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Fifth Annual Cool Summer Nights at DPAC Announced

An evening with Rob Thomas proves both personal and entertaining

A mixed crowd of fans, young and old, assembled into Durham’s Performing Arts Center and erupted into boisterous, unison applause for Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Rob Thomas as he took the stage and began to croon, “Don’t you wanna go for a ride/Just keep your hands inside”

Lebanese musician Naji Hilal

Free Concert Celebrating Lebanese Immigrant Culture in NC on April 13 at NC Museum of History

On Sunday, April 13, Lebanese musicians Naji Hilal and Christopher Saleh combine their considerable musical talents in a unique program highlighting Lebanese culture in North Carolina. This concert coincides with the NC Museum of History’s ongoing exhibit Cedars in the Pines, which showcases the history and contributions of Lebanese immigrants who have made North Carolina their home since the 1880s.


Cher has just announced Cyndi Lauper as support for her “Dressed To Kill Tour.”

Sarah Charness releases Classical Rap

A violinist since the age of four, Sarah Charness captivates audiences with her vivacious performances and the vibrant sound of her trademark hot pink, six-string electric violin.

David Walker

David Walker Named NC Opera Director of Development

North Carolina Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of David Walker as its new Director of Development. Mr. Walker comes to NC Opera with years of institutional experience, including driving development and fundraising campaigns for arts organizations around the country, and is an internationally known countertenor whose 18-year performance career took him to many… Read More ›

Walking Through Clay

Multi-Instrumentalist Extraordinaire Dirk Powell Readies Sugar Hill Records Debut

Considered one of the finest Americana musicians performing today, with a musical voice grown directly from roots in Appalachian and Louisiana soil, Dirk Powell is set to release his fourth solo album and Sugar Hill Records debut, Walking Through Clay, on February 4, 2014. The album finds Powell, whom Steve Earle calls “the greatest old-time… Read More ›

When Raleigh Arts Organizations Collaborate

Burning Coal Theatre Company and The Raleigh Boychoir Join Forces on “Civil Rights Through Song” Burning Coal Theatre Company and the Raleigh Boychoir will present Civil Rights Through Song: A Choral History of Raleigh Through the Civil Rights Era, a performance using choral music, dance and drama to celebrate the Civil Rights Movement of the… Read More ›


Hope Is What We Crave │Live has critics praising the project both for its exceptional live music and as a memorable experience:

Town Mountain & Lead Vocalist Robert Greer

Town Mountain & Lead Vocalist Robert Greer Win Two IBMA Momentum Awards

Performance, Vocalist (Momentum Awards) Robert Greer Performance, Band (Momentum Awards) Town Mountain WATCH Town Mountain perform on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country:  “Don’t Go Home Tonight” and “Lawdog” Congratulations to Town Mountain and their lead vocalist Robert Greer on winning 2013 IBMA Momentum Awards. Robert Greer takes home the Momentum Award for “Vocalist of the… Read More ›

Local Singer-Songwriter/Actress KATIE GARFIELD signs management contract with The Jonas Group

Local Singer-Songwriter/Actress KATIE GARFIELD signs management contract with The Jonas Group will perform at WeDay Charity Event (Raleigh, NC)-  Local singer-songwriter and actress from Cary, Katie Garfield signs with The Jonas Group.  The Jonas Group is a full service Entertainment Company involved in Artist Management, TV and movie development, Social Media, etc. located in Burbank,… Read More ›

Greensboro Symphony Partners with Tanger Outlets for 2013-14 Season

Greensboro, NC – The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra (GSO) announces an exciting new partnership with Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. The Tanger Outlets will serve as the Masterworks and POPS series sponsor for the 2013-2014 season, which encompasses 17 classical and pops performances. Concerts will range from the music of James Bond with jazz singer Hilary… Read More ›

19th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival Slated for May 7-11, 2014

Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, announces the date for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s 19th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival presented by BMI, set for May 7-11, 2014

Sunday Chamber Music Series at NC Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art Presents Sights and Sounds on Sundays Art-inspired chamber music series features North Carolina ensembles Raleigh, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces the 2013–14 schedule for Sights and Sounds on Sundays, the Museum’s acclaimed chamber music concert series produced in partnership with the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild. The Sights… Read More ›

Voices Together

Rite Aid Foundation awards $15,000 to Voices Together

The Rite Aid Foundation announced today a $15,000 grant to Voices Together, which is based in Chapel Hill, N.C., and uses specialized music therapy to help children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The grant will be used to expand the nonprofit organization’s programming to three more classrooms, helping between 35 and 40 more students in… Read More ›


musicSPARK Ignites Downtown Raleigh Again

musicSPARK, a facet of SPARKcon, is still All Local, All Free, Always, September 13-15, 2013. This year musicSPARK focuses on festival footprint music. The organizing committee presents four outdoor stages over three days, two events in downtown venues, and collaborations with other SPARKs. Over 50 local acts will perform. musicSPARK has secured indoor locations in case of… Read More ›

Greensboro Symphony

Greensboro Symphony Calendars 2013-2014: Masterworks, Chamber and POPS

We are pleased to announce the Greensboro Symphony 13|14 season for your calendar sections and news bites. This covers our full season: Masterworks, Chamber and POPS. Greensboro Symphony 200 N. Davie St., Ste. 301 Greensboro, NC 27401 336-335-5456 x 224, keyword greensborosymphony Masterworks October 3 & 5, 2013 7:30PM, Thursday: War Memorial… Read More ›

Sam Bush

ArtsCenter Concerts Schedule is Filled with IBMA Award Final Nominees!

Musicians scheduled to appear in concert at The ArtsCenter during the next ten months garnered ten nominations in the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards announced on August 14, according to ArtsCenter Executive Director Art Menius. Menius served as the original executive director of IBMA from November 1985 through the end of 1990. He received from… Read More ›

The Steel Wheels

The Steel Wheels Embark on Spokesongs Tour of North Carolina – All on Bikes

The Steel Wheels Embark on 4th Spokesongs Tour:  North Carolina Tour Fueled by Bicycles – Hauling Gear and Merch on Attached Carts, Without Extra Personnel The Steel Wheels, who released No More Rain earlier this year, are embarking on their fourth “Spokesongs Tour,” this one to cover North Carolina (full itinerary below). On the bicycle-fueled… Read More ›

Mallarmé Chamber players ANNOUNCES 2013-14, The 30th CONCERT Season

Mallarmé Chamber players ANNOUNCES 2013-14, The 30th CONCERT Season

The Mallarmé Chamber Players are proud to announce their 30th season of performances with an remarkable offering of baroque through contemporary repertoire, selected to represent the variety of outstanding chamber music for their 2013-14 Concert Series. Cabaret singer Ellen Ciompi will sing American art songs from the 1930s and will help Mallarmé kick off its… Read More ›

NC Symphony 2013/14 Season

SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW for these and other concerts in the 2013/14 season! Order now for the best seats! Hurry, seats for these hot ticket concerts will go fast. Beethoven’s 9th Holiday Pops Carnival of the Animals Beethoven’s 5th Romeo & Juliet The Chieftains Pictures at an Exhibition Patti LuPone Strauss & Mozart Fantasia and much,… Read More ›

Breckenridge Brewery Teams Up with Colorado Bluegrass Band Leftover Salmon

Leftover Salmon will debut four original songs from July to October, and they will be pre-released exclusively through Breckenridge Brewery’s 12-pack Sampler Packs

Maceo Parker to Headline the 2014 Art of Cool Festival

Parker, a Kinston native, has a name synonymous with funky music and has played with many leaders of funk, including James Brown, George Clinton and Bootsy’s Rubber Band.

Head for the Hills Set to Release ‘Blue Ruin’ on July 9th

Head for the Hills is pleased to announce their third studio album, Blue Ruin, slated for release on July 9th, 2013.

Classcal Mystery Tour

NC Symphony Beatles Anniversary Summerfest

“Classical Mystery Tour” With North Carolina Symphony Comes to 2013 Rex Healthcare Summerfest June 8 The North Carolina Symphony and the “Fab Four” will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Beatles’ White Album with some of the band’s best-loved songs in “Classical Mystery Tour,” Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2013 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series.  Gates open at 5 p.m. Children… Read More ›

New Town Drunks Release New Album

On the 2598th anniversary of the eclipse that ended the Battle of Halys, Hmm Media is proud to announce a new record by New Town Drunks (Diane Koistinen and Roberto Cofresi).    NTD’s new full-length record, Kiss, produced by NTD and Stu Cole (Squirrel Nut Zippers), was recorded at Sound of Music Studios in Richmond VA… Read More ›

Ashleigh Fynn

FREE Download of “Prohibition Rose” by Ashleigh Flynn from A Million Stars from A Million Stars – Due Out May 14, 2013

Click For a Free Download of “Prohibition Rose” “This song is about Portland’s own most infamous bootlegger during prohibition, who happened to be a woman… known also for opium distribution, and shanghaiing unsuspecting patrons.” –-Ashleigh Flynn “Prohibition Rose” Lyrics: Prohibition Rose,, knows what she knows, From her hips to her toes – beneath her petticoat!… Read More ›

Band Together partnership with Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.

Concert Event Raises $852,722 for Band Together Partnership with Tammy Lynn Center

Breaks Previous Record for Contribution to Local Nonprofit Raleigh, N.C., May 6, 2013 — As thousands of concertgoers at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre cheered on, Band Together NC Executive Director Matt Strickland and Co-Founder Danny Rosin announced that the May 4 concert event featuring headliner Lyle Lovett had raised a projected $852,722 for the Band Together… Read More ›

Music off Main Downtown Concert Series 2013 Season Announced

The Garner Revitalization Association (GRA) is pleased to announce the lineup and schedule for the sixth season of the Music off Main Downtown Concert Series.

Ashleigh Flynn

Ashleigh Flynn Releases “A Million Stars” on May 14th Featuring Chris Funk, Todd Snider, Annalisa Tornfelt & more

Ashleigh Flynn represents the next generation of true songwriters. She rules!” –Nanci Griffith “One of my favorite people to perform and hang out with is Ashleigh Flynn. Her lyrics are smart, she’s got a voice full of soul, and she knows how to handle a crowd.” –Todd Snider “True blue Americana…” –Paste Magazine Portland, Oregon-based… Read More ›