What's on Tap

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Bull Durham Blues, Jason Aldean lead weekend best bets

Posted September 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. EDT

Bobby Blue Bland and his band perform at the 25th annual Bull Durham Blues Festival Saturday night at the Durham Athletic Park (photo by Wes Hight).

— More than 100 bands will be playing downtown Raleigh clubs and City Plaza this weekend for Hopscotch Music Festival! Bands including Spoon, St. Vincent and Mastodon will be hitting the main stage. We have your guide to the bands, where to eat, where to park and more.

Don't forget – even if you don't have Hopscotch tickets you can still get in on the fun. Day parties are happening around Raleigh Thursday through Saturday and are free. Finish out the weekend with the Hopscotch Hangover at Slim's.

It’s also First Friday this week! We have your guide to restaurant specials, art galleries and First Friday events.

The 27th annual Bull Durham Blues Festival is Friday and Saturday. Friday shows will take place at St. Joseph’s Historic Theatre at the Hayti Performance Hall. Saturday’s event will be at the Historic Durham Athletic Park. This year’s performers include Kermit Ruffins. Tickets are $35.

Country star Jason Aldean will play Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh Saturday night.

American Tobacco Campus celebrates its 10th anniversary with a street party Sunday. There will be two stages of music, food, entertainment and more!

The 95X Big Shindig featuring Weezer, Fitz & the Tantrums and Foster the People is Sunday at Walnut Creek. Tickets start at $25.

tiltEXPO, a consumer gaming event, will hit the Durham Convention Center this weekend. There will be vendors, games and live action play. Some of this year’s events include a Magic the Gathering tournament, speed dating and a Humans vs. Zombies game.