Eric ChurchWillie Nelson and Sheryl Crow are set to headline the inaugural American Roots Festival, coming up on Oct. 17 and 18 in Raleigh, N.C.

In addition to Church, Nelson and Crow, the festival will also feature Chris Stapleton, the Roots, Modest Mouse, Warren Haynes, Grace Potter, Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, with more acts to be announced in the following weeks.

“Raleigh has an energy that celebrates the best in music, food and arts, making it the perfect place to launch the American Roots Music & Arts Festival," says Blackbird Production Partners' Keith Wortman. "This incredible lineup, headlined by North Carolina’s own Eric Church, along with the Taste of Raleigh Food & Brews Celebration, will give music fans and the Raleigh community an unforgettable experience."

Tickets are currently on sale at, with two-day passes starting at $79. VIP packages are also available. More information can be found at

Church, a North Carolina native, is set to perform during both nights of the festival. The country star, who has been announced as the headliner for WE Fest 2016, recently showed up at Charlie Daniels‘ 40th anniversary Volunteer Jam for a surprise performance, and opened Nashville's new Ascend Amphitheater with two acoustic shows. On the first night, he shared a new track, "Three Year Old," inspired by his older son, Boone McCoy. Church and his wife Katherine welcomed their second son, Tennessee Hawkins, in February.

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