What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Hip hop concert caps Packapalooza party

Posted August 21, 2015

Students, alumni and fans crowded a Hillsborough Street alive with music, dance and sports demonstrations Saturday to celebrate North Carolina State University's 125th anniversary.

— A concert headlined by NC State alumnus Rapsody and featuring 9th Wonder, Petey Pablo and Nappy Roots will cap a full day of events on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh Saturday, the annual back-to-school party for students at North Carolina State University.

About 50,000 students, Wolfpack fans, Triangle residents and music lovers are expected to attend.

Wolfpack athletes will be on hand to sign autographs along with Harrison Rhodes, an NC State student and driver of the No. 0 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity series.

Vendors of food, goods and services will line Hillsborough Street from 2 to 10 p.m.


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  • Clayton Bigsby Aug 21, 2015
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    Petey Pablo and Nappy Roots? I didn't know we were getting ready to kick off the 2001 season.

  • Brian White Aug 21, 2015
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    These were a lot more fun when they had live music.