Packapalooza is a huge, free, family-friendly block party welcoming the Wolfpack back to campus. It takes place on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, from Brooks Avenue to the roundabout near the Memorial Belltower, on Saturday, August 24th, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The headlining performer is Delta Rae.
The whole community is invited. The festival includes music, games, vendors and much more.
Scroll down for the entertainment schedule, including headliner Delta Rae and fireworks.
Come learn about the different cultures that make up NC State’s global community. Watchstudents as they perform and share talents from all the continents they call home.
In the Green Zone, find out about the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and how many campus student organizations are making a difference in the community, view alternative vehicles, and learn more about how you can be green friendly and live a healthier lifestyle. New Belgium Brewing has also joined the Green Zone and will be rolling out the new Old Tuffy Lager.
Pack Pride Zone:
Come and meet the people that keep NC State University and the Raleigh safe. In the Public Safety Zone, you’ll have a chance to interact with the brave men and women of the NC State PD, Raleigh PD, Raleigh Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, and the Armed Forces. Don’t miss your chance to see a real fire truck. This year they will also feature one of the FedEx race cars.
Community service and civic engagement is at the core of NC State’s identity. Participate in a hands on service with our #PackthePantry food drive, register to vote with the Wake County Board of Elections, and find out how you can get involved with a number of campus and community organizations throughout the year.
The Play Zone will feature water activities, including a roaring rapids water slide and the rampage slide, so bring your bathing suit and towel! Have you ever wanted to kick a field goal or do a flip on a trampoline? You can try your hand with our sports attractions. Learn to shoot a hockey puck with the Carolina Hurricanes or tee off on the golf range with Drive Shack. The Wellness & Recreation department will help get you in the mood to be active.
Dance, song, boat races, chalk, and theatre will all be a part of our Arts Zone. Whether you enjoy mixed media or live performances we will have something for you. This will also be a great time to connect with arts opportunities on campus. Featured this year will be a performance area to listen to smooth voices, watch amazing dancers, or listen to some comedy.
Wolfpack Zone:NC State has a rich athletic history. Experience the tradition by meeting Wolfpack athletes. Learn about game day activities, the loyalty program and The Wolfpack Club. Shop for NC State apparel. Also, meet the Alumni Association and take tours of the NC State Belltower with the famed Dr. Tom Stafford.
Packapalooza will feature food vendors of all sorts along the street in multiple places. Get sweet treats, savory dishes, and drinks of all sorts from 2-10:30 p.m. We also want you to visit all of the restaurants along Hillsborough Street.
Young Alumni Zone:
The Young Alumni Zone is situated in the center of the venue footprint on Chamberlain Street right across from the Coke Stage. Raleigh Brewing is the sponsor and has been a long time partner of Live It Up Hillsborough Street and NC State for Packapalooza. Come join the young alums and hang out talking with friends and listening to music.
DH Hill Stage
- 1:50 P.M. – Kick Off to Packapalooza!
- 2:00 P.M. – SmoothIvory Band (Contemporary Jazz, R&B, Funk, Soul)
- 2:35 P.M. – NC State Dance Team and Youth Performers (Dance)
- 2:45 P.M. – WhoIAre (Rock Funk Pop)
- 3:25 P.M. – Kirk Farmer Band (Classic Rock)
- 3:55 P.M. – Triangle Taiko of North Carolina (Japanese Drummers)
- 4:30 P.M. – Curt Keyz (R&B/Soul)
- 5:15 P.M. – Spaced Angel (Rock)
- 5:55 P.M. – John Foley & the Gutterboys (Rock, Metal)
- 6:35 P.M. – Raid The Quarry (Alternative Rock)
- 7:15 P.M. – The British Invaders Band (Classic 1960’s Rock )
DH Hill Stage DJ – ERich
- 6:30-7:15 P.M. – The Wolfpack Pickers
- 7:15 P.M. – DJ MU and Motor Mouth MikeList Item
- 7:45 P.M. – Special Showcase: • WolfDen Design Challenge • #PackThePantry • NC State Athletics Pep Rally
- 8:00 P.M. – DJ Spinoff hosted by DJ MU and Motor Mouth Mike
- 8:45 P.M. – Delta Rae
- 10:00 P.M. – Fireworks Spectacular and lighting the NC State Belltower red
- 2:00 P.M. – Skyward Pines (Rock, Indie)
- 2:40 P.M. – Robbie Hinton (R&B)
- 3:00 P.M. – Jacob Dixon (Indie-folk)
- 3:35 P.M. – NANCE (Hip Hop)
- 4:10 P.M. – Zumba by Jordan (Zumba dance)
- 4:35 P.M. – Imani Pressley (R&B/Pop)
- 5:00 P.M. – Comedyworx (Comedy)
- 5:30 P.M. – Lowderstill (Progressive rock/jazz)
- 6:05 P.M. – FAOA (Hip Hop)
- 6:25 P.M. – Tarrah Walston (Country)
- 7:00 P.M. – J Gunn (Rap)
Coke Stage DJ – MU
- 3:00 P.M. – Wolf de Nakhre
- 3:20 P.M. – Fusion Dance Crew
- 3:40 P.M. – Sube Ritmo
- 4:00 P.M. – KPACK
- 4:20 P.M. – Nine Star Lion Dance Troupe
- 4:40 P.M. – Just Cuz Crew
- 5:00 P.M. – Learn Bhangra
- 5:30 P.M. – Sangeet
- 6:00 P.M. – DanceVisions Dance Company
Arts Performance Area
- 2:30 P.M. – Jaghetto puppetry
- 2:50 P.M. – Just Cuz Crew
- 3:05 P.M. – Jaghetto puppetry
- 3:40 P.M. – Epiphony
- 4:00 P.M. – Wolfgang
- 4:15 P.M. – Accapology
- 4:35 P.M. – Ladies in Red
- 4:55 P.M. – Grains of Time
- 5:20 P.M. – Dance Visions
- 5:35 P.M. – Dancing with Wolves
- 5:50 P.M. – Fusion Dance Crew
- 6:05 P.M. – Panoramic Dance
- 6:30 P.M. – Comedyworx