Raleigh Visitors

This is the destination you've been waiting for, because it's so many destinations in one. You'll sense it as soon as you arrive. The fun, lively vibe coursing through tree-lined streets packed with funky cafes and pubs. Endless hot spots and historical treasures, exciting hockey games and incredible area-wide celebrations...

There's so much to see and do here, you won't want to experience it alone. Use our handy listings, interactive maps and visitor information center to make the most of your visit.

Raleigh, N.C., rocks 365 days a year and hits a high note when the weather gets warm in the spring. It all begins in May as outdoor concert venues join the jamming indoor clubs, bars and arenas. Discover for yourself why N.C.'s capital city is the state's hottest live music destination; from big-budget touring productions to free, weekly music festivals, we've got the most live music in N.C.

With the most dates, the most venues, the most bands and the most genres, let themostnc.com be your source for live music across the Raleigh area. Here you can find a show every day of the year from one end of the destination to the other-at only-the-locals-know-about dives to large-scale arenas. Bookmark themostnc.com and keep an eye on it to see when your favorite artist is playing here.

This month, catch some of the nationally-touring artists stopping at Raleigh's concert venues. The Ritz has Tyler, The Creator (5/2), Interpol (5/8) and Delta Rae (5/9) while City Limits Saloon presents country up-and-comers Jason Michael Carroll (5/1), The Cadillac Three (5/8), Dylan Scott (5/22) and Chris Lane (5/30).

Can't miss: Midtown Beach Music Series (Thurs.) at North Hills is a free event that hosts more than 125,000 guests throughout its 16-week season. Listen to the sounds of beach music from North Tower (5/7), Jim Quick and Coastline (5/14), Band of Oz (5/21) and Fantastic Shakers (5/28). Learn more

No matter what your destination I.D., the Raleigh area has something unique for your next visit. Browse the categories and plan your next trip to Greater Raleigh.

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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