Raleigh is one of the hottest places in North Carolina when it comes to live entertainment and music. From tons of exciting downtown music venues such as Neptunes to the PNC Arena that hosts big acts, the city has a major up-and-coming music scene. Especially in the past few years, Raleigh has revamped its musical prowess with the Hopscotch Music Festival.
Starting in 2010, this exciting festival hosts hundreds of bands that play at makeshift stages and established venues around the city. The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh may not have the same star-struck headliners as Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Sasquatch, but it has been modeled in the same fashion. It offers the excitement and fun that comes with the major music festivals while throwing in a touch of authentic locality to the mix.
Though the bands may not be the most famous, there has never been a lack of incredible music at Hopscotch. This year, the lineup is incredibly diverse with everything from electronic musicians to rappers and folk bands. Some notable artists include XXYYXX and rapper Big Boi. Hopscotch also hosts a ton of local and regional acts from Raleigh, Carrboro, Greensboro and other areas nearby.
If you want to see some incredible music, discover local musicians, and support the community, then come out to the Hopscotch music festival this year! The festival runs from September 5th to the 7th, and tickets are incredibly cheap. Check out the official website for the full lineup, volunteer information, and ticket prices at http://hopscotchmusicfest.com/bands/2013/.