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May 8 - May 19

Beehive The 60's Musical - Theatre Raleigh

Kennedy Theatre
Kennedy Theatre
Beehive Musical
May 8-19
May 8 - 8:00 PM
May 9 - 8:00 PM
May 10 - 8:00 PM
May 11 - 2:00 PM
May 11 - 8:00 PM
May 12 - 3:00 PM
May 15 - 8:00 PM
May 16 - 8:00 PM
May 17 - 8:00 PM
May 18 - 2:00 PM
May 18 - 8:00 PM
May 19 - 3:00 PM
Beehive Musical

The ultimate celebration of 1960's female empowerment. Featuring such timeless classics as "My Boyfriend's Back, "Be My Baby," "Son of a Preacher Man, " and "Me and Bobby McGee."

May 9

Wake County Teacher of the Year Gala

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
May 9, 2019 | Thursday

Teacher of the Year candidates are nominated and elected by their peers at their individual schools. All nominees develop an eportfolio and short video to highlight their work and philosophy around teaching.

Selection committees review the portfolios and videos to narrow the field to a group of 20 semi-finalists. Committee members than complete site visits with the 20 semi-finalists. Scores from the eportfolio and the highlight video are combined with observation scores to determine the 10 finalists. The finalists then appear before an interview committee for the selection of the Teacher of the Year.

The 20 semi-finalists will be recognized at the March 5 Board of Education meeting. The 10 finalists will be announced in early April. The winner will be named at a special celebration in May at the Raleigh Convention Center.

- Wake County Public Schools System

May 10

EARTH, WIND & FIRE

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Earth, Wind & Fire
May 10, 2019 | Friday
7:00 PM
Earth, Wind & Fire

The legendary music group, Earth, Wind & Fire will perform at Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Friday, May 10. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 15 at 10am and will be available at livenation.com, the Duke Energy Center box office, the CEI box office at Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Ticketmaster, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

 

Earth, Wind & Fire are a music institution. Over their five-decade history they've sold out concerts all around the globe, scored eight number one hits and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. They have since released 23 albums, eight of which have gone Double Platinum and hit the Top 10, making them one of the best-selling artist of all time. They have also won an impressive nine Grammy Awards, including one for Lifetime Achievement (2012). In 2000, Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, cementing their lasting impact on popular music.

 

Celebrating timeless songs and a commitment to spreading positivity, Earth, Wind & Fire has consistently made music that has bridged the gap among all generations and nationalities. With a sound that blends funk, jazz, pop, soul and R&B, Earth, Wind & Fire launched a musical genre that can't be confined to a specific label except their own. Whether it’s the funky and infectious “Let’s Groove” to the timeless dance classic “September” to the heartfelt “Reasons,” Earth, Wind & Fire’s catalog of hits has become the soundtrack many lives; now, then and forever.

 

The music of Earth, Wind & Fire is more alive than ever as they continue to inspire new audiences and thrill those who have been with them from the beginning. Like the elements in their name, Earth, Wind & Fire’s music has withstood ever-changing trends in the world and shows no sign of vanishing and they continue to create joy and uplifting music that will forever reach a sacred universal atmosphere.

Earth, Wind & Fire
May 10

State of the Technology Conference

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
May 10, 2019 | Friday

Hundreds of executives from across sectors and functional roles will gather at our flagship technology conference for a day of engaging keynotes, interactive panel sessions and a tech expo. The 2019 conference theme is Cyber Security. The event will also feature a startup showcase, where early stage tech companies will demo some of their latest innovations.

- NC Tech Association

May 10 - May 11

Pink Martini - North Carolina Symphony Pops Series

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Pink Martini
May 10-11
May 10 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
May 11 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
May 11 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Pink Martini

North Carolina Symphony

Wesley Schulz, conductor

 

Pink Martini is part big band, part classical ensemble, part salsa troupe, and all fun! The lush sounds of the Symphony back this popular group in a dynamic, vibrant show—with the silky, sultry voice of singer China Forbes featured front and center.

May 11

ReefSMART

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
May 11, 2019 | Saturday

ReefSMART is an annual expo in Raleigh, NC, put on by the non profit Sustainable Reef, a 501c3 organization. We have recently upgraded to The Raleigh Convention Center, with 48 exhibitor booths ranging in size from 20’x20’ft to 10’x10’ft in our spacious 46,936sq/ft Exhibit Hall! We also feature a huge Raffle, an awesome Kid’s Area, informational Speakers, a luxurious Lounge where you can catch a rest and charge your phone, and a Bar! Come attend one of the largest reef events in the country, we can't wait to meet you!

- ReefSMART

May 12

BRYAN ADAMS

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Bryan Adams
May 12, 2019 | Sunday
7:30 PM
Bryan Adams

NEW ALBUM ‘SHINE A LIGHT’ OUT MARCH 1 2019

(February 19, 2019) – Armed with a career spanning over four decades and a signature brand of feel-good rock’n’roll hits, Canadian icon Bryan Adams announces that he will head to the United States as part of his massive ‘Shine A Light’ world tour. Produced by Live Nation, the U.S. outing will kick off May 4th at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC and make stops in Jacksonville, New Orleans and more before wrapping May 12th at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC.

Tickets for the newly announced U.S. tour dates will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 22nd at 12pm at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card of the Shine a Light Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, February 20th at 10am local time until Thursday, February 21st at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visitwww.citiprivatepass.com.  Every pair of tickets purchased online includes a CD copy of Bryan Adams’ ‘Shine A Light’ album. Valid for US customers only. Not valid for tickets purchased via resale. Fans are encouraged to go towww.bryanadams.com for more details about the tour.

Bryan Adams will release his brand-new album, ‘Shine A Light’ out March 1st 2019 on Badams Music Ltd., under exclusive license to Polydor Limited. The album title will be the lead single from the record and was co-written with singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, the lead single is a great pop-rock opener to the new album. Says Adams on the song “I met Ed in Dublin this year at one of his shows and we kept in touch. One day I sent him a chorus I had for a song idea I had called ‘Shine A Light’ and asked him if he was interested in collaborating on it. I got a couple of verses back a few days later, and man you should hear him sing it!” 

In another exciting collaboration, the Canadian rock legend will be partnering with the ultimate “roadies” for his Shine A Light’world tour in 2019. As global logistics leader, DHL will be celebrating its 50th year and will be supporting Bryan and the band as the tour’s Official Logistics Provider. Together, they have agreed to plant a tree for every ticket sold, worldwide!

One of the most highly acclaimed singer/songwriters, Bryan Adams is known for hit singles “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”, “Summer Of ’69” and his Rod Stewart and Sting collaboration “All for Love”. The Grammy winning artist has seen success from a string of number 1’s in over 40 countries and has sold an excess of 65 million records worldwide. His thirst for performing and unique take on live concerts have established him as one of the world’s best rock singers of our time.

Bryan Adams is a Companion of the Order of Canada, has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame and the recipient of numerous Juno Awards, 3 Academy Award and 5 Golden Globe nominations, a Grammy Award, American Music Awards and ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards

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

Bryan Adams
Red Hat Amphitheater
Greta Van Fleet at Red Fat Amphitheater
May 16, 2019 | Thursday
7:30 PM
Greta Van Fleet at Red Fat Amphitheater

A typical response for many listeners first hearing the hard-charging and harder-hitting rock of Greta Van Fleet may be to wonder what decade, exactly, produced these sounds. After all, songs like "Highway Tune" and "When the Curtain Falls" are so steeped in the stadium-ready sounds of the Who and Led Zeppelin at their mightiest and most muscular, it's hard to believe that they're actually the handiwork of three brothers from Frankenmuth, Michigan, whose birth dates coincide with the heyday of NSYNC and Britney Spears.

The second response, however, is not to care about any minor details of how, when, and why. What matters is the stunning ability of Greta Van Fleet to not only channel the majesty of rock gods of yesteryear but demonstrate that music's potency in the present. It's no wonder they've made a huge fan of Robert Plant — "They are ‘Led Zeppelin I,'" the singer said about these newcomers. Another admirer, Elton John, asked them to play his Academy Awards party in 2018. "They have an amazing future ahead of them," he told the assembled celebrities.

That seems like an understatement given the excitement already generated by Greta Van Fleet's uncommonly powerful live shows and a set of original songs that demonstrate the potential of the three Kiszka brothers — singer Josh, his twin brother Jake on guitar, and youngest brother Sam on bass and keyboards — and drummer Danny Wagner. "Highway Tune" and "Safari Song" both topped Billboard's Mainstream Rock singles charts in 2017, fueling further interest in the band's first two EPs, ‘Black Smoke Rising' and ‘From the Fires.' Yet for all their love of classic rock, their covers of songs by Sam Cooke and Fairport Convention prove their tastes extend beyond the confines of the genre.

Released in October 2018, Greta Van Fleet's debut full-length album ‘Anthem of the Peaceful Army' is further evidence that the Kiszkas are no retro simulation of a bygone rock golden age but a kick-ass band that's very much for the here and now.

Greta Van Fleet at Red Fat Amphitheater