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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...

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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.The last month of a Summer of Music Mania is ahead, so plan a Sept. getaway that rocks at, your one-stop source for great deals and information, plus a comprehensive calendar of live music events. The summer will hit a high note in Sept. as some of the year's biggest festivals and concerts are staged here, creating the Raleigh M.A.I.N. Event, an initiative that celebrates a month of music, art, innovation and noise through 20+ happenings.

Named among "Summer 2014's 40 Must-See Music Festivals" by Rolling Stone, Hopscotch Music Festival (9/4-6) brings 160 bands to 12 downtown Raleigh venues, all in walking distance from each other, over a three-day episode to offer a plethora of genres not limited to rock, hip-hop, metal, folk, electronic and experimental. With adventurous lineups, memorable performances and a fan-friendly atmosphere, this festival leaves nothing to be desired and a sound for every ear.

Can't Miss: This month's outdoor concerts at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, including country star Jason Aldean (9/6), The 95X Big Shindig (9/7) featuring Weezer, Fitz & the Tantrums, Foster The People, Fuel and more, 5 Seconds of Summer (9/10), Farm Aid (9/13), with headliners Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, and Kings of Leon (9/17). Farm Aid is being held in Raleigh (and N.C.) for the first time and especially can't be missed (limited tickets remain)! 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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