Live it Up! Hillsborough Street Grand Opening Party

September, 24, 2010, by David

Live it Up! Hillsborough Street Grand Opening Party
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Hillsborough Street knows how to party.  The street’s redesign has been completed and the grand opening celebration is tomorrow September 25th.  With events going on all day, it is going to be one giant civic party.

Who knew the old college street could get down so hard?  This party looks to be bigger than Raleigh Wide Open.  The part we like most is that its all about the community - with locally focused food and vendors that are based on Hillsborough street.  With heavy engagement from the city government and NC State University- its the kind of big party we can really support.

Events include:

Organic Iron Chef Competition
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Showcase
Pig’N’Pie BBQ Cook-off
Kid’s Zone
Farmer’s Market
Beer Garden,
Game Day Zone,
Mini-lecture Series featuring eco-friendly professors from local universities
A Parade
Appearances by the Mayor and the Chancellor of North Carolina State University
And don’t forget the Color Wall Relighting

Not to mention 3 stages of Music:

West Main Stage

Sleep Control 1:00 – 2:00
Zegg 2:30 – 3:30
The Amateurs Reggae Band 4:00 – 5:00
Funkuponya 5:30 – 6:30
Ethnographers 7:00 – 8:00
The New King Rippers 8:30 – 10:00

East Main Stage

Cherry 12:30 – 1:30
Wax Planet 2:00 – 3:00
Milagro Saints 3:30 – 4:30
Kenny Shore & The Pheromones 5:00 – 6:00
The Dune Dogs 6:30 – 7:30
Crowfield, 8 p.m.

International Stage

Thai Dancing Urkasemsin 1:00 – 1:15 - Thai Dance
Venezuelan Dance Group – 1:15 – 1:30
Irish Jam Session 1:30 – 2:00
Peak City Sound 2:10 – 2:50 - Vintage Rock
NCSU Pipes & Drums 3:15 – 3:45 –Celtic
Winds and Willows 3:55 – 4:25
Fusion – NCSU 4:30 – 4:45 – Multi-ethnic cultural dance with early 21st century hip hop.
Sara Howell with Fire Hula Hoops 4:30 – 4:45 –
Packabelles 5:00 – 5:15 –  NCSU’s female a cappella pack.
Happy Hip Belly Dancers 5:15 – 5:30
Bella Luna Belly Dancers 5:30 – 5:45
Black Belt World 5:45 – 6:00
Ruby Slippers Chinese Children’s Dance Club 6:00 – 6:15 – 18 American-Chinese girls between 10 and 16.

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  • ptuorto
    09/24 01:07 PM

    that graphic is horrible

  • jackson
    09/24 01:12 PM

    gray young will be playing outside of schoolkids records at 8pm on this very evening.

  • ncmyk
    09/25 04:39 PM

    everyone please remember:

    step 1.  keep your left foot hovering over the break. 

    step 2.  keep your right hand hovering over the horn. 

    step 3.  assume no one else knows how to navigate a roundabout.

  • Behki
    09/25 04:58 PM

    What the hell is that graphic.

  • corey3rd
    09/25 08:54 PM

    so NC State is now a summer camp for elementary school kids that like to rock out?

  • cde
    09/25 10:32 PM

    well ya know DRA didn’t have anything to do with it since it’s not on Fayeteville St….

  • Behki
    09/26 01:32 PM

    “so NC State is now a summer camp for elementary school kids that like to rock out?”

    Wasn’t it always? Just with more unprotected sex and Busch light.

  • ncmyk
    09/26 03:27 PM

    did construction crews work overtime to fix things up before the event?  on friday i noticed some car had taken out a part of the fence that keeps pedestrians from crossing too close to the main traffic circle.

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