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Apr
19

Summer ‘16 Promises Huge Concert Season

Despite what some might portray, this summer’s concert calendar for the Raleigh area is jam packed with a plethora of incredible concerts, comedy shows, and stage productions. Over 120 concerts by original artists await, with more announcements to come!

  1. 4/19 – Puscifer (RMA)
  2. 4/20 – Caberet begins (DPAC)
  3. 4/21 – Jimmy Buffett, Huey Lewis and The News (WCA)
  4. 4/21 – Ciara (RT)
  5. 4/21 – Robyn Hitchcock (CC)
  6. 4/21 – Jim Breuer opening night (GC)
  7. 4/22 – Martin Lawrence (PNC)
  8. 4/25 – Joy Formidable, Helio Sequence (CC)
  9. 4/26 – Lauryn Hill, Gary Clark Jr. (WOA-gboro)
  10. 4/27 – Dave Ramsey (DPAC)
  11. 4/28 – Polica (CC)
  12. 4/29 – M. Ward (HRB)
  13. 4/30 – Cravin’ Melon, Jack the Radio, Noah Guthrie, Katelyn Read (NH)
  14. 4/30 – Widespread Panic (WCA)
  15. 5/2 – Citizen Cope (CC)
  16. 5/3 – Beyonce, DJ Khaled (CFS)
  17. 5/3 – Chris Isaak (CTD)
  18. 5/3 – Wild Belle (MMH)
  19. 5/3 – 42nd Street opening night (DPAC)
  20. 5/5 – Parachute (CC)
  21. 5/5 – Jamie Kennedy (GC)
  22. 5/6 – Kiefer Sutherland (LT)
  23. 5/6 – Frankie Beverly, Charlie Wilson, Lalah Hathaway (PNC)
  24. 5/7 – Old Crow Medicine Show, Brandi Carlile (WOA-gboro)
  25. 5/8 – Cowboy Mouth (MMH)
  26. 5/8 – Old 97’s, Heartless Bastards, J Barham (of American Aquarium) (CC)
  27. 5/11 – Martin Short (CTD)
  28. 5/11 – Pentatonix, Us The Duo (RHA)
  29. 5/12 – Craig Robinson (GC)
  30. 5/13 – Parquet Courts (CC)
  31. 5/14 – The Front Bottoms (CC)
  32. 5/14 – Trampled By Turtles, The Devil Makes Three (RHA)
  33. 5/14 – WWE Live (PNC)
  34. 5/15 – Bloc Party, The Vaccines (CC)
  35. 5/17 – Silversun Pickups, Foals, Joywave (CD-gboro)
  36. 5/18 – Styx, Kansas, Don Felder (KB)
  37. 5/18 – Rogue Wave, Hey Marseilles (CC)
  38. 5/19 – Aretha Franklin (DPAC)
  39. 5/19 – Moogfest (Durham) – Miike Snow, Blood Orange, Gary Numan, et al
  40. 5/20 – Chris Stapleton, Sam Lewis (KB)
  41. 5/21 – Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion (WCA)
  42. 5/21 – Tab Benoit (LT)
  43. 5/21 – Nantucket, Band of Brothers, Kyle Scobie and Kaylin Roberson (RPG)
  44. 5/22 – Willie Nelson (KB)
  45. 5/22 – RuPaul’s Drag Race (DPAC)
  46. 5/26 – Bill Bellamy (GC)
  47. 5/27 – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (NCMA)
  48. 5/29 – Minus The Bear, Restorations (CD-gboro)
  49. 6/3 – Dave Coulier (GC)
  50. 6/3 – Dolly Parton (GC-gboro)
  51. 6/4 – Cyndi Lauper (DPAC)
  52. 6/4 – Scotty McCreery (TFS)
  53. 6/5 – Journey, Doobie Bros, Dave Mason (WCA)
  54. 6/7 – Riverdance (DPAC)
  55. 6/8 – Dirty Dozen Brass Band (MMH)
  56. 6/9 – Chris Botti (CTD)
  57. 6/9 – Lord Huron, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (RHA)
  58. 6/9 – Two Door Cinema Club (CC)
  59. 6/10 – Ellie Goulding, Matt and Kim (RHA)
  60. 6/10 – Kris Allen (CC)
  61. 6/10 – Lake Street Dive (NCMA)
  62. 6/10 – Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, Brothers Osborne (WCA)
  63. 6/11 – M83 (RHA)
  64. 6/14 – Pete Davidson (GC)
  65. 6/15 – Of Monsters and Men (RHA)
  66. 6/15 – Fitz & The Tantrums (CD-Gboro)
  67. 6/16 – Rebelution (The Green, J Boog, Stick Figure, Through the Roots, DJ Mackle – RHA)
  68. 6/16 – Bobby Lee opens (GC)
  69. 6/17 – The 1975 (RHA)
  70. 6/18 – Greg Humphreys (PH)
  71. 6/18 – Rascal Flatts, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Lane (WCA)
  72. 6/19 – Josh Groban (WOA-gboro)
  73. 6/21 – Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness (WCA)
  74. 6/21 – The Jayhawks (CC)
  75. 6/23 – Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Colt Ford (WCA)
  76. 6/23 – Pere Ubu (CC)
  77. 6/23 – Rich Vos (GC)
  78. 6/24 – Silversun Pickups (RT)
  79. 6/24 – Jay Farrar (HRB)
  80. 6/24 – Rob Schneider opens (GC)
  81. 6/29 – Twenty One Pilots (RHA)
  82. 7/3 – Barenaked Ladies, OMD, Howard Jones – (RHA)
  83. 7/4 – Yarn (RHA)
  84. 7/6 – Modest Mouse, Brand New (KB)
  85. 7/10 – Toby Keith, Eric Paslay (WCA)
  86. 7/14 – Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Cadillac Three, Kane Brown (WCA)
  87. 7/15 – Ray LaMontagne (RHA)
  88. 7/16 – Steve Miller Band (RHA)
  89. 7/17 – Maks & Val (DPAC)
  90. 7/18 – Flight of the Conchords (KB)
  91. 7/18 – Lindsey Stirling (DPAC)
  92. 7/20 – Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge (RHA)
  93. 7/22 – Dierks Bentley (WCA)
  94. 7/22 – Peter Frampton, Gregg Allman (RHA)
  95. 7/22 – Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, North Mississippi Allstars (KB)
  96. 7/24 – Digable Planets (CC)
  97. 7/23 – Kool & The Gang (WCA)
  98. 7/24 – Gwen Stefani, Eve (WCA)
  99. 7/24 – 311 w/ Matisyahu (RHA)
  100. 7/24 – Digable Planets (CC)
  101. 7/26 – Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa (WCA)
  102. 7/26 – Swans (CC)
  103. 7/28 – Counting Crows, Rob Thomas (RHA)
  104. 7/29 – Maxwell (RHA)
  105. 7/30 – Slightly Stoopid (RHA)
  106. 7/30 – K. Michelle (RT)
  107. 7/31 – Phillip Phillips, Matt Nathanson, A Great Big World (RHA)
  108. 8/5 – The Smithereens (KB)
  109. 8/7 – Frankie Valli (KB)
  110. 8/9 – Joe Walsh (RHA)
  111. 8/12 – Dixie Chicks (WCA)
  112. 8/12 – Nick Offerman w/ Megan Mullally (DPAC)
  113. 8/12 – Piebald (HRB)
  114. 8/13 – Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, Tesla (WCA)
  115. 8/13 – Kidz Bop Live (RHA)
  116. 8/13 – Lyle Lovett (DPAC)
  117. 8/13 – Iron and Wine (NCMA)
  118. 8/13 – Jim Gaffigan (WOA-gboro)
  119. 8/16 – Newsies opening night (DPAC)
  120. 8/17 – Needtobreathe, Mat Kearney (RHA)
  121. 8/19 – Brian Wilson (DPAC)
  122. 8/19 – Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris (WCA)
  123. 8/19 – Fifth Harmony (RHA)
  124. 8/19 – D.L. Hughley opens (GC)
  125. 8/20 – Jonathan Byrd (HRB)
  126. 8/20 – Gillian Welch (NCMA)
  127. 8/21 – O.A.R. (RHA)
  128. 8/23 – Butch Walker (LT)
  129. 8/24 – Glass Animals (RT)
  130. 8/24 – Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ (506)
  131. 8/25 – Rick Springfield, Night Ranger, The Romantics (RHA)
  132. 8/25 – Local H (CC)
  133. 8/27 – Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul, Tribe Society (RHA)
  134. 9/2, 9/3 – Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch (WCA)
  135. 9/1 – The Melvins (CC)
  136. 9/4 – Of Montreal (CC)
  137. 9/6 – Crystal Castles (CC)
  138. 9/8 – Wolf Parade, Wye Oak (CP)
  139. 9/9 – Beach House (RHA)
  140. 9/9 – Erykah Badu (RHA)
  141. 9/9 – Gary Clark, Jr. (RT)
  142. 9/9 – Weird Al Yankovic (DPAC)
  143. 9/10 – Darius Rucker, Dan + Shay, Michael Ray (WCA)
  144. 9/10 – Chatham County Line (KB)
  145. 9/11 – Bull Durham Blues Festival begins
  146. 9/13 – Kinky Boots begins (DPAC)
  147. 9/13 – Ben Folds (RMA)
  148. 9/13 – Titus Andronicus (PIN)
  149. 9/14 – Heart, Joan Jett, Cheap Trick (WCA)
  150. 9/14 – ZZ Top, Gov’t Mule KB
  151. 9/15 – The Lumineers, Borns, Rayland Baxter (KB)
  152. 9/16 – Damien Escobar (RHA)
  153. 9/17 – The Connells (RLT)
  154. 9/18 – Brad Paisley, Tyler Farr, Maddie & Tae (WCA)
  155. 9/20 – The Cult (RT)
  156. 9/20 – Sevendust (LT)
  157. 9/21 – Amos Lee (DPAC)
  158. 9/23 – Grace Potter (LT)
  159. 9/23 – Hannibal Buress (RMA)
  160. 9/23 – Squirrel Nut Zippers (CTD)
  161. 9/25 – Il Divo (DPAC)
  162. 9/26 – The Sword (LT)
  163. 9/28 – Violent Femmes (NCMA)
  164. 9/30 – IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass
  165. 9/30 – Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett & A Thousand Horses (WCA)

Venue Key:

506 – Local 506 (Chapel Hill)
CC – Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro)
CD-gboro – Cone Denim Entertainment Center (Greensboro, NC)
CFS – Carter-Finley Stadium
CP – City Plaza (Fayetteville, St)
CTD – Carolina Theater (Durham)
DPAC – Durham Performing Arts Center (Durham)
GC – Goodnights Comedy Club
GC-gboro – Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro, NC)
HRB – Haw River Ballroom (Haw River, NC)
KB – Koka Booth Amphitheater (Cary)
LT – Lincoln Theatre
MMH – Motorco Music Hall (Durham)
NCMA – NC Museum of Art)
NH – North Hills East Amphitheater
PIN – Pinhook (Durham)
PNC – PNC Arena
RHA – Red Hat Amphitheater
RLT – Raleigh Little Theatre
RMA – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
RPG – RallyPoint Sports Grill (Cary)
RT – Ritz Theater
WCA – Walnut Creek Amphitheater
WOA-gboro – White Oak Amphitheater (Greensboro, NC)

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