Inaugural American Roots Festival Announces Lineup

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

American Roots Festival, LLC (a subsidiary of Blackbird Production Partners, LLC) and Live Nation are proud to announce the American Roots Music & Arts Festival. North Carolina's own Eric Church, headlines two days of an extraordinary line-up of artists including Modest Mouse, Sheryl Crow, The Roots, Willie Nelson, Warren Haynes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chris Stapleton, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, and Greensky Bluegrass. Additional performers and special events will be announced in the coming weeks. The festival will take place on Saturday, October 17 & Sunday, October 18 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC.

The festival will also honor Raleigh and the Triangle area community by bringing music fans together with local food, beer, & crafts vendors at The Taste of Raleigh Food & Brews Celebration, scheduledto take place at the festival throughout the weekend.

Artist fan club and Citi® cardmember pre-sales begin Thursday August 6 at 10am edt through Sunday August 9 at 10pm edt. For complete Citi® cardmember pre-sale details through Citi's Private Pass® Program, visit  

Tickets for the general public go on sale Monday August 10 at 10am edt at, via the Live Nation app, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone 800-745-3000. A range of dynamic VIP and travel packages will be available.

"Raleigh has an energy that celebrates the best in music, food and arts, making it the perfect place to launch the American Roots Music & Arts Festival. This incredible line-up headlined by North Carolina's own Eric Church along with The Taste of Raleigh Food & Brews Celebration will give music fans and the Raleigh community an unforgettable experience,"says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Production Partners, LLC.

"The American Roots Music & Arts Festival will be THE event of the season," says Wilson Howard, President Live Nation Southeast. "We could not be more excited to present such an incredible line-up of artists headlined by North Carolina's own Eric Church.  Live Nation and Blackbird are thrilled to bring a two-day festival of this magnitude to the Triangle area community.  Don't miss out!

The American Roots Music & Arts Festival initial line-up announcement is:

Eric Church (2 Nights)

Modest Mouse

Sheryl Crow

The Roots

Willie Nelson

Warren Haynes

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Grace Potter

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Chris Stapleton

Railroad Earth

Leftover Salmon

Greensky Bluegrass