Find your favorite Charlotte-area breweries at Rural Hill festival

The North Carolina Brewers and Musical Festival was last held in 2019. /File photo

HUNTERSVILLE – After the grand return of the Loch Norman Highland Games last month, another Rural Hill showcase returns Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, in the N.C. Brewers and Music Festival.

The two-day event begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday with music from the Larry Keel Experience to kick off nine bands throughout the weekend. The Steeldrivers will close things out at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The historic farm’s grounds also will host tastings of nearly 30 Charlotte-area breweries, including Huntersville’s Primal and Mooresville’s King Canary.

Those who purchased tickets to the canceled 2020 festival can use those for entry. Otherwise, the 10th edition offers them for $15 (Friday only), $28 (Saturday music only), overnight camping ($20-$45) and kids ($8). Visit for tickets.

Here is the compete music lineup:


5:30-6:30 p.m – Larry Keel Experience
7-8 p.m. – Acoustic Syndicate
8:30-10 p.m. – Larry Plays Jerry


12:30-1:30 p.m. – Ashley Heath & the Heathens
2-3 p.m. – Abby Bryant & the Echoes
3:30-4:30 p.m. – Arlo McKinley
5-6:15 p.m. – Katie Pruitt
6:45-8 p.m. – Jade Bird
8:30-10 p.m. – The SteelDrivers

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