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CarolinaDaze, a new music festival in North Carolina, is headlined by Tierra Whack, Moses Sumney, Lute and Helado Negro.

By CLTure

July 5, 2024

This year, Raleigh is home to a new music festival headlined by talented Philadelphia rapper Tierra Whack. Common Cause North Carolina, a nonpartisan grassroots organization, has announced the CarolinaDaze Music & Arts Festival, featuring an eclectic mix of acts that includes experimental soul artist Moses Sumney, Charlotte-based rapper Lute of Dreamville fame, and Latin folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Helado Negro.

For the first time, the festival will take place on Saturday, September 14 at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh. In the coming weeks, local and statewide community leaders, nonprofit organizations, and additional art and music will be added to reach young voters in North Carolina this election cycle.

“When it comes to the election this year, I know young people like me feel a disconnect between what they believe in and what is being offered to them,” said Gino Nuzzolillo, the 26-year-old campaign manager for Common Cause North Carolina and founder of CarolinaDaze. “We hope CarolinaDaze can be a love letter to North Carolina that resonates in our communities and showcases the stories and people who are creating a future worth fighting for.”

The festival's offerings will be “tailored to the needs of younger people who may want to become more involved,” the official press release states. A portion of the festival's proceeds will go to several organizations in the state, including Campaign for Southern Equality, Carolina Migrant Network, Center for Racial Equity in Education, 7 Directions of Service, Carolina Abortion Fund and the HBCU Student Action Alliance.

Festival headliner Tierra Whack will return to North Carolina for the first time since her 2019 performance at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill. Whack rose to prominence in 2018 following the release of her debut mixtape, Whack World, which included all one-minute songs accompanied by an impressive 15-minute music video. She recently released her highly anticipated debut studio album, Worldwide strike, The album received critical acclaim and is scheduled to tour later this year. Helado Negro has also just released his eighth studio album, Pointer, in February via the famous indie label 4AD.

The CarolinaDaze Music & Arts Festival presale begins Monday, July 8 at 10 a.m. ($25 with presale code), and tickets go on sale to the general public ($35 plus) on July 11. Sign up for the presale code and get more festival information on the CarolinaDaze Music & Arts Festival official website.

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