The maiden voyage of the Mondo Roots Cultural Arts and Music Festival will set sail Saturday in downtown Clayton. The event replaces the long-running Millstock arts festival and looks to shake things up with different forms of art and music.
Clayton Visual Arts, which ran Millstock, partnered with Clayton Shindig organizer Earthplow Productions to found Mondo Roots. More than 70 artists and vendors will line Main Street, joining a full day’s lineup of music.
When he announced the festival, organizer Dave Brown said he wanted to highlight types of music not usually found in Johnston County, namely funk, soul, reggae and New Orleans second line. Acts will include the Lee Boys, Sol Driven Train, Black Masala, and the Amateurs.
Mondo Roots starts at 1 p.m. and is free to the public. For more information, visit www.mondoroots.com.