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SEPTEMBER 17th,2016



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

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.

Flyer - Front


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

Peak City Blues Project
from Apex, NC
Empire Cigars Patio
3:45pm – 6:45pm

Season & Snare
From Raleigh, NC
The Beer Dispensary
3:45pm –6:30pm

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

Nick Driver Duo
From Apex, NC
Salem Street Pub
9:30pm – 12:00am


(Surround Stage in the Middle of Salem St.)

GrayScale Whale
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Brothers Egg
5:00pm – 7:00pm




We hope to see you tomorrow night! Downtown Apex #weloveapex #downtownapex

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Get fit with our sponsor 9Round - Apex! Kick some!

We owe the biggest "Thank You!" to Johnson Hyundai of Cary for Sponsoring the Apex Music Festival at the Presenting level. Johnson Automotive never ceases to amaze us with their support! We have to admit, one of the Populate Productions favorite moments at the #apexmusicfest was at the very end of the night when we went to move the Hyundais, and the team radios radiated with "Oh man, there's a holograph on the windshield! This car is crazy!", and "Seriously, guys you have to see this car!" Our production managers were mezmerized :) We encourage everyone to head over to Johnson Hyundai of Cary and check this out for yourselves!! #proudsponsors #downtownapex #weloveapex

A HUGE Shout Out to Avance Primary Care for sponsoring and therefore making the Surround Stage possible this year! Please head over, and like their page. These folks are AWESOME! Thank you, AvanceCare Apex!!!!!!! #apexmusicfest #downtownapex #populateproductions #proudsponsors #livemusicnc #primarycarenc

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Did you have have blast at this year's Apex Music Festival?! Wish you had a way to show off your Music Fest love? Well, we've got you covered! Get your Apex Music Festival Tee today! These soft American Apparel tees feature the logo and this year's band lineup on the back. Get em' while you can!


Johnson Hyundai of Cary
Avance Care
9 Round
Hampton Inn & Suites
Apex Arts Council
Riccobene Associates