Get to Greater Raleigh for a Summer of Music Mania. From big-budget touring productions to free, weekly music festivals, we've got the most live music of any destination in N.C....more
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Greater 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.

Discover for yourself why North Carolina'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 of any destination in N.C.

There's a whole summer of wall-to-wall music awaiting your visit, so come to, your one-stop source for great deals and info plus a comprehensive calendar of all live music shows this summer.In the heart of downtown Raleigh, Red Hat Amphitheater features local beers, great tastes and rockin' acts. August starts with the Under the Sun Tour (8/1) featuring ‘90s chart-toppers Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker. Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson (8/5), Slightly Stoopid with Stephen Marley and G. Love & Special Sauce (8/8), David Gray (8/11), Old Crow Medicine Show with Shovels & Rope (8/20) and Boston (8/22) fill the month with music. Don't forget the kids as children's favorite Fresh Beat Band (8/24) wraps up the month.

Can't Miss: Free downtown Raleigh performances in City Plaza such as Oak City 7, featuring local and regional bands such as Collapsis (8/7) and The Posies (8/21), or the Pickin' in the Plaza bluegrass series with Constant Change (8/14) and Acoustic Manner (8/28). Learn more

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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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