That Music Fest: Here’s what to know about the new Durham festival focused on NC artists

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Summer in North Carolina means it’s music festival season, and this weekend, more than 20 bands with ties to the state will be performing at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

The inaugural That Music Fest, hosted by Capitol Broadcasting Co. and Come Hear North Carolina, kicks off Friday at 1 p.m. with performances by 25 North Carolina-connected artists — including 12 headline acts — on three stages for two days.

The Main Stage, set up on the Durham Bulls baseball field, will feature artists such as Rissi Palmer, Violent Ball, The Mountain Goats and American Aquarium.

On the Landing Stage, set up on the second level of the park to the right of the first base line, five artists, including three Raleigh-based bands, will perform. Tito’s Handmade Vodka will host seven musicians performing on the Concourse Stage at the main entrance of the ball park.

Here is everything you need to know.

SCHEDULE

Friday

Main stage:

  • Rissi Palmer at 2 p.m.

  • Boulevards at 3:15 p.m.

  • Violet Bell at 4:30 p.m.

  • Delta Rae at 6 p.m.

  • American Aquarium at 7:30 p.m.

  • Steep Canyon Rangers at 9:15 p.m.

Landing stage:

  • Into the Fog at 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

  • The Dune Dogs at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

  • Jason Adamo Band at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Concourse stage:

  • Blue Cactus at 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

  • Molly Stevens at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

  • Kate Rhudy at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Alt-folk country rock band American Aquarium will be performing music from their new album, “Chicamacomico” at That Music Fest in Durham.
Alt-folk country rock band American Aquarium will be performing music from their new album, “Chicamacomico” at That Music Fest in Durham.

Saturday

Main stage:

  • Yarn at 2 p.m.

  • Jim Lauderdale at 3:15 p.m.

  • Dillon Fence at 4:30 p.m.

  • Chatham County Line at 6 p.m.

  • Mipso at 7:30 p.m.

  • The Mountain Goats at 9:15 p.m.

Landing stage:

  • Clint Roberts at 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

  • Hank, Pattie + The Current at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

  • XOXOK at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Concourse stage:

  • Dawn Landes at 1 p.m.

  • Paige King Johnson at 2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Autumn Brand & Kenneth Stewart at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Skylar Gudasz at 8:30 p.m.

Country music artist Rissi Palmer performs at Musician’s Corner at Centennial Park, on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn.
Country music artist Rissi Palmer performs at Musician’s Corner at Centennial Park, on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn.

Where can I buy tickets?

For reserved seating around the ballpark, single-day tickets are available for Friday or Saturday for $50 plus fees with a choice between the upper and lower levels. This option is for people who wish to have a reserved seat between music sets.

A weekend pass is $75, plus fees, for both festival days for reserved seating.

If you wish to be on the field in front of the main stage, single tickets are available for $60 for both days and weekend passes on the field are available for $90. Tickets are available on the Durham Bulls ballpark ticketing system.

If you purchase a field ticket, music lovers are encouraged to bring a lawn or beach chair onto the field.

Everyone will enter through the home plate gate at the corner of Jackie Robinson Drive and Blackwell Street.

Are kids admitted free?

Kids under the age of 12 can get into the music festival for free with the purchase of at least one adult ticket. This is valid only for field level admission.

Where can I park?

Parking is available in plenty of decks around the ballpark in the same parking areas that are used for Durham Bulls games.

On Friday, parking is available 1 to 5 p.m. in the old University Ford lot at 601 Willard St. The entrance is located off Julian Carr Street. After 5 p.m., parking is available in the South Parking Deck at American Tobacco Campus at 705 Willard St.

Saturday parking available in the South Parking Deck all day.

Will there be food?

Yes! Just like any Durham Bulls games, ballpark food is offered both days.

Information

Go to thatstation.net/that-music-fest.