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Music gives a soul
Raleigh, N.C.'s smart, passionate music fans have
shaped the growth of this emerging and energizing live
music scene. The area plays host to a wide variety of
artists in a wide range of settings.
Raleigh, N.C.'s music calendar
For a full calendar of music dates, go to:
From big-name stars at the arenas and music parks to local
musicians on smaller stages, you can find the sounds that
resonate with you through favorite tunes and original ones.
City Plaza-There is an undeniable energy
downtown focused around City Plaza. It's where
to be for celebrations of all kinds. In the heart of
shopping and dining.
400 Fayetteville St., Fayetteville Street, Raleigh,
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut
Creek-The 2018 lineup for this open-air venue
includes Foreigner, Tedeschi Trucks Band,
Weezer and Zac Brown Band.
3801 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh, 919.831.6400
Dorton Arena-More than just a great location
for concerts, the arena, built in 1951, has been
named a National Historic Monument and
a National Architectural and National Civil
1025 Blue Ridge Rd., N.C. State Fairgrounds,
Duke Energy Center for the Performing
Arts-Intimate productions at Kennedy Theatre
and Fletcher Opera Theater, grand performances
at Memorial Auditorium, the North Carolina
Symphony on stage at Meymandi Concert Hall.
It's all here.
2 E. South St., Fayetteville Street, Raleigh,
Koka Booth Amphitheatre-Nestled among
14 acres of hardwoods and pines next to
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Symphony Lake, the amphitheatre provides
a natural setting for performing arts.
8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, 919.462.2025
PNC Arena-The big leagues for sports
and concerts with nearly 20,000 seats. Enjoy
performances from stars like the Eagles, Bon
Jovi, Bruno Mars, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh, 919.861.2300
Red Hat Amphitheater-A hat is not required,
but you will want to wear your best toe-tapping
shoes with a lineup that includes Khalid,
Barenaked Ladies and Kidz Bop.
500 S. McDowell St., Fayetteville Street, Raleigh,
It's like having a friend in the know, the one who
guides you to the best spots to catch local bands
and those on the rise.
City Limits Saloon-Boot scoot on over to
North Carolina's original country party bar
where the live music mixes with dancing and
even a little bull riding.
901 Tryon Hill Dr., Raleigh, 919.829.3939
Deep South The Bar-It's your neighborhood
bar even if you aren't from here. The stage is
perfect for smaller bands and acoustic acts.
The memorabilia is worth a stop, too.
430 S. Dawson St., Warehouse District, Raleigh,
Imurj-In downtown Raleigh's Fayetteville Street
district. Check them out for open mic, open
jam, comedy, theatre performance events and
poetry night. Visual artists showcase and sell their
300 S. McDowell St., Raleigh, 919.825.1515
KINGS-Truly an eclectic calendar with an
'80s dance party one night, a tribute band the
next, followed by an up-and-coming singer/
songwriter. Upstairs from Neptunes Parlour.
14 W. Martin St., Fayetteville Street, Raleigh,
The Black Flower-With a philosophy to accept
the beautiful and the strange, you'll want to stop
by just to see who's on stage.
517 W. Peace St., Glenwood South, Raleigh,
Lincoln Theatre-The tour bus stops here, and
you can catch national and regional acts, tribute
and local artists. State-of-the-art sound and
126 E. Cabarrus St., East Raleigh/Prince Hall/
South Park, Raleigh, 919.821.4111
The Cary Theater-Live music performances
share the venue with classic and independent
films and stand-up comedy to give a lively vibe to
this 1946 theater.
122 E. Chatham St., Cary, 919.462.2051
The Maywood-Just south of downtown,
a comfortable, intimate setting for live rock
music. Low cover charge and free parking.
658 Maywood Ave., Raleigh, 919.829.5974