Dreamville Festival

Raleigh, NC

Synopsis: The second annual Dreamville Festival will once again provide a thoughtfully-curated, multi-stage music event from J. Cole, who himself was raised in nearby Fayetteville, North Carolina. The festival offers an opportunity for J. Cole to give back to his home state that has helped shape the artist he has become with a one-of-a-kind celebration of local culture, food and art that also features a curated selection of music performers blending together some of today’s biggest national acts with exciting up-and-comers. Check the festival out here.

The festival, takes place in Raleigh, NC, and was super organized. All of the acts actually showed up. Although, Moneybagg Yo only performed for about 7 minutes He was the biggest disappointed of the weekend. But, T-Pain, Ari Lennox, and J. Cole definitely made up for the lack. I found a new love for Bas and the Dreamville crew.


We bought the shuttle pass to avoid nightmare parking or walking. The shuttle picks you up at Moore Square and drops you off right at the entrance. The shuttles we’re school buses..lol. It felt like we were going on a field trip. Although the shuttle line initially looked crazy long, it isn’t. He had so many buses that we were out of there as soon as we walked up. Uber/Lyft isn’t super reliable after the festival, fyi.

Being that it is April, I was concerned about the weather. Surprisingly, it was nice. The day was warm, but it got very chilly at night. Thankfully, I brought a blanket. At the festival, there are a plethora of bars, food stands, and restrooms. They even have lockers, so you can lock your stuff up. Portable chargers are also available for a fee. So, you don’t worry about anything.

If you decide to come to the festival, make sure to check out the J. Cole murals in the area!

University Hills, Durham

Near Pit BBQ Raleigh

Raleigh- Durham Area

Which music festival should I check out next?


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