Raleigh's bright minds head top-tier technology, education and life science institutions; its artists create a bevy of cultural and culinary touchstones; and its storytellers proudly carry on the collective heritage of a rich, historic capital city …more
Foodies, rejoice! You're in one of the "Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South" according to Southern Living magazine, and you'll quickly see why our culinary scene is gaining other national recognition. Farmers markets provide fresh meat and produce to restaurants that are focused on farm-to-table cooking …more
Best known for its world-class museums, best of Broadway shows and live concerts, capital area historic sites, professional and amateur sporting events and shopping mecca status with 11 major retail areas, Raleigh, N.C., truly offers a variety of entertainment all in one park-like, scenic setting. …more
Raleigh, N.C., is an affordable escape, whether you are getting away for a weekend or even escaping during your downtime while here on business. The area's hospitality partners have put together some added incentives, though, to keep you coming back again to visit. …more
Having the most music in N.C. isn't something that Raleigh, N.C., locals have happened upon by accident. The area's smart, passionate music fans have shaped the growth of this emerging and energizing live music scene. Raleigh plays host to a wide variety of artists in a wide variety of settings. But each concert venue isn't operating in a vacuum—all the venues are working together to form a grassroots, fired-up atmosphere visitors and residents alike can feel and take part in.
You can find a show here every day of the year and from one end of the destination to the other. Big bands, small bands, slow bands, fast bands, hard rock and soft ballads. Large-scale arenas, mid-sized concert halls, mom-and-pop playhouses and undiscovered, only-the-locals-know-about dives. All. Found. Here.
We believe that there's no better way to take in the story of our live music scene than by experiencing the live music that happens here. Just ask William Lewis, executive director of PineCone, Piedmont Council of Traditional Music. By preserving, presenting and promoting traditional music with PineCone, William is helping create a city soundtrack unlike any other.
William is just one of Raleigh's smart and creative innovators, the behind-the-scenes reasons why Raleigh is renowned for its culture and is an enriching and energizing destination for visitors. You're invited to come rock out at any of our 80+ live music venues and experience this first-hand.