Hopscotch Music Festival, called "America's (Secretly) Best Festival" and "the premiere experimental and underground festival in America", features more than 130 bands over 3 days in venues throughout downtown Raleigh.
Hopscotch is known for adventurous lineups, memorable performances, and a fan-friendly atmosphere. From a large outdoor main stage in Raleigh City Plaza to intimate club shows, the festival offers music in almost every genre imaginable—rock, hip-hop, metal, folk, electronic, experimental, and more—and its programming highlights this diversity each year.
From its inception in 2010, Hopscotch has been a signature event for the creative community of Raleigh, North Carolina. Approximately 25% of the festival’s performers hail from in-state—a figure few, if any, nationally recognized music festivals can claim. With official programming stretching across 12 walkable venues, Hopscotch is a city-wide celebration for locals and fans visiting from faraway locales.