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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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Art in the Evening: Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band

May 5, 2017

Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band will be performing live at the North Carolina Museum of Art as the perfect start to your weekend. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with...

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

May 5, 2017

Los Acoustic Guys and Bakalao Stars will be performing live as part of The Pour House Music Hall's Cinco De Mayo Celebration.

First Friday Jazz Series: The Straight Up! Jazz Band

May 5, 2017
  • Times: 8:30-10:30pm
  • Venue: Circa 1888
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free with $1 lifetime membership

Join Circa 1888 for live jazz after your First Friday art walk. In May, the Straight Up! Jazz Band performs. This local band plays classic jazz, Latin, swing and jazz blues. The show is free...

Grody Jones

May 5, 2017
  • Times: 9:30pm
  • Venue: The Maywood
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $8; 21 and over

Grody Jones will be performing live with Divine Treachery and Origin of Disease at The Maywood.

Jacob Lutz

May 5, 2017

Jacob Lutz will be performing live at Chef's Palette Restaurant.

Kidz Bop Kids' Best Time Ever Tour

May 5, 2017

Kidz Bop fans, get ready for the best news ever! The #1 music brand for kids is hitting the road with the all new ‘Best Time Ever’ tour! The brand new live show, sponsored by Juicy Ju...

Mingo Fishtrap

May 5, 2017
  • Times: 8:30pm
  • Venue: Lincoln Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $12

Mingo Fishtrap will be performing live at the Lincoln Theatre.

Phantom Pop featuring JSwiss

May 5, 2017
  • Times: 8:30pm
  • Venue: Deep South The Bar
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $6-$8; 21 and over

Phantom Pop featuring JSwiss will be performing live with Dirty Dub and (J)Rowdy at Deep South the Bar.

Road Trip

May 5, 2017

Road Trip will be performing live at Abbey Road in Apex.

Shane Bullis

May 5, 2017

Shane Bullis will be performing live at Abbey Road in Cary.


May 5, 2017

Bluegrass group Sideline will be performing live at Lorraine's Coffee House.

Thirsty Curses

May 5, 2017

Thirsty Curses will be performing live at Aviator Tap House.

Trial By Fire

May 5, 2017
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: The Ritz
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Admission: $10

Trial By Fire, a Journey Tribute Band, will be performing live at The Ritz.

On-Going Events

Glen Ingram

September 2, 2016 – May 31, 2017 (Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)
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421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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