Hopscotch Music Festival Day Parties

Your 2010 Hopscotch Headliners

The Independent Weekly’s Hopscotch Music Festival brings the bands to Raleigh from September 9-11th. The inaugural event showcases local talent with national acts scattered throughout ten downtown venues. With 120 bands performing rock, hip-hop, alt-country, metal, dance, punk, classical, noise, drone, and folk, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s the cool part. Organizers of the event encouraged record labels, blogs, and promoters to use Hopscotch venues during the day to throw parties.  The result is a bunch of free shows listed below.

The best deal is to buy an $85 wristband that’s good for all three days. There are also some options for single day passes here.

DAY PARTY ROSTER FOR HOPSCOTCH

THURSDAY, SEPT. 9

  • Knox with an X: noon–5 p.m.: With Tea and Tempests, Brett Harris, Phil Cook & His Feat, Shawn Luby, Midtown Dickens, Birds and Arrows, Gray Young, North Elementary. Kings Barcade, 14 W. Martin St. Co-presented by Triangle Brewing Company. Free.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 10

  • Friend Island: 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.: With Collections of Colonies of Bees (performing their new album, GIVING), All Tiny Creatures, Pattern is Movement, Family Dynamics (ex-Stars Like Fleas), Megafaun (release party for new EP, Heretofore), Breathe Owl Breathe. The Pour House, 224 S. Blount St. Presented by Hometapes. Free breakfast and nachos. Free.
  • Tamplin’s Last Local Band, Local Beer: noon–5 p.m.: With Cellar Seas, Veelee, Filthybird, Temperance League, A Rooster for the Masses. Tir Na Nog, 218 S. Blount St. Includes record fair featuring local labels. Co-presented by New Raleigh and Aviator Brewing. Free.
  • Troika Music Festival Presents…: 2–5 p.m.: With The Pneurotics, Bellafea, The Beast. Kings Barcade, 14 W. Martin St. Co-presented by Triangle Brewing Company. Free.
  • Layabout in Raleigh: 1–5 p.m.: With The Wigg Report, Pinche Gringo, Last Year’s Men, John Wesley Coleman III and a special unannounced guest. Slim’s, 227 S. Wilmington St. A Layabout House road show co-presented by Fullsteam Brewery, Nice Price Books & Churchkey Digital. Free.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 11

  • A Hazy Morning Wake-Up: noon–3 p.m.: With Glissade, The White Cascade. Humble Pie, 317 S. Harrington St. Presented by Deep Space Recordings. Free.
  • Churchkey III: noon–5 p.m.: With Lurch, Free Electric State, Last Year’s Men, The Dry Heathens, Hammer No More the Fingers. Tir Na Nog, 218 S. Blount St. Co-presented by Triangle Brewing Company. Free.
  • Local Time: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.: With The Flute Flies, NAPS, The Loners, Maple Stave, Red Collar, Des Ark, The Old Ceremony. In front of Raleigh Times Bar, 14 E. Hargett St. Presented by The Independent Weekly, Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh Times Bar, WKNC-FM 88.1. Free.
  • Mann’s World: 1–5:30 p.m.: With HOG, Make, Caltrop, Black Skies. Kings Barcade, 14 W. Martin St. Free.
  • New Raleigh Presents: 1–5 p.m.: The Drughorse Collective. Slim’s, 227 S. Wilmington St. Free.
  • Trekky Records Presents DAY-DREAM: 2–5:30 p.m.: With Butterflies, Embarrassing Fruits, Sharon Van Etten, Midtown Dickens, Lost in the Trees, special guests Justin Ruggiano. The Pour House, 224 S. Blount St. Free.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 12

  • Hopscotch Hangover: noon–until: With Brett Harris, The Spring Collection, Chip Robinson and the Heavy Beat Outfit. Slim’s, 227 S. Wilmington St. Free.
  • Hopscotch Hangover: noon–until: With Brett Harris, The Spring Collection, Chip Robinson and the Heavy Beat Outfit. Slim’s, 227 S. Wilmington St. Free.

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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