If you love listening to live bands, then Deja Fest is your Disneyland. On July 22nd -23rd Raleigh will become home to this eclectic musical festival presented by deja Mi, the new and innovative media sharing application of the Triangle. Deja Fest works in cooperation with the popular Hopscotch Music Festival, which will bring hundreds of exceptional artists to Raleigh again in September.
One of the best things about this awesome music festival is that it’s absolutely free. You’ll have access to six venues, including Tir Na Nog, The Pour House and Lincoln Theatre, with no cover charge and tons of great bands. On Friday, check out bands like Hooray for Earth, Nick Catchdubs, Old Bricks, and Double Dare featuring Apple Juice Kid. On Saturday, you’ll hear Surfer Blood, Active Child, AC Slater, and Jack the Radio, to name a few. There are 24 bands in total, so rest assured the entertainment will keep going strong for the full two days of the festival.
This party coincides with the Raleigh launch of deja Mi’s mobile and web application for capturing and sharing photos and videos, so they are hosting fun contests during the event, including the PBR Photo Contest, the Pie Eating Contest, and the deja Mi photo contest. Winners will be awarded with Hopscotch tickets, gift certificates, t-shirts, food and more. Mark your calendars and look forward to another great music festival coming to Raleigh.
Do you love swaying to the chill tunes of the Blues? Are you looking for something fun and festive to do this February? Then why not check out the Raleigh Blues Festival, returning to the RBC Center on February 20th.
The Raleigh Blues Festival is a fantastic celebration that delivers the dynamics of music and entertainment with love, happiness and nostalgia – all in the name of the Blues. Performing artists include Mel Waiters, Shirley Brown, Roy C, Theodis Ealey and Manhattans with Gerald Alston and Blue Lovette. With all of these accomplished Blues artists on one stage, you’re sure to get a well-rounded, wonderful Blues experience.
Tickets for this event are only $39 to $49 and can be found here. Whether you love the Blues already or are a newbie to the genre, head out to hear this fantastic round-up of artists and have a great time.
The month of August kicks off an amazing line-up of concerts in Greater Raleigh. You’ll be able to find a live performance by a celebrity artist or band almost every day of the month at one of the area’s world-class live music venues.
Some of the concerts you can enjoy this month include Goo Goo Dolls with Switchfoot on Aug. 9th, Sheryl Crow with special guest Colbie Caillat on Aug. 15th, Jack Johnson on Aug. 21st and Brad Paisley on Aug. 28th. For a comprehensive list of all the concerts of August, visit this website.
The venues of these awesome concerts range from the smaller size of the Lincoln Theatre to the grandiose of the Raleigh Amphitheater, Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek and the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. With so many artists to choose from, there’s no excuse not to head out to Greater Raleigh for a concert or two this month.
This July, some of your favorite classic movies will be coming to Greater Raleigh in the form of live symphony performances. The awe-inspiring music from the beloved films The Wizard of Oz and Stars Wars will be played by live symphonies in the area, allowing you and yours to experience these movies in a whole new way.
The Wizard of Oz’s classic tunes will come to Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre on July 10 as part of the NC Symphony’s Summerfest series. The movie’s popular soundtrack will be played live on stage by the North Carolina Symphony. This is a great event for families as kids 12 and under are free and the symphony’s special instrument-petting zoo for kids will be open prior to the live performance. Pack up your picnic basket, prepare for family fun, and don’t forget to bring extra snacks for the lake ducks!
Star Wars: In Concert will be making its only stop in North Carolina at Raleigh’s very own RBC Center on July 18th. This is a truly unique event that fully entertains by combining a performance by a live symphony orchestra and chorus with footage from all six Star Wars films. This outstanding performance will take you on a journey through the Star Wars epic story and let you enjoy it in a completely new way. There are a limited amount of family 4-packs available at $25 per ticket, as well as group discounts of $5 off for groups of 10 or more.
From the big screen to Greater Raleigh, these classic film soundtracks are sure to entertain and engage you in a great summer experience. Buy your tickets today and enjoy a little taste of non-traditional symphony music this July.
The weather is warm, the sky is Carolina blue and people are venturing out to explore the beauty of Greater Raleigh. When love is in the sweet, North Carolina air, how will you spend time with your special someone? If you love enjoying the summer weather and saving some money, then these summer dates options are perfect for you and yours.
If you like a little romance, then why not take your date to one of Koka Booth Amphitheatre’s Movies by Moonlight. For only $3 each, you and your date can catch a film such as Dirty Dancing, The Sting or 2012. Movies start at 8:30 p.m. so you can venture over after dinner, or you can bring your own picnic basket to dine on while you watch under the moonlight.
Another outdoor movie option exists at the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Bryan Theater. This open-air theater is a favorite destination for those who love art, music and movies. Admission is only $4, and if you’re a member of the museum, then you get in for free!
If you’d rather relax to live music than catch a flick, then head on over to Music on the Porch at Seaboard Station. Every Friday night this summer there will be free music, come rain or shine. Bands start playing at 7 p.m., and the event is dog-friendly.
You can also find a whole slew of free outdoor concerts in the area on visitRaleigh.com’s events calendar. The summer is packed full of them. Also, don’t forget about First Fridays downtown. The first Friday of every month you can take a self-guided tour with your special someone and hop around to several participating venues to explore the art, music and food scene. Grab your sweetheart and sweep them off their feet with one of these fun, cheap summer date ideas.
This July, the 3rd Cross Currents Chamber Music Arts Festival will bring greater Raleigh 10 days of concerts, master classes, open rehearsals and public events. Comprised of the talents of musicians like Gavriel Lipkind, Pierre Anckaert Quintet, Brussels Chamber Orchestra and members from the North Carolina Symphony, this arts festival definitely doesn’t have a shortage of talent.
The events last from July 2nd to 11th and will be hosted in Raleigh and Cary. On July 3rd there will even be an event specifically for the kids at Marbles Kids Museum, where families can introduce their children to the beauty of classical music. Also be sure to catch performances at venues such as Sertoma Amphitheatre, Page-Walker Arts & History Center and Burning Coal Theatre, to name a few.
Delve into the wonderful world of jazz and classical-inspired music during this week of artistic celebration. Tickets vary by performance and can be found here. This festival brings enjoyable music to the ears of people of all ages and is a great way to spend a day or two in harmony with friends and family.
Tired of the usual night out? Love the feel and vibe of super trendy clubs in Miami and NYC? Don’t book your flight just yet. Instead, drive over to Glenwood South and dance the night away at the Mosaic Spring Music Festival!
From May 13th till the 23rd, expect close to 50 local and internationally renowned DJs, musicians, and artists on Glenwood with their unique mixes and exotic beats. You won’t want to sit down the entire night! Not to mention, each night has a different music genre it caters to, providing you with a different atmosphere to groove to. It’ll feel like going to a different music event each night!
Don’t miss your chance to experience this amazing metropolitan event right here in Raleigh. Grab your friends, put on your trendiest outfit and head over to Mosaic Lounge and prepare to dance the night away in style! You’ll never want to leave!
Ever want to just escape the hustle and bustle of the workday? Maybe steal away to the coast for the day and enjoy some fun and sun? Make it a reality without ever leaving the Piedmont!
Grab a lawn chair, your favorite pair of flip flops, and Hawaiian shirt and head over to the Midtown Beach Music Concert Series at North Hills. Groove to a different band each week as they set the mood for the evening with their mellow sounds and delightful beach tunes. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself transported to your paradise as you dance and sing along. Raleigh has never felt so tropical!
The concerts, beginning April 15th, are held every Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m., and all guests are admitted free. So whether you want to sit and sip something fruity or get up and do a little shagging under the stars, this is the place to do it. Make North Hills in Raleigh’s Midtown your own little getaway!
Whether you prefer the genre of country, classical, R&B or rock, music is something that everyone can enjoy. We listen to it on the radio in the car and on our iPods while we’re on the run, but the most enjoyable way to listen to music by far is at a live concert! Fortunately, one of the perks of having a city like Raleigh around is having access to several awesome live concert venues.
Featuring some of the best national and regional touring acts around, in addition to up-and-coming local artists and tribute bands, Lincoln Theatre has a lot to offer music enthusiasts. Open to attendees of all ages, their plentiful parking, great seating and state of the art sound system can be enjoyed by everyone.
Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, DIVEbar on Glenwood Avenue is a Rock n’ roll bar you won’t forget. Here, you can enjoy an original rock n’ roll show on the weekends, and watch games on the plasma TVs during the week. The best part, there is never a cover to get into DIVEbar!
The Pour House Music Hall consistently offers great live music, a relaxed atmosphere and a selection of 30 draught beers to its customers. Located in the scenic Moore Square Art District in Downtown Raleigh, this venue is a great place to take a date or mingle with friends.
For a more extensive list of live music venues in Greater Raleigh, visit this site. No matter your taste in music, you’ll be sure to find the perfect place to enjoy some great tunes!