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SEPTEMBER 16th, 2017



DATE – 09/16/17
TIME – 3:00PM -12AM
TICKET COST – $10.00

Photography By: Brian Magee

Photography By: Brian Magee

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 Street. Additionally, there will also 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 25,000 music fans to Downtown Apex this September 16th. Tickets for the 7th Annual Apex Music Festival will be available soon! 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.

The main street (North Salem Street) through Historic Downtown Apex will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 2:00 PM until 1 AM from Center Street to Chatham Street for the safety of the high volume of pedestrian traffic during the event. Center Street & Chatham Street will remain open to traffic.

We would once again like to thank our wonderful sponsors of last year’s Apex Music Festival, including Johnson Hyundai of Cary, Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, Clarity Vision of Apex, and Hampton Inn & Suites of Holly Springs.

For local and regional businesses, the 20171 Apex Music Festival provides excellent marketing exposure through some very exciting and value priced sponsorship opportunities. There are several levels of support for every business budget, and multiple opportunities to be listed on the Apex Music Festival website, banners, posters and stage locations. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities please click here.

2017 Band Line-Up


3:30pm – 5:00pm | Blackfoot Gypsies

5:30pm – 7:00pm | Magic City Hippies

7:30pm – 9:00pm | Andy Frasco & The U.N.

9:30pm – 11:30pm | Peak City Sound



3:00pm – 4:00pm | Boom Unit Brass Band

4:30pm – 6:30pm | The War & Treaty

7:00pm – 8:30pm | Molly Stevens

9:00pm – 10:30pm | Tea Cup Gin



Apex Outfitters

Carolina Wray | 7:00pm – 8:00pm / 9:00pm – 10:00pm

Common Grounds

August Is Ours | 3:45pm – 4:45pm / 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Peak Of The Vine

Misty Mayhem Trio | 3:45pm – 4:45pm / 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Davis Messina Band | 9:00pm – 11:00pm

Salem Street Pub

Retro Candy | 10:00pm – 12:00am

The Beer Dispensry

West King String Band | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | 8:30pm – 9:30pm

La Rancherita

La’ Coustic | 4:45pmm – 5:45pm | 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Anna’s Pizza

Claybrook | 3:30pmm – 5:00pm | 6:30pm – 7:30pm



More photographs of this year's Apex Music Festival taken by our sponsor Mammoth Hammer Media.

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A HUGE thank you to all the bands, food trucks, volunteers, downtown venue/business owners, Apex Police Department, Town of Apex Fire Department, Apex Public Works, vendors, and staff that made this year's festival so much fun! To our generous Sponsors, we couldn't have done this without you! Thank you for everything - Leith Acura, Leith Jaguar Landrover, Mercedes-Benz of Cary, Mammoth Hammer Media, Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, R.A. Jeffreys Beer, Fairfield Inn & Suites Raleigh Cary, SpringHill Suites Raleigh Cary, Best Western Plus Cary Inn - NC State. Sincerely, Populate Productions and Downtown Apex

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Molly Stevens at the Apex Music Festival

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Mercedes Benz of Cary
Leith Acura
Jaguar Land Rover of Cary
Mammoth Hammer Media
Riccobene Associates
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus
Springhill Suites