August 24, 2018

Jam In The Trees
Jam In The Trees is an annual music festival in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, just outside of Asheville. While 2018 is only the third year since inception, the festival was nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s prestigious Momentum Awardin 2017 and was named a top festival pick by Blue Ridge Outdoors in 2018. The festival offers a complimentary shuttle service between the festival venue, Pisgah Brewing Company, and downtown Asheville, nearby hotels, and campgrounds, for safe and easy travel. A portion of the festival’s proceeds go to charity each year and 2018 is sponsored by Mosaic RealtyCackalacky, and Mast General Store. Jam In The Trees’ 2018 lineup includes The Travelin’ McCourys, Jerry Douglas, Shooter Jennings, Elizabeth Cook, Gangstagrass, and Jim Lauderdale, The Steel Wheels, The Stray Birds, Fireside Collective, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, The Slocan Ramblers, Jane Kramer, and Andy Buckner. The beloved After Hours Jam will also take place Saturday night on the indoor stage. Hosts Jim Lauderdale and The Po’ Ramblin Boys will invite special guests on stage, giving you a chance to experience rare on-stage collaborations. In addition to a two-day lineup, enjoy award-winning Pisgah beer and on-site food trucks, as well as unique vendors and local artisans, including a barbeque sauce tasting station from North Carolina’s Cackalacky. This year’s VIP experience includes a guided brewery tour and tasting, and meet & greets with headliners Elizabeth Cook, Jim Lauderdale, Jerry Douglas, and The Travelin’ McCourys. VIP ticket-holders will also have access to early entry, preferred parking, a private viewing area, a private bar, private port-a-lets, complimentary local snacks, and a commemorative event poster. $25-$100; Friday & Saturday; Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Dr, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Be Loud! ’18
The fifth annual concert supporting the underserved adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer population, featuring influential bands from the 1980s to today. The concert benefits the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation, whose mission is to support adolescent and young adult cancer patients and their families at UNC Lineberger. The foundation honors the memory of Sophie Steiner, a Chapel Hill teenager who died of cancer in 2013, and was founded by her parents, Niklaus and Lucy Steiner. Be Loud! ’18 features Matthew Sweet, The Right Profile and Surrender Human on Friday, and on Saturday, the Sex Police, Collapsis and The Veldt will perform. $40/weekend pass, $25/Friday, $25/Saturday night; Friday & Saturday; Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510; 919.967.9053

Reggae on the Rooftop
Selector B Steady and DJ Algoriddim return to our Pool Patio Lounge for an afternoon of old school reggae on wax! Revel in cool vibes, great drinks and a beautiful view of the city. Full pool menu available. Saturday, noon; 202 N Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

A Pop of Music- Summer Concert Series at Village Draft House
Join at Cameron Village for a Pop of Music! Their Summer Concert Series kicks off Sunday at Village Draft House! Come grab a bite to eat and enjoy members of the Raleigh Symphony playing familiar Harry Potter themed music along with traditional orchestra selections! Cameron Village has partnered with some fabulous local arts organizations to provide a variety of arts events throughout the year. They are proud to share that Raleigh Little Theatre and Raleigh Symphony Orchestra have joined us in this effort. Saturday, 1 – 3 pm (also September 2, 9); 2108 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605

Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
For more than 40 years, the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival has put local artists and craftsmakers in the spotlight. Today, the festival has grown to two days, features more than 300 artists from 16 states, has multiple stages of live music, a beer garden and plenty of food trucks to keep everyone happy. Free; Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday, 12:30 – 5 pm; 316 N. Academy St, Cary, NC 27513

This annual all-day block party and street festival caps off North Carolina State University’s Wolfpack Welcome Week at the start of another academic year. The event features more than 300 vendor booths lining Hillsborough Street, along with food, games, arts and crafts, a water slide (bring your bathing suit), visual and performing arts and more. Music, headlined by N.C.-bred country band Parmalee, will take center stage to close out the evening. Free; Saturday, 2 – 10 pm; 2100 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607

Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market’s Brewfest
Enjoy free samples from Mystery Brewing Company, Botanist and Barrel, Dingo Dog Brewing Company, Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Starpoint Brewing, 3rd Degree Brewhouse, Fullsteam Brewery, Oak & Dagger Public House, Bull City Burger & Brewery, Raleigh Brewing Company, Vecino Brewing Co., and Bull City Ciderworks. In addition, there will be food for purchase from Soul Fresh Spring Rolls, and live music from Tea Cup Gin. Enter to win a case of beers–a multi-pack of products from participating brewers. Saturday, 8 am – 12 pm; University Place, 201 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC

Free Things In Life Music & Art Festival
Free Things In Life is an outdoor celebration of art, music and people, sharing, discovering and connecting. They feature creative entrepreneurs in music, art, and business.  Immerse yourself in the discovery of new sound, with an eclectic palette of genres on one main stage filled with the best indie and emerging musicians in North Carolina and the southeast. Walk through their curated art exhibition by various visual artists from around NC, and check out their interactive art installations around festival grounds while listening to Live sounds by Dj’s, producers, and beat makers. Shop their carefully selected array of unique products ranging from apparel, new and vintage, jewelry, zines, beauty products, housewares, vinyl records, DYI crafts, healing arts and more. Hungry or thirsty? They have got you covered! Local NC based food trucks on grounds. Free; Sunday, 12 pm; All Peoples Grill, 6122 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27712

Monster Drawing Rally
At this live drawing event/fundraiser, 75 artists at all stages of their careers take shifts to draw in front of a live audience. As spectators spy on the creative process, sketches morph into full-fledged works of art. Finished drawings are immediately available for $50 each. The evening also includes a collaborative art project, music and food trucks. Friday, 5:30 pm; 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

International Night Market
After the success of their inaugural alleyway international-themed Night Market they’ve decided to make it a monthly affair — while the weather allows. Join Fullsteam Brewery as they host a dozen or so local, small businesses with a global focus. They believe in the power of open alleyways, open markets, and open hearts. Vendors include GumCha, The original, handloomed 100% cotton scarf; Bryce Batts, Noonday, Style & Storytelling; Mulberry Macaron Co.; Poonam Henna Art; Cilantro Artisan Foods; Escazu Artisan Chocolates; MacFieKatbeads; and Yumchi Kimchi. Friday, 8 pm; 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

Align; Body & Mind Workshop
Are you struggling to create space in your life for what truly matters? Join Flywheel Master Instructor, Co-Creator of Raleigh Group Fitness, and Wellness Coach Brittany Guerin & CPY’s very own Kathleen Schauer in a 90 minute workshop designed to help you realign with your values. The first 45 minutes will consist of an interactive group discussion where Brittany will guide you through goal and intention setting based on what’s most important to you followed by a 45 minute gentle flow and guided meditation from Kathleen. $30; $25/college students; Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm; 35 Woodburn Rd, Space A0168, Raleigh, NC 27605

AILLEA Grand Opening
Celebrate the opening of this clean beauty emporium with make overs, a braid bar, and gifts with purchase. Saturday, 4 – 7 pm; 2032 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605; RSVP: raleigh@aillea.com

Urban Outfitters Grand Opening
Urban Outfitters in The Dillon in downtown Raleigh will be opening its doors on Friday! Get ready to celebrate and shop til you drop. There will be giveaways, a DJ set by SPCLGST, and delicious snacks from Two Roosters Ice Cream (11 am – 2 pm) and Chirba Chirba Dumpling (3 – 7 pm). Friday, 11 am – 7 pm; 223 S West St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Weekend Music Series
Enjoy live music while wine tasting or savoring a glass of wine (or beer!) by the vines! Saturdays & Sundays 1 – 4 pm; 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842

By Whitney

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