The NC Freedom Fest is thrilled to announce the date of the 2022 NC Freedom Fest on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21st, 2022 on Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro, North Carolina. NC Freedom Fest is a Military and First Responders Appreciation Festival, celebrating their dedication to our community, state, and country.
In the second year of the event, they are bringing back much of the same fun from last year with the exciting addition of our headliner, Sister Hazel!
Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose
well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent
Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song “All for You,” topped the
adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to
platinum status. Since then, the band has become firmly established not only in rock and alternative
music, but now in country with four back-to-back Billboard Top Country Album Chart entries. Living
up to their fan-centered reputation, the band was a pioneer in the themed cruise industry by cofounding “The Rock Boat” and annually hosts events like the “Hazelnut Hang,” and “Camp Hazelnut”
that focuses on creating unique experiences and interacting with the fans. Sister Hazel has been
equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social media having amassed over a
million social followers. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with “Lyrics
For Life.” Founded by singer Ken Block, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and
auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.
Sister Hazel is not our only band though, there will be a jam-packed list of other performances including
Tyler Davis, Jimmy Deve, Joe Brown & the Band and Sayer McShane! There will also be an
appearance by local favorites, Drummers World, as they kick off the event in “Freedom Field.” With
our lineup covering just about every genre, we will have something for everyone to enjoy!
We are bringing back our Car & Bike Show, courtesy of Wayne County Cruisers and Wood Cycles, as
well as the Kids Zone, featuring free inflatables and games for the young and young at heart. You
can also expect to see multiple static displays on site, experience all the food choices you can
imagine, and shop the street with street fair vendors and the Downtown merchants!