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November 2017 - North Carolina Music Festivals

Dates and other details may be estimated based on last year's festival until confirmed by festival organizers.

October 26 - November 4    Clayton Piano Festival - Clayton

The festival dedicated to concert piano will present four shows: American Portraits, a cross-section of the greatest American music that speaks most closely to the history and culture generated by the Southern states (Oct. 26); a Halloween masked ball with dinner, concert and dessert reception (Oct. 28); Fiesta: Music without Borders, which guides audiences through some of Mexico's most beloved and important music (Nov. 2); and From Russia with Love, works from Russian romanticism (Nov. 4). Pianists involved in the festival also make presentations in local schools and to local piano students while in town. The festival is in its sixth year in 2017.

Elana Gleason (soprano), Michael Danchi (violin), Tyrone Chambers (tenor), Jonathan Levin (piano); César Reyes; Nikita Galaktionov, David Dubal (emcee for From Russia with Love).

Festival sites: Preston Woodall House (Benson), Brick and Mortar Events (Clayton; map), The Piazza at Portofino (Clayton), Cary Arts Center (Cary)

6:30 p.m. October 26; 6:30 p.m. October 28; 7 p.m. November 2; 7:30 p.m. November 4

Individual shows' prices vary.

November 4    The Shindig - Clayton

The small-town gathering presents mainly Americana and bluegrass bands on two stages. The day also features beer from local breweries, food trucks and other vendors, plus a wing-eating contest. New for 2017: free admission. There's a charge for beer tasting. Click on the photo for more information.

The Black Lillies, Yarn, Dangermuffin, Acoustic Syndicate, Forlorn Strangers, Upstate Rubdown, Fireside Collective, Tan and Sober Gentlemen, Kennedy Fitzsimmons.

Festival site: Downtown Clayton

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Noon to 10 p.m.

Free admission.
VIP beer tent admission: $40 includes exclusive access and three hours' unlimited sampling of over 15 beers, mingle with the bands, party on the new party deck, full-service bar (including liquor), watch the games on multiple flat screens.

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