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Escape Azalea chaos with Alt-Zalea Fest in the Brooklyn Arts District

Azalea Festival not your thing? Well, the Brooklyn Arts District has cooked up an alternative: The 5th annual Alt-Zalea Fest will host 35 different musical acts at six venues, all Saturday afternoon.

The 5th annual Alt-Zalea Fest 2018 will host 35 different musical acts at six venues, all Saturday afternoon. (Port City Daily graphic / COURTESY OF ALT-ZALEA FESTIVAL, ROSS PAGE)
The 5th annual Alt-Zalea Fest 2018 will host 35 different musical acts at six venues, all Saturday afternoon. (Port City Daily graphic / COURTESY OF ALT-ZALEA FESTIVAL, ROSS PAGE)

WILMINGTON—If the pomp and circumstance of the Azalea Festival has kept you at bay, fear not, downtown has something different to offer.

Dubbed the “Alt-Zalea Fest,” the alternative lineup has offered an escape from the traditional Azalea Festival pageantry.

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The fourth annual Alt-Zalea fest will soon take over the Brooklyn Arts District in downtown Wilmington, offering a diverse menu of performances to choose from.

Six venues will feature 35 different acts starting at noon Saturday, April 13.

Check out the lineup below:

12 – 9 p.m. —Bottega will feature Ed Pickett, Jarrett Raymond, Patrick Carr, L.E.D., Infinity Fortress, Energy Tank, The Wormholes, Photoclub and We Ain’t No Goddamn Misfits.

12 – 7 p.m.Goat & Compass will feature John Hussman, Anna Kareiva, Tumbleweed, The Yard Dogs and A Different Thread.

12 – 6 p.m.The Foxes Boxes will feature Jim Ashley, Johanna Winkel, Billy Heathen, Evan Baker, Loomis and Rebekah Todd.

12:30 – 8 p.m. —Brooklyn Cafe will feature Zeal, Nimara, Kevin Earl, The Bonnie Allyn Band, Goldielux, Delia Stanley and Reef Blower.

1 – 4 p.m.Edward Teach Brewing will feature Jason Ward, Cara Schauble and Chris Hedrick.

2 – 7 p.m.Detour Deli will feature Jeremy Mathews, Laura McLean, Haley Banc, Annie McLelland and Vicki Burton.


Johanna Ferebee can be reached at johanna@localvoicemedia.com or @j__ferebee on Twitter

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