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SEPTEMBER 17th,2016



Photography By: Brian Magee

Photography By: Brian Magee

The 2016 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 next September 17th. Tickets for the 6th Annual Apex Music Festival are available NOW! 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 2016 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.


21+ ONLY
(In Front of Chamber of Commerce Building)

The Willies
From Nashville, TN
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Jimbo and the Soupbones
From Pittsburgh, PA
5:30pm – 7:00pm

From Boston, MA

Peak City Sound
From Apex, NC


Jacob Johnson
From Greenville, SC
Common Grounds Coffee Apex
3:45pm – 6:45pm

Season & Snare
From Raleigh, NC
The Provincial
4:25pm – 7:15pm

Outside Soul
From Raleigh, NC
The Beer Dispensary
6:45pm – 9:45pm

Nick and the Babes
From Raleigh, NC
Apex Outfitter & Board Co.
6:45pm – 8:45pm

Royal & Toulouse
From Birmingham, AL
The Cigar Vault
7:45pm- 10:45pm

Tea Cup Gin
From Chapel Hill / Durham, NC
La Rancherita Of Apex
4:45pm – 7:45pm

Bashiri Asad
From Indianapolis, IN
Peak Of The Vine
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Andrew Kasab
From Chapel Hill / Durham, NC
Anna’s Pizzeria – Apex
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Peak City Blues Project
From Apex, NC
Salem Street Pub
10:00pm – 1:00am


(Surround Stage in the Middle of Salem St.)

GrayScale Whale
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Brothers Egg
5:00pm – 7:00pm




We're excited to announce the return of our Exclusive Lodging and Hospitality Sponsor Hampton Inn and Suites in Holly Springs! Looking for a great place to stay the weekend of the Apex Music Festival? Join our headlining traveling bands at this nearby hotel, just a short little trip away from Downtown Apex.

Hey Friends! Don't forget - this Friday is Finally Friday Apex in Downtown Apex on Salem St. Can you believe it's the end of August already?? Come out and squeeze the last little bit of summer vacation out of your Friday night! We're looking forward to seeing you there #downtownapex #weloveapex #finallyfridayapex

Interested in volunteering? We have completely overhauled the staffing and volunteer needs for this year's fest, but we still need quite a few helping hands to make this the best Apex Music Festival yet! If you're interested in volunteering please check out this link, review the opportunities, and sign up for the volunteer slot that you are interested in. Please DO NOT sign up if you are not sure that you want to help out on the day of the event - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4fa5ab23a0fb6-apex?1471894381705 After signing up for a slot, you will be contacted within a few days to make sure that your questions are answered and all requirements of the responsibility are reviewed and acceptable. Thank you, in advance!

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Johnson Hyundai of Cary
Avance Care
9 Round
Apex Arts Council
Riccobene Associates