Hopscotch 2017 starts today taking over the venues, both large amphitheaters and intimate clubs, of Raleigh, North Carolina. With over 120 bands, street parties, ice cream competitions, food drives and more, the city will be booming with musicians and fans until the final performance Sunday evening. Here are a few of the acts we are most excited for:
Future Islands, synth-pop band reigning from Baltimore, will headline Friday evening at 9 p.m. on the City Plaza stage. Distinguished by the emotional and strong vocals of front man Samuel Herring, the trio has flourished into the indie rock scene over the past few years.
Durham local Skylar Gudasz will bring her folk tunes and quirky songwriting to the City Plaza to start off the festival.
Check out Solange’s graceful R&B performance as she closes out the Red Hat Amphitheater Saturday night at 9 p.m. After releasing her newest album “Seat at the Table,” Solange’s talent has continued to grow as she uses her art and creativity, accompanied by influence from her sister Beyonce, to make bold statements about our current political climate.
Half of the Outkast duo, Big Boi, is back in the scene after the release of “Boomiverse” this past June. Attend his show at the City Plaza at 8:15 p.m. Saturday to see a variety of rap and pop tunes he has collected over the years.
Written by Olivia Wilkes