The State Fair offers great deals on musical entertainment for the entire family. The State Fair’s Bluegrass Stage and the Waterfall Stage will play host to a variety of live music acts, all of which are completely free and appropriate for the entire family.
The Bluegrass Stage is located in Heritage Circle and will feature two different acts, both representing some of the best traditional bluegrass music. The Grass Cats are famous for playing music as diverse as traditional fiddle and banjo music, bluegrass classics, acapella gospel numbers and popular hits. A North Carolina born-and-bred act, the Back Porch Bluegrass Band focuses on traditional bluegrass and gospel bluegrass music. Be sure to check out both acts!
Across the fairgrounds, between Dorton Arena and the Jim Graham Building, three acts will grace the Kitchen Craft Waterfall Stage. A true blast from the past, the Orange County-based Frankie Faucet and the Drips will play 1950s and ’60s doo-wop-style music. Originally from Williamston, Jamie Leigh Bryant’s smooth country-rock fusion sound is sure to be a crown favorite. Based out of Fort Bragg, the Army Ground Forces Band is marked by a long tradition of excellence and a distinct traditional marching band-style sound. Three components of the Army Ground Forces Band will perform on Wednesday, Oct. 19, only.
All other acts will appear a number of times over the course of the fair, and between the two stages there will be at least six concerts each day. To find out when you can see each show, head over to the General Info section of our website and check out the daily schedules.