION app, the WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE box office, all TICKETMASTER outlets, or by phone (800) 745-3000. A range of dynamic VIP and travel packages will be available.
Commented BLACKBIRD PRODUCTION PARTNERS CEO KEITH WORMAN: "RALEIGH has an energy that celebrates the best in music, food and arts, making it the perfect place to launch the AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL. This incredible line-up will give music fans and the RALEIGH community an unforgettable experience."
Added LIVE NATION SOUTHEAST President WILSON HOWARD: "The AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL will be the event of the season. We could not be more excited to present such an incredible line-up of artists. LIVE NATION and BLACKBIRD are thrilled to bring a two-day festival of this magnitude to the TRIANGLE area community."