Eric Church

Eric Church performs during day 1 of 2014 Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, April 25, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

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Eric Church, Modest Mouse, Sheryl Crow, The Roots and Willie Nelson are among the headliners at the first American Roots Festival, set for Oct. 17-18 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, N.C.

The festival concept is a subsidiary of  Blackbird Production Partners, LLC, and will be promoted by Live Nation Southeast president Wilson Howard.

Also on the bill are Warren Haynes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chris Stapleton, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, and Greensky Bluegrass, with additional performers to be announced in the coming weeks. Additionally, the festival will host the Taste of Raleigh Food & Brews celebration, with local food, beer, & crafts vendors.

"Raleigh has an energy that celebrates the best in music, food and arts, making it the perfect place to launch the American Roots Music & Arts Festival," says Blackbird Productions CEO Keith Wortman in a statement announcing the fest. "This incredible line-up headlined by North Carolina's own Eric Church, along with the Taste of Raleigh Food & Brews Celebration, will give music fans and the Raleigh community an unforgettable experience."

Tickets go on sale Aug. 10 at livenation.com, with a Citi Private Pass pre-sale to run Aug. 6-9 for Citi cardmembers.