Nearly 100 local musical acts featured on State Fair stages

Every year, musicians from across the state take to the Waterfall Stage at the N.C. State Fair to entertain fairgoers and share their music. This year the stage is sponsored by Live and Local powered by Curtis Media Group, creating a great place for artists to showcase their music to a wide and diversified audience. Fairgoers can enjoy just about any genre of music, including country, hip-hop and rock. And, the music is part of the free grounds entertainment at the fair. The N.C. State Fair prides itself every year on showcasing the best of North Carolina from agriculture, food…

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Enjoy free music at this year’s State Fair

The State Fair offers great deals on musical entertainment for the  entire family. The State Fair’s Bluegrass Stage and the Waterfall Stage will play host to a variety of live music acts, all of which are completely free and appropriate for the entire family. The  Bluegrass Stage is located in Heritage Circle and will feature two different acts, both representing some of the best traditional bluegrass music. The Grass Cats are famous for playing music as diverse as traditional fiddle and banjo music, bluegrass classics, acapella gospel numbers and popular hits. A North Carolina born-and-bred act, the Back Porch Bluegrass Band focuses…

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Sounds from the Waterfall and Bluegrass Stages

Dorton Arena isn’t the only place to find amazing performances during the Fair. Music lovers will want to make sure they check out the free concerts at the Waterfall Stage and Bluegrass Stage during the Fair. Just outside Dorton Arena on the northwest lawn, Raleigh native Jeanne Jolly will play a mix of country, folk and Americana songs. The singer/songwriter, who has been compared to Alison Krauss, spent a lot of her youth in the Blue Ridge Moutains listening to its influential bluegrass sound. After moving to Los Angeles and traveling across North America in a jazz group, Jeanne is back in North…

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Free grounds entertainment abounds (Part 2)

Last week, we brought you the first installment of our very busy entertainment lineup. Today, we finish it up with part deux. The racing pigs and the King BMX show are two of the most popular acts on the ground. We’re excited to bring back the Kenny & Amanda Smith Band to offer topnotch entertainment on the Bluegrass Stage. And we’ve got new acts on the Waterfall Stage, including Jeanne Jolly, who has a dedicated local following. We’re supplementing both of those stages with additional acts on the weekend to keep the fun going. So without further ado, here’s part…

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$5 Footlong Song Challenge showdown, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Be there!

Five local lyricists and all of their fans will meet at the Kitchen Craft Waterfall Stage on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 1:30 p.m. for the $5 Footlong Song Challenge showdown! Come on out to cheer for your favorite performance. Here are the finalists: Kris Thomas, 27, a school and office furniture salesman from Greenville, will sing to country music. Austin Moss, a 17-year-old N.C. State University student from Raleigh, singing to rock music. Nicole Griffin, 20, and Lindsey Barfield, 24. The duo will sing to bluegrass music. Both women are from Raleigh, Griffin is an assistant producer on the TLC…

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NCSF salutes our military

Today, on Sept. 11, we pause to remember the men and women who lost their lives in the tragic attacks in 2001. We also must remember the thousands who have lost their lives since then on foreign soil fighting to protect us from similar attacks. To the fallen and to those who continue to serve, we say “THANK YOU” for protecting our freedom.

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