For more than three decades, the Festival for the Eno has offered entertainment in the service of preserving the bottomland and natural beauty along the scenic Eno River. Held over July 4 weekend, the festival has purchased and preserved more than 4,000 acres while featuring a host of local and national music, arts, crafts and foodways. The 35th annual festival will be held Friday and Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) at West Point on the Eno in Durham. This years music features the Carter Family-inspired old-time music of the South Carolina Broadcasters, the old-time stringband tunes of the Hackensaw Boys, the Bull City blues of Orange County native John Dee Holeman, the sanctified gospel of the Branchettes (featuring Sister Lena Mae Perry) and more. Tickets are $20 for one day or $30 for a two-day pass. For a full schedule, see enoriver.org.
• Tommy Edwards and Jason Beverly will trade licks and songs at the City Tap in Pittsboro on Saturday. On Wednesday, Koka Booth Amphitheatre’s “Raisin’ a Ruckus Country Music Series” will feature Southbound 85.