Indie Grits Festival | April 12-15, 2018

Music

Every year, you will usually hear us say something like “this year’s music program is more robust than ever!” However, this year’s music program is so much more gargantuan and excitingly eclectic than previous years by every conceivable metric.

It’s just a fact. 30+ bands, 3 venues, 3 nights (and a Sunday Dinner). From hip hop to metal, electronic music to indie rock, we more than cover the gamut with our expansive line-up.

Free-Times music writer Jordan Lawrence curated the program this year, channelling his extensive knowledge of music in the state to bring the best, most genre-diverse music to the people.

Take a peek below at our events, and below that is our line-up!


3 Venues 3 Nights 30 Bands

Sunday Dinner

When: Sunday, April 15 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: The Music Farm | 1022 Senate Street
Cost: FREE! and Family Friendly!

Hosted by resident Hip Hop hero, Fat Rat Da Czar, Sunday Dinner brings out a grade-A party to close out the festival right. The unique blues of Amythyst Kiah headlines, supported by the Grammy Award winning folk star and founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom Flemons. This packed afternoon opens with the top-shelf jazz and hip hop stylings of The Beast out of Durham, NC.

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World Famous Hip Hop Family Day

When: Saturday, April 14 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM | Where: 1700 block of Main Street

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Music Line-Up

NIKOS

NIKOS

Rap
Gyan Riley

Gyan Riley

Experimental/Classical
Benjamin Starr

Benjamin Starr

Rap
Zack Mexico

Zack Mexico

Indie/Garage

H3RO

H3RO

Rap
ET Anderson

ET Anderson

Black Tusk

Black Tusk

Metal
Deniro Farrar

Deniro Farrar

Rap
Boo Hag

Boo Hag


WVRM

WVRM

Grindcore
Fat Rat Da Czar

Fat Rat Da Czar

Rap
Bathe

Bathe

Metal
Amythyst Kiah

Amythyst Kiah

Blues/Folk
Dylan Gilbert

Dylan Gilbert

Indie/Experimental

Boulevards

Boulevards

Electro/Funk
2 Slices

2 Slices

Indie/Pop
Jphono1

Jphono1

Indie/Experimental
Sequoyah Murray

Sequoyah Murray

Indie/R&B
Niecy Blues with ET Anderson

Niecy Blues with ET Anderson

R&B/Indie

Spider Bags

Spider Bags

Indie/Garage
blue,girl

blue,girl

Indie
The Beast

The Beast

Hip-Hop/Jazz
John Wesley Coleman III

John Wesley Coleman III

Indie/Garage
Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

Indie/Rock

Paleface

Paleface

Folk
Dear Blanca

Dear Blanca

Indie/Rock
Charlie Smarts

Charlie Smarts

Rap
Danger Boy

Danger Boy

Indie/Rock
King Vulture

King Vulture

Indie/Pop