**TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL $10 at any of the ticket tents. We have 3 tents along Salem St. You will find them on the corner of Salem and Chatham and the corner of Salem and Center, as well as the one in the middle of the festival at Salem and Saunders St.****
The 2017 Apex Music Festival (Formerly the Apex Jazz Music Festival) will continue its tradition of playing host to great musicians in and around the Triangle. The Beer & Wine Garden / Main Stage will operate again on the Apex Chamber of Commerce property, and feature phenomenal musical acts Performances will again be featured in a wide variety of outdoor and indoor venues along Salem St. in Downtown Apex. Additionally, there will be a great selection of food vendors to choose from! As the only adult-focused fall music festival in the North Carolina Triangle area, this extremely popular pub-crawl experience is expected to draw over 20,000 music fans to Downtown Apex this September 16th. Festival wristbands will include entry to all the venues for the entire event.
**Please note that all persons entering the Beer & Wine Garden / Main Stage or purchasing beer/wine on Salem Street will be required to provide a valid ID confirming that you are 21 or over. Must be 21 to enter the Main Stage Tent.**
ANNOUNCING THE 2017 LINEUP:
MAIN STAGE/BEER GARDEN (CHAMBER OF COMMERCE):
Blackfoot Gypsies: 3:30 — 5:00pm
Magic City Hippies: 5:30-7:00pm
Andy Frasco & the U.N.: 7:30-9:00pm
Apex's Own — Keeping the Closeout Party Tradition Alive!
Peak City Sound: 9:30-11:30pm
SURROUND STAGE (CENTER OF SALEM ST):
Boom Unit Brass Band: 3:00-4:00pm
The War and Treaty: 4:30 -6:30pm
Molly Stevens: 7:00 — 8:30pm
Tea Cup Gin: 9:00-10:30pm
August Is Ours @ Common Grounds Coffee Apex
3:45-4:45 & 6:45 — 7:45pm
West King String Band @ The Beer Dispensary
6:00-7:00pm & 8:30-9:30pm
La'Coustic @ La Rancherita Of Apex
4:45-5:45pm & 6:45-7:45pm
Misty Mayhem Trio @ Peak Of The Vine
5:30 — 8:30pm
Davis Messina Band @ Peak Of The Vine
Carolina Wray @ Apex Outfitter & Board Co.
7:00 — 8:00pm & 9:00-10:00pm
Claybrook @ Anna's Pizzeria — Apex
3:30pm — 5:00pm & 6:30pm-7:30pm
Retro Candy @ Salem Street Pub
10:00pm — 12:00am
Why do I need a wristband?
The wristband is your “ticket” to the Apex Music Festival. It allows you access to any of the 10 pub venues/performances and access to the beer & wine garden – main stage.
Where can I park during the Apex Music Festival?
Free parking is available in the public parking lot off Saunders Street (across from the Apex Police Station). Additional free parking is available at the Apex Town Hall and Community Center complex on Hunter Street. If you don’t mind a short walk, there is plenty of parking in the Food Lion parking lot off of Laura Duncan Rd.
Can I bring children to the festival?
All ages are welcome in the 10 pub venues and the food court area at the Apex Music Festival, but no one under 21 years of age will be admitted into the fenced-off beer & wine garden – main stage area.
Can I bring a stroller into the beer & wine garden – main stage?
No, strollers are not permitted in the beer garden/main stage area. This area is 21 and over only.
What Special Rules Apply to the Beer & Wine Garden – Main Stage?
No person under 21 is allowed inside the beer & wine garden – main stage.
No lawn chairs allowed inside the Beer & Wine Garden – Main Stage
No Pets allowed inside the Beer & Wine Garden – Main Stage
No strollers will be permitted inside the beer & wine garden – main stage.
All person(s) picking up wristbands or entering the beer & wine garden – main stage must have a valid photo ID and be 21 years or older.
Apex Music Festival staff reserves the right to card any beer & wine garden – main stage patron at any time.
No smoking is allowed inside the beer & wine garden – main stage.
Apex Music Festival staff reserves the right to refuse service to any person who is visibly intoxicated.
Is the beer & wine garden – main stage cash only?
You will need drink tickets to get beer or wine in the beer & wine garden – main stage. Drink tickets will be for sale at both the ticket sales booth and inside the beer & wine garden – main stage. Drink tickets can be purchased with either cash or credit card. Drink tickets are non-refundable.
What time does the beer & wine garden – main stage open?
3:00 pm on the day of the festival. Last call in the beer garden is 11:30 pm.
Can I bring food and drink to the festival?
Outside food and drink is not allowed in any of the pub venues, as most of them are the restaurants and pubs in Downtown Apex. Outside alcohol is prohibited in the beer & wine garden – main stage, as a variety of beer and wine will be available for sale there. In addition to the great restaurants and pubs along Salem Street, there will be outdoor vendors serving food and beverages during the festival, including a tent-covered dining area with tables and chairs open to all ages.
Can I bring lawn chairs to the festival?
Lawn chairs are not allowed inside any of the pub venues, on the sidewalks outside any of the pub venues, or in the beer garden/outdoor stage area.
What about tickets?
All tickets include a wristband that grants you access to all venues including the headliner performance at the beer & wine garden – main stage. This includes all pub venues as well. Please note that the beer & wine garden – main stage area is restricted to persons 21 and older.
How will I know where the pub venues are?
All pub venues will be marked with flags during the festival, and signs will be posted in front of them with the names and times of the performers. Additionally, festival maps will be available at the will-call/information tent.
I won/purchased tickets prior to the event, where do I pick them up?
The festival will-call and ticket sales booth will be set up in a prominent location along Salem Street.
Can I buy tickets the day of the festival?
Yes, tickets will be available the day of the festival at any of the three ticket sales booths on Salem Street.
What time does the will-call/ticket sales booth open?
12:00 noon on the day of the festival.
What method of payment can I use to buy tickets?
Cash, credit card, or PayPal (online only).
What if it rains?
The Apex Music Festival is a rain or shine event. Both the beer & wine garden – main stage will be fully covered. All of the pub bands will perform indoors.
Is there wheelchair access for the festival?
The beer & wine garden – main stage is wheel chair accessible. Most of the pub venues are Downtown Apex restaurants, which are also wheelchair accessible. However, in Anna’s Pizza, music will be performed on the second floor, which is only accessible. Handicapped parking is available throughout Downtown Apex.
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