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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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27th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Show

September 29, 2016

The International Bluegrass Music Awards Show is the biggest night on the bluegrass calendar. The awards recognize outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in the genre as determined by professi...

Acoustic Manner

September 29, 2016

Acoustic Manner will be performing live at Big Boss Brewing Company during International Bluegrass Music Asscoaition's (IBMA's) World of Bluegrass week. CockADoodleMoo food truck will also be on-...


September 29, 2016

Alesana will be performing live at the Southland Ballroom.

Bluegrass & Brews Fest

September 29, 2016

Join us for a great night of N.C. Bluegrass and Brews! The event is free and will feature music by the Mark Schimick/Josh Daniels Project alongside of the Grand Old Conglomeration (which includes memb...

Bluegrass Bonanza

September 29, 2016
  • Times: 4-7pm
  • Venue: Larry's Coffee
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Larry's Coffee is kicking off a Bluegrass kind of weekend (and celebrating National Coffee Day) with their mobile airstream coffee bar at Bluegrass Bonanza! Enjoy live music from The Sloppy Joes (4-5p...

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...

Copland Classics

November 4, 2015 – November 5, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man. Copland: Our Town. Barber: Symphony No. 1. Missy Mazzoli: Sinfonia . John Williams: Overture from The Cowboys. Copland: Suite from Billy the Kid.

David McKnight and Bruce Emery

September 29, 2016

Fiddle, Guitar and Mandolin musicians David McKnight and Bruce Emery perform live at Irregardless Cafe.

Davis Bradley Trio

September 29, 2016

Bluegrass group the Davis Bradley Trio will be performing live at Lorraine's Coffee House.

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...

Holiday Pops

November 13, 2015 – November 26, 2016 (Recurring daily)

The North Carolina Symphonys Holiday Pops is a musical tradition that hopes to fill your heart with cheer. Enjoy all your holiday favorites and asing-a-long.

LOVE/SICK by John Cariani

September 22 – October 2, 2016 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Wed.-Sun., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm
  • Venue: Titmus Theatre
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $12-$20

N.C. State University Theatre presents nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, this romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being i...

Mother and Sons

September 23 – October 9, 2016 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $24; Seniors/students $20

Mothers and Sons, by Terrence McNally: A woman pays an unexpected visit to the N.Y. apartment of her late sons partner. He is now married to another man and has a young son. This mother is challenged ...


September 29, 2016

Necronomicon will be performing live with Mysteriarch, Dreaded and Arghast at Slim's Downtown.

Peachy Wears Hope Fall Fashion Carnival

September 29, 2016
  • Times: 7-10pm
  • Venue: Peachy Keen
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: $20-40

Peachy Keen is a Cary, N.C., family owned and operated contemporary lifestyle boutique specializing in apparel, denim, footwear, jewelry, accessories and gifts. With a diverse selection of brands, the...

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