Festival Lineup The Historic Morganton Festival has four stages providing entertainment for every age. City Stage: Features national acts both nights of the festival. Coors Light Stage: Features popular local and regional bands. Located in the Beer Garden. Pepsi Stage: Located in the Teen Zone and features dance studios and performers from the region. Kid Zone Stage + Rovers: A variety of acts from clowns to musicians throughout both days of the festival. Find these performers out on the streets of the festival OR in the Kid Zone Area. Past Acts on City Stage: The Historic Morganton Festival began in 1981. Over the years, the festival has grown to 4 stages, over a mile and a half of craft vendors, and features FREE music featuring National Country Acts! Take a look at some of the acts that the Historic Morganton Festival has showcased since 2009.