29th Annual Fayetteville Springfest set for Saturday, April 30

Get out your dancing shoes, your music-listening ears, and put some wheels on your bed, Fayetteville. It’s almost time for Springfest.

The 29th annual event is set for April 30 this year in downtown Fayetteville.

The festival will kick off at around 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast in front of Jose’s. After that, a day filled with live music, food, art, crafts, activities for kids, and more will follow.

The annual bed races, where teams of participants put together their own racing beds and wheel them up Dickson Street, will take place at around 1 p.m.

Organizers plan to name the main stage of the event The Bruce Walker Memorial Stage, in honor of the long-time Dickson Street business owner and festival supporter who passed away in March. Walker’s family will also be back in town to hold a final sale of Flying Possum Leather merchandise.

Also new this year, The Step 1 Theatre will present The 2″ Play Festival, where short productions from 12 to 30 lines to be performed during Springfest.

Ben Clark, one of the organizers of the festival, said that the full schedule of events will be be released in the coming days, but a tentative music lineup was recently released on the Springfest Facebook page.

We’ll keep you posted on the full event schedule once it’s released. For now, here is the tentative lineup for this year’s Bruce Walker Memorial Stage.

9:00 a.m.The Paper Tiger
10:00 a.m.Clover Blue
11:00 a.m.Unseen Eyes
12:00 p.m.Noise Letter
1:00 p.m.Brought to You by Us
1:40 p.m. Rollo Tumasi
2:30 p.m.Amsterdam
3:20 p.m.Rocker Lips
4:10 p.m.Cadillac Jackson
5:00 p.m.The Town That Dreaded Sundown
5:40 p.m.Dreamfast
6:30 p.m.Jarris
7:20 p.m.Silverstone
8:10 p.m.Benjamin Del Shreve