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Jul 26 - Jul 30

PineCone Bluegrass Jam Camp Summer 2021

Other Location
Other Location
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Jul 26-30
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Jam Camp is for intermediate music students (ages 10-17) looking to take their bluegrass playing to the next level. This program will build and develop your young musician's musical skills while encouraging confidence, creativity, and collaboration. This camp will focus on repertoire building and increased familiarity with jam etiquette, plus playing back-up, lead, harmony, improvisation, and more. Instructors: Lynda Dawson/Pattie Kinlaw/Charles Pettee/Hank Smith

  • Limited class sizes.
  • Lunch will be eaten outdoors, weather permitting.
  • Masks will be required indoors and when unable to maintain social distancing.
  • Singing will only be done outdoors.
  • NC DHHS safety protocols and guidelines will be followed at each camp, including daily health screenings for campers and staff.
  • All instructors and PineCone staff are vaccinated.
Jul 27 - Aug 1

Songs For A New World - North Carolina Theatre

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
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Jul 27 - Aug 1
July 27 - 7:30 PM
July 28 - 7:30 PM
July 29 - 7:30 PM
July 30 - 7:30 PM
July 31 - 2:00 PM
July 31 - 7:30 PM
August 1 - 2:00 PM
August 1 - 7:30 PM
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Songs for a New World is a sung-through musical, filled with original Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Broadway-inspired songs connected by common theme: “The moment of decision.” This show is about facing new circumstances and discovering how to navigate through evolving situations to create a new world. On Demand Tickets are also available for this event here.

 

*Temperature screenings will be required for this event.

Jul 29

LINDSEY STIRLING

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
The Artemis Tour. Lindsey Stirling. With special guest Kiezza
July 29, 2021 | Thursday
7:00 PM
The Artemis Tour. Lindsey Stirling. With special guest Kiezza

Award-winning violinist and dancer Lindsey Stirling will hit the road this summer in support of her ARTEMIS album. Produced by Live Nation, the 36-city tour kicks off on Thursday, June 25th in Minneapolis, MN and ends on August 14th in Toronto, ON. Stirling will bring an all new production to audiences throughout North America in iconic venues including Red Rocks in Denver, CO on July 8th and her inaugural appearance at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on August 3rd, which will feature surprise special guests. 

Lindsey Stirling with special guest Kiesza to bring “The Artemis Tour” to Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on July 29.  Tickets go on sale Friday March 6 at 10am at LiveNation.com & via the Live Nation app.  

“After taking the Artemis tour all over the world, I can't wait to FINALLY bring it home to the states,” Stirling said. “I never know how to describe my shows but they are theatrical, full of choreography, costumes, and a light show that would make a DJ feel quite at home. This Artemis tour is my biggest and boldest show yet and it’s a joy to perform. I hope you love it.”

Fans can gain access to a special pre-sale by signing up on her website today: lindseystirling.com. Pre-sale begins Wednesday, March 4th at 10am local. Tickets will be available to the public Friday, March 6th at 10am local.

Special VIP packages will be available on the North American Tour, including limited Meet & Greet Experiences, an invitation to Lindsey’s World - a pre-show party where Lindsey will share her experiences in life and music - a chance to see an exhibit of Lindsey’s costumes and memorabilia, and much more. VIP details here.

Stirling’s fourth studio album, ARTEMIS, was released in fall of 2019 and made an appearance on the Billboard Top 200 chart as well as topping the Billboard Independent and Electronic Charts. Lindsey’s recent TV appearances include the Champions finale of America’s Got Talent and appearances on NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show and ABC’s Kelly and Ryan in addition to filming several new videos and working on her accompanying Artemis-inspired Comic book series.

Sign up for pre-sale access and get ticket info: https://found.ee/Lindsey_touring

VIP details: https://found.ee/NA_Artemis_VIP_2020

Tickets available to the public Friday, March 6th at 10am local.

About Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling remains fearless enough to always dream big.  Since the release of her 2012 self-titled debut, the electronic music impresario, violinist, dancer, and artist quietly and humbly became one of the 21st century’s most innovative stars by clinging to her groundbreaking vision of cinematic violin-driven electronic music. After bowing at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Dance/Electronic Album Chart, holding #1 on the Classical Album Chart for 21 consecutive weeks, and receiving a Billboard Music Award for “Top Dance/Electronic Album,” her sophomore opus Shatter Me would not only garner an RIAA Gold certification, but it would rank as the #2 Dance/Electronic Album and #1 Classical Album on Billboard’s 2015 Year-End charts. Attracting over 12 million subscribers and 2.8 billion-plus views on YouTube, in 2015 Forbes placed Lindsey at #4 on its yearly YouTube artists list, making her the highest-ranked female. Her headline tours would play to a cumulative audience of over 800,000 people worldwide, and her literary debut The Only Pirate at the Party, co-written with her sister Brook S. Passey became a New York Times Bestseller.  Lindsey’s third-studio album Brave Enough, debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, went on to score the #1 spot on Billboard’s year-end Top Dance/Electronic Album list and earned Stirling a 2017 Billboard Music Award for “Top Dance/Electronic Album”. In 2017 Lindsey released her first ever holiday album titled Warmer in the Winter featuring classic and original songs.  This album was the #1 new Christmas album of 2017, ahead of pop music heavyweights such as Gwen Stefani and Sia.  It was also the best-selling new holiday album and the best performing holiday album on Pandora with over 40 million spins.   With such insistent demand coming from her fans, the Christmas Album marked another special release in 2018 with a few new songs as well as some Christmas classics.   Lindsey’s musical talent and success on YouTube with over a Billion Views also launched a successful career into Television.  Driven by a strong International Fan base, Lindsey was runner-up on Season 25 of ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars” with her partner Mark Ballas and did a stint on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” as well.  She has continued to build an impressive fan base that stretched across all demographics forging her own path for future young Artists to emulate.  Amongst her numerous achievements, Stirling co-headed the US tour with Evanescence which was named as one of Live Nation’s 10 best-selling amphitheater tours of the 2018 Summer in addition to winning several coveted Music Awards and numerous appearances on the top Billboard Charts.  Lindsey Stirling embodies the true spirit of today’s independent recording artist whose symbiotic relationship with her fans has led to a Worldwide audience filled with positivity.  By using her own story to show young adults that confidence in the very thing that makes you unique is the key to success, she continues to be a light in today’s Entertainment Scene and bring her own brand of ‘Magic’ to the many lives she has touched. 

 

Jul 31

Maks & Val: Stripped Down Tour

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
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July 31, 2021 | Saturday
7:30 PM
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The Stripped Down Tour is a unique, family friendly experience that will bring you closer to Maks & Val than ever before. The intimate evening is packed with breathtaking dancing, deeply personal storytelling, and world class showmanship true to the Chmerkovskiy name. Genuine and heartwarming, the Stripped Down Tour promises to take your emotions for a ride, and have you smiling on the drive back. The boys leave their hearts out on stage... and maybe a shirt or two.

Want to meet Maks and Val backstage after the show? With a virtual VIP M&G pass from Looped Live, you get access to an exclusive 1-on-1 virtual Meet & Greet video call with Maks and Val where you will have an intimate chat with the guys as they cool down in their dressing room immediately following the show! Virtual VIP passes are available here: https://www.events.loopedlive.com/maksandval. Tickets to the show are not included.

Aug 7

LOUIS THE CHILD

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Louis the Child Here for Now Tour 2020. Jai Wolf
August 7, 2021 | Saturday
6:30 PM
Louis the Child Here for Now Tour 2020. Jai Wolf

HERE FOR NOW TOUR 2020

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS JAI WOLF & EVAN GIIA

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre – Friday May 1

Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh – May 14

Tickets on sale Friday January 24 at LiveNation.com

Louis The Child have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to organizations bringing dignity, equity, and access to communities who need it. www.plus1.org

Aug 17

BLACKBERRY SMOKE

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Blackberry Smoke will kick off their extensive “Spirit Of The South Tour: A Celebration of Southern Rock and Roll” this summer with special guests The Allman Betts Band and The Wild Feathers.
August 17, 2021 | Tuesday
6:00 PM
Blackberry Smoke will kick off their extensive “Spirit Of The South Tour: A Celebration of Southern Rock and Roll” this summer with special guests The Allman Betts Band and The Wild Feathers.

Blackberry Smoke will kick off their extensive “Spirit Of The South Tour: A Celebration of Southern Rock and Roll” this summer with special guests The Allman Betts Band and The Wild Feathers.

Spirit of the South: A Celebration of Southern Rock and Roll featuring Blackberry Smoke, with special guests The Allman Betts Band and The Wild Feathers to play Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday August 14, Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Saturday August 15, and CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park Simpsonville on Sunday August 16.  Tickets go on sale Friday March 6 at 10am at LiveNation.com and via the Live Nation app. 

Created in celebration of the various roots and influences within Southern music, every show will conclude with a unique collaborative finale, which will feature Blackberry Smoke, The Allman Betts Band and The Wild Feathers and additional surprise guests showcasing the inspirations of Rock, Blues, Gospel and Soul music. Additionally, for the first time ever, Blackberry Smoke is partnering with The Allman Brothers Band Museum At The Big House—located in Macon, GA—to bring the band’s storied history on the road with a new mobile set up. The museum will feature never-before-seen archival items including original hand-written lyrics, awards, rare family photographs, iconic pieces of clothing and jewelry, one-of-a-kind instruments played by the band and more. All “Spirit Of The South Tour” ticket holders will be granted free access to the museum with $1 of each ticket donated to The Allman Brothers Museum at the Big House to help preserve its history and heritage.

Of the collaboration, The Big House Museum director Richard Brent shares, “We feel privileged to have this opportunity to get out on the road and bring some of these unique items to the fans. The museum has become such an amazing place for people to gather, but it comes with a big price to maintain and expand. If you haven’t been able to get down to Macon, GA, this exhibit will give you a great visual of what we are about. You will not only get to see what we have brought out, but you also will get to learn some great stories from the songs, albums and images of The Allman Brothers Band. We know that by showing a small portion of what the ABB museum has to offer, it will inspire folks to stop by the Big House the next time they are in the Macon area.”  

Additionally, of the tour, Blackberry Smoke lead singer Charlie Starr shares, “We are beyond excited to bring our Spirit Of The South tour to fans this summer. If you think of this music as a genre and you step back far enough to see the scope of what a handful of bands from the South were able to accomplish, it’s pretty damn staggering. All without giving a damn about what was hip or trendy at the time. It’s music that is a part of the fabric of people’s lives…music that we all love and cherish deeply. On this tour we’d like to celebrate the musical freedom championed by those pioneers and maybe help tell the story. It’s not only what people think of as Southern Rock, but all the elements in Rock and Roll that make it Southern.  It’s blues, gospel, soul, jazz and bluegrass…everything that took root in the South and spread all over the world.  We feel this tour is going to give us all a unique opportunity for something really special. I think everyone will love the Celebration!”

The Allman Betts Band’s Devon Allman also comments, “I’ve been knowing the Blackberry cats a couple decades, we come up in the same circuit. This tour is going to be special, the sweet warm summer nights and the epic jams at the end. Can’t f***ing wait!”

The new tour adds to a landmark series of years for Blackberry Smoke, who recently returned to the studio with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb to begin work on their next album, including a new song with Jamey Johnson. They also recently spent time at Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, GA creating new renditions of several songs with ties to the historic studio and the town. The new music follows the release of their latest full-length album, Find A Light, which debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country, entered at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart in 2018. Of the album, NPR Music praises, “pushes the envelope while providing that famous Blackberry Smoke autonomy, delivered with soulful vocals, haunting harmonies and kick ass songs.” After the release of Find A Light, Blackberry Smoke released two additional projects—a live album and concert film, Homecoming: Live In Atlanta (stream/purchase here)—which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Album Sales chart—and a 6-song acoustic EP, The Southern Ground Sessions (stream/purchase here).

Blackberry Smoke is Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards). Since their debut in 2004, the band has independently released six full-length records and has toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. In addition to their work as musicians, Blackberry Smoke remains committed to charitable work and has raised nearly $400,000 benefiting children’s cancer research.

Sep 4

PRIMUS

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Primus
September 4, 2021 | Saturday
6:30 PM
Primus

Primus will pay homage to prog-rock legends Rush this summer with A Tribute to Kings, a cross-country tour that will feature the Bay Area trio playing Rush's classic 1977 album A Farewell to Kings in its entirety, in addition to their own music.

"A little over one year ago, Ler Lalonde and I started kicking the idea around of Primus performing a series of shows featuring an iconic Rush album from our youth," says bandleader Les Claypool. "Being that A Farewell to Kings was the first Rush record I ever heard, and that it contains my all-time favorite Rush tune, "Cygnus X1," the choice narrowed quickly. Years ago I had done something similar with Colonel Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, when we covered Pink Floyd's Animals in its entirety. It was an insane amount of work, but ended up being one of the most enjoyable live endeavors I've ever done. Dubbing the tour 'Primus: A Tribute to Kings,' it was originally scheduled to be performed in the Fall of 2019 but, when we were asked to support Slayer on their Final Campaign, the 'Tribute to Kings' tour was postponed. 

Geddy, Alex and Neil had been superheroes to Larry, Herb and I in our teens, so when we all became pals while touring together in the early '90s, we were pretty delighted; partially because of the musical geek-out factor but mostly because the three guys whom we had admired so much from afar, turned out to be truly great, down-to-earth humans, and like us, a tad eccentric. 

The 'Tribute to Kings' tour will be just as it is implied, a respectful and loving tribute to three spectacular musicians, songwriters, legends and friends."

 

Memorial Auditorium
Downtown Raleigh Alliance state of downtown 2021 logo presented by PNC
September 9, 2021 | Thursday
2:30 PM
Downtown Raleigh Alliance state of downtown 2021 logo presented by PNC

2:30-3:30pm - Reconnect Outdoor Reception, Lichtin Plaza
3:30-5:00pm - Program, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Hear from individuals representing various industry sectors in downtown as they share their views on the impact of the last year and their future outlook. In addition, we’ll provide market analysis and trends of the past year, highlights of DRA’s work and upcoming initiatives, and special recognition of individuals, businesses and organizations. Through these stories and more, we’ll highlight what makes our community resilient: our ability to reimagine and reinvent, our diversity and our community pride.

https://downtownraleigh.org/dra-programs/state-of-downtown-raleigh