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NC State Fair 2016: Our Picks

Superchunk

The 2016 North Carolina State Fair kicked off last weekend and the list of bands playing this year is quite impressive. Here's a list of our top picks.

(Hear music by these bands and more on WUNC Music, our new streaming and HD2 music channel.)

Wednesday, 10/19
SUPERCHUNK with SKYLAR GUDASZ
Dorton Arena, 7:30 PM

Superchunk brings their high energy rock show to Dorton Arena this year. They'll be joined by Skylar Gudasz, whose sharp songwriting skills make her a favorite of WUNC Music.

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Friday, 10/21
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
Dorton Arena, 7:30 PM

Corrosion Of Conformity
Corrosion of Conformity

Raleigh metal legends Corrosion of Conformity will be at the Fair on Friday for a show that will surely wake up the neighbors. Don't forget your ear plugs!

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Jphono1
Jphono1

Friday, 10/21
JPHONO1
Kitchencraft Waterfall Stage, 10 AM

John Harrison leads Jphono1, one of Carrboro's premiere indie rock bands. They're playing bright and early at 10am on Friday, so be sure to plan accordingly. 

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Thursday, 10/20
JON STICKLEY TRIO
Heritage Circle Bluegrass Stage, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:30 pm

John Stickley Trio
John Stickley Trio

Hailing from Asheville, NC, one of our favorite bluegrass bands will be playing several sets on Thursday. Jon Stickley Trio's mix of both traditional and modern styles of bluegrass is not to be missed.

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Sunday, 10/23
Maceo Parker
Dorton Arena, 7:30 PM

Maceo Parker
Maceo Parker

Kinston's Maceo Parker is best known for his work as saxaphonist in both James Brown's backing band The JB's and Parliament. He'll be turning Dorton Arena in to a dance party on Sunday at 7:30.

Brian Burns is the Music Director for WUNC Music, WUNC's AAA music discovery station. He has been working within the local music scene for over a decade. On the weekends you might see him DJing at various spots around the Triangle, or digging through boxes of records. He's also the host of King Street Soul on WHUP in Hillsborough, NC and a contributor to NPR Music. He graduated from UNC’s School of Information and Library Science with an MSLS in 2015.
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