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American Roots Music & Arts Festival coming to Raleigh this fall

Eric Church in concert at Raleigh, NC's PNC Arena Thursday night, April 22, 2015.
Eric Church in concert at Raleigh, NC's PNC Arena Thursday night, April 22, 2015. ssharpe@newsobserver.com

We won’t have Farm Aid again in Raleigh this year, but there’s another pretty big country-leaning festival coming to Walnut Creek this fall. And like Farm Aid, this one also features Willie Nelson: the American Roots Music & Arts Festival. It’s set for Oct. 17-18, with Granite Falls native Eric Church headlining both nights.

So far, the rest of the lineup ranges from college-radio stars Modest Mouse to rocked-up hip-hop band The Roots, plus Gov’t Mule guitarist Warren Haynes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Leftover Salmon, Chris Stapleton, 2014 Farm Aid headliner Nelson and more.

Ticket prices have not yet been released, but they’ll go on-sale next Monday. Check livenation.com for further details.

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