Event Calendar

Red Hat Amphitheater
Ben Harper and Trombone Shorty
August 24, 2019 | Saturday
7:00 PM
Ben Harper and Trombone Shorty

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will play Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on Saturday, August 24. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, March 15th at 10am at LiveNation.com, the Duke Energy Center box office, CEI box office at Coastal Credit Union Music Park, and Ticketmaster.

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

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About Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals:

Beginning with his 1994 debut, Welcome To The Cruel World, Harper released a string of eight studio albums over a decade and a half. This extraordinary run, featuring contributions from the Innocent Criminals, established him as a singularly powerful songwriter and performer with range across multiple genres and an unmatched ability to blend the personal and political. The accolades poured in—Rolling Stone hailed his "jewels of unique and exquisitely tender rock & roll,” while Entertainment Weekly praised his "casual profundity," and Billboard said his music "reminds us of the power and beauty of simplicity." Massive, international sold-out tours, Top 10 debuts in the US, Gold and Platinum certifications overseas, and a slew of TV appearances cemented Harper and the band's status as genuine global stars.

About Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue:

 Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty”Andrews is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. He has gained international acclaim for his trombone and trumpet virtuosity, his songwriting and his ability to blend traditional New Orleans styles with rock, funk, soul and hip-hop. NPR hailed him as “New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation” and his recent 2017 album, Parking Lot Symphony, was released on the legendary Blue Note label.

A 2011 GRAMMY Award nominee for his album Backatown (Verve), Andrews’ virtuosity and high-energy live shows have drawn unanimous raves worldwide with Rolling Stone calling him a “must-see act.”

Ben Harper and Trombone Shorty
Red Hat Amphitheater
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
August 29, 2019 | Thursday
6:00 PM
St. Paul & The Broken Bones

**This show was rescheduled from its original June date.**

The Birmingham, Alabama–based rock and roll soul band- St. Paul & The Broken Bones formed in 2012, releasing their debut album Half the City in 2014 and its follow up, 2016’s Sea of Noise, to much acclaim. Those strong efforts helped place them on the national scene, and the band worked hard to prove they were no mere retro-soul band—from touring the world relentlessly, and including being selected to open for The Rolling Stones and headlining two nights at the Ryman Auditorium, to TV appearances including The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, Austin City Limits & two appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Paul Janeway’s fearless showmanship, thoughtful lyrics, and dedication to his performance soon became the band’s calling card, and paired with the inventive and skillful direction of co-band leader Jesse Phillips as well as a full eight-man roster comprised of some of the best young instrumentalists in the South, they soon became a must-see event. St. Paul & The Borken Bones are; Janeway (lead vocals),  and Phillips (bass and guitar),  Browan Lollar (guitars), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone) and Amari Ansari (saxophone).
 
Join Band Together and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in raising over $1 Million to fight child hunger in the Triangle. Ticket sales, individual donations and corporate sponsorships to our 2019 Main Event concert will directly support the Food Shuttle’s new Child Food Hub, a dedicated 7,000 sq. ft.facility in Durham, to increase the impact of these Child Hunger Programs. In the next five years, this space will grow BackPack Buddies by more than 50% and increase School Pantries by 44%.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Sep 3

THE RACONTEURS

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
The Raconteurs
September 3, 2019 | Tuesday
7:00 PM
The Raconteurs

Hot on the heels of announcing their new album HELP US STRANGER (out June 21 via Third Man Records), The Raconteurs – Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler – have announced an extensive run of North American headline tour dates. These new dates, spanning from July to October, include previously-announced US festival appearances at Woodstock 50 and Railbird. The band will kick off their world tour with their first trip to Australia and New Zealand later this month, as well as stops in Japan, Europe, and the United Kingdom before returning to the US for their North American tour.

The Raconteurs will play Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on September 3.  Tickets go on sale Friday April 12 at 10am at LiveNation.com.  

Tickets to the North American headline dates go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 12 at 10am local time. Third Man Records Vault members will have access to the very first pre-sale starting on Tuesday, April 9 at 10am local time, running through Thursday, April 11 at 10pm local time. Sign up for Vault Package #40, which features an exclusive limited edition version of HELP US STRANGER on electric green/black/copper swirled vinyl and Vault-only lenticular cover art, and to gain ticket pre-sale access FIRST here. For tickets and more information on all tour dates, visit https://theraconteurs.com/tour.

Additionally, every online ticket purchased in North America for the new headline shows will include a physical copy of HELP US STRANGER on CD. Fans will also have the option to upgrade their CD to the standard black vinyl LP. 

HELP US STRANGER (Third Man Records) is the GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band’s third studio LP and first new album in more than a decade. Out on Friday, June 21, HELP US STRANGER sees the mighty combo reassembled, stronger and perhaps even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock 'n' roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and White’s uncompromising songcraft and the band’s steadfast musical muscle. With HELP US STRANGER, The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.

The Raconteurs
Sep 6 - Sep 7

HOPSCOTCH

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh
Sep 6-7
September 6 - 5:30 PM | Doors 4:30 PM
September 7 - 5:30 PM | Doors 4:30 PM
Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh

Hopscotch Music Festival returns to downtown Raleigh to celebrate it’s tenth year this September 5-7. Featuring more than 130 bands over 3 days, Hopscotch is known for adventurous lineups, memorable performances, and a fan-friendly atmosphere. From a large outdoor main stage in Raleigh City Plaza to intimate club shows, the festival offers music in almost every genre imaginable—rock, hip-hop, metal, folk, electronic, experimental, and more—and its programming highlights this diversity each year.

From its inception in 2010, Hopscotch has been a signature event for the creative community of Raleigh, North Carolina. Approximately 25% of the festival’s performers hail from in-state—a figure few, if any, nationally recognized music festivals can claim. With official programming stretching across 12 walkable venues, Hopscotch is a city-wide celebration for locals and fans visiting from faraway locales.

Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh
Sep 13

LIZZO

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Lizzo
September 13, 2019 | Friday
7:00 PM
Lizzo

Days after releasing her Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic Records debut albumCUZ I LOVE YOU, Lizzo has announced her fall North American tour, “Cuz I Love You Too.”

Produced by Live Nation, “Cuz I Love You Too” dates begin July 18th at Edgefield in Portland, OR and will make stops in Toronto, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and more before wrapping October 27th at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA.

Lizzo will play Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Friday 9/13 and The Fillmore Charlotte on Sunday 9/15.  Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 26th at 12pm local time at LiveNation.com.

“Cuz I Love You Tour” kicks off this week, April 22nd at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA. All dates on the North American headline trek are sold out, including a tour-closing headline date at New York City’s Terminal 5 set for May 23rd. Support throughout comes from Atlantic Records labelmate Tayla Parx. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.lizzomusic.com/tour.

CUZ I LOVE YOU arrived to critical acclaim on Friday, April 19th with Variety declaring, “Her debut's sexy, smart, scuffed-up R&B establishes Lizzo as an immediate star.”Esquire affirmed, “ ’You’ reveals another bullet point on her already spectacular resume: Lizzo can sing. Boy, can she sing. Her rich, raw vocal is on display all across the LP, but it’s especially striking on affecting ballads like the blow-your-hair-back title track, produced by X Ambassadors, or the throbbing “Jerome,” which sees her pleading with a suitor who leaves her wanting to come back “when you’re grown.” (“Poor little baby,” she chides. “Who told you that you stood a chance with this royalty?”)”

Lizzo has marked the arrival of CUZ I LOVE YOU with a number of high profile TV appearances, including performances on the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show, NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and TODAY, and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and HBO’s 2 Dope Queens, as well as visits to Comedy Centrals The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Upcoming appearances include E! News’ Busy Tonight, set for April 22nd.

In addition, Lizzo has been featured in a remarkable range of worldwide media outlets and national publications, spanning BillboardTIMEEntertainment Weekly and Playboy to the covers of New York Magazine's Spring Fashion Issue, Allure, and  more. 

Yesterday, Lizzo wrapped up an epic 2-weekend run at Indio, CA’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival earning her further acclaim. “Lizzo has quickly cemented herself as one of 2019’s preeminent pop figures,” wrote Consequence of Sound. “(Her) set only spanned 12 songs, but every track got the crowd grooving more than the last. The show attracted the most tightly packed audience in the Mojave tent across the whole weekend… Lizzo’s energy went unmatched, and, like she proclaimed at the beginning of her set, it’s likely that she will be headlining festivals in the years to come — especially if she keeps up her tempo.”

Sep 21

NF

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
NF: The Search Tour
September 21, 2019 | Saturday
8:00 PM
NF: The Search Tour

May 30, 2019 - Today, chart-topping Michigan rapper NF revealed the title of his forthcoming album –The Search – and gave fans a glimpse of what to expect, sharing the powerful title track and accompanying video. He also announced dates for the Live Nation produced The Search tour, which will launch this fall.

The Search 29-date headline run will kick off on September 12 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh and takeNF across North America, culminating with his debut at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on October 13 and wrapping up in California October 26 at San Jose Civic.

NF will play Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday September 20 and Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Saturday September 21.    

The fan ticket pre-sale begins Tuesday, June 4, at 10AM local time. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, June 7, at 10AM local time. Every online ticket order of 2 or more tickets for the 2019 U.S. NF headline tour will include 1 physical CD copy of NF’s forthcoming album The Search. Tour information and pre-sale registration is available at nfrealmusic.com/tour.

Citi is the official presale credit card of The Search Tour; Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets through Citi EntertainmentSM beginning June 4 at 12PM local. (See www.citientertainment.com for more details.)

Clocking in at four minutes, 11 seconds and 777 words, lead single/title track “The Search” gives fans plenty to unpack, as NF lays bare his psyche, revealing some of the darker corners he’s found himself in and mapping out the ambitious quest that lies ahead. View the official video, co-directed by Patrick Tohill and NFHERE.

I’ve been searchin

What does that mean Nate? I’ve been learnin

Grabbin my keepsakes

Leavin my burdens

Well I brought a few with me I’m not perfect

Lookin at the view like this concerns me…

Cold world out there kids grab your coats

Been a minute I know now I’m back to roam

Looking for the antidote

To crack the code

The Search is NF’s fourth full-length album. It follows the independently released Perception (NF Real Music/Caroline), which took the music industry by surprise when fans propelled it to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard200 upon its release. Also topping Billboard’s Top Rap Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, Perception was the ultimate underdog story of 2017, as chronicled by The New York TimesRolling Stone and Forbes, with the latter noting, “NF’s success speaks to what can be done these days outside of the traditional system.”

Now certified Platinum in the U.S., Perception has earned more than two million album equivalent units worldwide while cumulative streams have surpassed 3.5 billion. Singles like “Let You Down” – 3x Platinum and a No. 1 Pop radio hit in the U.S., and certified Platinum or higher in seven additional countries – “Lie” and “If You Want Love” further expanded NF’s fanbase, paving the way for his sold-out, 87-date 2018 Perception World tour of North America and Europe, numerous festival appearances and the direct support slot on Logic’s Bobby Tarantino Vs Everybody arena tour.

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

NF: The Search Tour
Sep 24

DROPKICK MURPHYS

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Dropkick Murphys
September 24, 2019 | Tuesday
6:30 PM
Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys will kick off fall 2019 with a coast-to-coast tour featuring Clutch, launching September 20 at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, MA. Joined by special guests Amigo The Devil and more to be announced, the tour is playing Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on 9/24 and Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on 9/25. Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 18 at LiveNation.com and via the Live Nation app.

Since forming in 1996, Boston’s Dropkick Murphys have sold a staggering 7 million albums worldwide, with 2005’sThe Warrior’s Code achieving an RIAA Gold certification and its smash single “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” nearing double platinum and appearing during a key moment of Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning The Departed. They’ve hosted sold out concerts at most of the city’s landmarks, including Fenway Park, TD Garden, the Boston Pops, and even the last voyage of the USS Constitution. Dropkick Murphys­ are touring in support of their 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory album, released through the band's own Born & Bred Records in 2017. The album debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the #1 independently released album. There's a feeling of purpose throughout the album, influenced by the band's work with The Claddagh Fund, a charity the band established in 2009 to help support addiction recovery as well as children's and veterans' organizations.

Maryland rockers Clutch have been pushing the boundaries of heavy rock music since the 4 original members got together in high school. Having been tagged hard rock, blues rock, southern stoner rock and alternative metal by media and fans across the world it is safe to say one thing…“What you see is what you get” and what you get is a musical force that has been best described as the quintessential American Rock Band.  Clutch quickly became known for their relentless touring schedules, playing shows from whiskey stained 2 door venues in the hills of West Virginia to the iconic Brixton Academy in the UK, and are currently touring in support of their 12th album Book Of Bad Decisions.

Dropkick Murphys
Sep 27

International Bluegrass Music Association

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass 2019
September 27, 2019 | Friday
PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass 2019

Organizers of this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass, brought to you by Chiesi USA and taking place September 24-28 in Raleigh, North Carolina, announced a new round of performers for PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass. Wide Open Bluegrass is the free weekend festival that takes place at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater and on 7 additional stages in downtown Raleigh September 27-28.

I'm With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, & Aoife O'Donovan), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Balsam Range, Sister Sadie, and Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen join previously announced Del McCoury and special guests, and Molly Tuttle for Main Stage performances at Red Hat Amphitheater for this year’s festival, with additional performers announced in the coming weeks. Performances at Red Hat Amphitheater will begin at 5pm each night, and will feature premier bluegrass acts for six hours.

Beginning this year, the performances at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater will be open to the public for free, subject to venue capacity. A limited number of reserved seats in prime sections of the venue are available for purchase to ensure admittance for every performance.

Wide Open Bluegrass will continue to be a fundraising vehicle for the IBMA Bluegrass Trust Fund, which provides direct financial assistance to bluegrass artists and other industry professionals in times of emergency need. (To date, the Trust Fund has given more than $800,000 in direct aid.)

PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass 2019
Sep 28

International Bluegrass Music Association

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass 2019
September 28, 2019 | Saturday
PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass 2019

Organizers of this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass, brought to you by Chiesi USA and taking place September 24-28 in Raleigh, North Carolina, announced a new round of performers for PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass. Wide Open Bluegrass is the free weekend festival that takes place at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater and on 7 additional stages in downtown Raleigh September 27-28.

I'm With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, & Aoife O'Donovan), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Balsam Range, Sister Sadie, and Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen join previously announced Del McCoury and special guests, and Molly Tuttle for Main Stage performances at Red Hat Amphitheater for this year’s festival, with additional performers announced in the coming weeks. Performances at Red Hat Amphitheater will begin at 5pm each night, and will feature premier bluegrass acts for six hours.

Beginning this year, the performances at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater will be open to the public for free, subject to venue capacity. A limited number of reserved seats in prime sections of the venue are available for purchase to ensure admittance for every performance.

Wide Open Bluegrass will continue to be a fundraising vehicle for the IBMA Bluegrass Trust Fund, which provides direct financial assistance to bluegrass artists and other industry professionals in times of emergency need. (To date, the Trust Fund has given more than $800,000 in direct aid.)

PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass 2019