Raleigh, North Carolina Downtown Raleigh will be filled with music lovers this weekend as the city hosts the 11th annual Hopscotch Music Festival.
The music festival is dedicated to indie pop artists, most of whom hail from North Carolina.
Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett headlines this year's Hopscotch Thursday. Barnett's music is a mix of folk and pop. He performs at the City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh at 9:30.
Perfume Genius, the popular artist best known for the song "Slip Away," will perform at City Plaza on Friday night at 9:45 p.m.
Perfume Genius is the stage name of Michael Alden Hadras. In America he is known for writing and recording songs about being gay and his struggle with Crohn's disease.
Finally, on the final night of Hopscotch, Sonic Youth founder Kim Gordon will perform at City Plaza on Saturday night at 9:30 p.m.
Gordon is an alternative rock artist working since the 1980s. In 2019, he released his first solo album, No Record House.
The festival started in 2010 and had a one-year hiatus in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The festival will return in 2021 and will require participants to be fully vaccinated or test negative for Covid-19.
In addition to paying gigs, Hopscotch will be performing free club shows at Pour House and Slims Bars from September 8-10. These concerts are an opportunity for young artists to express themselves.
How to buy tickets
People can buy tickets for individual shows, for a day or for a weekend.
There are also VIP passes which include access to 3 days of music, VIP parties, merchandise and drinks. They cost $299.
General admission for all three days is $175 per person.
Thursday or Friday subscriptions are $79. An all-day Saturday pass costs $89.
Tickets for one of the headliners, such as Perfume Genius, are $45. Kim Gordon concert tickets are $59.
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