August 22, 2015
2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Hillsborough Street

Packapalooza™ is an all-day block party and street festival capping off Wolfpack Welcome Week at the start of the academic year. We will have everything it takes to celebrate in NC State style, including great music, activities throughout the day, and fun entertainment for the whole family. Last year’s event had over 55,000 attendees with 300 vendor booths, and over 40 sponsoring organizations.

We were also the 12th highest trend on Twitter throughout the day in the Raleigh area and were capturing 240 tweets an hour between 9pm and 11pm on Saturday night with 60 tweets an hour up until 6pm on Sunday night. Social media became a mainstay for people to connect before, during, and after the event.

To download our app, click on the icon to have a text sent to your phone.

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You can also view the app from your browser – Packapalooza online


Packapalooza 2014 Photo Gallery›


Belltower Stage

HEADLINERS – The Wolfpack Hip Hop Time Machine with Rapsody and 9th Wonder, Petey Pablo, Nappy RootsTerminator X and DJ DVS – Closing show (approximately 8pm)
Mo’Jazz – R&B/jazz
Carson Hill – country
The Sand Band – beach/cover
DJ Drake


DH Hill Stage

Dr. Copter – progressive/rock
The Beast – alternative/fusion
Drake Murphy – alternative
Dark Water Rising – americana/soul
The Island Time Band – beach/cover
DJ E-Rich


Show Stage

Juztkp – rap
Team Collective – rap
Kaylin Roberson – country/pop
Tyna Frazier – soul/R&B
Katelyn Read – folk/blues
DJ SugarKane


This information is subject to change. Please visit our Schedule Page for times of performances and activities.


NC State Packapalooza™ is a collaborative effort with Live It Up! On Hillsborough Street.
Live It Up! is our presenting sponsor!