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Aug 21

CVB Annual Luncheon

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
August 21, 2019 | Wednesday

Strategy Session: 10-11:15am (free) 
Networking: 11:15-11:45am 
Luncheon: 11:45am-1:30pm (ticketed)

  • The Value of Tourism
  • Destination 2028 (10-year implementation of the Destination Strategic Plan)
  • The Destination Brand

Accordingly, this Annual Meeting will emphasize those three messages.

At the ticketed luncheon, you’ll hear from Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International, the global trade association for all destination marketing organizations (DMOs). Welsh will be espousing the value of tourism, what it brings to our communities, why the work of GRCVB is instrumental and how tourism benefits the quality of place for all of Wake County.

- Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

Aug 21 - Aug 24

NCSFA South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
Aug 21-24

The South Atlantic FIRE RESCUE Expo was envisioned by the NCSFA as an extension and expansion of the required annual Conference and Business Meeting in 2009.

Since then, SAFRE has grown into one of the largest and most popular regional fire-rescue service conferences, conventions and expos. Come see for yourself.

- South Atlantic FIRE RESCUE Expo

Aug 23

JUDAH & THE LION

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Judah & The Lion at Red Hat Amphitheater
August 23, 2019 | Friday
7:30 PM
Judah & The Lion at Red Hat Amphitheater

Judah & the Lion have announced the Pep Talks Worldwide Tour – their biggest headlining tour yet - in support of their new album PepTalks, due out May 3rd via Cletus the Van/Caroline.  Produced in part by Live Nation, the North American leg of the tour kicks off on August 10th in Kansas City and will include their biggest hometown play yet at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on August 24th before continuing to most major markets through mid-November. 

Judah & the Lion will play Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre August 22 & Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Friday August 23.  Tickets go on sale Friday March 8 at 10am at LiveNation.com. 

Pre-sales begin tomorrow, March 5th and general on-sale begins on Friday, March 8th at 10am local time.  VIP packages, including a meet & greet and exclusive tour poster, will be available beginning Tuesday, March 5th.  Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 5th at 10 AM local time until Thursday, March 7th at 10 PM local time through Citi’s Private Pass program.  For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.  For more information and tickets, visit www.judahandthelion.com.

Today, the band is also thrilled to announce that it will perform its Alternative Top 10 single “Over my head” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s Outdoor Stage on Tuesday, March 19th.  Fans can attend the taping by entering HERE!

Judah & the Lion have released another new track from the forthcoming Pep Talks, “Why Did You Run?” – out today and available via your preferred listening service

 

"The first verse is about me getting a call from my mom when she was in jail but I didn't know

what to do or say. And, of course, right after I called my dad but he didn't answer and it felt like a

very lonely moment. It was like, 'Oh, I'm in the world alone.' I imagined how hard it'd be to be a

13-year-old kid dealing with a divorce, because here I am, a 25-year-old, and it just rocked me."

- Judah Akers on “Why Did You Run?”

 

The album, which includes the previously released single “Over my head,” “Quarter-Life Crisis,” “Pep Talks,” and last week’s critically-acclaimed “pictures (feat. Kacey Musgraves),” also includes assists from former touring mate Jon Bellion and Darren King (ex-Mutemath).  Fans can pre-order the album starting today via https://JATL.lnk.to/peptalks.

In addition, Judah & the Lion will play two showcases at this year’s SXSW – March 9th at A Night of Sweet Innovation Presented by Dell Small Business and Tiff’s Treats hosted by Brooklyn Decker & Andy Roddick and March 14th at StubHub’s Sound Stage hosted by COLLiDE at Banger’s Sausage & Beer Garden. 

Before hitting the road this summer, the band is bringing Pep Talks: An Intimate Album Listening and Storytelling Experience Presented by Judah & the Lion to six cities across the southeast this April.  At each event, Judah Akers, Brian Macdonald, and Nate Zuercher will be on hand to tell the story behind Pep Talks, giving fans an exclusive, intimate listening experience ahead of the release.  Remaining tickets are limited with events in Athens, GA and Knoxville, TN already sold-out.

Judah & The Lion at Red Hat Amphitheater
Aug 24

An R-Rated Magic Show

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
An R-Rated Magic Show
August 24, 2019 | Saturday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
An R-Rated Magic Show

This is NOT your grandfather's magic show… This is the show that will have you asking, "How the ****?" and "What the ****?"

Tricks, antics, pranks, stunts, wisecracks, buffoonery - all brought to you by one of the most compelling entertainers of his generation! Side-splitting comedy and mind-blowing magic are brought into the spotlight as comedy magician Grant Freeman brings his unique, raunchy show full of surprises to Raleigh!

Red Hat Amphitheater
Ben Harper and Trombone Shorty
August 24, 2019 | Saturday
7:00 PM
Ben Harper and Trombone Shorty

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will play Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on Saturday, August 24. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, March 15th at 10am at LiveNation.com, the Duke Energy Center box office, CEI box office at Coastal Credit Union Music Park, and Ticketmaster.

For more information or to purchase tickets go to livenation.com.

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About Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals:

Beginning with his 1994 debut, Welcome To The Cruel World, Harper released a string of eight studio albums over a decade and a half. This extraordinary run, featuring contributions from the Innocent Criminals, established him as a singularly powerful songwriter and performer with range across multiple genres and an unmatched ability to blend the personal and political. The accolades poured in—Rolling Stone hailed his "jewels of unique and exquisitely tender rock & roll,” while Entertainment Weekly praised his "casual profundity," and Billboard said his music "reminds us of the power and beauty of simplicity." Massive, international sold-out tours, Top 10 debuts in the US, Gold and Platinum certifications overseas, and a slew of TV appearances cemented Harper and the band's status as genuine global stars.

About Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue:

 Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty”Andrews is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. He has gained international acclaim for his trombone and trumpet virtuosity, his songwriting and his ability to blend traditional New Orleans styles with rock, funk, soul and hip-hop. NPR hailed him as “New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation” and his recent 2017 album, Parking Lot Symphony, was released on the legendary Blue Note label.

A 2011 GRAMMY Award nominee for his album Backatown (Verve), Andrews’ virtuosity and high-energy live shows have drawn unanimous raves worldwide with Rolling Stone calling him a “must-see act.”

Ben Harper and Trombone Shorty
Red Hat Amphitheater
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
August 29, 2019 | Thursday
6:00 PM
St. Paul & The Broken Bones

**This show was rescheduled from its original June date.**

The Birmingham, Alabama–based rock and roll soul band- St. Paul & The Broken Bones formed in 2012, releasing their debut album Half the City in 2014 and its follow up, 2016’s Sea of Noise, to much acclaim. Those strong efforts helped place them on the national scene, and the band worked hard to prove they were no mere retro-soul band—from touring the world relentlessly, and including being selected to open for The Rolling Stones and headlining two nights at the Ryman Auditorium, to TV appearances including The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, Austin City Limits & two appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Paul Janeway’s fearless showmanship, thoughtful lyrics, and dedication to his performance soon became the band’s calling card, and paired with the inventive and skillful direction of co-band leader Jesse Phillips as well as a full eight-man roster comprised of some of the best young instrumentalists in the South, they soon became a must-see event. St. Paul & The Borken Bones are; Janeway (lead vocals),  and Phillips (bass and guitar),  Browan Lollar (guitars), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone) and Amari Ansari (saxophone).
 
Join Band Together and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in raising over $1 Million to fight child hunger in the Triangle. Ticket sales, individual donations and corporate sponsorships to our 2019 Main Event concert will directly support the Food Shuttle’s new Child Food Hub, a dedicated 7,000 sq. ft.facility in Durham, to increase the impact of these Child Hunger Programs. In the next five years, this space will grow BackPack Buddies by more than 50% and increase School Pantries by 44%.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Aug 31

Yordano in Concert

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Yordano
August 31, 2019 | Saturday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Yordano

The Venezuelan singer and songwriter Yordano is one of Latin music’s best-kept secrets. Throughout his 38-year career, he’s earned praise for his fusions of pop with tropical and romantic elements. During the 1980s and ’90s, his songs became anthems of trysts and breakups for a generation of dreamers in Venezuela, along with Colombia and the Dominican Republic. His lyrics unfold like a short film, and his voice relates his experiences with wisdom and intuition.

 

El cantante y compositor venezolano Giordiano Di Marzo Migani, mejor conocido por su nombre artístico Yordano, es uno de los secretos mejor guardados de la música latina. A lo largo de su carrera de 38 años, ha dejado huella, fusionando el pop con matices tropicales y románticos. Durante las 80’s y 90’s, sus canciones tocaron las fibras sensibles de una generación de enamorados tanto en Venezuela, como en Colombia y la República Dominicana. Su letra se desenvuelve como un cortometraje y su voz relata sus vivencias con sabiduría e intuición.

Sep 3

THE RACONTEURS

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
The Raconteurs
September 3, 2019 | Tuesday
7:00 PM
The Raconteurs

Hot on the heels of announcing their new album HELP US STRANGER (out June 21 via Third Man Records), The Raconteurs – Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler – have announced an extensive run of North American headline tour dates. These new dates, spanning from July to October, include previously-announced US festival appearances at Woodstock 50 and Railbird. The band will kick off their world tour with their first trip to Australia and New Zealand later this month, as well as stops in Japan, Europe, and the United Kingdom before returning to the US for their North American tour.

The Raconteurs will play Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on September 3.  Tickets go on sale Friday April 12 at 10am at LiveNation.com.  

Tickets to the North American headline dates go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 12 at 10am local time. Third Man Records Vault members will have access to the very first pre-sale starting on Tuesday, April 9 at 10am local time, running through Thursday, April 11 at 10pm local time. Sign up for Vault Package #40, which features an exclusive limited edition version of HELP US STRANGER on electric green/black/copper swirled vinyl and Vault-only lenticular cover art, and to gain ticket pre-sale access FIRST here. For tickets and more information on all tour dates, visit https://theraconteurs.com/tour.

Additionally, every online ticket purchased in North America for the new headline shows will include a physical copy of HELP US STRANGER on CD. Fans will also have the option to upgrade their CD to the standard black vinyl LP. 

HELP US STRANGER (Third Man Records) is the GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band’s third studio LP and first new album in more than a decade. Out on Friday, June 21, HELP US STRANGER sees the mighty combo reassembled, stronger and perhaps even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock 'n' roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and White’s uncompromising songcraft and the band’s steadfast musical muscle. With HELP US STRANGER, The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.

The Raconteurs
Sep 4 - Sep 15

The Scottsboro Boys - Theatre Raleigh

Kennedy Theatre
Kennedy Theatre
The Scottsboro Boys
Sep 4-15
September 4 - 8:00 PM
September 5 - 8:00 PM
September 6 - 8:00 PM
September 7 - 2:00 PM
September 7 - 8:00 PM
September 8 - 3:00 PM
September 11 - 8:00 PM
September 12 - 8:00 PM
September 13 - 8:00 PM
September 14 - 2:00 PM
September 14 - 8:00 PM
September 15 - 3:00 PM
The Scottsboro Boys

The real-life story of nine young African American men living in the South in 1931, and the harrowing path of injustice and racism that took 82 years to unravel.

Sep 5 - Sep 7

Hopscotch 2019

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Hopscotch 2019
Sep 5-7
September 5 - 9:00 PM
September 5 - 10:00 PM
September 5 - 11:00 PM
September 6 - 8:30 PM
September 6 - 9:30 PM
September 6 - 10:30 PM
September 6 - 11:30 PM
September 7 - 8:30 PM
September 7 - 9:30 PM
September 7 - 10:30 PM
September 7 - 11:30 PM
Hopscotch 2019

Thursday, September 5

  • 9:00pm |         Putter
  • 10:00pm |       Zen Mother
  • 11:00pm |       Rosenau & Sanborn

Friday, September 6

  • 8:30pm |         Bowles/Bone/Wagg
  • 9:30pm |         Milford Graves
  • 10:30pm |       Booker Stardrum
  • 11:30pm |       Susie Ibarra

Saturday, September 7

  • 8:30pm |         Al Riggs & Lauren Francis
  • 9:30pm |         Daughter of Swords
  • 10:30pm |       Gruff Rhys
  • 11:30pm |       Cate Le Bon    

 

Sep 6 - Sep 7

HOPSCOTCH

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh
Sep 6-7
September 6 - 5:30 PM | Doors 4:30 PM
September 7 - 5:30 PM | Doors 4:30 PM
Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh

Hopscotch Music Festival returns to downtown Raleigh to celebrate it’s tenth year this September 5-7. Featuring more than 130 bands over 3 days, Hopscotch is known for adventurous lineups, memorable performances, and a fan-friendly atmosphere. From a large outdoor main stage in Raleigh City Plaza to intimate club shows, the festival offers music in almost every genre imaginable—rock, hip-hop, metal, folk, electronic, experimental, and more—and its programming highlights this diversity each year.

From its inception in 2010, Hopscotch has been a signature event for the creative community of Raleigh, North Carolina. Approximately 25% of the festival’s performers hail from in-state—a figure few, if any, nationally recognized music festivals can claim. With official programming stretching across 12 walkable venues, Hopscotch is a city-wide celebration for locals and fans visiting from faraway locales.

Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh