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’Cuegrass Festival is this Saturday

The seventh annual ’Cuegrass Festival returns to downtown Raleigh this Saturday.
The seventh annual ’Cuegrass Festival returns to downtown Raleigh this Saturday. Photo courtesy of Empire Eats.

The seventh annual ’Cuegrass Festival returns to downtown Raleigh this Saturday.

The event, which combines barbecue and bluegrass is sponsored by The Pit Authentic Barbecue. It is from noon-6 p.m. outside the restaurant at 328 W. Davie St., in Raleigh’s warehouse district. Organizers recommend that attendees bring lawn chairs.

The performance schedule is noon-12:45 p.m. Hank Sinatra; 1-1:45 p.m. The Moore Brothers; 2-2:45 p.m. The HillBenders; 3-3:45 p.m Four Founders; 4-4:45 p.m. Billy Strings & Don Julin; and 5-6 p.m. Town Mountain.

The Pit will be serving sandwiches, and local beer will be available, including Aviator Brewing Co., Big Boss Brewing Co., Carolina Brewery, Lonerider and White Street Brewing Co.

This year’s event will include a Kids’ Zone (sponsored by Deco Raleigh), where children can decorate piggy banks, get their faces painted and make crafts with supplies from The Scrap Exchange.

The event also includes a silent auction featuring such items as a Holly Aiken bag, Arrow Haircuts gift certificate, Videri Chocolate Factory gift pack, Crank Arm Brewing beer growler, Tasty Beverage glass and T-shirt and Feelgoodz flip flops.

Children under age 10 are free; admission for age 10 and older, $5. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Junior League of Raleigh’s BackPack Buddies program, which serves healthy weekend meals and snacks to children at Lacy and Hunter elementary schools.

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