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Dreamville Music Festival

North Carolina-raised, Grammy Award-winning, and multi-platinum hip-hop artist J. Cole's Dreamville Festival returns at Dorothea Dix Park. 

Dates: Saturday, April 1 + Sunday, April 2, 2023

Location: The Big Field at Dix Park

As one of the most popular and largest artist-curated music festivals in the country, fans can look forward to a weekend celebration curated by Cole himself where he invites some of his favorite artists and collaborators to perform in his home state of North Carolina. A portion of proceeds from the 2022 event will be donated to the official Dreamville Festival charity partners, the Dreamville Foundation and Dix Park Conservancy. For press inquiries, email


As safety is the number one priority for festival organizers, Dreamville Festival is implementing new entry rules to help keep patrons, artists, and staff safe. Visit the Dreamville Festival website FAQs for all safety guidelines and entry rules.


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Event Notifications 

A public notification system will be used during the festival for attendees and folks in the area. Notifications will include public safety, traffic and other festival concerns. If you are interested in receiving these notifications, text DREAMVILLE to 888777.

Community Hotline

In partnership with the City of Raleigh, the festival has setup a Community Hotline to provide residents with a direct line to event organizers to report any non-emergency issues and complaints. Dreamville Festival Community Hotline: (919)-295-6275.