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Entertainment & Events in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Night Life

  • Yancy's Jazz & Blues Cafe
    205 Wolfe Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    City Market
    919-839-1991
    Enjoy live jazz and blues Wednesday through Saturday nights at this unique venue that showcases local and regional groups plus offers a menu of delicious home style Cajun cuisine. The music continues Sundays during their famous jazz brunch and special nights such as Wednesday's "open-mic" night and Thursdays "Poetic Collections" are also featured.

  • Berkeley Cafe
    217 West Martin Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    Downtown Raleigh
    919-821-0777
    A funky, laid back club that offers the best in blues music by nationally-known blues artists and local guitar heroes. A menu of tasty burgers and appetizers is available. more

  • Brewery, The
    3009 Hillsborough Street
    Raleigh, NC 27607
    919-838-6788
    This private club is host to some of the biggest names in the music industry and upcoming local talent. more

  • Charlie Goodnight's Entertainment Complex
    861 West Morgan Street
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    919-828-5233
    This dynamic complex contains a comedy club, a Mexican restaurant, a mesquite grill, and a bar. A stage and dance floor are also part of the complex.

  • Club Oxygen
    412 West Davie Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    Warehouse District
    919-821-3188
    Raleigh's premier night club, this award-winning night club features a huge dance floor, two large bars, a lounge area, and a great environment for whether you are in the mood for music, dancing, or action.

  • Club Zone
    912 West Hodges Street
    Raleigh, NC 27604
    919-834-5797
    Three clubs in one are located at this local favorite night spot where you can choose from a video screen room, a sports bar, or a high-energy dance room.

  • Five-O-Cafe
    2526 Hillsborough Street
    Raleigh, NC 27608
    Directly Across from the Campus of NC State
    919-821-4419
    This popular bar hosts a variety of musical acts, from swing and "Rock-a-Billy" to gothic and industrial rock, plus serves a wide range of beer, wine, imports, and microbrews.  more

  • Longbranch Entertainment Complex, The
    600 Creekside Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    919-829-1125
    "North Carolina's longest running nightclub," this entertainment complex consists of four unique atmosphere under one roof including the Longbranch Saloon, Club Extremes, The Swing Room, and The Retro Room. All of the areas have bars, dance floors, and pool tables.

  • Red's Beach Music
    4400 Glenwood Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    919-876-7337
    A home away from home for fans of beach music, this liquor bar plays a wide variety of beach music from the 1950s and early 1960s ranging from shag to gentle.

  • Rum Runners Dueling Piano and Grill
    208 East Martin Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    919-755-6436
    One of Raleigh's hottest night spots, this unique night club features two of most talented and wildly imaginative entertainers performing on two face-to-face grand pianos set on a stage. They perform all of the hits from the 1950s to today.

  • Groove, The
    416-A West South Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    Located Downtown Near the Convention Center
    919-832-1072
    "Where nightlife is a true experience."

  • TJ's Nightlife
    4801 Leigh Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27616
    919-713-1300
    TJ's has one of the largest dance floors in the East to host Bands of all types of music for the best dancing in the Triangle. more

  • Mosaic Wine et Lounge
    517 West Jones Street
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    919-412-4260
    The Moroccan-themed Mosaic Wine et Lounge is open Monday through Saturday 6:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Be sure to check Mosaic's schedule for upcoming entertainment. more

  • Deep South - The Bar
    430 South Dawson Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    Located Across from the Raleigh Amphitheatre
    919-844-1515
    A great pre and post-party spot for all amphitheater events. No cover on Wednesday nights. Live music every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Visit Social Magazine Reader's Choice Awards winner for "Best Rock Bar." more

  • Fox Liquor Bar
    237 South Wilmington Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    919-322-0128
    More than 50 craft cocktails, beer, wine and cheeses are served at Fox Liquor Bar. more

Concerts & Performances

  • Alltel Pavillion at Walnut Creek
    3801 Rock Quarry Road
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    919-831-6400
    "Raleigh's World-Class Outdoor Music Center," this outdoor concert facility is a completely open air music center that is host to concerts by some of the biggest names in music. more

  • Carolina Ballet
    3401-131 Atlantic Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27604
    919-303-6303
    The Triangle's professional ballet company that features collaborations with the North Carolina Symphony, the National Opera Company, and the Raleigh Oratorio Society to provide a full range of ballet performances from the finest classics to fresh, contemporary works. more

  • National Opera Company
    Fletcher School of Performing Arts
    919-890-6083
    This opera company presents high quality, fully-staged opera, in English, in conjunction with members of the North Carolina Symphony. more

  • North Carolina Symphony
    2 East South Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    919-733-2750
    Professional symphony that performs approximately 170 concerts each year with international guest artists appearing frequently. They perform in the Meymandi Concert Hall, a world-class hall that has near-perfect acoustics and an intimate atmosphere. more

  • North Carolina Theatre, The
    1 East South Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    919-831-6950
    The only professional, not-for-profit theatre in North Carolina that specializes in the production of amazing, large-scale, golden classic Broadway musicals. more

  • Opera Company of North Carolina
    3600 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 101
    Raleigh, NC 27612
    919-783-0098
    This opera company has won accolades for its uncompromising professional standards, internationally renowned casts, and sold-out performances. more

  • Raleigh Symphony Orchestra
    2 East South Street
    Raleigh, NC 27611
    919-546-9755
    With the belief that "music has the power to affect the lives of all people," this symphony orchestra regularly presents fine concerts in the areas of classical, chamber, family, and pops music plus offers educational programs. more

  • Disco Rodeo
    2820 Industrial Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    919-836-8535
    Established in 1994, this fun and exciting venue offers concerts throughout the year by some of the biggest and best names in popular music. more

Plays & Productions

  • Broadway Series South
    1 East South Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    919-834-4000
    This popular Broadway series presents the very best in touring Broadway shows, as well as off-Broadway shows, with performances held in the Memorail Auditorium. Past performances have included Les Miserables, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, and Fosse. more

  • Burning Coal Theatre Company
    224 Polk Street
    Raleigh, NC 27604
    919-834-4001
    Professional actors, directors, and designers from New York and elsewhere mix with the area's best talent in this professional equity, non-profit theatre company to perform the best in classic, modern, and new plays. more

  • Raleigh Ensemble Players Theatre Company
    201 East Davie Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    919-832-9607
    An ensemble theatre group that presents theatrical productions that are real and are not afraid to explore darker side of human nature, as well as premiere contemporary off-Broadway productions. more

  • Raleigh Little Theatre
    301 Pogue Street
    Raleigh, NC 27650
    919-821-4579
    Named "Best Theatre Organization in the Triangle" and "Best Children's Theatre Program" by Spectator magazine, this theatre was established in 1936 and produces more shows than any other theatre in North Carolina. The theatre showcases 14 productions each year, with more than 150 performances. more

  • Theatre in the Park
    107 Pullen Road
    Raleigh, NC 27607
    919-831-6058
    Internationally acclaimed for its annual original musical production of "A Christmas Carol," this theatre also presents several major annual productions including comedies, Shakespeare, contemporary works and dramas including regional and world premieres. more

  • NC State University Theatre
    2610 Cates Avenue, #1202A
    Raleigh, NC 27695
    919-515-3927
    Located on the NC State University campus, NC State University Theatre is a volunteer student theatre that produces 4-plus performances a year. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • International Festival of Raleigh
    500 South Salisbury Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    Raleigh Convention Center
    The International Festival of Raleigh is a family-friendly, annual celebration that brings more than 50 different ethnic groups and 30,000 community members together to celebrate the diversity of the Triangle through international cuisine, dance and music. more

Sporting Events

  • Carolina Hurricanes
    1400 Edwards Mill Road
    Raleigh, NC 27604
    RBC Center
    919-467-7825
    Enjoy hard-hitting, fun filled hockey games by this National Hockey League team that plays from October to April. more

  • Carolina Mudcats
    1501 N.C. Highway 39
    Raleigh, NC 27597
    Five County Stadium, Zebulon
    919-269-CATS
    A member of the Class AA Southern League, this baseball team offers family recreation from April to September. more

  • Wake County Speedway
    2109 Simpkins Road
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    919-779-2171
    Hosting stock car racing from April through late September, this speedway currently runs four classes every Friday night during the season with the 600 Inc. Racing Legends cars running several special events during the race season. more

  • Capital City Bicycle Motorcross Race Track
    516 Dennis Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    Lions Park
    919-831-6995
    BMX Track races that are open to the public are available at this race track that organizes races according to age groups and skill levels, enabling everyone to compete fairly.

  

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