Thursday, April 23, 2015

Road trips: See Snarky Puppy, Roy Ayers, Avett Brothers, Dwight Yoakam

Head out of town and enjoy some great music!

Art of Cool, Durham
Jazz enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Art of Cool festival in Durham. It features Roy Ayers, Snarky Puppy, Charlotte’s Anthony Hamilton and a host of other musicians you’ll be glad you heard. Friday - Sunday.

MerleFest, Wilkesboro 
This is one of my favorite festivals. I camped, met some great people and discovered some great Americana bands. It’s worth a day-trip. The Avett Brothers headline on Saturday night. Dwight Yoakam performs on Sunday. Thursday - Sunday, Wilkesboro. Don't miss Courtney Devores look at MerleFest.

Brewgaloo 2015, Raleigh 
Shop Local Raleigh presents the NC Craft Beer Festival Brewgaloo in downtown Raleigh. This is billed as the largest North Carolina craft beer festival featuring N.C. Beer, food trucks, live music and more. Beer can be sampled by the pint or the pour. 2 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, Downtown Raleigh