Pabst Blue Ribbon is proud to announce that the Cherry Bounce Fest will return for a third year in Downtown Raleigh at the end of this month. As it has the past few years, it will also coincide with the Raleigh Wide Open celebration on Fayetteville Street.
Cherry Bounce is back with more vim, vigor and variety than ever, including the Love vs. Lust Cabaret (Thursday, 7/29), the Beach Bounce Movie Night (Friday, 7/30) and the Big Bounce Music & Mayhem Stage (Saturday, 7/31).
On Saturday, 7/31, the action includes not only musical headliners Javelin and international dance act Bomba Estereo, but a bonafide professional wrestling bout for the Cherry Bounce Heavyweight Championship (presented by GOUGE Wrestling with official championship belt by local sculptor Matt McConnell). The music and mayhem all free on Hargett St..) starting at noon. The main stage is set up directly in front of, the one and only, Raleigh Times.
On Friday, 7/30, Beach Bounce Night serves up a tropical party for the screening of a sun’n’fun movie, “Lord of the Flies,” and vintage, on-point educational films. Produced by A/V Geeks, the summer-y soiree is the first entertainment event ever scheduled in the outdoor courtyard at Sitti restaurant (137 S. Wilmington). The show is free, with food and drink available prior and during. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Movies at sundown.
On Thursday, 7/29, award-winning slam poets led by dynamo Dasan Ahanu gather amid burlesque performers, music and a PBaRt show from co-sponsor PBR for the Love vs. Lust Cabaret. The wooing starts at 8:30pm in the Extra Gravy room above Gravy restaurant (135 S. Wilmington). The show is free, with food and drink available prior and during
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