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NC State LIVE @ the Lot: Charly Lowry

  • Dates: April 22, 2021
  • Presenting Organization: Eastman, Arts NC State, 88.1 WKNC
  • Venue: Spring Hill Park & Ride Lot at Dorothea Dix Park
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 698 Barbour Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Times: Gate and Food Trucks, 5:30pm; Concert, 6:30pm
  • Admission: Student Gate Pass, $5; Public/Faculty/Staff Gate Pass: $10 (Gate Passes will only be available online until 4pm on the day of each concert.)


NC State LIVE and Visit Centennial have become known for their vibrant LIVE@Lake Raleigh sunset concerts featuring some of North Carolina’s most exhilarating musicians. We’ve kept the sunset and the musicians, but found a new location to keep everyone safe!

Join us for NC State LIVE@the Lot, a drive-in concert series on Centennial Campus, overlooking Raleigh’s picturesque combo of trees and city skyline. At each concert, there will be a unique selection of the Triangle’s best food trucks on the Lot open for digital ordering. Food trucks will make deliveries directly to your car.

April 22's show will be Charly Lowry – A musical powerhouse from Pembroke, NC, Charly is proud to be an Indigenous woman belonging to the Lumbee/Tuscarora Tribes. Among her community, Native women are traditionally barred from the hand-drum, singing behind the men’s drum and/or dancing instead.  Lowry defies that norm, following in the footsteps of her mentor Pura Fé. Robeson County, her home, is one of the most diverse counties in the U.S., and Charly celebrates that diversity in all aspects of her life. While she may be familiar to some from her success as a semi-finalist on American Idol, she has maintained close ties to her Native American roots and culture. It is important to her to express the struggle, sacrifice, and obstacles her people have overcome throughout history. She serves as a voice for her ancestors, as well as the youth of today, and remains committed to music that honors roots but lives vibrantly in the here and now.