Tuck Fest will return to the Whitewater Center in the fall with Dawes, Hiss Golden Messenger, Steep Canyon Rangers, and more

By CLTure News

June 15, 2021

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, according to the website. 

This year’s music lineup will feature California folk-rockers Dawes (Friday, October 1), Durham, North Carolina’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 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. 

Tuck Fest is free to attend, but you will need to pay standard parking fees (on-site parking is $6 per day for cars and motorcycles; $18 per day for vans, RVs, and buses).

Check out the full lineup for Tuck Fest 2021 happening October 1-3 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the official site map.

Read next: 

In this article