Apex Music Festival Rescheduled for October 27

Apex Music Festival October 27 2018The 2018 Apex Music Festival Redo is rescheduled for Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 starting at 2pm!

All tickets purchased for the original date will be honored on the new date.

Hurricane Florence caused us to reschedule the Apex Music Festival to Oct 27, 2018. The weather will be cooler, the music just as fantastic, with Food Trucks, Craft Beer, Wine, Vendors and Street Art.

Come join us for the 2018 Apex Music Festival Redo!

Now in its eighth year, the Apex Music Festival attracts thousands of fans to historic Downtown Apex, NC to enjoy live music, street vendors, food trucks, beer and wine and an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants.

Two outdoor stages and one indoor theater will host a variety of acts from local, regional and national performers from many musical genres, including Rock, Folk, R&B, Country, Pop and Americana and more. Local food trucks will feature unique food choices in addition to the several indoor offerings from local restaurants and taverns near the festival grounds. There will be a variety of beer stations offering a mix of craft beers from local breweries. Take a break from the music to visit many fine shops and boutiques along nearby historic Salem Street.

There’s something for everybody at this year’s festival.

Proceeds from the festival will go to Guardian Angel Thrift to assist them in their mission to support Alzheimer’s research.

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Apex Music Festival Features the Triangle’s Most Popular Food Trucks

In addition to the incredible musical acts, the Apex Music Festival features street art, vendors, Local Craft Beer and Wine and some of the area’s most popular Food Trucks such as Baguettaboutit, Baozi Steamed Buns, Barrett’s Cookies & Biscuits, Big Mike’s BBQ, Chris’ Peanuts & Candy, Fuzzy’s Empanadas, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Mr. A’s Beignets, Knight’s Of Columbus, Kona Ice, Lee’s Kitchen, Gussy’s Greek Street Food and The Ice Cream Shop

Come down for the music, the food, the fun or the beer and wine… just come on down to the Apex Music Festival, Saturday September 15, 2018 in beautiful #DowntownApexNC. It all starts at 3pm and goes until midnight and Advanced Pre-sales tickets are just $15!

Buy your tickets now at www.ApexMusicFestival.com

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Sneak Peek of 2018 Apex Music Festival on Peak City Podcast

The Apex Music Festival is coming to Downtown Apex again on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 3pm to midnight. This will be the biggest and best Apex Music Festival yet, with 20 bands on 4 stages, food trucks, craft beer, and street art. Take a few minutes to listen for a preview of music festival bands and activities on the Peak City Podcast.

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Apex Music Festival is Back on September 15, 2018

Apex Music FestivalThe Apex Music Festival, formerly the Apex Jazz Music Festival, is back in Downtown Apex for the 8th time on Saturday, September 15 from 3:00pm to midnight. Click on the logo to visit the website for more information.

This year, the arrangement of venues will be entirely different from the previous years’ events. Three outdoor stages and one indoor theater will host all of the acts, and these will be located around the parking area behind the Salem Street Promenade and Tobacco & Mule exchange buildings across from the Apex Chamber of Commerce and the fire station. The parking area will be used for the event only and will be closed for parking.

Apex Music FestivalThe Apex Music Festival will continue its tradition of playing host to great musicians from around North Carolina and beyond, featuring local, regional and national performers from many musical genres, including Rock, Folk, R&B, Blue Grass, Country, Pop and Americana and more. As usual, there will be a great selection of local food vendors to choose from in addition to our great Downtown Apex restaurants.

Admission to the festival is required through General Admission or VIP Ticket Purchases. Pre-sale General Admission starts at $15.00. All festival attendees must wear approved wrist bands. Children 16 and under are free but still must wear wristbands. Anyone not wearing a festival wristband will be asked to get one. This is different from previous year’s events – before this year, the Music Festival was a pub crawl type of event and an admission fee was charged only if entering the main stage / beer garden.

Check out the Apex Music Festival website for up-to-date info and the lineup of bands. Tickets are also available online right now for just $15!

(times and performances are subject to change)

Back Stage

  • Cooper Alan
  • Joe Sax
  • Brass-A-Holics
  • Eliot Bronson
  • Lauren Nicole
  • Peak City Sound

Oak Tree Stage

  • Johnny Orr
  • The Willies
  • Johnny Folsom 4
  • Good Shot Judy
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Nick Driver

Temple Street Stage

  • Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
  • Beth Wood
  • The Gravy Boys
  • David LaMotte

Halle Cultural Arts Stage

  • Chuck McDowell
  • Mo’ Jazz
  • Michael Reno Harrell
  • Malcolm Holcombe
Tickets are available online right now for just $5!.

This year, proceeds from the festival will go to Guardian Angel Thrift to assist them in their mission to support Alzheimer’s research. For more information on becoming a sponsor of the Apex Music Festival, check out the sponsor guide. The ADBA and Six String Presents would like to thank all of our awesome sponsors for this year’s event.

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The Apex Downtown Business Association works alongside local Apex area organizations to bring special events and fun activities to Historic Downtown Apex NC. This makes Downtown Apex unique in the Triangle and Southwest Wake County, North Carolina, for shopping, dining, and fun.
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Christmas on Salem Street 2017

Friday December 1 Activities


The Annual “Christmas on Salem Street” events begin at 5:00 PM on Friday December 1st with Christmas Carols at the Depot, followed by the Lighting of the Apex Christmas Tree by Mayor Lance Olive. Then Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive on one of the Horse Drawn Carriages at the front of the Downtown Fire House between 5:45 and 6:00 PM.

tree lighting Christmas on Salem Street in Downtown Apex NC There will be 4 Horse Drawn Carriages for rides on the block bounded by Moore Street, Upchurch Street, Holleman Street, and Salem Street from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The cost is $10.00 per person (children 2 & under ride free). Tickets will go on sale starting at 4:00pm on Sunday, November 19 and are sold ONLINE ONLY HERE. There are limited amount of tickets available, based on the 3 hour time frame carriage rides will operate. The tickets tend to sell out fast, so stay tuned for the start of online ticket sales starting at 4:00pm on November 19. There will be multiple links on this website.

horse drawn carriage rides Christmas on Salem Street in Downtown Apex NC The Carriage rides will load, start, and return to drop passengers off on E. Moore Street in the First National Bank parking lot. No tickets are sold at that location, and will be available ONLINE ONLY HERE starting on Sunday, November 19 at 4:00pm. Please arrive there close to and prior to the time assigned on your ticket. People will be boarded on the rides according to that assigned time, and please remember those times are only approximate due to unknown exactness of the speed of the horses.

After Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 6:00 PM, they walk around Downtown Apex to talk and mingle with the children. They do not ride on the Carriage rides.

Santa visits with children Christmas on Salem Street in Downtown Apex NC Because the Carriage Rides tend to sell out fast, there is also an added attraction – a “Kiddy Christmas Train Ride” which also runs from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. That ride loads, starts and returns to drop passengers off at the corner of E. Moore Street and S. Salem Street in the First National Bank parking lot. The cost is $5.00 per person (children 2 & under ride free). Those tickets are also available ONLINE ONLY HERE starting on Sunday, November 19 at 4:00pm, and will also be available on December 1 at E. Moore Street and S. Salem Street in the First National Bank parking lot. unless all of the tickets sell out online before the event.

Please note that for both the Carriage and Kiddy Train rides, children 12 & under must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

Christmas on Salem Street Downtown Apex NC Other Attractions & Activities:

  • “Make Your Own Ornament” in the areas in front of the Apex Chamber of Commerce (Old Train Depot) from 6 to 9 PM
  • Christmas Cookie Decorating
  • Face Painting
  • Sidewalk Carolers
  • Bell Ringing Group




Saturday December 2 Activities


Christmas Parade on Salem Street in Downtown Apex NC
  • Apex Rotary Pancake Breakfast, 7-11 AM at the Apex Downtown Fire House
  • Pictures with Santa, 9AM – 2PM, will be at The Apex Depot (Chamber of Commerce)
  • And the Grand Christmas Parade starts down Salem Street at 5:00 PM. View the PARADE MAP.
  • NOTE: The “Pictures with Santa” are being done at The Apex Depot (Chamber of Commerce) on Saturday Dec. 2nd from 9:00 AM to 2:00PM.

    Tickets will be available starting at 8:30 AM. These tickets will be for one of the hourly time slots to help give people time to roam downtown and have a closer approximate time when to be in the actual picture line. It does help keep the line waiting time shorter.

    The cost for the “Pictures with Santa” is $25.00 for a CD of about 12 to 15 pictures.

    Children are also able to sit & visit Santa for no cost, but pictures are not allowed to be taken.

    Sunday December 3 Activities


    Annual Apex Historical Holiday Home Tour.

    • This occurs from 1:00 to 5:00 PM and the cost is $10.00 per person.
    • Tickets can be purchased anytime in advance at the Apex Chamber of Commerce or the Rusty Bucket.

    A big THANK YOU to everyone for your interest in Downtown Apex. The Apex Downtown Business Association hopes everyone has a most enjoyable experience and a Merry Christmas!!

    All of the downtown restaurants and shops will be open for business Friday Evening and all day Saturday. Some will be open on Sunday too.

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    The Apex Downtown Business Association works alongside local Apex area organizations to bring special events and fun activities to Historic Downtown Apex NC. This makes Downtown Apex unique in the Triangle and Southwest Wake County, North Carolina, for shopping, dining, and fun.
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Apex Music Festival is Back on September 16

Apex Music FestivalThe Apex Music Festival, formerly the Apex Jazz Music Festival, is back in Downtown Apex for the 7th time on Saturday, September 16 from 3:00pm to midnight. The Apex Music Festival will continue its tradition of playing host to great musicians in and around the Triangle. The Beer & Wine Garden / Main Stage will operate again on the Apex Chamber of Commerce property, and feature phenomenal musical acts. Performances will again be featured in a wide variety of outdoor and indoor venues along Salem St. in Downtown Apex. Additionally, there will be a great selection of food vendors to choose from! As the only adult-focused fall music festival in the North Carolina Triangle area, this extremely popular pub-crawl experience is expected to draw over 20,000 music fans to Downtown Apex. Festival wristbands will include entry to all the venues for the entire event.

**Please note that all persons entering the Beer & Wine Garden / Main Stage or purchasing beer/wine on Salem Street will be required to provide a valid ID confirming that you are 21 or over. Must be 21 to enter the Main Stage Tent.**

Check out the Apex Music Festival website for up-to-date info and the lineup of bands. Tickets are also available online right now for just $10! ($7.50 for military personnel and first responders)

Main Stage / Beer & Wine Garden

Blackfoot Gypsies   •  from Nashville, TN  •  3:30pm – 5:00pm

Magic City Hippies  •  from Miami, FL  •  5:30pm – 7:00pm

Andy Frasco & the U.N.  •  from Los Angeles, CA  •  7:30pm – 9:00pm

Peak City Sound  •  from Apex, NC  •  9:30pm – 11:30am

Surround Stage (center of Salem Street)

Boom Unit Brass Band  •  from Chapel Hill, NC  •  3:00pm – 4:00pm

The War and Treaty  •  from Albion, MI  •  4:30pm – 6:30pm

Molly Stevens  •  from Nashville, TN  •  7:00pm – 8:30pm

Tea Cup Gin  •  from Durham, NC  •  9:00pm – 10:30pm

Venue Performances

August Is Ours  •  from Greenville, NC  •  Common Grounds Coffeehouse
3:45 – 4:45 & 6:45 – 7:45pm

West King String Band  •  from St. Augustine, FL  •  The Beer Dispensary
6:00 – 7:00pm & 8:30 – 9:30pm

La’Coustic  •  La Rancherita of Apex  •  4:45 – 5:45pm & 6:45 – 7:45pm

Misty Mayhem Trio  •  from Raleigh, NC  •  Peak Of The Vine  •  5:30 – 8:30pm

Davis Messina Band  •  from Raleigh, NC  •  Peak Of The Vine  •  9:00 – 11:00pm

Carolina Wray  •  from Asheville, NC  •  Apex Outfitter & Board Co.  •  7:00 – 8:00pm & 9:00 – 10:00pm

Claybrook  •  from Apex, NC  •  Anna’s Pizzeria  •  3:30pm – 5:00pm & 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Retro Candy  •  from Raleigh, NC  •  Salem Street Pub  •  10:00pm – 12:00am

Tickets are available online right now for just $10!.

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The Apex Downtown Business Association works alongside local Apex area organizations to bring special events and fun activities to Historic Downtown Apex NC. This makes Downtown Apex unique in the Triangle and Southwest Wake County, North Carolina, for shopping, dining, and fun.
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Finally Friday is Back in Downtown Apex on April 28

Finally Friday! Finally Friday returns to #downtownapexnc on April 28th from 5:00 to 9:00pm. This is the third year for Finally Friday in Downtown Apex. The Apex Downtown Business Association and the Town of Apex will be bringing live music, food, and family fun to Salem Street on April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, and September 29th.

On April 28, The Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex is hosting The Hill Country Cosmopolitans in front of the Depot/Apex Chamber of Commerce. Participating #downtownapexnc businesses will be offering special promotions and remain open late.

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Small Business Saturday Kickoff Event

small business saturday apex ncPlease join the Apex Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Apex, the Apex Small Business Network and the Apex Downtown Business Association on Tuesday, October 18th at 9:00 am as we celebrate “Kicking Off” of Shop Small Business Saturday. The special shopping day actually takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26th.

Come and show your support as Apex takes part for the first time in this national initiative. We will be at the Apex Chamber, 220 North Salem Street for this important event.

J. C. Knowles, President
Apex Downtown Business Association


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Have Fun for Halloween in Downtown Apex NC

Trick or Treat Downtown Apex NC There’s a lot going on at the end of the month in #DowntownApexNC, with Halloween festivities including Witches Night Out on Salem Street on Friday October 28 (5pm to 9pm), and Trick or Treat on Salem Street on Saturday, October 29 (4pm to 6pm)

Stores will be open late and some will offer discounts to shoppers wearing witch hats for Witches Night Out on Salem Street (Friday Oct. 28). So grab some friends, and shop, eat, and have fun on Salem Street! Come down early with the family (5-7pm) and and stay late with the witches (7-9pm)

Here are some specifics on special promotions and discounts for Witches Night Out:
Peak City Grill: Witches’ Brew Martinis for $5
Random 434 Boutique: refreshments, discounts, henna tattoos
Sixpence Accents: Hot cider and 15% off
The Doodling Bug: 20% off
My Girlfriend’s Closet: 20% off, goodies, and adult beverages
The Apex Gallery of Custom Framing: 20% matted prints, sweet treats, and art demonstration
The Rusty Bucket: Food Vendors samples, Jewelry Trunk Show, huge Fall Inventory Sale
Sophie and Mollies: 20% off a single item

Halloween in Downtown Apex NC Then, Trick-or-Treat on Salem Street is the next day, on Saturday Oct. 29 – Dress up the kids in Halloween costumes, dress up yourself, and head on down to Salem Street from 4pm to 6pm. Local merchants and businesses will be handing out candy and treats to costumed children. This has become quite an event in recent years, attracting hundreds of ghosts and goblins, and Salem Street will be closed downtown to ensure everyone’s safety.

Here are some more specifics for Trick or Treat on Salem Street:
Cotton candy, popcorn, and inflatables in front of the Apex Chamber of Commerce
Teal Pumpkin Stations for Allergy-Free Treats

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The Apex Downtown Business Association works alongside local Apex area organizations to bring special events and fun activities to Historic Downtown Apex NC. This makes Downtown Apex unique in the Triangle and Southwest Wake County, North Carolina, for shopping, dining, and fun.
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Apex Music Festival is Back on September 17

Apex Music Festival The Apex Music Festival, formerly the Apex Jazz Festival, is back in Downtown Apex for the 6th time on Saturday, September 17 from 3:00pm to midnight. Populate Productions and the Apex Downtown Business Association have put together a lineup of great bands from around the region and the USA:

Main Stage / Beer & Wine Garden

The Willies  •  from Nashville, TN  •  3:30pm – 5:00pm

Jimbo and the Soupbones  •  from Pittsburgh, PA  •  5:30pm – 7:00pm

Ripe  •  from Boston, MA  •  7:30pm – 9:00pm

Peak City Sound  •  from Apex, NC  •  9:30pm – 12:00am

Venue Performances

Jacob Johnson  •  from Greenville, SC  •  Common Grounds Coffeehouse  •  3:45pm – 6:45pm

Season & Snare  •  from Raleigh, NC  •  The Provincial  •  4:25pm – 7:15pm

Outside Soul  •  from Raleigh, NC  •  The Beer Dispensary  •  6:45pm – 9:45pm

Nick and the Babes  •  from Raleigh, NC  •  Apex Outfitter & Board Co.  •  6:45pm – 8:45pm

Royal & Toulouse  •  from Birmingham, AL  •  The Cigar Vault  •  7:45pm – 10:45pm

Tea Cup Gin  •  from Chapel Hill / Durham, NC  •  La Rancherita  •  4:45pm – 7:45pm

Bashiri Asad  •  from Indianapolis, IN  •  Peak Of The Vine  •  6:00pm – 9:00pm

Andrew Kasab  •  from Chapel Hill / Durham, NC  •  Anna’s Pizzeria  •  7:00pm – 10:00pm

Peak City Blues Project  •  from Apex, NC  •  Salem Street Pub  •  10:00pm – 1:00am

The Peak City Jam Stage

GrayScale Whale  •  3:00pm – 4:30pm

Brothers Egg  •  5:00pm – 7:00pm

AND MORE TO COME!!!!

Check out the website for up-to-date info. There are also a variety of sponsorship opportunities and tickets are also available online right now for just $10!.

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The Apex Downtown Business Association works alongside local Apex area organizations to bring special events and fun activities to Historic Downtown Apex NC. This makes Downtown Apex unique in the Triangle and Southwest Wake County, North Carolina, for shopping, dining, and fun.
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