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Gardner-Webb and the Town of Boiling Springs Host Webbstock ’24

A collage of three pictures showing vendors at Webbstock.

Main Street Festival Features Music, Food and More

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Webbstock ’24 has all the ingredients for a day of family fun. Gardner-Webb and the Town of Boiling Springs are making plans to showcase talented regional musicians along with a tasty variety of food and unique items for sale by artists and crafters. Main Street will come alive on Saturday, April 20, with free performances in the Brinkley Amphitheater and the Main Street stage. The festival opens at 11 a.m., and the first band performs at 1 p.m.

The vendor list has over 25 participants, and more continue to be added. The lineup includes favorites from previous years, as well as new artisans and food trucks. Below is a partial list.

Webbstock '23 view of street vendors

General Merchandise, Gifts

  • NCGal Creations, quilted ornaments, earrings & bracelets
  • 5 Fido Originals, handmade pet accessories
  • The Chosen Brim, hats and ballcaps
  • IKD Creations, earrings
  • L & L Pottery & Crafts, pottery jewelry
  • Wacaster Woodworks, handcrafted wooden items                                      
  • Lollipop Bow Shop, children’s clothing
  • At Peace Salon and Spa, salon products, fairy hair & braids
  • Whimsical Wiffs, car freshies in different colors, designs, and scents
  • The Rustic Blue Lily, gifts & jewelry, clothing, candles, lotions, soaps, jewelry
  • Linxed by Claudia!, permalinx permanent jewelry bracelets, anklets, necklaces, and charms
  • Gordon’s Jewelry & Repair, jewelry
  • Glow Clothing Co., clothing, Jewelry and access.
  • Juliette’s Layne, women’s boutique clothing & accessories
  • Trinity Family Farm, flowers
  • KyleeCreates, crocheted charms and keychains
  • Gardner-Webb Campus Shop, Gardner-Webb Apparel

Food and Drink

  • S&K Funnel Cakes, funnel cakes, deep fried Oreos, lemonade, deep fried brownie sundae
  • I Stream of Yogurt, frozen yogurt / ice cream
  • Kona Ice of Cherokee County, shaved ice
  • Krave Food Truck, specialty burgers, tacos, hotdogs, fries and seasonal treats
  • Pretty Bomb Coffee, espresso drinks, energy drinks, cold brew, cold drinks (lemonade, iced tea), packaged treats
  • Chips & Dips, pulled BBQ Sandwiches, Nachos, Hotdogs and sides
  • Pathfinder Concessions
  • Krazea Korn, corn
  • A Little Taste of Chicago, Chicago style … Chicago Dog, Italian Beef, Pizza Puff, Maxwell Street Polish, Wings, Tenders, Seasoned Fries, Beefy Fries and Chicago Vegan Style Fries
  • GWU Food Truck, variety food

A variety of musical talent will entertain throughout the afternoon and evening. The bands will play music from several genres, and the evening concert features songs from the legendary Fleetwood Mac.

Main Street will be closed to traffic during the event, from College Avenue to Branch Street. In addition to live music, activities include a free kids’ zone on the lawn in front of GWU’s Noel Hall, unique items for sell by local artisans and other vendors, and a range of specialty food options. For attendees 21 and older, the Broad River Greenway will host a beverage garden in the parking lot that serves downtown businesses.

Music Schedule

Performers on the Main Street stage:

  • 1 p.m.: Java Band – These musicians have a versatile style that includes jazz standards, rock, Motown/beach, R&B, hip hop, and country. They perform all over the U.S., delighting audiences with their energy, creativity, knowledge, and attitude.
  • 5 p.m.: Exit 180 – A band formed by a group of guys with the same vision and purpose: Play authentic rock, classic and southern rock, as well as familiar country songs that inspire people to dance and sing along. They feature different sounds from acoustic and electric guitars to keyboards and multi-part harmonies. Their song list covers a wide range of artists that audiences know and recognize easily.  

Guests on the Brinkley Amphitheater stage:

  • 3 p.m.: Cassette Rewind – Born in the ‘80s and raised on radio, Cassette Rewind is the ultimate authentic ’80s experience with dynamic performances of Prince, George Michael, Journey, Whitney Houston and other ’80s pop icons.
  • 7 p.m.: LANDSLIDE (A tribute to Fleetwood Mac) – This group takes audiences back in time to an era when the greatest music in rock was being made and the careers of the legends were born.  LANDSLIDE recreates the hits from yesteryear, taking fans on an electric journey through Fleetwood Mac’s incredible catalog of music, including the hits from their solo-careers.
  • For partnership and sponsorship inquiries, contact Nate Evans, [email protected].
  • If you would like to be a vendor at Webbstock, complete the vendor application here. For more information, contact [email protected].
  • Find Frequently Asked Questions here.

Other event partners include media sponsor WNCW88.7 and Fairfield by Marriott.

A look back at last year’s event:

Webbstock is an accessible event for guests with disabilities. It is our mission to provide the best experience for all event attendees. For access/ADA inquiries, contact [email protected]

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to nine colleges and schools, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at Gardner-Webb.edu.

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