Raised in Fayetteville, J. Cole is arguably one of the biggest rappers to ever come out of North Carolina. In a few months, he’ll return to his home state for the Dreamville Festival, slated for September 15 at Dorthea Dix Park in Raleigh.
That adds another music festival to an already packed September. If you’re keeping track: that’s Hopscotch September 7-10 , Beats N Bars September 22 and 23, Art of Cool from September 28-29, and the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Wide Open Bluegrass on the 28th and 29th, too. There’s also Sparkcon (September 13-16) and Centerfest (September 15-16), two more broader arts-focused festivals that also feature music. Whew.
You can find early bird tickets to the Dreamville Festival here, and general admission sales begin Monday. Tickets start in the $49–$89 range, and they jump up to $59–$99 on Monday. Proceeds from the show benefit Cole’s nonprofit Dreamville Foundation, which helps out underprivileged youth in the rapper’s home town, as well as the Dix Park Conservancy. Artists for the festival haven’t been announced yet, but we’ll keep you posted