Thursday, 7/29 | Friday, 7/30 | Saturday, 7/31 | Sunday, 8/1

ALL PERFORMANCES AND ACTIVITIES ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Don’t be a fool, download the Festival app for Apple and Android for maps, schedules, and the most up-to-date information!

New busking shows begin ON THE HOUR at the Queen City Brewery, Community Bank, and AARP Pitches and on the HALF-HOUR at the Ben & Jerry’s Pitch and in City Hall Park.

Since this is an outdoor festival, locations and times for each performance are subject to change. Consult our festival app, or visit one of our information booths for up-to-date information.

Thursday, July 29

8 pm

Festival of Fools Pre-Party with Jimbo Mathus & Dial Back Sound, Nectar’s (ticket required)

Friday, July 30

12 pm

Tic and Tac, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Pogo Fred, AARP Pitch

12:30 pm

Pete & Oliver, BCA Summer Concert, City Hall Park
The Farmer’s Daughter, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch

1 pm

Alakazam, Queen City Brewery Pitch
The Groovy Guy Show, AARP Pitch

1:30 pm

John Higby the Yo-Yo Guy, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch

2 pm

Nimble Arts, City Hall Park
Sharon Mahoney, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Her Majesty’s Secret Circus, AARP Pitch

3 pm

Nimble Arts, City Hall Park
The Groovy Guy Show, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Jimbo Mathus, AARP Pitch
School of Foolery Camper Showcase, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch

4 pm

DJ Molly Mood, Beats 4 Freaks, BCA Splash Dance, City Hall Park
Her Majesty’s Secret Circus, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Pogo Fred, AARP Pitch

4:30 pm

Alakazam, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch
Thee Sacred Souls, Community Bank Pitch

5 pm

The Farmer’s Daughter, Queen City Brewery Pitch
John Higby the Yo-Yo Guy, AARP Pitch

5:30 pm

Festival Kick-Off Party, City Hall Park
Tic & Tac Entertainment, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch

6 pm

Blind Boy Paxton, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Sharon Mahoney, Community Bank Pitch
Alakazam, AARP Pitch

6:30 pm

Nimble Arts, City Hall Park

7 pm

The Groovy Guy Show, Queen City Brewery Pitch
John Higby the Yo-Yo Guy, Community Bank Pitch
Her Majesty’s Secret Circus, AARP Pitch

7-9 pm

Fools After Party: Mal Maiz with DJ Jah Red, Nectar’s (ticket required)

7-10 pm

A Lunar Evening, with Thee Sacred Souls and DJ Disco Phantom, City Hall Park

8 pm

Jimbo Mathus, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Pogo Fred, Community Bank Pitch
Sharon Mahoney, AARP Pitch

9 pm

Alakazam, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Tic & Tac Entertainment, Community Bank Pitch
The Farmer’s Daughter, AARP Pitch

Saturday, July 31

11 am

Sharon Mahoney, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Her Majesty’s Secret Circus, AARP Pitch

11:30 am

The Groovy Guy Show, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch

12 pm

Alakazam, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Tic and Tac Entertainment, Community Bank Pitch
Pogo Fred, AARP Pitch

12:30 pm

Michael Trautman, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch

1 pm

The Farmer’s Daughter, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Yonaton Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers, Community Bank Pitch
The Groovy Guy Show, AARP Pitch

1:30 pm

Nimble Arts, City Hall Park
Nate Gusakov-Wallace, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch

2 pm

Tic and Tac Entertainment, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Alakazam, Community Bank Pitch
Her Majesty’s Secret Circus, AARP Pitch

2:30 pm

Modern Times Theater, City Hall Park
The Farmer’s Daughter, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch

3 pm

John Higby The Yo-Yo Guy, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Bloodshot Bill, Community Bank Pitch
Sharon Mahoney, AARP Pitch

3:30 pm

Michael Trautman, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch
Nimble Arts, City Hall Park

4 pm

The Farmer’s Daughter, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Pogo Fred, Community Bank Pitch
Yonaton Gat and The Eastern Medicine Singers, AARP Pitch
That Junk Guy, Lower Church Street

4:30 pm

Her Majesty’s Secret Circus, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch
Modern Times Theater, City Hall Park

5 pm

Sharon Mahoney, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Tuba Skinny, Community Bank Pitch
Tic and Tac Entertainment, AARP Pitch

5:30 pm

Nimble Arts, City Hall Park

6 pm

Alakazam, Queen City Brewery Pitch
The Groovy Guy Show, Community Bank Pitch
John Higby The Yo-Yo Guy, AARP Pitch

6-9 pm

The Starlight Lounge, with Pony Death Ride, Cirque de Fuego and more, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch

7 pm

The Farmer’s Daughter, Community Bank Pitch
Tic and Tac Entertainment, AARP Pitch

7-9 pm

Surf Rock(abilly), with Bloodshot Bill and The Wet Ones, City Hall Park

Tuba Skinny, Queen City Brewery Pitch

8pm

Her Majesty’s Secret Circus, Community Bank Pitch
Pogo Fred, AARP Pitch

8-10 pm

Fools After Party: An Evening with Blind Boy Paxton, Club Metronome (tickets required)

9 pm

Sharon Mahoney, Queen City Brewery Pitch
John Higby the Yo-Yo Guy, Community Bank Pitch
The Groovy Guy Show, AARP Pitch

Sunday, August 1

10 am

Morning Classic

11 am

The Groovy Guy Show, Queen City Brewery Pitch
John Higby The Yo-Yo Guy, AARP Pitch

11:30 am

Sharon Mahoney, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch

12 pm

Alakazam, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Pogo Fred, AARP Pitch

12:30 pm

The Farmer’s Daughter, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch

1 pm

Her Majesty’s Secret Circus, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Tic and Tac Entertainment, AARP Pitch

1:30 pm

The Groovy Guy Show, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch
Nimble Arts, City Hall Park

2 pm

John Higby The Yo-Yo Guy, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Sharon Mahoney, AARP Pitch

2:30 pm

Pogo Fred, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch

3 pm

Tic and Tac Entertainment, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Saboyouma, AARP Pitch

3:30 pm

Nimble Arts, City Hall Park
Her Majesty’s Secret Circus, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch

4 pm

The Farmer’s Daughter, Queen City Brewery Pitch
Alakazam, AARP Pitch

4:30 pm

Tic and Tac Entertainment, Ben & Jerry’s Pitch

5 pm

John Higby The Yo-Yo Guy, Queen City Brewery Pitch
The Groovy Guy Show, AARP Pitch

5:30 pm

The Hokum Brothers, City Hall Park

6 pm

The Last Laugh Variety Show, City Hall Park