Frequently Asked Questions


General Info:

Festival starts Friday 7pm - Saturday 11pm

Beats n Bars Conference starts Friday 7pm & Saturday 12 noon (American Underground @ Main) 

Pinhook Doors open: Friday 8pm & Saturday 2pm 

Main Stage Gate opens 11am Saturday

There will be limited street parking - use parking deck and ride sharing - The Bull City Connector is also available. 

Performance Line up is subject to change

Where is the festival?

Friday Night Shows:

The Pinhook

117 W. Main Street

Durham, NC

American Underground @ Main Rooftop

201 W. Main Street

Durham, NC

Saturday Shows:

The Pinhook

Main Stage - Lot #20 (Behind The Pinhook)

Beats n Bars Festival Conference:

American Underground @ Main

201 W. Main Street

Durham, NC

When is the festival?

September 22 - 23, 2017 - Rain or Shine. 

What is Beats n Bars Festival?

Beats n Bars Festival has become North Carolina’s platform dedicated to cultivating the founding influences of hip hop culture. The art of MCing, B-Boying, DJing and Graffiti all are integral elements that are culturally represented in our community.  With craft and love of the culture, the Beats n Bars experience includes art display fixtures, panel discussions on culture relations and community impact, exposure to real hip hop music and an introduction to break out artists.

Where can I buy tickets?

Passes will be available online for purchase through Eventbrite, you'll recieve a email confirmation at that time. Please make sure to check spam/trash folder for ticket confirmation. All Sales are Final. 

I lost my wristband, what do I do now?

After you check-in and receive your wristband, you are 100% responsible for it.  If your Beats n Bars wristband has been lost or stolen, you'll have to purchase a new one.

Can I get a Media Pass?

More information for Media Pass - please fill out this form.

What’s the age limit for Beats n Bars Festival?

Festival age restrictions are 18+

21+ to purchase alcohol on festival grounds and venue

I’m an Artist, DJ, Breakdancer, how do I submit to perform?

Submission for Beats n Bars is open from December to March yearly.  Submissions are now closed but we still love to get your music for future events held with The Underground Collective.  Please send EPKs, videos, submissions to