The First Annual ‘Cuegrass Festival will occur Saturday April 4th at The Pit in downtown Raleigh from 11am-4pm (benefiting Feed the Farm, “a local non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to N.C. farmers in need”).
The Festival will be comprised of beers from LoneRider and Aviator breweries, three NC bands (Old Habits, Filmore Valley Boys and Town Mountain) as well as The Pit’s bbq and “Pigs on Parade” silent auction (which features piggy banks from local artists).
Whole Foods will also provide small pigs statues for children to paint and take home, with other activities for children. Other event participants include the N.C. Museum of Natural Science, Raleigh Little Theatre, Feed The Farm and more.
The event will be held on the street outside The Pit at 328 W. Davie Street in downtown Raleigh, and is free and open to the public. Pitmaster Ed Mitchell will be cooking barbecued pork and ribs for sandwiches served hot off the cooker for $5 each, and local brews will be served for $5 each, with proceeds going to Feed The Farm. (The restaurant will also be open for regular business.) Bring your lawn chairs, grab some ‘cue and a brew, and sit back and enjoy an afternoon of live bluegrass music!