A two-day music festival with 20 acts including Wye Oak, Rafiq Bhatia, Superchunk (acoustic), and Kooley High.
On Friday Runaway, a Durham apparel and lifestyle brand, releases a co-branded collaboration capsule line with Ponysaurus Brewing Co. In conjunction, Ponysaurus Brewing Co. will release The Runaway IPA, a collaboration India Pale Ale brewed with the Runaway team.
The musicians performing at the festival include Wye Oak, Rafiq Bhatia, Superchunk (acoustic), Kooley High, Skylar Gudasz, Spider Bags, Body Games, Work Clothes, Tooth, The Hot at Nights Orchestra, Eugene Chadbourne, Shirlette Ammons and The Dynamite Brothers, ZenSoFly, Pie Face Girls, Al Riggs, Nathan Bowles & Joe Westerlund, The Dynamite Brothers, Polyorchard, and The Muslims.
The simple message of "Don't Be Mean to People" is a commitment at Ponysaurus Brewing Co. for community engagement to protect the voices and rights of everyone. Last year, Ponysaurus Brewing Co. held the first Don't Be Mean to People festival on May 6, 2017 to support the ACLU of NC. The event brought over 1,500 guests to the brewery and raised over $25,000.
All of the proceeds from the festival benefit the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, an organization with the mission of preserving and defending the guarantees of individual liberty found in the North Carolina Constitution and the U.S. Constitution.