The North Carolina 'Cuegrass Festival

  • Dates: April 15, 2023
  • Presenting Organization: Empire Eats
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Phone: 919.890.4500
  • Times: Noon-6pm
  • Admission: Free, donations accepted


The Pit's 13th 'Cuegrass Festival returns to downtown Raleigh on April 15, 2023! We're proud to once again support SAFEchild. Check back soon for updates on band lineup, vendors and more!

We’re heading back to Fayetteville St. in 2023, which means more space for fun! All the excitement of the ‘Cuegrass you know and love, in a bigger free-flowing footprint. Enjoy close and secure parking, even more activities, and plenty of room to boogie to your favorite bluegrass tunes.

We’ve introduced a large covered area with draft beer options, plenty of seating, and a comfortable place to enjoy the festival. Extra canned beer stations will be set up throughout the event.