The NC State Fair announced back in March that it would be changing approaches this year with an all-North-Carolina lineup for its Dorton Arena concerts, after years of dwindling crowds and mounting losses for national headliners. The 2015 Homegrown North Carolina Concert Series lineup is just out, and it covers vintage Tar Heel rock, metal, beach, gospel, world, hip hop and country, most of it tried and true. Yep, sounds like the State Fair!
In contrast to years past, 2015’s Dorton Arena concerts will be free (although the close-in floor seats will require picking up tickets starting at 9 a.m. day of show). For more details, check here.
UPDATE -- under the Dorton Arena concerts are the outdoor waterfall-stage acts.
Oct. 15 -- Firehouse, The Fifth
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Oct. 16 -- The Summit Church featuring Kaimy Masse, Hank Murphy and Summit Worship
Oct. 17 -- Jason Michael Carroll, Luke Combs, Stephanie Quayle
Oct. 18 -- Orquesta GarDel
Oct. 19 -- Nuv Yug Presents Bollywood Night
Oct. 20 -- Black Sheep, Shadina
Oct. 21 -- Band of Oz, The Embers
Oct. 22 -- Wake Chapel Choir, Instrument of Praise Gospel Concert Chrale, Watts Chapel Gospel Choir
Oct. 23 -- The Love Language
Oct. 24 -- Charlie Daniels Band, Kasey Tyndall
Oct. 25 -- Nantucket, Sidewinder
Oct. 15 -- Sidecar Social Club
Oct. 16 -- Damascus Ridge, Youth League, Make, Johnny Folsom 4, JoCo, Johnny Orr Band
Oct. 17 -- Thistledown Tinkers, 21st Century Goliath, See Gulls, Hot Buttered Grits, Runaway Cab
Oct. 18 -- Thistledown Tinkers, Brothers Egg, The Spread, The Real Laww, Bull City Syndicate
Oct. 19 -- Peak City Blues Project, Pam Saulsby, Adam Pitts, Onda Band, Nick Driver Band, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
Oct. 20 -- Erin Nenni, Outside Soul, Minor Stars, Blake Kearney Band, Chit Nasty Band
Oct. 21 -- 440th Army Band
Oct. 22 -- Breeze Band, Etheridge Sisters, Ki-Hill, Peter Lamb & the Wolves, Dark Water Rising
Oct. 23 -- Faith Bardill & the Back Row Saints, Must be the Holy Ghost, Tim Cifers, Bleeding Hearts, Roman Spring, 120 Minutes
Oct. 24 -- Corey Hunt Band, Suitcase, Carmonas, Hammer No More the Fingers, The Beast, Backsliders
Oct. 25 -- Wilton Dubois, Debonzo Brothers, Carolina Coalmine, Crucial Fiya, Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work, Wusses