100 Great Concerts Coming to Raleigh

The WaltSummer is just around the corner, and that means another great concert season in Raleigh. From now until the end of September, there is a slew of shows guaranteed to ramp up the fun rate in the area. In fact, there are very few dates between now and mid-June that have no event scheduled, so save up, and get out of the house!

There are 100s of good entertainment options coming this summer. The best 100 of them (as of today) are assembled below. Click the venue name for ticket information, opening acts, directions, and more.

In addition, soon, all of these events will appear individually in the gogoraleigh DoIt Calendar, so you can easily add any event to your personal calendar.

Date   Event Location
4/6   Alabama Shakes Cat’s Cradle
4/7   Daughtry Greensboro Coliseum
4/7   Loretta Lynn DPAC, Durham
4/7   We Were Promised Jetpacks Motorco Music Hall Durham
4/9   Joan Osborne Lincoln Theater, Raleigh
4/10   Kevin James DPAC, Durham
4/11   Daniel Tosh DPAC, Durham
4/11   Magnetic Fields Cat’s Cradle
4/12   Magnetic Fields Cat’s Cradle
4/13   Lewis Black DPAC, Durham
4/14   Lambchop Motorco Music Hall Durham
4/14   Martina McBride DPAC, Durham
4/15   Cake Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater
4/15   Patti Labelle DPAC, Durham
4/17   Mickey Hart Cat’s Cradle
4/18   !!!/Shabazz Palaces Motorco Music Hall Durham
4/18   Buddy Guy Carolina Theatre
4/18   World Series of Comedy Begins Goodnights Comedy Club Raleigh
4/19   Drive-By Truckers Cat’s Cradle
4/21   Amy Ray Carolina Theatre
4/21   Dayglow Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater
4/21   Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Greensboro Coliseum
4/23   Candlebox Lincoln Theater, Raleigh
4/25   Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Memorial Hall (UNC)
4/26   Needtobreathe Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh
4/26   Tommy Johnagin begins Goodnights Comedy Club Raleigh
4/28   Sugarland Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
4/29   Elvis Costello DPAC, Durham
4/29   The Beach Boys Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater
4/29   The English Beat Cat’s Cradle
5/2   Mayer Hawthorne Lincoln Theater, Raleigh
5/2   Nick Lowe/Tift Merritt Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh
5/3   Feist Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh
5/5   Beach House Cat’s Cradle
5/9   Esperanza Spalding Carolina Theatre
5/10   Greg Morton Goodnights Comedy Club Raleigh
5/11   Kevin Hart Greensboro Coliseum
5/11   Mike Doughty Carolina Theatre
5/11   Ryan Montbleau Lincoln Theater, Raleigh
5/11   Zac Brown Band Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
5/12   Archers of Loaf King’s Barcade, Raleigh
5/12   B-52s/ Band Together Benefit Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
5/12   Spiritualized Cat’s Cradle
5/13   Coheed and Cambria Lincoln Theater, Raleigh
5/13   New Edition PNC Arena
5/15   Madeleine Peyroux Carolina Theatre
5/16   Collective Soul Lincoln Theater, Raleigh
5/16   Jonny Lang Carolina Theatre
5/17   Rhett Miller ArtsCenter, Carrboro
5/18   Dar Williams ArtsCenter, Carrboro
5/18   Dierks Bentley Greensboro Coliseum
5/19   David Allan Coe Lincoln Theater, Raleigh
5/22   Jane’s Addiction/The Duke Spirit Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh
5/23   St. Vincent Cat’s Cradle
5/26   The Polyphonic Spree Cat’s Cradle
5/27   Keith Sweat Greensboro Coliseum
5/29   Natalie Merchant Meymandi Hall, Raleigh
6/2   A Prairie Home Companion Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
6/2   Yanni Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh
6/3   Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers DPAC, Durham
6/8   Lady Antebellum/D. Rucker/T. Square Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
6/12   Gavin DeGraw/Colbie Caillat Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater
6/15   Apassionata begins PNC Arena
6/17   Anita Baker DPAC, Durham
6/21   Aziz Ansari Meymandi Hall, Raleigh
6/22   The Wailers The Longbranch, Raleigh
6/24   Vince Gill DPAC, Durham
7/6   The Jacksons Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater
7/8   Crosby, Stills & Nash DPAC, Durham
7/9   Hot Tuna ArtsCenter, Carrboro
7/9   Roger Waters PNC Arena
7/11   Furthur Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
7/12   Barenaked Ladies/Blues Traveler/Big Head Todd/Cracker Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater
7/13   Best Coast Cat’s Cradle
7/14   Everclear/Sugar Ray/Gin Blossoms/Lit/Marcy Pground Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater
7/14   Neko Case NCMA Amphitheater, Raleigh
7/15   Toby Keith Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
7/22   KISS/Motley Crue Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
7/25   311/Slightly Stoopid Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
7/27   Jason Aldean Raleigh (venue TBD)
7/30   Nickelback/Bush Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
8/1   Maze w/ Frankie Beverly Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
8/1   Rod Stewart/Stevie Nicks Greensboro Coliseum
8/4   Little Feat Cat’s Cradle
8/5   Chicago/Doobie Brothers Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
8/8   O.A.R. Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater
8/10   Rascal Flatts/Little Big Town Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
8/11   ABBA Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
8/15   Cirque Du Soleil DRALION begins PNC Arena
8/18   George Jones DPAC, Durham
8/19   Jason Mraz Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
8/21   Duran Duran DPAC, Durham
8/22   Big Time Rush/Cody Simpson Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
8/24   Brad Paisley/The Band Perry/Easton Corbin Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
8/25   Mary Chapin Carpenter NCMA Amphitheater, Raleigh
9/6   Hopscotch Music Festival Begins Downtown Raleigh venues
9/15   John Tesh Carolina Theatre
9/15   The Feelies Cat’s Cradle
9/29   Ian Anderson DPAC, Durham
9/29   The Fresh Beat Band Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater


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  • Guest Said:

    Presale code for The Fresh Beat Band?

  • Az Said:

    Give it up. ‘The Walt’ isn’t going to catch on.

  • Anonymous Said:


    What does seem to be “catching on” is the fear of making a mistake in a city that touts its “creative class”. The City has done a pretty poor job with this facility, to be honest.

    However I really appreciate your reading the article and your thoughtful commentary. No really. Compiling this list only took a couple of minutes. However watermarking a photo on my hard drive? Hours. Keep giving you incite to people as your warmth is infectious.

  • Az Said:

    Seriously. Calling it ‘The Walt’ is about as tacky as the design of the amphitheatre itself.

  • Dana Said:


  • Subwayscoundrel Said:

    Drive by Truckers, The Beat (English), Esp Spalding, Jetpacks look good to me. Tosh would be good but I will probably catch him on CC. Thx for the list.

  • Dana Said:

    Those are good ones, SS! I can’t imagine anyone looking at this list and not finding at least 5 events they want to attend.

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