What's on Tap

What's on Tap

American Roots Festival releases food, beer lineup

Posted September 22, 2015

Sheryl Crow performing before  Rascal Flatts in concert on Friday July 25, 2014 in Raleigh N.C. at Walnut Creek Amphitheater. (Chris Baird / WRAL Contributor).

— The American Roots Music and Arts Festival has released the initial lineup of food and craft beer that will be available on site during the event Oct. 17-18 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh. 

The Taste of Raleigh Food and Brews Celebration will take place at the festival throughout the weekend and include food, beer and crafts vendors. 

Here's a rundown of the food:

  • The Pit BBQ - authentic whole-hog pit-cooked barbecue
  • Bam Pow Chow - diverse selection of menu items including their scratch braised beef and smoked pulled pork. 
  • The Red Rooster Pizza - Featuring a custom-built over constructed from scrap metal from the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. The oven produces three 16" pizzas every two minutes. Chef Danny Hoots makes fresh pizzas special for each customer and serves them piping hot.
  • Two Roosters Ice Cream - Uses fresh milk and cream from Homeland Creamery in Julian, NC. Rotating flavors include Double Vanilla Honey, Milk Chocolate, Strawberry with White Chocolate Creamed Honey, SOLA Mini-Donut and Cinnamon Sugar Syrup, Roasted Almond Fruit Tea, and Butterscotch Haystack. 
  • Dusty's Donuts - This Chapel Hill food trucks offers hot n' fresh mini donuts prepared and dusted on-site.
  • Healthy Grill on Wheels - Offering 100 percent all-natural, no hormone, no antibiotics and gluten-free meats.

Local beer on tap for the festival include Lonerider's Hoppy Ki Yay IPA and Sweet Josie Brown Ale, Big Boss' Harvest Time Sesaonale Ale and Hell's Belle Belgian Ale.

More food and brews will be announced in the coming weeks.

Single day tickets are on sale now for American Roots Music and Arts Festival planned Oct. 17-18 at Walnut Creek Amphitheater.

North Carolina born country artist Eric Church will headline both days of the festival.

The Saturday, Oct. 17, line-up includes Modest Mouse, The Roots, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Leftover Salmon, Chris Stapleton and Railroad Earth.

Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Warren Haynes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Grace Potter and Greensky Bluegrass will perform Sunday, Oct. 18.


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