Author: Derek Allman

Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau senior marketing manager.

Pokémon GO has captivated people of all ages, from all walks of life around the world, and you can bet Raleigh, N.C., has seen groups of Pokémon Masters-in-training on the streets of downtown and throughout the destination. There are endless places to go for a day out with family and...
Raleigh, N.C., rocks 365 days a year and hits a high note when the weather gets warm in the spring. It all begins as outdoor concert venues join the jamming indoor major venues, concert venues and live-music restaurants. Check out the list below and see a concert at each of these stellar venues.
Celebrate Beer Month while you rock at PNC Arena concerts. During The Who (Apr. 21) and Eric Church's (Apr. 23) concerts this month, celebrate craft beer and try an array of N.C. brews. The arena offers N.C. beer year-round, and here's a list of current breweries and beers featured*:...

Casks on Fools Beer List

Monday, March 30, 2015, 12pm by Derek Allman

Greater Raleigh Beer Month 2015 kicks off with a bang this Wed., Apr. 1, in celebration of N.C. Beer Month. Celebrate the first day at the 2nd annual Casks on Fools at Crank Arm Brewing. The party will feature 24 breweries (15 of which are Raleigh area breweries) with specialty casks. Check out the

Things to Do in Raleigh This Weekend

Friday, December 05, 2014, 4pm by Derek Allman

Every weekend Raleigh has an event lineup that keeps you wanting more. They never disappoint. Here are a few events you shouldn't miss this weekend. Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest Celebration Downtown Raleigh's winter celebration brings you the grand Official Mayor's Tree Lighting along...

Celebrate the Fall with Pumpkin-Infused Brews

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 10am by Derek Allman

The fall season is well upon us, and pumpkin beers are out and about this month! They celebrate the spirit of the season, and we pinpointed two Greater Raleigh craft breweries that are offering pumpkin-infused brews. Visit the breweries and taste these delicious beers! Big Boss Brewing...

Friday Night Tributes at Midtown Park

Thursday, September 04, 2014, 5pm by Derek Allman

"A Feel Good Music Series" is how North Hills and Midtown Events describes its Friday Night Tributes concert series at Midtown Park—and that's exactly what it is. The cool breeze of a Carolina evening. Hands-down delicious food. The positive energy of fellow music fans in the...

A Dive into Deep South The Bar

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 3pm by Derek Allman

Deep South The Bar presents raw talent in a welcoming, friendly environment created by genuine music fans for genuine music fans. With 365 shows per year, the hot spot promises visitors a stellar night of live music any night of the week. And my night at the music venue last Thurs. was everything
Music Maniacs taking in concerts at PNC Arena will be stoked to find out about the great selection of N.C. craft brews on draft. Not only can music fans experience big-name artists live, such as Bruno Mars and Tom Petty and The HeartBreakers, this summer and on, but can also enjoy a N.C. brew while

The Umstead Spa's DIY N.C. Beer Facial

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10pm by Derek Allman

Who would have thought that you could use a Greater Raleigh craft beer to give yourself a simple facial and it work? The Umstead Spa director Carolyn Doe did and knows it will work! The yeast in beer works to balance the pH of the skin and targets the bacteria that causes breakouts. Doe shared this