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May 14

Bruce Cockburn - Cat's Cradle

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Three roosters stand inside an abstract red circle with the title "Bruce Cockburn" above them
May 14, 2020 | Thursday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Three roosters stand inside an abstract red circle with the title "Bruce Cockburn" above them

Is it really fifty years ago that Bruce Cockburn’s first album came out.    

Indeed it is. His eponymous titled album which included ‚ÄúGoing To The Country‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúMusical Friends‚ÄĚ was released on April 7, 1970. Coincidently it was also the first album released by True North records.¬†¬†¬† TN 1 was it‚Äôs catalogue number.¬†¬†¬†¬†

Although mostly recorded in late 1969 the first album hit the stores and airwaves in 1970 and started the long long journey that continues to this day.

Bruce has now released 34 albums and has played thousands of concerts around the world something that he continues to do to this day.

Many of Bruce’s songs have been covered by various artists including Jimmy Buffet, kd Lang, Barenaked Ladies, Hawksley Workman, Jerry Garcia, Anne Murray, Elbow,  Mary Balin, Judy Collins, Chet Atkins,  The Rankin Family, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, and on and on.

The 50th Anniversary Shows will have Bruce doing songs from each decade that he’s been making records in:  60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, 2010,s and who know maybe ever the 2020’s.

May 14 - May 17

Cinderella - Carolina Ballet - POSTPONED

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
A female dancer is wearing a tattered dress holds a broom with the title "Cinderella" floating around her
May 14-17
May 14 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
May 15 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
May 16 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
May 16 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
May 17 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
A female dancer is wearing a tattered dress holds a broom with the title "Cinderella" floating around her

The iconic tale of fantasy and true love comes to life once again as we close of 2019-2020 Season with Cinderella. Featuring an original score specially arranged for live orchestra by Karl Moraski, Robert Weiss’ choreography tells the story of Cinderella’s transformation into a beautiful princess and her journey to find true love.

**These events have been postponed to the Carolina Ballet's 2020-2021 Season. If you have any questions regarding your tickets to this event, please reach out to your original point of purchase or visit the Carolina Ballet website here. Or, feel free to contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov and we'll be happy to assist as quickly as possible.**

Meymandi Concert Hall
Musical Director Grant Llewellyn stands holding a conductors wands with both hands in the air
May 15-16
May 15 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
May 16 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Musical Director Grant Llewellyn stands holding a conductors wands with both hands in the air

In Paris of 1913, two drastically different ballets premiered and marked a new musical era. Debussy‚Äôs Jeux was utterly elegant; Stravinsky‚Äôs The Rite of Spring was raw and untamed. For his final statement as Music Director, Grant Llewellyn offers the striking combination of these two ballet scores, together with Wagner‚Äôs Prelude from Parsifal‚ÄĒhis final masterpiece. The program, and the season, concludes with the earth-shattering Rite.

**These events have been cancelled. If you have any questions regarding your tickets to this event, please reach out to your original point of purchase or visit the North Carolina Symphony website. Or, feel free to contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov and we'll be happy to assist as quickly as possible.**

May 22 - May 24

Starpower National Talent Competition

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Starpower: National Dance Competition
May 22-24
Starpower: National Dance Competition

More than 30 years of experience has shaped our unique competition. Every year, Studio Owners, Teachers, Performers, and their Families and Friends are welcomed at upwards of 80 creative and energy packed competitions in cities across the globe.

**This event has been rescheduled from the original date of March 13 - 15. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Starpower National Talent Competition and your event organizer directly or feel free to write us directly at PAC.Info@Raleighnc.gov**

May 30

Carolina Youth Ballet - Swan Lake

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
A ballerina leaps in the air with arms thrusted upwards in front of an image of a moon and the title "Swan Lake" above her
May 30, 2020 | Saturday
May 30 - 12:00 PM | Doors 11:00 AM
May 30 - 4:00 PM | Doors 3:00 PM
A ballerina leaps in the air with arms thrusted upwards in front of an image of a moon and the title "Swan Lake" above her

"Swan Lake" is a timeless love story that mixes magic tragedy, and romance into four acts. It features Prince Siegfried and a lovely swan princess named Odette. Under the spell of a sorcerer, Odette spends her days as a swan swimming on a lake of tears and her nights in her beautiful human form. This ballet will capture the hearts of all and keep the entire family enthralled!

**This event has been rescheduled from its original date of April 25. If you have any questions about this new performance date, please contact your original point of purchase, or email us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

Red Hat Amphitheater
Foals and Local Natives with Cherry Glazier
June 2, 2020 | Tuesday
6:30 PM
Foals and Local Natives with Cherry Glazier

Local Natives and Foals with special guests Cherry Glazerr will bring their 2020 co-headline tour to Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh June 2. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 15 10am at livenation.com, the Duke Energy Center box office, and Ticketmaster.

 

About Local Natives:

Earlier this year,¬†Local¬†Natives released their critically acclaimed fourth album,¬† Violet Street¬† via Loma Vista. The soaring, blissful and introspective new album features singles including ‚Äúlush and searching‚ÄĚ (Stereogum) ‚ÄúWhen Am I Gonna Lose You,‚ÄĚ whose cinematic video starred Kate Mara and was performed by the band on Ellen; ‚ÄúCaf√© Amarillo,‚ÄĚ which FADER hailed for ‚Äúillustrating a sort of emotional purgatory;‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúTap Dancer‚ÄĚ that Brooklyn Vegan praised for its ‚Äúelegiac ache.‚ÄĚ The band wrapped their nearly sold out cross country North American tour earlier this fall with Austin American Statesman praising their ‚Äúunadulterated energy‚ÄĚ at one recent show.¬†

 

About Foals:

Foals recently released¬†Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost ‚Äď Part 2¬†¬†via Warner Records.¬† The album completes the artistic statement and striking state-of-the-world-address of Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost ‚Äď Part 1, and the Associated Press says ‚Äúthese batch of songs prove Foals to be at the top of their game, making complex, brilliant music.‚ÄĚ Part 2¬† was #1 on the UK album charts & Part 1 was shortlisted for The Mercury Prize. The album is available on CD, digital and vinyl formats¬†here. Special editions include orange vinyl available exclusively through indie stores and a picture disc which is designed to be added to the¬†Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Collector‚Äôs Edition boxset.

Collectively, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost is symbolic of Foals’ trajectory so far. From playing chaotic house parties in their home city of Oxford to becoming major festival headliners across Europe, they’ve earned critical acclaim (NME and Q Award wins, plus Mercury Prize, Ivor Novello and BRIT Award nominations) and fan devotion (1.7 million album sales, plus over half a billion streams at Spotify since 2015) in equal measure.

 

Jun 7

PRIMUS

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Primus
June 7, 2020 | Sunday
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."