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Oct 09, 2017


Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: October 9-15, 2017

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

Fall is a busy season in Raleigh. The NC State Fair begins and Halloween events are on the horizon. There's a lot going on, but please do not forget to VOTE on Tuesday, October 10, for Raleigh's city council! 

Reward yourself for completing your civic duty by attending these awesome events...

Thursday: Happy 10 Year Anniversary, Deep South the Bar!

Thursday kicks off three nights of free music to celebrate Deep South's 10-year anniversary! Doors open at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Check out the Facebook event for the line-ups each night. 

Friday: Friday Night Tributes

Head to Midtown Park on Friday Night for some throwback music! Yachty by Nature (AWESOME BAND NAME ALERT), will be playing smooooth music from the 70s and 80s. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be food trucks and beer!

Sunday: Pints for a Purpose

Trophy Brewing will be raising money for Meals on Wheels at the taproom from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. There will be food trucks and raffles. First 40 people who arrive will get a free beer! 

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!

Oct 04, 2017


Art It Up! Hillsborough Street Offers 18+ Free & Ticketed Events in October

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Upcoming Events

The Hillsborough Street arts and recreation community is banding together to present the fourth annual Art It Up! on Saturday, October 14. Sixteen of Raleigh’s top performing and visual arts organizations, as well as recreation outfits are offering unique, and for the most part free, programs throughout the day.

Art It Up! programming ranges from Evolve Movement leading a free yoga workshop in the Rose Garden at Raleigh Little Theatre, to an encore presentation of Seed Art Share’s immersive theatre production Iced Coffee at Jubala. Meanwhile, the Gregg Museum will host Miska Waya, N.C. State’s Native American student drumming group, which is in conjunction with one of the museum’s opening exhibitions, Treasures of Native America - Selections from the Drs. Norman and Gilda Greenberg Gift.

Pullen Park will host two events, the Pumpkin Patch Bash and annual Scarecrow Festival where attendees will build their own scarecrow to display in the park. Scarecrow spaces are limited and advanced registration is encouraged. Families will enjoy the carnival games, crafts, and a movie at the Pumpkin Patch Bash. Free pumpkins are available while supplies last. 

A full list of events, including how to get the special low opening day registration rate for the Krispy Kreme Challenge or how to purchase tickets for ComedyWorx and Sonorous Road productions can be found by clicking here!

Oct 02, 2017


Raleigh Specials Tonight: Amy's Picks for the Week: October 2-8, 2017

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

This week, Raleigh is all about hockey. The Carolina Hurricanes play their opening game on Saturday, October 7, at 7 p.m. Get your tickets and prepare your tailgate! Here are some other events to get excited about this week:

Tuesday: Canes Corner

Backyard Bistro hosts the first Canes Corner of the season. Recently signed Justin Williams will be interviewed at 7 p.m. Canes fans can also enjoy $3 Yuengling drafts and $3.50 Blue Moon bottles!

Thursday: Casktoberbest

Big Boss Brewing Company hosts their annual Casktoberfest starting at 5 p.m. Enjoy cask-conditioned variations on Big Boss favorites along with some surprises! This is a popular event, so car pool or get an Uber/Lyft, if you can!

Saturday: Oktoberfest at The Hideout

Join the outlaws at Lonerider for an Oktoberdest celebration starting at 2 p.m.! There will be beer, food trucks, live music, and a stein-hoisting competition at 4 p.m. 

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 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.