Gospel, bluegrass, country and rock all are part of the lineup for the Creedmoor Musical Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The fast-growing festival features a full day of live musical performances along with children’s activities, food vendors and booths selling glass art, jewelry, wood crafts and more.
The annual festival, now in its 22nd year, began with just a handful of local bluegrass performers. Today, a committee listens to samples from dozens of musicians to put together the perfect lineup.
The day is always “lively and fun,” said Korena Weichel, administrative services director for the city. “There are vendors all up and down Main Street.”
Last year, the festival drew from 7,000 to 8,000 people, and Weichel expects at least that many this year.
The city revamped the planning process for the festival in 2010 and has quadrupled the number of festival visitors since.
During the festival, the city also will survey visitors about parks and recreation options the residents would like to see in town. The city established a parks and recreation department for the first time last year.
“If we’re going to invest money in parks and recreation infrastructure for the city, we want the community to have input,” said Scottie Cornett, programs director for the city.
The day kicks off with a performance by the South Granville High School Marching Band. Other musicians at the festival include Creekside Quartet, GrassStreet, Lindsay Nicole, Lipstick On a Pig and Graffiti Monkeys.