Live & Local: Roots Fest 2017

Celebrate the roots of North Carolina music and arts at Live & Local: Roots Fest, a FREE festival on Hillsborough Street Saturday, September 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Roots Fest is rain or shine and dog-friendly!

View the festival map here.

Follow @LiveLocalRal and @LiveItUpRaleigh for updates.

Hashtag: #RootsFest17


A range of genres and performers, from blues to bluegrass and clogging to story times, will be featured on two stages.

Ike Stubblefield and Friends headline the main stage (corner of Enterprise Street and Hillsborough Street) at 7:30 p.m. and the Maggie Valley Band headlines the Pogue Street stage at 6:30 p.m.

View the full Music Schedule.



Local artists will host art demonstrations, including glass blowing, woodwork, and others. Attendees can create free arts and crafts in the Kids Zone and adopt a pet at the Cause 4 Paws adoption event. Check out the Programs page for more details on community art projects and more.



We encourage you to walk, ride a bike, or take the bus, but if you need to drive, N.C. State offers free parking on the weekends. Visit the Get Around page for more details.


Hillsborough Street merchants will offer specials and outdoor family-style seating.


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