RALEIGH, N.C. – Live It Up! Hillsborough Street, the presenter of Live & Local: Roots Fest, today released final details to help attendees plan their Saturday of festivities with ease. The festival is free to the public, with a footprint stretching multiple blocks of Hillsborough Street. Those planning on attending can download the Hillsborough Street mobile app to explore district restaurants and retailers, special offers, and parking information at http://app.hillsboroughstreet.org. With performances and activities starting at 12:00 p.m. and continuing until 9:00 p.m., festival-goers can expect a vibrant celebration of North Carolina’s diverse cultural traditions.
This edition of the semi-annual festival will include activities and performances for all ages. Attendees can stroll through an art market featuring the original work of local artists, create works of their own at crafting stations and community art projects throughout the festival, meet furry friends of Cause 4 Pause and the N.C. Museum of Life and Science’s Junior Curators and their animals, and much more! Hillsborough Street’s restaurants are also open to celebrate the event, along with food trucks and other vendors from around North Carolina.
Live & Local: Roots Fest also hosts two stages of music, located at the intersection of Horne Street and Enterprise Street with performances starting at 12:00 p.m. and concluding at 9:00 p.m. Beginning at 12:00 p.m., festival goers can see an array of music celebrating the diverse cultural roots of North Carolina. Ricardo Diquez & The Tropic Orchestra kick things off, followed by storytime with Read With Me, One Tribe Drumming, Cooper Alan, Fat Bastard Blues Band, Johnny Folsom 4, Cane Creek Cloggers, the African American Dance Ensemble, Mr. Erik Rock n’ Roll Storyteller, Greg Humphrey’s Electric Trio, The Maggie Valley Band, and a special, one time only performance by Ike Stubblefield & Friends.
Stubblefield’s performance, which begins on the Main Stage at 7:30pm, features a one-time only band arrangement of notable musicians hand-selected by Stubblefield himself. Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 master with 50 years of experience in the music industry writing, recording, and touring with the likes of Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones, Al Green, the Four Tops, and Stevie Wonder. Ike will be presenting a debut performance of a group of his friends with equally impressive musical pedigrees, including Gibb Droll (Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers) on guitar, Terence Higgins (Ani DiFranco, Dirty Dozen Brass Band) on drums, and Freddy V (Average White Band) on sax.
Visit https://www.hillsboroughstreet.org/liveandlocal/live-and-local-roots-fest-2017/music for Saturday’s full music schedule. For more information on vendors, programs, and the festival map, please visit https://www.hillsboroughstreet.org/liveandlocal.
Roots Fest is presented by Live It Up! Hillsborough Street in association with Lonerider Brewing Company.
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About Live It Up! Hillsborough Street
The Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation (HSCSC) is an independent, not for profit, municipal service district created in the fall of 2009 by the City of Raleigh in partnership with N.C. State University and the property owners, merchants and residents on and around Hillsborough Street.
HSCSC, better known as Live It Up! Hillsborough Street, is a 3-mile long corridor that runs on both sides of Hillsborough Street, from St. Mary's School to the I-440 Beltline, including W. Morgan Street and a few side streets. The territory connects to, but does not include, Cameron Village. The territory includes a diverse collection of businesses, organizations, institutions and residential options.
Live It Up! Hillsborough Street provides a range of services and programs that help make the Hillsborough Street community a better place to live, work, play, shop, dine, learn and visit, including: cleaning, security, beautification, marketing and communications, economic development, special events and tourism, planning and advocacy, parking and transportation, research, arts and community.
For more information, please visit www.liveituphillsboroughst.org.