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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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September 26, 2017
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: The Maywood
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $12 advance, $15 day of; 21 and over

Arkaik will be performing live with Alterbeast, Inanimate Existence, Septicemic and Antenora at The Maywood.

Beer & Banjos

September 26, 2017

A music series focused on traditional and acoustic music from the region of North Carolina and the Appalachian Mountains. Every Tues., 7:30-10:30pm.

Bluegrass Jam Night

September 26, 2017

Have you ever attended Lorraine's free Tuesday night jam session? It is a popular night for those who love to play instruments, want to learn to play or just want to hang out and listen to t...

Bluegrass Ramble

September 26 – 28, 2017 (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 26, 2017

Brian Loyer will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

Halfway To St. Paddy’s Festival

September 26, 2017

This Irish cultural celebration will include live music with Rattle & Hum (a U2 tribute band), The Gravy Boys and more music all day alongside of local Irish dance groups, great food and drinks al...

Kevin Kendall

September 26, 2017

Kevin Kendall will be performing live at Doherty's in Apex.

King Lear

September 08 – 30, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Honest Pint Theatre Co., in partnership with Sweet Tea Shakespeare, presents King Lear. The show stars Simon Kaplan, George Jack, David Henderson, Samantha Corey, Allan Maule, Gus ...

NC State Men's Soccer vs. UNC Asheville

September 26, 2017

The NC State Men's Soccer Team will host UNC Asheville at Dail Soccer Field.

Salute to Bluegrass

September 25 – 29, 2017

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. ...

Shout and Shine: A Celebration of Diversity in Bluegrass

September 26, 2017
  • Times: 10pm-1am
  • Venue: The Pour House Music Hall
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Included with IBMA Business Conference Registration or Ramble Pass, or $10 at the door

The Bluegrass Situation and PineCone are excited to announce the second annual Shout & Shine: A Celebration of Diversity in Bluegrass showcase at World of Bluegrass. The event, which was cr...

On-Going Events

America’s Wars: Individual Experience and Collective Memory

September 01 – November 30, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Artspace Corridor Artists Exhibition

August 04 – October 28, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tue.-Sat. 10am-6pm; Thurs, 10am-7pm
  • Venue: Artspace
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Beer & Banjos

September 12, 2017 – September 4, 2018 (Every Tuesday)

Bluegrass Jam Night

June 06 – December 26, 2017 (Every Tuesday)
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421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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