RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Fist raisin’, bar stompin’ – those are the words that have been used to describe up and coming country musician Kasey Tyndall’s brand of music.
Tyndall will be one of many acts to take the stage at the North Carolina State Fair.
There may be more than 80 different performers, but there’s something that unites this year’s lineup.
Here’s a look at what you can expect for the North Carolina Homegrown Concert Series.
The musical ensemble for the 2015 N.C. State Fair is unlike anything you’ve seen before.
“We’ve spent this past year looking at the ways we can refresh the Fair, make it better,” said Steve Troxler, commissioner of agriculture. “You don’t want to fall into the trap of just believing, well, the gates are going to open and the people are going to come.”
Introducing an organic concert series, where the acts have ties to the Tar Heel state.
“So we’ve revamped a lot of things, I’m so excited about the North Carolina homegrown concert series here in Dorton Arena, and it’s free,” Troxler said.
Tyndall, a North Carolina native who caught her big break in Raleigh, will open for the Charlie Daniels band Oct. 24.
“I’m from Greenville, I’ve lived here all my life,” Tyndall said. “I just moved to Tennessee, it still feels weird not being here, but this is my home, and that’s why I’m so excited about it.”
Tyndall is just one performer in a loaded lineup. She’s more than happy to share the spotlight with not only her industry peers, but her home state friends.
“I’m also excited for my other friends that get to play here as well. Our families get to come out, they don’t have to travel too far,” she said. “It’s a sense of pride being from North Carolina and performing for North Carolina folks. It’s going to be great.”
Tyndall knows the key to winning the hearts of a North Carolina audience.
“Rowdy,” she said. “It’s rowdy, loyal fans and that’s what makes it so awesome.”
The best thing about this homegrown series?
Tickets are free, but if you do want floor seats, make sure you pick up your tickets starting at 9 a.m. on the day of the show at the Dorton Arena box office.