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.
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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.