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Today’s Forecast

70º | 90% chance of precipitation
Sunrise 6:09 a.m. | Sunset 8:12 p.m.

Tickets please, tickets
Attendees watch a concert at Red Hat Amphitheater.
Red Hat Amphitheater has a capacity of 5,990. | Photo provided by IBMA and Pinecone
We hope you’ve got your boogie shoes on, because the Triangle has quite the lineup of live music this summer. We found 50+ local shows and organized them by genre so you can find your tunes (and new artists) vivace.


Red Hot Chili Peppers | Wednesday, June 26 | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Alanis Morrissette | Thursday, June 27 | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

blink-182 | Tuesday, July 30 | PNC Arena

Bob Dylan performing in July 2019

Bob Dylan infuses elements of both folk and rock music.


Photo by Raph_PH via Flickr

Country + Folk

Hank Williams Jr. | Friday, May 17 | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Orville Peck | Thursday, May 30 | Red Hat Amphitheater

Outlaw Music Festival: Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Alyson Krauss, and more | Sunday, June 23 | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek


Justin Timberlake | Wednesday, June 12 | PNC Arena

New Kids on the Block | Sunday, July 28 | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Tate McRae | Friday, Aug. 16 | Red Hat Amphitheater

Hans Zimmer standing with a microphone and black and white electric guitar.

Hans Zimmer has composed dozens of famous film scores, including “The Lion King” and “The Dark Knight.”


Photo by Raph_PH via Flickr


Tchaikovsky Spectacular | Saturday, May 25 | Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary

Steep Canyon Rangers and the NC Symphony | Saturday, June 8 | Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary

Hans Zimmer | Tuesday, Sept. 10 | PNC Arena
How many Raleigh shows are you headed to this summer?

A. None
B. 1-2 shows
C. 3-4 shows
D. 5+ shows
Tuesday, May 14
  • “Woven Strangers” | Tuesday, May 14-Friday, May 17 | 5 p.m. | Arts Access Inc., 444 S. Blount St., Ste. 115B, Raleigh | Free | Check out a collection of dimensional acrylic paintings on wood created by native North Carolina artist Jean Gray Mohs.
  • Tuesday Evening Flow Yoga at the Farm | Tuesday, May 14 | 6-7 p.m. | Raleigh City Farm, 800 N. Blount St., Raleigh | $18 | Bring your mat to enjoy this flow surrounded by nature — a portion of the fee will go to the farm.
Wednesday, May 15
  • Author Event: Kristin Harmel’s “The Paris Daughter” | Wednesday, May 15 | 5-6 p.m. | Quail Ridge Books, 4209 Lassiter Mill Rd., Ste. 100, Raleigh | $0-$19 | Author Kristin Harmel will read a passage from her historical fiction novel “The Paris Daughter” and a signing will follow.
  • Into the Meadows: Floral Design Class | Wednesday, May 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Florapist at Cornerstone Clubhouse, 8217 Shadow Stone Ct., Raleigh | $65 | Learn how to make a floral arrangement using wildflowers and lush greenery that highlights the rustic elegance and vibrant flora of meadows.
Thursday, May 16
  • Live in The District | Thursday, May 16 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Park West Village, 3400 Village Market Pl., Morrisville | Free | Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy live music from local artists, food trucks, and craft beer vendors.
Friday, May 17
  • Cary Night Market | Friday, May 17 | 5-9 p.m. | Downtown Cary Park, 327 S. Academy St., Cary | Free | Find locally made goods and enjoy a night filled with music and entertainment featuring Triangle area artisans, food, and drinks.
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🍽️ How to meet your new favorite Raleigh restaurant
We are so ready to dig in. | Photo by Offline Raleigh
You know that Raleigh restaurant you’ve been meaning to try, but haven’t gotten around to yet? We have the cure: Offline, our city’s restaurant subscription club.

Every month, you’ll pick two locally-owned restaurants you want to try. Offline will give you $10-$30 off the tab at each place, good ‘til the end of the month.

Offline has helped pick up part of the tab for thousands of Triangle locals at Eastcut Sandwich Bar, Miso Ramen Bar, and La Victoria Real Mexican Food, to name a few.

Ready for your local culinary tour? Try your first month free with code RALTODAY.
News Notes
Today Is
  • Election Day for the 2024 Second Primary. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and registered Wake County Republican and unaffiliated voters are eligible to submit a ballot.
  • Cue the Storm Surge, because the Canes beat the New York Rangers by a score of 4-2 in last night’s Game 5 of Round 2. Get tickets to see Game 6 against the Rangers at the PNC Arena on Thursday, May 16.
  • Childish Gambino is bringing his “The New World Tour” to Raleigh on Friday, Aug. 30. General public ticket sales begin on Friday, May 17 + presales kick off on Wednesday, May 15.
  • Dr. Assad Meymandi, a Raleigh philanthropist who dedicated his life to music and the arts, died at the age of 89. Meymandi earned the North Carolina Award in 2016 and was a prominent supporter of the NC Museum of Art and the NC Symphony. See details about his upcoming service. (WRAL)
  • No. 23. This is where Raleigh ranked on Wallet Hub’s list of best places to start a career. The list featured 180 US cities that were examined across 26 metrics, from availability of entry-level jobs to unemployment rate.
Try This
  • Wolfe & Porter, a new craft cocktail bar in downtown Raleigh, will host Tiki Fest in celebration of its grand opening on Saturday, May 18 from 4 p.m. to midnight. Festivities will include live music, food trucks, and giveaways. Take a peek at the drink menu.
  • Forest Ridge Park will host a series of kayak and standup paddle board tours beginning tomorrow, May 15. The tours will take participants to the park’s northern shoreline. Registration is required and is $21 for residents or $36 for nonresidents.
Featured Deal
  • Seaside getaway, here you come. The Seagate Resort, a boutique hotel on beautiful Delray Beach, FL, offers guests exclusive access to a private beach and championship golf course. For a limited time, get 30% off plus two craft cocktails on arrival. Use code GOLDEN to snag the deal.*
The Buy
Clinique’s Take The Day Off cleansing balm makeup remover. This balm’s silky, buttery formula dissolves long-wearing makeup and sunscreens — and it’s one of the brand’s best sellers.
The Wrap
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From the editor
Heading to one of Raleigh’s summer concerts? Stock up on concert essentials before you go. Some of my include this customizable clear crossbody, lavender vanilla hand sanitizer, and funky cowboy boot claw clip to keep the hair off my neck while I’m dancing.
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