Big names headline return of Depot District Music Fest
Delbert McClinton, Turnpike Troubadours and Sister Hazel on tap
LEXINGTON, N.C. – The Depot District Music Fest provides a Saturday full of top-notch entertainment on April 13 at the Breeden Insurance Amphitheater in uptown Lexington.
This year’s event will build on the success of the inaugural festival in 2017 with a lineup of bands including Sister Hazel, Turnpike Troubadours and headliner, Delbert McClinton. Also scheduled is On the Border, one of the nation’s top Eagles tribute bands.
The festival returns after a one-year hiatus caused by a fire last spring at a vacant furniture plant adjacent to the amphitheater.
“Lexington is excited to host such a talented lineup of performers,” said City Manager Terra Greene. “Being able to see high caliber entertainment perform up close and personal at such a warm outdoor venue is a treat for visitors and the entire community.”
Capacity at Breeden Amphitheater is between 5,000 and 6,000 people. Based upon the attendance two years ago, it should be close to a sellout this spring.
“In addition to offering a great event for our local folks, we are looking to draw people from within a 100-mile radius,” said Robin Bivens of the Lexington Tourism Authority, which manages the amphitheater. “The name recognition of these bands should be a big draw.”
Gates open at noon with the first band, On the Border, taking the stage at 1 p.m. Sister Hazel is up next at 3 p.m., followed by Turnpike Troubadours at 5 p.m. Delbert McClinton caps the evening with a 7 p.m. performance.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Beer, wine and food truck vendors will be on hand. Festival re-entry is permitted, allowing festivalgoers to enjoy dining and shopping in Uptown Lexington.
Advance tickets are $45 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under with paying adult. Those prices increase to $55 and $15 at the gate. A limited number of VIP tickets are $100.
For information, visit www.depotdistrictfest.com.