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Raleigh, N.C., Calendar of Events

Raleigh, N.C., hosts thousands of events every year, including many enriching experiences for your visit. Looking to build your trip around something exhilarating? We've got the most music in N.C., a hopping collegiate and professional sports scene and a host of accolade-worthy, homegrown culinary and cultural festivities pioneered by our smart and passionate locals. Below, you can view and map events by day, week or month, or search for events in a certain category or area of the destination.

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Atomic Rhythm All Stars

September 05 – 26, 2016 (Every Monday)
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: Neptunes Parlour
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $5; 21 and over

Every Monday in September The Atomic Rhythm All Stars bring classic jazz of the 20's and 30's performed live by a septet of some of the areas hottest players!

Salute to Bluegrass

September 26 – 30, 2016

In celebration of the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass events in our area, RDU International Airport is featuring live bluegrass musical performances in our terminals. ...

Syd Straw

September 26, 2016

Syd Straw will be performing live at Slim's Downtown.

The Sword

September 26, 2016

The Sword will be performing live with Ruby the Hatchet and Lightning Born at the Lincoln Theatre.

Welcome to Raleigh IBMA Kick off Event

September 26, 2016

It is that time of year as Raleigh prepares to Welcome back to the City IBMA. What a great week of Traditional Live music, The N.C. Queen of Bluegrass Loraine Jordon and her band Carolina Road plus sp...

On-Going Events

Exhibition: Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi's St. John Altarpiece

September 10, 2016 – March 5, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: Split Personalities

September 17 – October 31, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: William Noland: Dream Rooms

September 3, 2016 – February 5, 2017 (Recurring daily)

National Parks Adventure 3D

February 27 – September 30, 2016 (Recurring daily)

PineCone Bluegrass Jam

Starting May 25, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 4th Monday)



Bluegrass Ramble

September 27 – 29, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Downtown Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Members $25-$60; Non-members $30-$75

The Bluegrass Ramble is IBMA's innovative showcase series in club venues in downtown Raleigh. With over 200 showcase performances, the Ramble is the premier platform for introducing talent and new mat...

Brian Loyer

September 27, 2016

Canadian musician Brian Loyer will perform a live Bluegrass set at Irregardless Cafe during International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass week.

Exhibition: BanjoStand

September 27 – October 1, 2016

Artist Bland Hoke's popular interactive public art project Banjostand will return for 2016's World of Bluegrass event Sept. 27-Oct. 1. New additions include a special banjo made for Sir Walter, fantas...

IBMA Celebration: The Lang Sisters

September 27, 2016

The Lang Sisters are based in the Raleigh, N.C. area. The young duet has immersed themselves in Appalachian, bluegrass and folk music. Well known throughout the thriving Triangle and Piedmont mus...

NC State Men’s Soccer vs. Wright State

September 27, 2016

Bring your family and friends out to the NC State Men’s Soccer match vs. Wright State at Dail Soccer Field. Group discounts are available for groups 15 or more. To order a group ticket package c...

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