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Festival for the Eno Announces Dates and 2018 Lineup

39th Annual Festival to Be Held July 4 and 7 in Durham
Live Music, Crafts, Food, Drink & Fun on the River

Durham, NC (April 23, 2018)— The Eno River Association today announced the 2018 Festival for the Eno music lineup, including headliners Lucy Dacus, Bowerbirds, Cheik Hamala Diabate, Ladies Gun Club, the African American Dance Ensemble, and Lonnie Holley. The 39th Annual Festival takes place July 4 and 7 at West Point on the Eno City Park in Durham, North Carolina.
The Festival will showcase over 75 artists on 5 stages throughout the two days. Artists performing on each date are listed below. Of particular note is the return to the stage of the Bowerbirds, one of North Carolina’s most treasured and revered musical acts, who will be performing their first live show in over six years. Over the past decade Bowerbirds, forged by creative partners Phil Moore and Beth Tacular, have released three critically-acclaimed albums and toured extensively playing to sold out crowds across the globe. Pitchfork called the duo’s sound “mesmerizing” and NPR went on to explain how “the band deftly mixes intricate craftsmanship and spontaneity, coupling tender melodicism with discordant vocal lines and backwoods experimentation.”
“Since the festival’s inception, we’ve tried to present the most unique and eclectic musical lineup. We could not be prouder to present this year’s artists to festivalgoers old and new,” said Festival for the Eno Director Greg Bell.
The Festival offers attendees a wide array of activities beyond the music including a juried craft show spotlighting over 90 artisans from throughout the southeast, hand selected food trucks and vendors, a craft beer and cider garden, art and dance demonstrations, and more.
The Festival for the Eno raises funds and awareness to protect the Eno River basin and expand access to public parks.
Tickets are on sale now and are available online at Advance sales run through June 24th.

About Eno River Association
The Eno River Association (ERA) is a 501c3 non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to conserve and protect the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the Eno River basin. The ERA is a nationally accredited, professionally staffed land trust. Since 1966, the Association has worked actively to protect the lands and waters along the Eno River and its tributaries. To date, we have permanently protected more than 7,000 acres of land for the benefit of current and future generations.  

About the Festival for the Eno
What:  39th Annual Festival for the Eno
When: July 4 and 7 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Where: West Point on the Eno City Park on Roxboro Road in Durham. Parking is free at the Durham County Memorial Stadium on Duke Street one mile north of I-85.
Shuttle bus: Festival visitors may purchase tickets at the Durham County Memorial stadium and ride in free air-conditioned buses that run continuously to and from the festival site starting at 9:30 a.m. There is no parking on-site except for bicycles and the disabled.
Cost: Ticket Prices: $18 one-day pass ($23 at gate), $30 two-day pass ($35 at gate)
Info:, 919-620-9099 x 207

2018 Confirmed Acts: 
African American Dance Ensemble
Apple Chill Cloggers
Boom Unit Brass Band
The Branchettes
Cane Creek Cloggers
Chatham Rabbits
Africa Unplugged
Cheik Hamala Diabate
John Dee Holeman
Jon Shain
Ladies Gun Club
Lightnin' Wells
Lonnie Holley
Lucy Dacus
The Mighty Gospel Inspirations
Nathan Bowles
Orquesta Gardel
Secret Monkey Weekend
The Tan & Sober Gentlemen
The War Twins