Tickets are on sale now for Thrive, NC. Tickets are just $30. This great event Thrive NC presented by Blue Cross NC celebrates how communities thrive when they are healthy and active. The event is two days featuring an immersive culinary experience with contributions from top chefs and restaurants. Award-winning North Carolina chefs Ashley Christensen and Vivian Howard will host live cooking demonstrations as part of the event. This event is presented by Blue Cross NC on Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11 in Downtown Raleigh at City Market.

Attendees of the festival can expect unlimited samples from local restaurants and breweries, and chef demonstrations Proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to North Carolina nonprofits that address issues related to food insecurity.

If great chefs aren’t enough then maybe the musical talent is. Jump, Little Children and Joe Kwon and Friends will be the feature acts for Friday, May 11, with Kasey Tyndall and A Tribute to the Johnny Cash TV Show performing Thursday, May 10.