Tuck Fest, the Whitewater Center’s annual multi-day festival celebrating outdoor lifestyle and music returns to Charlotte on October 1-3 this year. Rescheduled due to the pandemic, Tuck Fest normally takes place in the spring, but will now highlight the U.S. National Whitewater Center’s fall schedule.
Featuring a bevy of outdoor competitions like trail running, kayaking, biking, and climbing, the festival also showcases a consistent lineup of Americana, folk, bluegrass, and rock acts each year. Since 2013, the festival has grown tremendously with over 48,000 attendees in 2019.
This year’s music lineup will feature Durham’s Hiss Golden Messenger (Saturday, October 2), North Carolina bluegrass outfit Steep Canyon Rangers (Sunday, October 3), Chicago singer-songwriter and pianist Neal Francis (Friday, October 1), and many more.
In addition to the music and competitions throughout the weekend, attendees can enjoy clinics, yoga, a vendor village, and over a 100 beers on tap. Tuck Fest also features several activities for kids including yoga, obstacle races, kayaking, and mountain biking.