Hopscotch Music Festival 2022, Raleigh NC: Lineup, Schedule

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Spectators listen to Parquet Courts play Moore Square in Raleigh on day three of the Hopscotch Music Festival on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Hopscotch returns September 8-11, 2022.

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As the Hopscotch Music Festival returns to Raleigh for its 12th year of performances, expect throngs of people to take to the streets to enjoy live music, art and more.

Here’s what you need to know when browsing downtown during the festival weekend of September 8-10. Note that this is a rain or shine event.

Who plays the festival?

There is at least 43 acts of hopscotch is set to play on two main stages and clubs downtown, according to the festival’s website. There are other acts programmed during the “day parties”.

Headliners for the three-day event, chamber pop artists Perfume Genius, Sonic Youth alum and art-punk soloist Kim Gordon, Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett and Davy Crockett’s estranged relative Charley Crockett.

Other notable acts include jazz fusion artist Makaya McCraven, R&B and electronics mixer Dawn Richards and Cactus Lee, who just released his new EP “Perfect Middle Hall”.

See the schedule below.

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Kim Gordon is co-founder of Sonic Youth. She will headline the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina. Natalia Manini

Stages, venues of the Hopscotch music festival

Hopscotch will take place for two main steps at City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street and Moore Square (at the intersection of East Blount and South Blount Streets). Shows start at 3:45 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. The act times are staggered over the two stages.

Free club shows will be held Thursday through Sunday at the Pour House, 224 S. Blount St., and at Slims, 227 S. Wilmington St.

One day parties are scheduled at Ruby Deluxe, Transfer Co. Food Hall, DH Hill Jr. Library, The Pour House, Boxcar Bar + Arcade, The Night Rider, Slim’s Downtown, Improbable Professionals, Junction West, Kings, Schoolkids Records, Crank Arm Brewing Co. , Longleaf Hotel, Anisette, State of Beer and Berkeley Cafe.

There will be a Pop-up market featuring locally made arts, crafts and vintage pieces in Moore Square. Purchases are limited to ticket holders. The market is open Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. popupraleigh.com.

There will be food trucks in front of the festival entrance along East Martin Street.

Spectators listen to Animal Collective at City Plaza in Raleigh on day three of the Hopscotch Music Festival on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Travis Long [email protected]

Hopscotch tickets

Attendees can purchase passes for one day, all three days, or specific featured shows.

Day passes

Individual tickets

  • Charley Croquet- $39, Moore Square, September 8, 8:45 p.m.
  • Courtney Barnet- $49, City Plaza, September 8, 9:30 p.m.
  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – $39, Moore Square, September 9, 8:45 p.m.
  • Perfume genius – $45, City Plaza, September 9, 9:45 p.m.
  • Makaya McCraven – $49, Moore Square, September 10, 8:45 p.m.
  • Kim Gordon- $59, City Plaza, September 10, 9:30 p.m.

Children 12 and under are admitted free.

The club’s shows at Pour House and Slims are free to the public, but passholders get privileged entry.

Tickets can be purchased at marellemusicfest.com or at wristband city, which is in a new location this year. It will be at the gates of the City Plaza stage at East Davie and Fayetteville streets from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

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Makaya McCraven is a drummer, composer and producer. Suleiman

Which roads will be closed for Hopscotch?

  • Fayetteville Street between Davie and Lenoir streets will be closed from 6 p.m. Thursday until 2 a.m. Sunday.

  • The 500 block of Fayetteville Street will remain open to local traffic.

Where to park in downtown Raleigh?

  • There are paid parking lots and parking lots throughout the city center.

  • Go to raleighnc.gov/parking to find parking, parking prices and learn more about the city Parking Passport App. The app allows users to extend parking time remotely.

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Charley Crockett released his latest album, “Jukebox Charley”, in April. He is known for his “Gulf & Western” sound, which his website describes as “old school blues, R&B, soul, Cajun, western swing and country”. Brooks Burris

What type of bag can I bring?

  • Belt bags measuring up to 16.5″ x 6.5″ x 4″

  • One Pocket Drawstring Bags Up To 13″ x 15″

  • All bags larger than 13″ x 15″ must be clear plastic, clear vinyl or clear PVC.


For more information, visit marellemusicfest.com or download the festival app.

Hopscotch Music Festival Schedule

Thursday, September 8

Moore Square

3:45 p.m. Cactus Li

5:15 p.m. Jaime Wyatt

7 p.m. Kiah amythyst

8:45 p.m. Charley Croquet

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4:30 p.m. Friendship

6 p.m. MJ Lenderman

7:45 p.m. Black country, new road

9:30 p.m. Courtney Barnett

Friday, September 9

Moore Square

3:45 p.m. Reese McHenry

5:15 p.m. Herd of Dimes

7 p.m. Magic wand

8:45 p.m. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

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4:20 p.m. Al Riggs

5:30 p.m. yaya bey

6:45 p.m. Hand habits

8 p.m. Dawn Richard

9:45 p.m. perfume genius

Saturday September 10

Moore Square

1 p.m. HNDCLW

2:15 p.m. Eric Slick

3:45 p.m. What Chris

5:15 p.m. Tomberlin

7 p.m. Flash

8:45 p.m. Makaya McCraven

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3:15 p.m. Noah Demer

4:30 p.m. Good paces

6 p.m. language nation

7:45 p.m. DEHD

9:30 p.m. Kim Gordon

This story was originally published September 8, 2022 5:45 a.m.

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Colleen Hammond is a recent graduate of Duquesne University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She previously covered breaking news, local government, the COVID-19 pandemic and racial issues for the Pittsburgh City Paper and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

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