Looks like there is going to be a big music festival in our backyard during the latter part of the summer. On September 9, 10, and 11 triangle area magazine Independent Weekly is going to put on a multi-venue festival in downtown Raleigh. They are going to have numerous indoor venues as well as a main outdoor stage in City Plaza on Fayetteville Street. They are planning on drawing in a stock of local artists. Which could include acts such as Megafaun, Lonnie Walker, Annuals, Hammer No More the Fingers, Red Collar, the Love Language, Bombadil, Bowerbirds, Midtown Dickens, the Old Ceremony, Kooley High, and many others. They also are going to draw in some of the big names in the music biz right now, which could include just about anyone. They are going release a list of confirmed bands in mid February. Tickets are going to go on sale in February as well and range from single shows to a full festival pass. Hopscotch wants to rival the large summer festivals (Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Coachella, SXSW and Rothbury) and step above local festivals. (Merlefest and Shakori Hills) I'm looking forward to the lineup of the local festival.