Things to Do

Get Funky This Fall at These Concerts in Raleigh


Raleigh is the place to be when you love live music, and this fall will bring plenty of amazing concerts. Big bands, solo artists, hard rock and soft symphonies… there’s something to please every kind of music enthusiast. Whether you want to relax with beach music in the park or rock out to grunge in a large arena, here are nine concerts in Raleigh not to miss.


Friday Night Tribute Series

Get your fill of free live music every week now through mid-October at the Friday Night Tribute Series in North Hills. The feel-good music series celebrates music we all know and love, from Led Zeppelin performed by ZoSo on Sept. 14th to Coldplay performed by 42. The block-party-style concerts in Raleigh are rounded out by food trucks, specialty cocktails and a kid-friendly atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to get together with friends or family members to gear up for the weekend.


Bands, Bites and Boats at Bond Park: Ed Stephenson

The Bond Park Boathouse in Cary hosts musicians, food trucks and after-hours boat rentals for its Bands, Bites and Boats event one Friday each month. Spend the evening floating on Bond Lake in the evening sun while you listen to great music and enjoy delicious food, or bring a lawn chair or blanket and relax on the grass. This month spotlights Ed Stephenson, with Napoli Pizza and Brueprint Brewery on site. The final evening on Oct. 5th will feature a performance by My Cousin Skinny and Stuft and Fortnight Brewery will be serving bites and brews.


Jason Aldean: High Noon Neon Tour 2018

Grab your favorite cowboy boots and get ready for a rowdy evening, because Jason Aldean is coming to town! The creator of the “Dirt Road Anthem” is performing at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek on Sept. 8th, a popular venue for concerts in Raleigh. Luke Combs and American Idol runner-up, Lauren Alaina, will also take the stage.


4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince

Experience Prince’s iconic pop music on Sept. 13th at the Red Hat Amphitheatre with 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince. The show features a live band performing collectively with a world-class symphony orchestra. Enjoy his greatest hits, and discover some of his lesser-known songs too!


Stone Sour

Rock out with Grammy-nominated Stone Sour on Sept. 15th. The band will play popular hits from the nineties and early-two-thousands as well as songs from their new album, Hydrograd Deluxe. Catch the show at The Ritz in Raleigh and you’ll also get to hear metalcore and rap From Ashes To New.


Niall Horan: Flicker World Tour

Of all of the concerts in Raleigh this Fall, this show is the most likely to make fans swoon. Irish singer, Niall Horan has been traveling the world on his Flicker World Tour, and he’s coming to Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek on Sept. 17th. Sway to your favorite singles like Slow Hands and This Town, and hear new songs from his Album, Flicker.


Lady Antebellum & Darius Rucker

Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker performing on stage - concerts in Raleigh, NC


Contemporary country meets R&B when Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker: Summer Plays On Tour takes center stage. The show is coming Oct. 4th to Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek. Get your lighters ready for soulful songs like Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” and sing along with cheerful hits like Darius Rucker’s take on “Wagon Wheel.”


Lil Baby: Harder Than Ever Tour

Lil Baby’s bringing his smooth lyrics and hot beats to The Ritz on Sept. 12th. Lil Baby quickly rose to fame after releasing a mixtape in 2017, and he’s since collaborated on popular singles with Young Thug and Drake, including “Yes Indeed.” He’ll be headlining and sharing the stage with YK Osiris, another rapper and R&B vocalist whose 2018 single, “Valentine” hit top charts.


Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

We’re taking it back to the birth of American rock and roll with Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons on Sept. 30th at DPAC in Durham. With hit songs including, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Beggin’,” the band took its doo-wop sound from a street corner in Newark, New Jersey in the ‘60s to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band is still performing for adoring, sold-out crowds today, and this show will be no exception.


Get your tickets now and get ready for a fun time at these concerts in Raleigh! When you’re not jamming to your favorite tunes, we’d like to invite you to stop by Park Central Apartments. Take a look at the first high-rise apartment community in the Midtown District of North Hills. Visit Park Central online at to schedule a tour or call us directly at (888) 267-9483.


Hope to see you soon!



Featured Image: Source