Live Music, Crafts, Food, Drink & Fun on the River in Durham

Durham, NC—The Eno River Association will present the 2019 Festival for the Eno on Thursday, July 4 and Saturday, July 6 at West Point on the Eno City Park in Durham, North Carolina. The 40th Annual Festival features live music including headliners Sierra Hull, Hailu Mergia, the Mantras and the African American Dance Ensemble, a juried craft show, food and fun on the river.

80 artists on 5 stages in 2 days

The Festival will showcase over 80 artists on 5 stages throughout the two days. Artists performing on each date are listed below. Of particular note is Hailu Megia, the Ethiopian keyboard maestro, IBMA Award winning bluegrass prodigy Sierra Hull, and a blues showcase featuring Ruth Wyand, Donna Herula, and Suzie Vinnock.

“We couldn’t be more excited to host the Festival for the Eno for the 40th year. Over the past 40 years, we’ve tried to present the most unique and eclectic musical lineups of established and emerging artists and have hosted historic acts including Doc Watson, Emmylou Harris, Flaco Jimenez, Ralph Stanley, Jimmy Martin, The Seldom Scene and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. This year’s lineup is true to form, featuring a rich mix of familiar and new musics including both Heritage award winning musical legends, as well as young legends to be.” said Festival for the Eno Director Greg Bell.

More than Music

The Festival offers attendees a wide array of activities beyond the music including a juried craft show spotlighting over 90 artisans from throughout the southeast, hand selected food trucks and vendors, craft beers, wines, and cider at the North Coast Brewing Company beer garden, art and dance demonstrations, and more – all on the banks of the Eno River.

For a Cause

The Festival for the Eno raises awareness and funds to protect and restore exceptional places that provide our region with clean water and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas, and open space.

Tickets are on sale now and are available online at Advance sales run through June 28th.

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Katelyn Belch
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