PHOTO GALLERY: Hopscotch 2018 Highlights

Sep 11, 2018

The streets, clubs and theaters of Raleigh were rocking, hopping, and jamming hard last week as the ninth annual Hopscotch Music Festival filled downtown with all manner of music.

The 2018 festival ran from September 6-8 and featured memorable performances from Liz Phair, Nile Rogers & Chic, The Flaming Lips, MC50 (MC5's 50th anniversary), and more than a hundred more peformers including local faves Mipso, H.C. McEntire, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers and Phil Cook.

MC Eric Hodge (from WUNC's Morning Edition) on the WUNC Stage at Hopscotch 2018
Credit Willa Stein

WUNC Music was on the scene on Saturday with a free music stage set. "We were so very lucky to have so many talented artists on the WUNC Music Stage on Saturday. Amazing performances all day from Eric Bachmann, Rosali, Phil Cook, Israel Nash, and Wild Child," said WUNC Music's music director Brian Burns.

"Hopscotch is fast becoming one of the premiere music festivals in the Southeast.  The booking for this year's event was remarkable.  On Saturday alone I got to see Liz Phair, MC50, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Mind Over Mirrors, Sarah Shook and The Jayhawks but still missed a dozen other incredible bands.  It's overwhelmingly great," said WUNC program director David Brower.

"This is an incredibly important event for our community.  It's a focal point for the creative economy with impact that will resonate for months," Brower continued. "It was a real pleasure to partner with Hopscotch this year.  They are passionate and all worked with seemingly boundless energy.  It's inspiring."

Have a look through the photo gallery from Hopscotch at the top of this post (click the view photo gallery link on the first image).  And, for more from Hopscotch and beyond, follow WUNC Music on Instagram and Facebook.

MC50 at Hopscotch
Credit Bryan Regan