Music Festival Returns September 15
The 27th annual Creedmoor Music Festival kicks off on Main Street Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Eight talented bands performing oldies, bluegrass, blues, country, funk, and rock will play on two stages following the traditional opening by the South Granville High School Marching Band. The Sanderford stage lineup includes local artists Simply Made at 10:30 a.m., followed by bluegrass favorites River Ratz Band and GrassStreet, and soulful cover band Radio Blue. Vocalist Lauren Light, the Rhythm Express Band, Jukebox Rehab, and Tyler Kinchen & the Right Pieces rock the Southern States stage beginning at 11 a.m.
Complementing more than 100 craft, food, and other vendors lining Main Street between Lyon and Park streets, TK’s 12th Annual Classic Car Show anchors the south end of the festival, with a display of all years and models of cars, trucks, and bikes. And for the first time, White Street Brewing Company will sell craft beer for attendees to enjoy within the festival boundaries.
“Last year we surveyed attendees and found that a later start time and the ability to enjoy a beer along with great music and shopping was something overwhelmingly requested,” said assistant city manager/CMF committee chairman Korena Weichel. “We hope that our response to those requests will encourage visitors to spend more time at the festival, and downtown merchants will enjoy a boost in sales that day and in the future with return visits.”
Attendees are encouraged to park at South Granville High School and take advantage of a free shuttle service, also offered for the first time this year.
Sponsorships and vendor spaces still available
Business sponsors are much-appreciated, and are still needed to help pay for the bands, free kids’ activities, and other giveaways. Sponsors to date include Granville County Tourism & Development Association, Creedmoor Fuel Service, Dickerson’s Service Center, White Street Brewing Company, Granville Health Systems, Restoration Now, Innovative Behavioral Health Services, 27587 Magazine, Gil-Man Florist, and 1st Place Academy.
At press time, a limited number of stage sponsorships remained, and cash sponsorships are welcomed any time.
Deadline for vendor spaces is August 31, but spaces are selling at a record pace, so be sure to submit your application soon.
Visit cityofcreedmoor.org/MusicFestival for additional information including vendor and sponsorship forms, festival rules and procedures, event updates, and more.