Saturday, January 17, 2015

Whitewater Center reveals lineups for Spring festivals

Tuck Fest, the US National Whitewater Center's annual outdoor lifestyle and live music festival, revealed part of the 3-day event lineup. Jason Isbell and J.J. Grey and Mofro will headline Friday and Sunday nights, respectively.

The festival runs April 17-19. Saturday's lineup has not been announced.

Indiana-bred Strand of Oaks - songwriter Tim Showalter backed by a full band - will join award winning Americana singer-songwriter and former Drive-By Trucker Isbell Friday. Acclaimed NC songwriter MC Taylor, who performs under the name Hiss Golden Messenger will open Sunday's show followed by roots rockers Bronze Radio Return and Mofro.

The three-day festival includes a variety of outdoor exhibitions, demonstrations, and sporting competitions including biking, paddleboarding, trail running, kayaking, climbing, slacklining, and adventure racing.

The US National Whitewater Center hosts weekly live music and monthly outdoor concerts from March to October. It begins its concert season with the 5th Annual Green River Revival March 14. The daytime concert, which follows the Color Me Green 5K that morning and the dyeing of the river, features Durham's Bombadil and Charlotte's Matrimony.