7 North Carolina Music Festivals You Shouldn’t Miss This Summer

You don’t want to miss these exciting music festivals in North Carolina.

7. CBC Bluegrass Festival – Mocksville

Performing on the Grand Ole Opry by invitation of Alison Krauss, Sierra Hull is just one of several bluegrass musicians you won’t want to miss at this year’s CBC Bluegrass Festival. Taking place in Mocksville, this 6-hour-long event costs $15 for a day and features talented musicians, good barbecue and friendly faces.

6. Hoppin’ John Olde-Time and Fiddler’s Bluegrass Convention – Pittsboro

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For only $22 you can enjoy a weekend full of quality bluegrass performances, banjo and fiddle showcases all while contributing to the community. Hoppin’ John Olde-Time and Fiddler’s Bluegrass Convention is a family-friendly festival located in Pittsboro. Pack your bags and camp for the weekend – there’s plenty to do for everyone!

5. Brewgrass Festival – Asheville

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With live music by The Jeff Austin Band, Big Daddy Love and The Packway Handle Band, visitors get a taste of great Asheville music while tasting some of the area’s best craft beer. General admission for Brewgrass Festival tickets are $55 – a small price to pay for a Saturday full of entertainment and quality beverages.

4. Hillbilly Woodstock Festival – Maggie Valley

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For only a $10 entry fee, Maggie Valley offers one of the best local festivals around from July 31 – Aug. 1. Hillbilly Woodstock Festival combines food, crafts, hot rods and southern music all in one place. Take a stroll through the car and bike show before you head over to the stage for an evening full of entertainment.

3. North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival – Marion

The 41st annual North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival takes place in Marion Aug. 13 – 15 at Tom Johnson’s Camping Center. This outdoor rain-or-shine festival puts on display some of the most talented bluegrass musicians that North Carolina has to offer. Advanced tickets start at $40/day or $90/weekend.

2. Winterville Watermelon Festival -Winterville

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Grab your friend and head out to The Winterville Watermelon Festival for the weekend of Aug. 27-29. With headliners like Chase Rice, Jon Pardi and Bryan Mayer, rides for the kids and plenty of good food, you won’t want to miss this completely FREE event. Be sure to get there early to get the best seat in the house!

1. Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh

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With 160 bands over the span of three days, The Hopscotch Festival has something for everyone. Performers from almost every genre perform during this massive event. The festival takes place in Raleigh from Sept. 10–12 and three-day passes start at $155. But, if you can’t make it to the entire festival, be sure you get your $50 one-day ticket to see Dwight Yoakam headline on Saturday night!

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