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Sep 25, 2017


Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: September 25-October 1, 2017

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

The big deal in Raleigh this week is the IBMA Bluegrass Festival, featuring World of Bluegrass. The main event takes place Friday and Saturday at Red Hat Amphitheater. Tickets are still available. Not into bluegrass? Check out my other picks for the week:

Monday: $3 Beers

Flying Saucer has a lot of beer and on Monday, all beer on the wall is just $3 a pint. Get there early and enjoy half priced appetizers from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Happy 4th Anniversary, Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar!

Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar turns four on Wednesday and you are invited to the celebration! Enjoy spirit samples, cornhole, music, $4 craft pints, house-made limoncello, and more. Check out the Facebook event page for details.

Friday: Pride Night

Kick off Pride Weekend at Legends Friday night! There will be giveaways at the Legends tent followed by a Foam Dance Party. Check out the rest of the weekend's events on the Facebook event page.


As always, you can find more things to do in our Events listings and on our Specials page. See you next week with a fresh round of picks, Raleigh!

Sep 21, 2017


Final Details Announced for Live & Local: Roots Fest

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Live Music

RALEIGH, N.C. – Live It Up! Hillsborough Street, the presenter of Live & Local: Roots Fest, today released final details to help attendees plan their Saturday of festivities with ease. The festival is free to the public, with a footprint stretching multiple blocks of Hillsborough Street. Those planning on attending can download the Hillsborough Street mobile app to explore district restaurants and retailers, special offers, and parking information at http://app.hillsboroughstreet.org. With performances and activities starting at 12:00 p.m. and continuing until 9:00 p.m., festival-goers can expect a vibrant celebration of North Carolina’s diverse cultural traditions.

This edition of the semi-annual festival will include activities and performances for all ages. Attendees can stroll through an art market featuring the original work of local artists, create works of their own at crafting stations and community art projects throughout the festival, meet furry friends of Cause 4 Pause and the N.C. Museum of Life and Science’s Junior Curators and their animals, and much more! Hillsborough Street’s restaurants are also open to celebrate the event, along with food trucks and other vendors from around North Carolina.

Live & Local: Roots Fest also hosts two stages of music, located at the intersection of Horne Street and Enterprise Street with performances starting at 12:00 p.m. and concluding at 9:00 p.m. Beginning at 12:00 p.m., festival goers can see an array of music celebrating the diverse cultural roots of North Carolina. Ricardo Diquez & The Tropic Orchestra kick things off, followed by storytime with Read With Me, One Tribe Drumming, Cooper Alan, Fat Bastard Blues Band, Johnny Folsom 4, Cane Creek Cloggers, the African American Dance Ensemble, Mr. Erik Rock n’ Roll Storyteller, Greg Humphrey’s Electric Trio, The Maggie Valley Band, and a special, one time only performance by Ike Stubblefield & Friends. Stubblefield’s performance, which begins on the Main Stage at 7:30pm, features a one-time only band arrangement of notable musicians hand-selected by Stubblefield himself. Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 master with 50 years of experience in the music industry writing, recording, and touring with the likes of Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones, Al Green, the Four Tops, and Stevie Wonder. Ike will be presenting a debut performance of a group of his friends with equally impressive musical pedigrees, including Gibb Droll (Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers) on guitar, Terence Higgins (Ani DiFranco, Dirty Dozen Brass Band) on drums, and Freddy V (Average White Band) on sax.

Visit https://www.hillsboroughstreet.org/liveandlocal/live-and-local-roots-fest-2017/music for Saturday’s full music schedule. For more information on vendorsprograms, and the festival map, please visit https://www.hillsboroughstreet.org/liveandlocal.

Roots Fest is presented by Live It Up! Hillsborough Street in association with Lonerider Brewing Company.

For high-resolution photos of this event, please contact Lisa@RaleighwoodMedia.com or call 919-229-9725.


About Live It Up! Hillsborough Street

The Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation (HSCSC) is an independent, not for profit, municipal service district created in the fall of 2009 by the City of Raleigh in partnership with N.C. State University and the property owners, merchants and residents on and around Hillsborough Street.

HSCSC, better known as Live It Up! Hillsborough Street, is a 3-mile long corridor that runs on both sides of Hillsborough Street, from St. Mary's School to the I-440 Beltline, including W. Morgan Street and a few side streets. The territory connects to, but does not include, Cameron Village. The territory includes a diverse collection of businesses, organizations, institutions and residential options.

Live It Up! Hillsborough Street provides a range of services and programs that help make the Hillsborough Street community a better place to live, work, play, shop, dine, learn and visit, including: cleaning, security, beautification, marketing and communications, economic development, special events and tourism, planning and advocacy, parking and transportation, research, arts and community.

For more information, please visit www.liveituphillsboroughst.org.

Sep 18, 2017


Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: September 18-24, 2017

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

This week isn’t just any week - it's Raleigh Beer Week! There will be beer-centered events happening throughout the city. Follow Raleigh Beer Week on Facebook to see them all! 

Not into beer? There’s plenty of other fun stuff happening. Check out my picks for the week:

Wednesday: Canes Preseason Game

Carolina Hurricanes hockey is back, y’all! Head to the PNC Arena for a taste of what’s the come. The Canes take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in their first home preseason game at 7 p.m.

Friday: Emo Night

Time to get in touch with your sensitive side. Deep South hosts Raleigh’s first ever Emo Night featuring your favorite emo and pop-punk tunes from your youth. If you buy tickets in advance, it’s $5, but the cost goes up to $10 the day of the show.

Saturday: Korktoberfest

Enjoy discounts, wine tastings, and more at The Raleigh Wine Shop’s 7th annual Korktoberfest! There will be events on Saturday and Sunday. Keep an eye on the website for details.

Sunday: Happy Anniversary, Oak & Dagger!

Join Oak & Dagger in celebrating their one year anniversary! There will be special beer releases, food specials, live music, and more. Check out their Facebook event page for details.

Bonus Sunday Event: Glenwood Faire is back for a second year and this time takes over two parking lots on Glenwood South, offering bites, sips, shopping, and more from lots of Glenwood South merchants. Get your tickets early online!


As always, you can find more things to do in our Events listings and on our Specials page. See you next week with a fresh round of picks, Raleigh!

Sep 11, 2017


Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: September 11-17, 2017

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

What always comes after Hopscotch Week? SparkCon, of course! DanceSpark, ArtSpark, CircusSpark, LitSpark, and Sparks of all kind will be popping up all over downtown Sep. 14-17. Check out the schedule

Here are a few other events happening in Raleigh this week if sparks aren't your thing:

Tuesday: Burger & Beer

Enjoy a burger with fries for just $5 at Cameron Bar & Grill starting at 5 p.m. Don’t forget to ask about their $3.50 craft beer can of the month! Cheers to a great dinner in Cameron Village under $10.00.

Wednesday: Beers, Bands & Bourbon

Head over to The Architect for live music, $4 drafts, and half off all Jim Beam family bourbon and whiskey for Brotherhood of Beam & Whiskey Club members. The party starts at 9 p.m.!

Sunday: Caniac Carnival

Carolina Hurricanes hockey will be here soon! Get pumped up for it at Sunday’s Caniac Carnival at PNC Arena with the whole family. There will be an autograph session with the players, rides and games for the kids, live music, food trucks, and more. The fun starts at 10 a.m. Be sure to check the schedule so you don’t miss out on your favorite events!

As always, you can find more things to do in our Events listings and on our Specials page. See you next week with a fresh round of picks, Raleigh!

Sep 04, 2017


Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: September 4-10, 2017

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

Happy Hopscotch Week! Raleigh’s most popular music festival starts on Thursday, Sept. 7th, and though the event pretty much takes up all of downtown, there are still non-Hopscotch events happening. Don’t have a festival wristband this year? Check out these happenings instead:

Monday: Labor Day Party at Boxcar

Have the day off? Boxcar Bar + Arcade opens at noon today, offering $3 drafts and 2 free game tokens per drink purchase! Air hockey pros will have a chance to show off their skills in a tournament starting at 9 p.m.

Wednesday: Specials and Karaoke at Woody’s

Head to Woody’s City Market on Wednesday night for $5 whiskey shots and $.50 wings. Stick around for karaoke at 9:30 p.m. to show off your singing skills!

Thursday: Sip’n Chip

Did you know that Raleigh has its own gourmet kettle chip shop? Carolina Kettle hosts their first Sip’n Chip event with Bond Brother’s Beer from 5-7 p.m. Check out the Facebook event for details!

Saturday: Molly Malone Guinness Oyster Festival

Enjoy oysters, beer, Irish music, and dancers at the Molly Malone Guinness Oyster Festival! The event takes place in City Market from 1-10 p.m. Admission is only $5!

As always, you can find more things to do in our Events listings and on our Specials page. See you next week with a fresh round of picks, Raleigh!