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Bands, beer on Clayton Shindig menu

The 2014 Clayton Shindig will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, on Town Square, 110 W. Main St., Clayton.

Gates open at 10:30 a.m., and bands start playing at 11:30. That’s also when barbecue plates from Squealin’ on the Square go on sale.

Proceeds benefit the Clayton Mid-Day Rotary Club, which will use the money to purchase Christmas gifts for young people.

The following bands will perform:

Swift Creek Band – original Americana music influenced by traditional and progressive bluegrass, gospel and folk.

Old Habits – blending bluegrass, rock and country. As one reviewer described them: “They sound like Bill Monroe playing John Prine songs with The Band.”

Cutthroat Shamrock – Appalachian punk rock.

Hackensaw Boys – the Americana band has appeared at numerous festivals, including Pukelpop in Belgium, Bonnaroo in Tennessee, Bergenfest in Norway, Telluride in Colorado, the Belfast Folk Festival in Ireland, Floyd Fest in Virginia, Lowlands in the Netherlands and Pickathon in Oregon.

Sol Driven Train – the five-piece band, which features rotating vocalists and multiple instruments, combines American pop and folk music.

Big Daddy Love – the five-piece band plays what it calls Appalachian rock, blending rock, roots music and bluegrass.

In addition to music, the Shindig will feature a chicken wing-eating contest, with eight locals competing to win a year’s worth of food from Zaxby’s.

A small beer festival will offer brews from Deep River Brewery in Clayton, Olde Hickory Brewery in Hickory and Aviator Brewing Co. in Fuquay-Varina.

Tickets for the Shindig are available at For more information, call 919-812-6969.