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Hopscotch Music Festival


  • City Plaza Raleigh, NC 27601 United States (map)

Hopscotch Music Festival returns to downtown Raleigh to celebrate it’s tenth year this September 5-7. Featuring more than 130 bands over 3 days, Hopscotch is known for adventurous lineups, memorable performances, and a fan-friendly atmosphere. From a large outdoor main stage in Raleigh City Plaza to intimate club shows, the festival offers music in almost every genre imaginable—rock, hip-hop, metal, folk, electronic, experimental, and more—and its programming highlights this diversity each year.

From its inception in 2010, Hopscotch has been a signature event for the creative community of Raleigh, North Carolina. Approximately 25% of the festival’s performers hail from in-state—a figure few, if any, nationally recognized music festivals can claim. With official programming stretching across 12 walkable venues, Hopscotch is a city-wide celebration for locals and fans visiting from faraway locales.

Earlier Event: September 4
Moore Square Market
Later Event: September 6
First Friday