Performance Line-Up

Be dazzled and amazed by IMAGINE CIRCUS, a contemporary circus company from Raleigh, NC. Performers will light up the night with fire, LED hooping and stilt-walking. The troupe loves to connect regular people with outstanding performers, share circus magic at events through innovative, collaborative, cirque-inspired performances and transform every event into an unforgettable experience.  

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LIVE in The Room Upstairs at The RiffRaff

Travers Brothership, a Soul/Funk/Rock/Jam ensemble based out of Asheville, NC stands out with unmatched live energy, instrumental prowess, and 3-part harmonies; they create a live atmosphere that transforms an audience into a community. A Travers Brothership concert is best described as a wild block party, and this is a party you don't wanna miss!

Following the success of the "I Don't Mind EP" the band began touring nationally in 2013 and has since performed 400+ concerts across the United States. The band has shared the stage with many accomplished acts such as: Charles Bradley, Taj Mahal, Moe, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Blues Traveler, Robert Randolph, Leftover Salmon, Trombone Shorty, The Marcus King Band, Dr. John, and many more. Their debut album "A Way To Survive" was released in 2016 to critical acclaim and outstanding reviews. The album has won numerous awards including "Best Studio Album of 2016" at Homegrown Music Network, and has received airplay on radio stations throughout the U.S. and beyond. The band has won numerous other awards including: Winner in Raleigh NC’s Band Together Competition in 2017 and placing runner up in Floydfest’s On-The Rise Competition in 2018. Travers Brothership just completed work on their sophomore LP, “Let The World Decide” at Echo Mountain Recording Studio’s and The Eagle Room in Asheville, NC. The album is due out on December 8th 2018. In January of 2019 the band will embark on their first tour of Europe, and then return to the US to tour in support of “Let The World Decide” for the remainder of 2019.                                                                                                                    

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Frost Lion was born out of a love of art and expression, to harness the power of creativity and display the splendor of the "carving arts." Shannon Gerasimchik, a finalist Season 7 of Halloween Wars on Food Network and a Gold Medal ice carver, is the newest addition to the Frost Lion Ice team. He will wow and amaze you as he transforms 3 large blocks of ice into masterpieces! 

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LIVE on the Town Square Stage

Allthebestkids come from the future with one purpose, to spread the highest vibrational music this world has ever known. Instead of attempting to manipulate the past in their favor, ATBK wield pop, soul, hip hop, & psych rock as their luminous love filled mega sword, striking at the heart of darkness wherever they land. Those with pure intention, fear not! Allthebestkids will effortlessly fill your emotional tanks with the energy you so desperately desire, reminding you of something forgotten long ago. ATBK will be performing the first-ever outdoor music performance show in Downtown Countdown history, ringing us into 2019. 

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LIVE at Sophisticated Hound Brewing Co. 

Poor Taters are a progressive Appalachian acoustic band whose sound hints of oldtime, bluegrass, folk, and rock. Featuring "Twice-Baked Tater" Bob Campion on vocals, guitar, bass & mandolin, "Tater Chip" John Nelson on vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo, harmonica, & bass, "Smashed Tater" Mike "Goose" Sizemore on drums, washboard, and other implements of percussion and "Scalloped Tater" Stan Bumgardner on fiddle, these guys know how to rumble and tear the house down. Enjoy their music in the beautiful and relaxed environment of Mercer County's first brewery! Enjoy delicious food, local beer and wine while you listen. 

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