Jerrod Niemann to Headline Free Concert at NC Poultry Festival

NC Poultry Festival is proud to announce Jerrod Niemann will headline this year’s main concert stage on September 8th, 2018 in Downtown Goldsboro, North Carolina. Formerly known as “Beak Week”, the festival changed its name this year in an effort to grow the event and awareness of Goldsboro-Wayne County’s important poultry heritage. With its new name and fun additions, the festival stages will also feature free concerts from Diggerfoot, Hip Pocket, and the Mikele Buck Band, before ending with platinum-certified #1 country artist, Jerrod Niemann.

Our headliner, Jerrod Niemann, is known for his clever wordplay and attention-grabbing lyrics. Fueled by nearly a decade-long career, the highly engaging singer-songwriter dug deeper than ever before on THIS RIDE, his latest album featuring upbeat smash “I Got This,” uplifting duet “A Little More Love” (with Lee Brice), and the romantic ballad “God Made A Woman.” Niemann topped country charts with his PLATINUM-certified multi-week No. 1 anthem, “Drink to That All Night,” from HIGH NOON – on which he co-wrote eight of the 12 tracks. The Kansas native first burst onto the scene in 2010, with his critically-acclaimed major-label debut, JUDGE JERROD & THE HUNG JURY, which skyrocketed PLATINUM-certified No. 1 smash “Lover, Lover” and GOLD-certified Top 5 “What Do You Want.” His second release, FREE THE MUSIC, included Top 15 “Shinin’ On Me” and poignant ballad “Only God Could Love You More.” From Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, and CMT Award nominations, to headlining and touring with some of the country’s hottest acts: Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, and Keith Urban, Niemann continues to make his mark by creatively pushing boundaries all while offering a sincere nod to the legends before him. Jerrod Niemann’s performance is made possible by the strong community partnership with WRNS 95.1, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year!

“In 2013, the City of Goldsboro began a renovation of Center Street in its downtown- this project is known as “Street Scape” was completed in 2016.  In an effort to draw people downtown to witness the changes, many nonprofit organizations along with city departments joined efforts to create a signature festival that was available to residents and visitors. Being the home of major poultry industries, it was a natural fit for Goldsboro-Wayne Country to celebrate its long-standing poultry heritage with a festival themed in its honor. Hence, Beak Week was born! Or, as we like to say, “hatched,’” said Ashlin Glatthar, Director of Travel & Tourism for Goldsboro-Wayne County.

NC Poultry Festival is the new name, but “Beak Week” still lives as the nickname for the fun-filled week leading up to Saturday’s street festival. The main festival traditionally takes place on the second Saturday in September. Coming back from the Labor Day holiday, Tuesday kicks off the poultry celebrations with a “Beak Week Beer Run” at Well-Travelled Beer, followed by a “Chicken Chase” 5K at Goldsboro’s newest greenway, “Turkey Trivia” at Goldsboro Brew Works, “Fowl Play Softball Game”, “PEEP Show” […]


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