Tag Archives: Fayetteville Town Center

Thoughts on the Roots Fest’s enduring appeal

September 8th, 2015 at 4:13 pm

In my column regarding the Fayetteville Roots Festival, I wrote that this town would collectively talk about the Watkins Family Hour for some time. I don’t know about anyone else, but I still think about that set – the weirdness, … Continue reading

Friends and family: The final night of the 2015 Roots Festival

August 31st, 2015 at 4:54 pm

If a theme could be found during the closing day of the 2015 edition of the Fayetteville Roots Festival, it would be this: Honor those you admire. John Elliott admires Raina Rose and Anthony da Costa. He performs with them regularly. … Continue reading

In their own class: The third day of the Fayetteville Roots Fest

August 30th, 2015 at 1:22 pm

As J.D. McPherson played the final notes of his Friday (Aug. 28) night headlining set at the Fayetteville Roots Festival, he did so to a half-full venue. It was late, and there were several delays while he was onstage, too. Later … Continue reading

A time for music: The second day of the Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 29th, 2015 at 11:02 am

  With events already an hour behind schedule, it took J.D. McPherson and his band a full 40 minutes to get on stage at the Fayetteville Roots Festival after the preceding set by John Fullbright came to an end. Suddenly, … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Sean Danielsen and more

August 28th, 2015 at 5:03 am

At the risk of being all Fayetteville Roots Festival all the time, know the downtown Fayetteville event will occupy most of my weekend. You can find daily updates here, and you can find instant ones on Twitter, too. The Roots … Continue reading

The seven can’t-miss sets of the Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 27th, 2015 at 9:17 am

Happy Roots Festival opening day! In my research for this year’s Fayetteville Roots Fest — which begins today! — I’ve spent a lot of time listening to the artists coming this way between now and Sunday (Aug. 30). I’ve tried … Continue reading

A Sunday Funday — Roots Festival bulks up final day programming

August 26th, 2015 at 11:47 am

I know I’m guilty of taking the Fayetteville Roots Festival for granted. I know you might, too. I just know that on Friday (Aug. 28), I’m going to walk out of my apartment and walk to the many stages offered … Continue reading

The Roots Fest adds some Punch (Brothers)

February 9th, 2015 at 10:17 am

It’s festival lineup announcement season. Which is a better season than winter, if you ask me. The Fayetteville Roots Festival added their voice to the fray recently, naming many of the artists who will perform during the 2015 edition of … Continue reading

Counting down the year, slowly

December 22nd, 2014 at 10:17 am

If this post could be compared to a social gathering, we’re at the handshake and hug portion of the evening. You know, the part of the evening where you’re getting ready to leave, but you want to make sure to … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: STS9, Nov. 5 at Fayetteville Town Center

November 4th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Instrumental electronic rockers STS9 are on a headlining tour for the first time in more than a year, and the cross-country jaunt comes to Fayetteville on Wednesday (Nov. 5). The California-based band took some time off from the road with … Continue reading