Carolina Roots MusicFest set for next weekend

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The spring weather brings life to the music festival season, permitting an ongoing cycle of music festivals throughout the summer months and that’s why The National Balloon Rally Charities, creators of the Carolina BalloonFest hosted every October, set out to create a spring festival, The Carolina Roots MusicFest.

Carolina Roots MusicFest, taking place May 19-20, will host 16 live bands on two stages featuring an eclectic blend of Americana music. Held in the same location as the Balloonfest, the outdoor field offers the perfect amphitheater to enjoy a music-filled weekend.

Additionally, a Hops Garden will be on site Saturday afternoon with craft beer tastings from six award-winning breweries. Hops Garden participants will receive a souvenir, tasting glass with their purchase.

A festival beer tent will also be available for attendees, open for the duration of the festival.
The music festival also offers camping options in the field adjacent to the festival, accommodating tent and RV campsites. This option helps music-lovers enhance their music festival experience by waking up on site, and having a fresh start, on site with morning Yoga, sponsored by Yoga Loft of Statesville.

An artisan village, a free children’s craft tent sponsored by the Iredell Art Council, and a disc golf course provided by Statesvegas Disc Golf Club will also be on site.

And with every ticket purchase, the collected proceeds go to charity. At the end of the year, and with the compiled proceeds from the Carolina BalloonFest, various local, volunteering, non-profits will receive a portion of the funds.

Carolina Roots MusicFest strives to carve out their own niche, with a small, southern town feel and a wide, variety of music, all wrapped up into one affordable event, providing the local and surrounding areas with a positive, family-friendly musical festival environment.

So whether it’s a family wishing to spend their weekend enjoying live music and fun activities, or a group of friends who want to enjoy craft beer, listen to bands, and camp for the weekend, the Carolina Roots MusicFest is the place to be on May 19-20 at the Statesville Regional Airport, 260 Hanger Drive, Statesville.

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