Live music at the NC State Fair: Here’s your guide

New Reveille includes Daniel Cook, Kaitlin Grady, Amy Kamm, Autumn Brand and George Hage. The group is set to perform at the NC State Fair.Jeremy Danger

The 151st edition of the fair runs through Oct. 21 at the State Fairgrounds, and the fourth annual Homegrown Music Fest will present more than 60 North Carolina acts on three stages.

All shows are free with paid fair admission.

Rising Raleigh rock band American Aquarium kicked things off at Dorton Arena Thursday night.

Dorton Arena also will feature Rhett and Link, (Oct. 12), YouTube stars from Buies Creek; Sanford’s Britton Buchanan (Oct. 17), “The Voice” runner-up; Rockingham’s Bucky Covington (Oct. 15), one of several North Carolina stars from the 2006 class of “American Idol”; and the Raleigh metal band Between the Buried & Me.

Outdoor stages at Heritage Circle and the Waterfall will have music ranging from various kinds of folk to rock to military music, R&B, country, Christian and reggae. The complete lineup is below.

Dorton Arena

All shows are at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 11 — American Aquarium (Raleigh, Americana)

Oct. 12 — Rhett and Link Live! (Buies Creek, comedy)

Oct. 13 — An Evening of Worship with Faith Baptist Church (Youngsville, Christian)

Oct. 14 — Mr. Potato Head (Raleigh, covers)

Oct. 15 — RaeLynn (Fayetteville, country), Bucky Covington (Rockingham, country)

Oct. 16 — Noche Latina (Raleigh, Latin)

Oct. 17 — Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band (Sylva, Christian bluegrass), Britton Buchanan (Sanford, pop)

Oct. 18 — The War & Treaty (New Bern, roots/soul/gospel), New Reveille (Raleigh, Americana)

Oct. 19 — Between the Buried and Me (Raleigh, metal)

Oct. 20 — The Catalinas (Charlotte, beach)

Oct. 21 — Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience (Raleigh, pop/R&B)

Heritage Circle Stage

The following are 45-minute sets.

Oct. 11 — Honey Magpie (Chapel Hill, folk); 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 12 — Sweet Potato Pie (Cary-Seagrove-Albemarle-Linwood-Monroe, bluegrass/gospel); 9:30 a.m., 3:30, 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Oct. 13 — David Childers (Mount Holly, folk); 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 14 — Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express (Foothills of Western North Carolina, bluegrass); 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 15 — Carolina Line Bluegrass Band (Oak Island/Southport, bluegrass); 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

Oct. 16 — Clint Alphin (Dunn, Americana); 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 17 — Graham’s Number (Raleigh, bluegrass); 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 18 — Big Fat Gap (Chapel Hill, bluegrass); 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 19 — Brad Hudson Band (Raleigh, country/bluegrass); 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Oct. 20 — Shannon Baker & the Classic Stepbacks (Wilson, bluegrass); 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 21 — Cuttin Grass (Raleigh-Durham, bluegrass); 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Waterfall Stage

The following are about 45-minute sets.

Oct. 11 — The Sunday Special (Raleigh, soul); 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 12 — Porch Light Apothecary (Raleigh, Americana), 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Katie Basden (Durham, country), 1 and 2:30 p.m.; Frontside (Durham, emo), 4 p.m.; 6 String Drag (Raleigh, Americana), 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 13 — The Pinkerton Raid (Durham, folk), 10 and 11:30 a.m.; S.E. Ward (Chapel Hill, indie), 1 and 2:30 p.m.; Madison Jay and Friends (Raleigh, hip-hop), 4 p.m.; Anne-Claire (Greensboro, indie), 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 14 — Jump Mountain (Raleigh, Americana), 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Caroline Dare (Greenville, country), 1 and 2:30 p.m; Shark Quest (Chapel Hill, instrumental), 4 p.m.; DownTown Abby & The Echoes (Charlotte, soul), 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 15 — Los Acoustic Guys (Winston-Salem, Latin), 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m; Mountain Top Polka Band (Asheville, polka), 2 and 3:30 p.m.; Jack The Radio (Raleigh, rock), 5 p.m.

Oct. 16 — The Band Sorelle (Raleigh, folk), 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Flor Y Canto (Raleigh, Mexican folk), 2 and 3:30 p.m.; Moonshine (Windsor, country), 5 p.m.

Oct. 17 — Military Appreciation Day program with 440th Army Band (Morrisville), 12:15, 4 and 6 p.m.

Oct. 18 — Lowderstill (Durham, jazz), 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; The Hot at Nights (Raleigh, jazz), 2 and 3:30 p.m.; LaureNicole (Raleigh, rock), 5 p.m.

Oct. 19 — The Dapper Conspiracy (Raleigh, Southern gothic), 10 and 11:30 a.m.; XOXOK (Chapel Hill, soul), 1 and 2:30 p.m.; Bat Fangs (Carrboro, rock), 4 p.m.; Super Grit Cowboy Band (Kinston, country), 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 20 — Coby James (Louisburg, Christian pop), 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Sons of Paradise (Raleigh, reggae), 1 and 2:30 p.m.; Earther (Raleigh, punk), 4 p.m.; The Veldt (Raleigh, shoegaze), 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 21 — Reese McHenry (Durham, rock), 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Aaron Hamm & the Big River Band (Selma, country), 1 and 2:30 p.m.; Vaughn (Raleigh, hip-hop), 4 p.m.; Eric Gales (Greensboro, blues), 5:30 p.m.

The drinks

The Our State Public House will be back for another year for beer and wine sales.

But it won’t be a free-for-all. You can pick two of the following: an 8-ounce pour of beer, an 8-ounce pour of cider or a 3-ounce pour of wine.

Fair-goers can pick which combination they would like from the offerings, which will change daily.

Also like last year, you’ll be able to buy beer — though just a pint — at Dorton Arena concerts. Last year, beer was sold at just a few shows, but it will be sold at all 11 shows.

Details

The fair is Oct. 11 to 21 at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Here are the hours:

Thursday, Oct. 11: 3 to 11 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays: 8 a.m. to midnight

Sundays, weekdays: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Tickets

▪ Gate prices for admission are $5-$10.

▪ Tickets are $6 for the military: active duty, reservists, retirees, National Guardsmen and their dependents.

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