The streets will close and the party will begin at the Fourth Annual Apex Jazz and Music Festival in Downtown Apex on Saturday, September 20. The adult-focused event, which includes both indoor and outdoor venues with a variety of entertainment, foods and festivities, will be held along Salem Street in Downtown Apex. The Festival, which is produced by The Apex Downtown Business Association, draws visitors from across the Southeast who come to enjoy the wide variety of musical entertainment, shop in the specialty stores in Downtown Apex’s historic district, enjoy sidewalk performances, and sample a wide range of culinary delights that will be featured by downtown restaurants and outdoor food vendors.

Doors for the Beer and Wine Garden and the Main Stage open at 3:00 pm, and you must be 21 or over to enter.

The following entertainment is scheduled on the Main Stage at the Beer and Wine Garden:

  • Here are the featured bands and performance times:
  • MikeMickXer-3:30-5 pm
  • The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra-5:30-7pm
  • Heart Brigade-7:30-9pm
  • Peak City Sound-9:30-11pm

In addition to the Beer and Wine Garden, a variety of beers will be available at the south end of the festival on Salem near Chatham Street. And of course, the bars and restaurants that line Salem Street will be open, as well.

For those wishing to check out downtown’s indoor venues, Pub Bands providing musical entertainment include:

  • Apex Outfitter & Board Co.:Saints Apollo-6-9 pm
  • Salem Street Pub:Lowderstill-6-9 pm
  • Common Grounds Coffeehouse:Secret Chords-7-10 pm
  • The Beer Dispensary of Apex:Alex Gorodezky-7-10 pm
  • Woomer Insurance Group;Victor Haskins-7-10 pm
  • Empire Cigars – The Vault:Peak City Blues Project-8-11 pm
  • La Rancherita;Jamrock Reggae Band-8-11 pm
  • The Loft at Anna’s;Will McBride Group-9 pm-12 am
  • Salem Street Pub:Straight 8’s-10 pm-1 am

The Apex Downtown Business Association expects to draw up to 15,000 people to this highly-anticipated annual event.

“Every year, this event gets bigger and better,” said Blaine East, one of the event’s volunteer coordinators. “Last year, we had more than 10,000 people from not just the local region but from surrounding states, come to have a great time. This year’s attendees will enjoy an even more festival-like atmosphere since we are able to close the streets. People will be able to walk around and mill in the street, so it will be a lot more wide open than in previous years.”

Tickets for the Apex Music & Jazz Festival are only $10 per person, which includes entry to all venues during the event. Tickets can be purchased in advance at, and will also be available at the door. For directions and parking information, please visit

For more information about The Fourth Annual Apex Jazz and Music Festival, please, contact Blaine East at