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Streaming
A cartoon image of a lion jumping through a flame hoop
June 5, 2021 | Saturday
3:00 PM
A cartoon image of a lion jumping through a flame hoop

North Carolina Symphony

Michelle Di Russo, conductor

This performance introduces little ones to the joys of the orchestra with The Carnival of the Animals, one of the best-known pieces by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, with each movement depicting a different animal—from the royal lion to the graceful swan. Truly a fantastic family experience for all ages!

This performance will be streaming from our Meymandi Concert Hall stage.

Jun 11

An R-Rated Magic Show

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
A white rabbit sits atop a magician's hat holding a martini glass. To the right of him the title reads "An R-Rated Magic Show" in purple
June 11, 2021 | Friday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
A white rabbit sits atop a magician's hat holding a martini glass. To the right of him the title reads "An R-Rated Magic Show" in purple

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!

**This event was previously scheduled for March 12, 2021. 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**

Streaming
Two acrobats, dressed in all white, are close to each other and hang from red silk ribbons
June 12, 2021 | Saturday
8:00 PM
Two acrobats, dressed in all white, are close to each other and hang from red silk ribbons

Cirque de la Symphonie returns for an all-new program with dazzling feats of strength and grace. Acrobats, aerial flyers, contortionists, and strongmen perform awe-inspiring choreography to orchestral favorites that will thrill audiences of all ages.

This performance will be streaming from our Meymandi Concert Hall stage.

Jun 12

Maks and Val Live 2021 - CANCELLED

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy stand in the middle of the image with movie film situated below them. Their spouses, Peta Murgatroyd and Jenna Johnson, stand behind them.
June 12, 2021 | Saturday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy stand in the middle of the image with movie film situated below them. Their spouses, Peta Murgatroyd and Jenna Johnson, stand behind them.

Take a trip through the most memorable movie moments re-envisioned and reimagined through the eyes of acclaimed dancers and brothers, Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy. Joined by their spouses and celebrated dancers, Peta Murgatroyd and Jenna Johnson, the foursome bring motion to iconic scenes where there were none before. Experience a dance driven narrative woven together by the movies that have moved us all. There’s never been this much motion to motion pictures until now.

**This event has been cancelled. If you have any questions about this, please contact your original point of purchase, or email us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

Streaming
An image of a female acrobat holding multiple hoola hoops around her body
June 12, 2021 | Saturday
3:00 PM
An image of a female acrobat holding multiple hoola hoops around her body

North Carolina Symphony

Wesley Schulz, conductor

Cirque de la Symphonie returns for an all-new program with dazzling feats of strength and grace. Acrobats, aerial flyers, contortionists, and strongmen perform awe-inspiring choreography to orchestral favorites that will thrill audiences of all ages.

This performance will be streaming from our Meymandi Concert Hall stage.

Jun 17

Amethyst Kiah with Alexa Rose

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Amythyst Kiah, from the shoulders up. She is lit with blue and red lights in front of a blue background. She appears to have dark hair and brown skin.
June 17, 2021 | Thursday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
Amythyst Kiah, from the shoulders up. She is lit with blue and red lights in front of a blue background. She appears to have dark hair and brown skin.

With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, Tennessee singer/songwriter Amythyst Kiah expands on the uncompromising artistry she most recently revealed as part of Our Native Daughters, an all-women-of-color supergroup whose Kiah-penned standout “Black Myself” earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best American Roots Song and won Song of the Year at the 2019 Folk Alliance International Awards.

Jun 23

PRIMUS - RESCHEDULED TO 2021 SEASON

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Primus
June 23, 2021 | Wednesday
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."

 

Meymandi Concert Hall
Guitarist Trey Anastasio sits in front of a microphone holding an accoustic guitar.
June 25, 2021 | Friday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Guitarist Trey Anastasio sits in front of a microphone holding an accoustic guitar.

Lead guitarist and vocalist of Phish, Trey Anastasio, joins the North Carolina Symphony for an intimate one-night-only concert experience! Hear arrangements of classic Phish songs, his solo projects, and much more.

There is a strict 4-ticket limit per show. Additional orders exceeding the ticket limit may be cancelled without notice. This includes orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number, and/or other information.

**This event was previously scheduled for June 26, 2020. 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**

Memorial Auditorium
Theresa Caputo stands at the top of the image with the title "Theresa Caputo Live" in blue at the bottom
July 7, 2021 | Wednesday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Theresa Caputo stands at the top of the image with the title "Theresa Caputo Live" in blue at the bottom

**This event was previously scheduled for June 26, 2020. 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**

Theresa Caputo, star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver healing messages to audience members and give people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them, just in a different way.  Theresa has been a practicing medium for over 20 years. She helps individuals find closure by delivering healing messages.

Jul 9

Molly Tuttle

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
a female with short brown hair stands against a black background looking directly at the camera
July 9, 2021 | Friday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
a female with short brown hair stands against a black background looking directly at the camera

A virtuosic, award-winning guitarist with a gift for insightful songwriting, Molly Tuttle has performed at Telluride, Newport Folk Fest, and several major festivals, and in 2017 and 2018, she earned IBMA’s Guitar Player of the Year award, becoming the first woman to achieve that honor.

Jul 16

JAMEY JOHNSON

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Jamey Johnson
July 16, 2021 | Friday
6:30 PM
Jamey Johnson

Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson, one of today’s most respected country music artists, will play North Charleston Performing Arts Center on May 6, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on May 7, and Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Friday May 8 with special guests Whiskey Myers.  Tickets go on sale Friday February 28 at 10am at LiveNation.com and via the Live Nation app.  

The Washington Post considers him to be “one of the greatest country singers of our time.”  Since Johnson doesn’t create a set list, no two shows are the same, so the once-in-a-lifetime concert will be unforgettable.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do until I am standing there doing it,” he says.  “That is a freedom I have enjoyed ever since I began doing this, the ability to try something new.

“You’ll see me do a lot of my songs, including my old stuff,” he says. “If I have a new song that I want to share, you will hear that. When I’m not doing my songs, I’ll be doing everybody else’s that I like, from every format. If I find a jazz song that I like, we’ll drop it in there. If I find a rock song that I like, we’ll do that.

“My taste is vintage, traditional, and that is not to say that everything I do is old. There are a lot of new writers these days that are putting out great music that I find in the same vein as the old stuff I like and we may try some of that out.”

His 2008 album, That Lonesome Song, was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, and his 2010 double album, The Guitar Song, received a gold certification.  He has been nominated for 11 Grammys.

In addition, he won two Song of the Year Trophies, for  “Give It Away” and “In Color,” both from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He has received tremendous praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and other publications, many of which have hailed his albums as masterpieces.

In 2012, the Alabama native released the Grammy-nominated Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran paired him with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard.

In 2013, the Nashville Scene’s 13th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll named it the year’s best album.  (Two years earlier, the same poll named Johnson’s The Guitar Song as the year's best album, and Johnson himself as best male vocalist, best songwriter and artist of the year.)

In 2014, he created his own label, Big Gassed Records, to release his own songs and albums as well as the music of other artists.

Johnson says he gets the same thrill when he takes the stage each time as he did when he launched his impressive career. “I love the audience participation,” he says. 

“I love it when they sing along. I love it when I can’t remember the words and they do. I love it when the band really nails a good one and I love it when we end up in a train wreck, and those are few and far between, but I even love that.

“There are some things we do every night and I think our fans know what that will be.  Fans will yell at me during the show and I can’t understand what they are saying, but I am thrilled to death they are that passionate.”

Red Hat Amphitheater
Barenaked Ladies
July 17, 2021 | Saturday
7:00 PM
Barenaked Ladies

Watch the tour announcement video here

“Barenaked Ladies’ energy was contagious and set the stage for what would be a high-energy evening of sing-alongs and throwback hits.”
Billboard

“Even if you DID have $1,000,000, you couldn’t buy a better concert.”
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)


Today, multi-platinum rock band Barenaked Ladies announce their extensive Last Summer On Earth tour of North America in 2020. Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket will round out the incredible lineup.

“We’re looking forward to getting back out on the Last Summer On Earth tour,” vocalist/guitarist Ed Robertson shares. “Having Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket out with us is going to be a blast. That’s a LOT of hits per night!”

Following their critically-acclaimed 2019 tour with Hootie & the Blowfish, Barenaked Ladies is ready to hit the road again and bring out all the fan favorites that have built them a long-lasting career and worldwide fanbase. The Toronto-based “cult fave” (Paste Magazine) —who have now sold over 15 million albums worldwide and earned multiple JUNO Awards and Grammy nominations— are also set to release new music in May of this year.

The tour will find Barenaked Ladies playing major venues all across North America, including a stop at Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Saturday July 18. These dates follow their string of shows in the spring throughout the UK, which will culminate with a sold-out show at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall.

This will be the 6th edition of the tour, founded by the band in 2012 – the year that the Mayan calendar predicted would be the last, hence the “Last Summer On Earth”. Barenaked Ladies headline and bring some of their best friends and favorite bands along for a summer of good times, and of course, great music. Past acts include Cracker, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Blues Traveler, Guster, Ben Folds Five, Violent Femmes, Colin Hay, OMD, Howard Jones, Better Than Ezra, and KT Tunstall.

“We know the Mayan Calendar was wrong about the end of the world,” adds Ed Robertson,“but could they have been THAT wrong?! C’mon out and rock with us like it’s your Last Summer On Earth!”

VIP packages for Barenaked Ladies will be available which include premium seats and merch packages. The Gold packages will include pre-show soundcheck parties and meet-and-greet.  

The band just launched Barenaked Bytes, the official Barenaked Ladies app. The app will have news, information, and merch. Fans who download the app will have first access to tickets and VIP packages starting January 21st at 10am local time, with the purchase of a Barenaked Bytes bundle. Fans who have previously purchased VIP packages will receive an exclusive code to purchase pre-sale tickets on January 22nd.  More information about fan pre-sales can be found here.

Each ticket purchased will include a digital download of Barenaked Ladies’ forthcoming album, which is due for release in May of 2020. VIP packages and album digital downloads may not be available in all venues.

For Last Summer On Earth 2020, Barenaked Ladies is proud to continue to partner withREVERB to make the tour more sustainable. Since 2004, Barenaked Ladies has worked with REVERB to reduce the environmental impact of touring while also giving back to local communities across the US and Canada.

All information on the Last Summer On Earth 2020 tour can be found at barenakedladies.com. Barenaked Bytes can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

CONNECT WITH BARENAKED LADIES:
OFFICIAL SITE  INSTAGRAM  TWITTER  FACEBOOK  TOUR PAGE

 

Red Hat Amphitheater
Megadeth
July 18, 2021 | Sunday
5:30 PM
Megadeth

Two of the biggest bands in heavy metal – MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD – will be joining forces on a co-headline tour across North America this year, presented by SiriusXM.  And to add to the firepower of this already formidable tour,Trivium and In Flames are joining, making this THE must-see heavy music package of the year. The tour will stop at PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte on Saturday June 13 and Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Sunday June 14.  Tickets will go on general sale Friday, February 14th from livenation.com.

MEGADETH, fueled by Dave Mustaine’s triumphant return to the stage following his diagnosis and recovery of throat cancer, will embark on their first North American tour since 2017. Speaking on the epic announcement, MEGADETH’s leader and frontman, Dave Mustaine says 

"Hello me! I’m back again, better than ever and coming to a town near you with Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames. If you want high octane metal madness this is the tour for you."

LAMB OF GOD released their first new music in five years last week with the single “Checkmate”. The track is the first to be released from the band’s self-titled eighth studio album, due out May 8th, which is one of the most anticipated and important metal records of the year. Commenting on their upcoming co-headline run, Mark Morton, lead guitarist of LAMB OF GOD, adds

The world has never needed heavy more than it does today and top to bottom, this tour delivers! Lamb Of God has toured with and been friends with all of these bands for years, but for all of us to be on the same bill is something extra special. Come early and stay late. This is THE metal tour of the year.”

TRIVIUM’s Matt Heafy adds

“We are happy to be a part of the biggest real metal tour of the year.  This tour is the main event and represents heavy metal and the culture that goes with it.“

With IN FLAMES singer, Anders Fridén stating 

“We were honored to be asked to join this package. We were actually supposed to take this Summer off, but of course we couldn’t say no. After playing shows with all of these guys for years, 2020 is going to feel like a kick ass reunion. See you on the road, Jesterheads!”

Produced by Live Nation, this epic 55-city tour will stretch across summer and fall, kicking off June 12th in Bristow, VA and hit every region of the U.S. before wrapping November 13th in Reno, NV. Multiple Canadian shows are scheduled as well.

Tickets and VIP packages for all four artists go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 14th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets & VIP packages beginning Tuesday, February 11th at 10am local time until Thursday, February 13th at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

 

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

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 guests Kiesza and Mako to bring “The Artemis Tour” to Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on July 30.  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.

bout 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.