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Sheryl Crow, The Roots headline new Raleigh festival this fall

Posted August 4, 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).

— Another large music festival is headed to Raleigh. Concert promoter Live Nation announced Tuesday the lineup for the 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, but this isn't a country music festival. There is a mix of genres on the bill.

The lineup currently includes Modest Mouse, Sheryl Crow, The Roots, Willie Nelson, Warren Haynes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chris Stapleton, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon and Greensky Bluegrass. Additional performers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

The event will also include the Taste of Raleigh Food and Brews, which will include local food, beer and craft vendors.

Tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. through Live Nation's website, the Live Nation app, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone 800-745-3000.

Citi cardholders and artist fan club members will offer ticket pre-sales starting Thursday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. ​

“Raleigh has an energy that celebrates the best in music, food and arts, making it the perfect place to launch the American Roots Music & Arts Festival," said Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Production Partners, which teamed with Live Nation for the event.


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  • Robert Spencer Aug 4, 2015
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    Warren Haynes, a native of Asheville, and Dereck Trucks of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, both are guitarists from the recently split Allman Brothers Band. Those two acts alone make this a do not miss show.

  • Fred-Jennifer Williams Aug 4, 2015
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    Man, the Roots are killer. Been listening to them a lot lately.