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Jun 26


Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Shinedown at Red Hat Amphitheater
June 26, 2019 | Wednesday
6:30 PM
Shinedown at Red Hat Amphitheater

“At it’s core, ‘GET UP’ deals with empathy. Smith’s lyrics reflect a shared experience…pain can be a universal human experience and that sense of unconditional support and solidarity is the driving factor behind the song…” - Salon

“Emotional and personal…cinematic and nuanced…’GET UP’ which began as a song written for a friend and bandmate, is now bringing its inspiring message to millions of listeners.” - HuffPost

“...[ATTENTION ATTENTION is] a deeply confessional brilliant piece of work...most rock bands don’t possess what Shinedown does — unfathomable talent, an unwavering fan base and unbridled tenacity.” - Buzzfeed

“Shinedown have a knack for crafting rock anthems…” – Consequence of Sound


“…conviction, authenticity, and real life intensity. Brent Smith and Shinedown are familiar purveyors of all those artistic qualities.” - No Depression

Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown has announced new summer tour dates on their 2019 ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour, beginning June 21 through July 27. BadflowerDinosaur Pile-Up, and Broken Hands will support Shinedown on these coast-to-coast dates produced by Live Nation.


Shinedown will bring their 2019 ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour to CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park Simpsonville 6/23, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre 6/25, and Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh 6/26.  


Fan club presale begins February 5 at 10am local time. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tourAs such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 5 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 7 at 10 p.m.local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. General on-sale begins February 8 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. For more details, please visit www.shinedown.com.


Shinedown’s ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour kicks off February 20 in Estero, FL at Hertz Arena, which will see the band pack arenas backed by their biggest, most eye-popping production yet. Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria open. Amidst the tour, Shinedown will kick off a more intimate, limited run of shows in May entitled ‘An Evening With Shinedown,’ offering fans an exclusive, up-close-and-personal live experience. These special shows, inspired by the high demand for tickets to Shinedown’s three intimate, year-end shows at the House of Blues in Orlando, begin May 6 in New Orleans at The Fillmore and will include back-to-back nights in Atlanta, Myrtle Beach, and Nashville.


PRESS HERE to watch Shinedown’s new video for their anthemic single “GET UP,” a collection of behind-the-scenes moments on tour and live footage from the road that gives an inside look into the powerful moments that “GET UP” is fostering between Shinedown and their fans. The uplifting #1 Active Rock and Top 25 Alternative hit has amassed more than 27 million total streams, galvanizing listeners around the globe with its offer of hope, empathy and encouragement in the face of personal struggles, whatever they may be. PRESS HERE to watch Shinedown’s recent performance of “GET UP” on Live with Kelly and Ryan. Garnering praise from the likes of Huffington Post, Salon, Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Buzzfeed, Parade, Grammy.com, No Depression and more with key playlisting on Spotify and Apple Music, the powerful song speaks to the human spirit in a time of need, something that front man Brent Smith is deeply connected to after battling his own personal demons. “GET UP” became a light in the darkness, born out of Brent watching his friend, Shinedown bassist Eric Bass, deal with clinical depression. When Brent put pen to paper, a beautiful, universal song rooted in Brent and Eric’s raw vulnerability took shape. Reaching far beyond any genre or label, “GET UP” quickly began resonating, soundtracking TODAY’s look back at 2018, breaking a new record for Shinedown by giving the band the most Rock Airplay Top 10s ever and their 13th #1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs Chart (the second most in the history of the chart, tied with Van Halen), and becoming a fan favorite at arena shows on tour where the crowd response is palpable.


Additionally, Shinedown has been nominated for two iHeart Radio Music Awards including Rock Song of the Year for #1 Active Rock hit “DEVIL” and Rock Artist of the Year.


Shinedown’s chart-topping album ATTENTION ATTENTION (PRESS HERE to listen), out now via Atlantic Records, simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts and debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200. The story that unfolds as the album progresses is a poignant and enduring statement about humanity, touching on topics such as overcoming struggles, mental health, not being afraid to fail and the resolve of the human spirit as seen on tracks like "DEVIL," and the anthemic "THE HUMAN RADIO". Given the deeply personal nature of the record, Shinedown went in-house for production for the first time ever, enlisting bassist Eric Bass to produce and mix the album in its entirety. 


Shinedown - Brent Smith [vocals], Zach Myers [guitar], Eric Bass [bass, production], and Barry Kerch [drums] – has sold more than 10 million albums and 10 million singles worldwide, has 11 platinum and gold singles and four platinum and gold albums, and 14 #1 active rock hits, and more than 1.5 billion total overall streams to date. Each of Shinedown's 24 charting singles on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart has reached the top five – an unparalleled feat.



Shinedown at Red Hat Amphitheater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Raleigh Lecture Series
June 27, 2019 | Thursday
6:30 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
Raleigh Lecture Series

Join us for a conversation about gentrification with Kristen Jeffers, the founder and editor of The Black Urbanist. Ms. Jeffers also is a freelance writer, urban planner, and advocate for improving the built environment in urban areas.

She will speak at the event and moderate a panel discussion with:

She will speak at the event and moderate a panel discussion with:

  • Pamela Wideman – Housing & Neighborhood Services Director, City of Charlotte
  • Kia Baker – Executive Director, Southeast Raleigh Promise
  • Yvette Holmes – Vice President for Resource Development & Partnership, DHIC, Inc.
  • Asa Fleming – President, NC Association of Realtors & Realtor, Allen Tate Realtors
  • Paul Kane – Executive Vice President/CEO, Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County

All are invited to join the conversation and provide questions for the discussion.

Jun 28 - Jun 30

Jurassic Quest

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
Jun 28-30

Jurassic Quest is America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event. Our guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs.

Jurassic Quest is the only dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs. From the very small, to the gigantic, sky-scraping dinosaurs that can only be seen at our events, Jurassic Quest has over 80 true-to-life size dinosaurs in each of its two touring shows. In collaboration with leading paleontologists, each dinosaur was painstakingly replicated in every detail. Whether their prehistoric counterpart had skin that was scaly, had feathers or fur, Jurassic Quest has spared no expense in bringing this realism to life.

In Jurassic Quest’s Dinosaur World, the dinosaurs roar and move, some even walk around. At a Jurassic Quest event, there’s a sometimes-blurry line between our visitors watching the dinosaurs … and the dinosaurs watching them!

At Jurassic Quest, you’ll meet and interact with Baby Dinosaurs and adolescent Walking Dinosaurs. The Baby Dinosaurs love to see and play with our guests. They’ve been known to grab baseball caps right off unsuspecting children’s heads, nibble at their shirts and even pose for pictures. Turns out, even when they grow up a little, they still love the attention. Like our dino babies, our teen and pre-teen walking dinos love to play and maybe prank guests as well!

In addition to the life-like Dinosaur Exhibits, there are many attractions and activities for all kinds of dinosaur fans. Our guests can dig up fossils like a real paleontologist, they can ride on the back of a huge 24ft T. Rex, or the spiky, overgrown, Carnotaurus among others. There are countless dinosaur themed rides throughout the event including inflatable mazes, huge slides, and the multitrack Dino Bungee Pull. Jurassic Quest has a Dinosaur Petting Zoo where little ones can pet dinosaurs that are more their size. Our little Questers can even do crafts and explore Dino Science stations, Visit the fossil area in our Dinosaur Museum and see real dinosaur fossils dating back over 60 million years. Whether they are big or small, young or old, our guests have a dino-mite time!

- Jurassic Quest

Jun 29

Hayden Magician

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Hayden Magician
June 29, 2019 | Saturday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Hayden Magician

Hayden is an award-winning magician based out of Charlotte, NC who specializes in the art of illusion. He has performed for organizations nationwide such as Lowes and Bank of America and has been gaining popularity for his original and fast-paced magic show.

Jul 10 - Jul 21

I Am My Own Wife - Theatre Raleigh

Kennedy Theatre
Kennedy Theatre
I Am My Own Wife
Jul 10-21
July 10 - 8:00 PM
July 11 - 8:00 PM
July 12 - 8:00 PM
July 13 - 2:00 PM
July 13 - 8:00 PM
July 14 - 3:00 PM
July 17 - 8:00 PM
July 18 - 8:00 PM
July 19 - 8:00 PM
July 20 - 2:00 PM
July 20 - 8:00 PM
July 21 - 3:00 PM
I Am My Own Wife

Based on the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German regime.

Jul 11


Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Rob Thomas at Red Hat Amphitheater
July 11, 2019 | Thursday
7:00 PM
Rob Thomas at Red Hat Amphitheater



 Emblem/Atlantic recording artist and multiple-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Rob Thomas has announced the release of his highly anticipated fourth solo albumChip Tooth Smile – arriving everywhere April 26th (pre-order available now) and heralded today by new single “One Less Day (Dying Young).”

Penned by Thomas and produced by Butch Walker (Panic! At The Disco, P!nk), “One Less Day (Dying Young)” is available now via all DSPs alongside a video companion directed by Andy Morahan (George Michael, Elton John, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses). “This is an anthem about life and living” said Thomas. “Living one more day is a privilege not afforded to everyone, so do all you can with the ones you get.” 

Thomas will celebrate the release of Chip Tooth Smile with an extensive North American summer tour with special guest Abby Anderson. The outing kicks off May 28th in Red Bank, NJ at the Count Basie Center for the Arts and will continue through early August (see full itinerary below). Fans pre-ordering the album (pre-order available here) will receive exclusive first access to tickets beginning this Monday, February 25th at 10 AM (local). Fan club pre-sale access will also begin at this time. For further details and ticket information, please visit http://www.robthomasmusic.com.

Rob Thomas with special guest Abby Anderson will play Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on July 11. Tickets go on sale Friday March 1 at 10am and will be available at livenation.com, Duke Energy Center box office, CEI box office at Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Ticketmaster, and by phone 800-745-3000.

Rob Thomas at Red Hat Amphitheater
Fletcher Opera Theater
July 13, 2019 | Saturday
8:30 PM

Performers scheduled to appear include:

  • Andre Tavares
  • Marinella Tavares
  • Benedite Kimobana
  • Corivania Tavares
  • Nzuzi Mambimbi Augusto
  • Joao Claudio Mambote
  • Mbemba Languilua Afonso
  • Nsingi Arnold Ndangani
  • David Tshidiadia Mutanda
  • Tshibangu Mutambayi Benoit
  • Badibanga Kankongolo Consolate
  • Kazadi Kabandanyi Mike
Jul 15

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Glenn Miller Orchestra
July 15, 2019 | Monday
7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
Glenn Miller Orchestra

The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra brings timeless classics like In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-5000, String of Pearls and Tuxedo Junction back to the stage. Even 50 years after founding his famous orchestra Glenn Miller’s music is alive and well.  

Over 20 musicians and singers bring the unforgettable Glenn Miller sound and perform those songs that everyone remembers... This is a show not to miss for jazz and swing fans alike or the incurable romantics who want to step back in time. The legendary Glenn Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and '40s.

Red Hat Amphitheater
Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums
July 16, 2019 | Tuesday
6:30 PM
Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums




Elektra recording groups Young The Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums have jointly announced plans for a massive, co-headline summer tour.   The two chart-topping bands – both with roots tracing back to Southern California – will kick off the extensive, cross-country trek at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO, on June 12, with dates continuing into August, including a special, homecoming show at The Forum in Los Angeles on August 10.  


Young The Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums with special guests COIN will play Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday July 13 and Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on July 16.   Presale begins on Wednesday, February 20, with general on sale starting on Friday, February 22 at LiveNation.com, via the Live Nation App, Ticketmaster, and by phone.   The Charlotte July 13 date is this year’s Woody & Wilcox Summer Camp.  For more details, please visit www.YTGFITZ.com

Frontman Sameer Gadhia of Young the Giant said, “It is with great honor that we announce our Summer 2019 North American Tour with our dear friends Fitz and the Tantrums! We’re looking forward to returning to some of these iconic venues and bringing our show outdoors again this summer. Our single “Superposition” is about two forces becoming one. It’s a song with a message that’s defied odds and garnered an overwhelming reaction. It’s perfectly fitting, then, that our co-headline concept this summer is about combining two properties. We are excited to see you out there!”

Frontman Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick of Fitz and the Tantrums said, “We couldn’t be more excited to take over the summer with our friends Young The Giant on this co-headline tour!   This is going to be a big year for Fitz and the Tantrums.  We’ve got a lot of exciting news to come that we can’t wait to share with our fans.”

This week, Young The Giant has climbed to #1 on the Alternative radio chart with “Superposition,” the new single off of their latest full length release, “MIRROR MASTER.”  The track is also continuing its ascent on the Shazam Top 100, where it’s one of the chart’s top 10 rock songs, and likewise, quickly becoming a multi-format success, entering the top 10 at Triple A radio.  The band recently performed “Superposition” on NBC’s “Late Show with Seth Meyers” to celebrate the kick off of their own headlining North American tour.  The electrifying performance followed previous late night appearances on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”


Fitz and the Tantrums are currently working on new music for 2019 with further details to be announced shortly.  The band’s most recent release – 2016’s acclaimed “FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS” – featured the RIAA-certified 2x-Platinum smash “HandClap” which enjoyed top 5 chart success at multi-format radio outlets nationwide.  Likewise, the song’s official companion video has amassed more than 75 MILLION views to date. “FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS” was the follow-up to the band’s breakout, major label debut, 2013’s “MORE THAN JUST A DREAM,” highlighted by two back-to-back multi-format hits in “The Walker” and “Out Of My League,” both of which reached #1 at Alternative Radio nationwide and certified Platinum by the RIAA.  

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


Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums
Jul 16 - Jul 20

USBA Boys National Championship

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
Jul 16-20

Yes. This is the one. The best in the country. All games in the Raleigh Convention Center. Teams from 40+ States, Canada, and Puerto Rico all competeing for the prestigious USBA National Crown! Registration deadline is Midnight July 1. We look forward to seeing you in Raleigh! THANK YOU FOR PLAYING USBA!

The United States Basketball Association (USBA) was founded in 2005. Since then the USBA has been the leader in grassroots basketball tournaments and camps for boys and girls of all ages across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Its our goal to develop young people and equip them with skills that will help them advance both on and off the court. Fair play, sportsmanship, solid teaching, and hands on instruction are all hallmarks of our USBA programs. We believe the game of basketball has a direct impact our young peoples lives.

- The United States Basketball Association

Jul 17


Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
July 17, 2019 | Wednesday
7:30 PM

GODSMACK will play Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre 7/16 & Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh 7/17.  Tickets go on sale Friday April 12 at 10am at LiveNation.com & via the LiveNation app.

Next month, GODSMACK--Sully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass], and Shannon Larkin [drums]--return to the road in the U.S. where they’ll headline a run of shows with special guests VOLBEAT, along with some co-headlining shows with them in Canada.  The band have added six additional shows to the previously announced shows, including a July 23 stop at the Beacon Theatre in New York.  Tickets for the previously announced shows are on sale now.  Presales (including a VIP and fan club pre-sale) for the additional shows begin Tuesday, April 9 at 10:00 AM-Thursday, April 11 at 10:00 PM (all times are local). 

SULLY ERNA of GODSMACK has announced the creation of The Scars Foundation to support ongoing mental health struggles facing so many.  The foundation’s mission statement is as follows:

The Scars Foundation has been established by Sully Erna and the rock band Godsmack to help raise awareness of the mental health issues that so many are faced with today.

With the rise of suicides, bullying, addiction, abuse and so many other challenges, The Scars Foundation is dedicated to providing resources and tools to educate and empower people on a global level that struggle with these burdens.

For more information, please click here.

“Scars come in all forms,” SULLY explains about the foundation.  “They are physical and emotional. They’re traumatizing and make us fear what people may think of us. But we are ALL imperfect in some way. That’s what makes us perfect and unique!  EVERYONE has something that makes him or her insecure or embarrassed. But instead of hiding them or internalizing them, own them and show them off to the world!  Let them empower you so you can be a voice for everyone who can’t be. If we ALL wear our scars loudly and proudly, others will follow.”

“Under Your Scars” is the latest single from the band’s current album, WHEN LEGENDS RISE.  The song was the #1 most added at radio last week (April 2).  Every donation to The Scars Foundation will include a download of the band’s “Under Your Scars” single.

“Under Your Scars” follows “When Legends Rise,” the second #1 from the album, and last year’s #1 “Bulletproof,” which was nominated for “Rock Song of the Year” for the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards and was also the most-played song at rock radio in 2018. 

WHEN LEGENDS RISE marks the band’s seventh studio album and their first in four years. The critically acclaimed 11-song collection entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart in the top ten (#8), with four #1 placements on other charts: Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Music Albums, Top Independent Albums and Top Alternative Albums. WHEN LEGENDS RISE is available on CD, LP and Digital; purchase or stream it here. The album finds the guys doubling down on their combination of tightly wound riffs, rhythmic fury, naked emotions and pushed-to-the-edge vocals, all fired up with melodic precision and tight songcraft.


Jul 23 - Jul 28

Annie - North Carolina Theatre

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Jul 23-28
July 23 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
July 24 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
July 25 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
July 26 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
July 27 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
July 27 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
July 28 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
July 28 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM

With equal measure of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. IN adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil scheme’s, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks.