Carolina Music Festivals is a comprehensive calendar and guide to multi-act, daylong or multiple-day music festivals in North Carolina.
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Dates and other details may be estimated based on last year's festival until confirmed by festival organizers.
March 16 - 18 Classic Rock'n'Roll Weekend - Asheville
The mountain resort remembers some of the softer sounds of the '60s and '70s.
The Stranger (Billy Joel tribute), Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute), Elaine’s Dueling Pianos, Lou Mowad (classical guitar).
Festival site: The Grove Park Inn
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$837 per night and up (check for discounted rates). Includes accommodations, concert tickets, daily breakfast and more.
Must be 18 years old or older.
March 24 Blue, Brew & 'Que Festival - Kenansville
The day of family fun includes bluegrass music, a barbecue cookoff, vendors from Duplin County wineries and craft breweries, additional vendors, concessions and more. The festival is in its second year in 2018.
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, VW Boys, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, The Malpass Brothers.
Festival site: Duplin County Events Center
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
$25 in advance, $25 at gate.
March 30 - 31 Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention - Dobson
Two days of activities celebrate the old-time music of Surry County with a Friday night square dance and Saturday competitions for adult and youth (younger than 16) instrumentalists, bands and songwriters, which include cash prizes. Competitions are followed by youth and adult dances, respectively. There will also be luthier displays, jamming, a cake walk and raffles. 2018 is the festival's ninth year.
TBA. 2017 lineup was Whitetop Mountain Band, New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters, plus competitors in band, fiddle, banjo, guitar, twin fiddle (adults), folk song, variety, dance, bass (adults).
Festival site: Surry Central High School
7 to 11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Friday $5, younger than 13 free; Saturday $5, contestants and younger than 13 free.
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