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Guest Artist Alert!! 😎 😎  We're so excited that Shirlette Ammons invited Tamisha Waden and Jon Gregory aka JWaves for ou...
05/19/2022

Guest Artist Alert!! 😎 😎 We're so excited that Shirlette Ammons invited Tamisha Waden and Jon Gregory aka JWaves for our final LIVE @Lake Raleigh tonight, 5/19!!🔥

Tamisha Waden is a well known singer/songwriter who's worked with everyone from hip hop heavyweights Phonte and The Foreign Exchange, and Pharoahe Monch to Hiss Golden Messenger and Phil Cook.

JWaves is Carrboro's hip hop artist whose unique style is showcased in his original productions and high-energy live shows.

Gates and Food Trucks at 5pm, concert begins at 6pm!

Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs (🥫🥫🥫 and don't forget non-perishable food donations for Feed the Pack: The Food Pantry ) and expect a family-friendly good time.

❤️ It takes a village ❤️ NC State LIVE and VisitCentennial would like to thank our supporters who help to make [email protected] Raleigh possible: Eastman Global , ARTS NC STATE and WKNC 88.1 FM

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1) Close up 📷 of Tamisha Waden in front of a gold background with Tamisha Waden, Good For Me in the lower right hand corner.
2) Black and white 📷 of Jon Gregory in jacket and sunglasses
3) 📷 of Shirlette Ammons standing in front of a brick wall wearing a purple shirt and leather jacket.

We're so excited for THURS 5/19 - our final FREE LIVE@Lake Raleigh concert featuring Shirlette Ammons! Weather report is...
05/17/2022

We're so excited for THURS 5/19 - our final FREE [email protected] Raleigh concert featuring Shirlette Ammons! Weather report is looking good+ we got your FOOD TRUCK ANNOUNCEMENT 🚚...

454 Grill , La Katrina Tacos, Oink N Moo by two brothers & JAM Ice Cream - Yum!

Gates and Food Trucks at 5PM, Concert will start at 6PM!

Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs (and don't forget non-perishable food donations for Feed the Pack: Food Pantry) and expect a family-friendly good time.

❤️ It takes a village. ❤️ NC State LIVE and VisitCentennial would like to thank our supporters who help to make [email protected] Raleigh possible: Eastman Global, ARTS NC STATE and WKNC 88.1 FM.

Image Descriptions:
1) 📷 of [email protected] Raleigh concert from the sky!
2) [email protected] Raleigh graphic with "LIVE" in magenta and @ inside a music note. "A FREE CONCERT SERIES" stands out in white lettering on a purple banner.
3) A purple slide with a magenta oak leaf with bold type that says: MAY 19, Shirlette Ammons, Lake Raleigh, Centennial Campus, Food trucks 5PM, Concert 6PM.
4) 📷 of Shirlette Ammons singing into a mic.

The countdown is on! We're only 1 week away from our final LIVE@Lake Raleigh concert 5/19 with the inimitable hip-hop ar...
05/12/2022

The countdown is on! We're only 1 week away from our final [email protected] Raleigh concert 5/19 with the inimitable hip-hop artist Shirlette Ammons 🤩 Ya'll, she's collaborated with Indigo Girls, Hiss Golden Messenger, and H.C. McEntire. Join us as we usher in the summer with this INCREDIBLE artist!🔥

❤️❤️❤️ It takes a village. ❤️❤️❤️ NC State LIVE and VisitCentennial would like to thank our supporters who help to make [email protected] Raleigh possible: Eastman Global , ARTS NC STATE and WKNC 88.1 FM.

Image Descriptions:
1) 📷 of Shirlette Ammons singing into a mic.
2) A purple slide with a magenta oak leaf with bold type that says: MAY 19, Shirlette Ammons, Lake Raleigh, Centennial Campus, Food trucks 5PM, Concert 6PM.
3) [email protected] Raleigh graphic with "LIVE" in magenta and @ inside a music note. "A FREE CONCERT SERIES" stands out in white lettering on a purple banner.

The weather report for tonight 5/5 = GORGEOUS! 🌤 🌤  Get ready to dance with Tumbao at LIVE@Lake Raleigh! Gates/Food Truc...
05/05/2022

The weather report for tonight 5/5 = GORGEOUS! 🌤 🌤 Get ready to dance with Tumbao at [email protected] Raleigh!

Gates/Food Trucks at 5PM | Concert at 6PM

🚚 FOOD TRUCK UPDATE: 🌮 Las Gringas Tacos 🥟 Crispy Gyoza 🍔 Beefy Buns 🍦 JAM Ice Cream

❤️ It takes a village.❤️ NC State LIVE and VisitCentennial would like to thank our supporters who help to make [email protected] Raleigh possible: Eastman Global , ARTS NC STATE and WKNC 88.1 FM

Image Descriptions:
1) Photo of [email protected] Raleigh concert with sun streaming through the clouds behind the stage
2) 📷 of Tumbao's Diego Avilez singing by Christopher Formont.
3) 📷 of Tumbao horn section by Christopher Formont.

Get ready to get up and dance! Tumbao is on deck for LIVE@Lake Raleigh 5/5 + FOOD TRUCK ANNOUNCEMENT 🚚...Join us for Bee...
05/03/2022

Get ready to get up and dance! Tumbao is on deck for [email protected] Raleigh 5/5 + FOOD TRUCK ANNOUNCEMENT 🚚...

Join us for Beefy Buns Truck, Crispy Gyoza , Las Gringas Tacos & JAM Ice Cream- Yum!

Details:
liveatlakeraleigh.com

❤️ It takes a village ❤️ NC State LIVE and VisitCentennial would like to thank our supporters who help to make [email protected] Raleigh possible: Eastman Global , ARTS NC STATE and WKNC 88.1 FM.

Image Descriptions:
1) [email protected] Raleigh graphic with "LIVE" in magenta and @ inside a music note. "A FREE CONCERT SERIES" stands out in white lettering on a purple banner.
2) A purple slide with a magenta oak leaf with bold type that says: MAY 5, Tumbao, Lake Raleigh, Centennial Campus, Food trucks 5PM, Concert 6PM.
3) 📷 of Tumbao standing casually on a Raleigh Street.

Tonight's the night! Martha Redbone Roots Project performs fiery old-time gospel singing and foot stomping roots music 4...
04/28/2022

Tonight's the night! Martha Redbone Roots Project performs fiery old-time gospel singing and foot stomping roots music 4/28 at 8pm in Stewart Theatre. And since it's gorgeous outside, we've moved the Pre-show Talk to the Talley Student Union 3rd Floor Outdoor Terrace, next to Stewart Theatre. Come meet Martha at 7pm on this beautiful evening! 🌤🤩❤️

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📷 1) Martha Redbone sings into a microphone with her hair in braids and long beaded earrings. Photo by Craig Bailey.
📷 2) Wooden chairs on the Talley Student Union Outdoor Terrace with a blue sky in the background.

Ya'll, the incredible Martha Redbone Roots Project will be here next THURS 4/28 in Stewart Theatre! It's our final mains...
04/22/2022
Martha Redbone: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Ya'll, the incredible Martha Redbone Roots Project will be here next THURS 4/28 in Stewart Theatre! It's our final mainstage concert of the season. Don't miss it! 🔥🔥🔥

Martha Redbone is known for her unique gumbo of folk, blues, and gospel from her childhood in Harlan County, Kentucky infused with the eclectic grit of pre-gentrified Brooklyn. With songs and storytelling that share her life experience as a Native and Black woman in the new millennium, Redbone bridges traditions from past to present and celebrates the human spirit.

Thursday, April 28
Meet Martha at our Pre-Show Talk at 7pm.
Concert at 8pm in Stewart Theatre.
Tickets at go.ncsu.edu/Martha

Every January, I attend globalFEST at a New York City nightclub and see some of the most fantastic music I'll experience all year. Now, given the pandemic's ...

Can't wait for Thursday! 🌤🎻🏝
04/20/2022
[email protected] Raleigh | LIVE

Can't wait for Thursday! 🌤🎻🏝

[email protected] Raleigh Our free, family-friendly concert series on the picturesque shore of Lake Raleigh will be making its much anticipated return in April and May of 2022. This collaboration between NC State LIVE and Visit Centennial celebrates the unique voices of North Carolina’s extraordinary musi...

We've got another FREE LIVE at Lake Raleigh Concert this Thursday, April 21st!!FOOD TRUCK ANNOUNCEMENT: 🍗 🥟 🍨 Theflatdru...
04/18/2022

We've got another FREE LIVE at Lake Raleigh Concert this Thursday, April 21st!!

FOOD TRUCK ANNOUNCEMENT: 🍗 🥟 🍨 Theflatdrum , Crispy Gyoza , and JAM Ice Cream will join us for the captivating bluegrass tunes of The Barefoot Movement .

Gates and Food trucks open at 5:00pm, concert starts at 6:00pm.

Info at: liveatlakeraleigh.com

❤️ It takes a village❤️ NC State LIVE and VisitCentennial would like to thank our supporters who help to make [email protected] Raleigh possible: Eastman Global, ARTS NC STATE and WKNC 88.1 FM.

Image Descriptions:
1) A purple slide with a magenta oak leaf with bold type that says: APRIL 21, The Barefoot Movement, Lake Raleigh, Centennial Campus, Food trucks 5PM, Concert 6PM.
2) 📷 of The Barefoot Movement standing knee deep in a creek. Photo by Workshop Media.

04/11/2022

We’ve been waiting two years for this stunning collaboration to be on our stage. Trust us when we say you don’t want to miss this performance.

SPEAK is a sensational kathak and tap collaboration created and choreographed by Leela Dance Collective founding artists Rina Mehta & Rachna Nivass and guest collaborators, tap artists Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia.
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Described by LA Dance Chronicle as “an evening of rhythmic magic,” #SPEAK serves as a bridge between two art forms that are continents and ages apart. Though aesthetically different, they share virtuosic rhythmic expression and parallel stories of struggle and perseverance.
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Don’t miss SPEAK this Thursday at 8:00pm in Stewart Theatre!

Tickets/ Info: go.ncsu.edu/speak

Video Description: Members of SPEAK performance dancing on a stage with the words "SPEAK, NC State LIVE, April 14th, 8pm, Stewart Theatre" appearing on the bottom of the screen.

As seen in Raleigh Magazine! Make it a date night next THURS, APR 14 for SPEAK at 8pm in Stewart Theatre. Indian kathak ...
04/08/2022

As seen in Raleigh Magazine! Make it a date night next THURS, APR 14 for SPEAK at 8pm in Stewart Theatre. Indian kathak dance and tap dance collide in a celebration of percussive dance, featuring the Triangle's own MacArthur Genius choreographer, Michelle Dorrance, with the incredible Dormeshia, and Rina Mehta and Rachna Nivas of Leela Dance Collective!

TIX and info at: go.ncsu.edu/SPEAK

Image Description: Cut out from Raleigh Magazine's April "TO DO" page featuring a photo and information about SPEAK.

April showers bring clear skies tonight for LIVE@Lake Raleigh! 🌧☀️🎸 Bring your lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy the multi...
04/07/2022

April showers bring clear skies tonight for [email protected] Raleigh! 🌧☀️🎸 Bring your lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy the multi-instrumental indie-pop of The Collection.

Don't forget your food donations for Feed the Pack: The Food Pantry at NC State 🥫🍝🍚

THURS, APR 7
GATES & FOOD TRUCKS at 5pm | CONCERT at 6pm
Lake Raleigh | FREE
FAQS and info in bio.

🚚 🍖🍦Oink N' Moo | JAM ice cream on stick | Tacos Fitness

❤️❤️❤️ It takes a village. ❤️❤️❤️ NC State LIVE and VisitCentennial would like to thank our supporters who help to make [email protected] Raleigh possible: Eastman ARTS NC STATE and WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1 and HD-2

Image Descriptions:
1) 📷 of [email protected] Raleigh from 2018 by Robert Davezac.
2) [email protected] Raleigh graphic with "LIVE" in magenta and @ inside a music note. "A FREE CONCERT SERIES" stands out in white lettering on a purple banner.
3) A purple slide with a magenta oak leaf with bold type that says: APRIL 7, The Collection, Lake Raleigh, Centennial Campus, Food trucks 5PM, Concert 6PM.

04/06/2022

Our feelings of gratitude continue! We are honored to be named an APAP ArtsForward Grantee to commission a new work by the incomparable choreographer Ana Maria Alvarez of CONTRA-TIEMPO together with bridge-building composer Arturo O'Farrill for our 50th anniversary season. 2022-23 is going to be 🔥 !

#Artsforward has awarded $2.065 million to 47 presenter-artist partnerships representing a broad, diverse body of artistic work from across the U.S. And ya'll there are 3 North Carolina presenters on this list! Huge congrats to the other grantees, especially our awesome NC colleagues American Dance Festival and Wortham Center for the Performing Arts 🔥 . See the complete list of awardees and learn more at
https://bit.ly/ArtsForwardGrantees

This funding from the APAP - Association of Performing Arts Professionals made possible with the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, will fuel a stronger, more equitable way of working as the performing arts ecosystem recovers. The APAP ArtsForward program supports the presenting and touring field’s safe, vibrant, and equitable reopening and recovery as presenters, artists and audiences reconnect, tours resume, and venues reopen.

Video description: Footage from the dance party on stage at Stewart Theatre after the CONTRA-TIEMPO and Las Cafeteras "joyUS justUS" performance in fall of 2019.

Calling all Triangle area kathak dancers and tappers! Join us for a FREE tap and kathak dance class and community jam se...
04/04/2022

Calling all Triangle area kathak dancers and tappers! Join us for a FREE tap and kathak dance class and community jam session on Tuesday, April 12th with the co-creators of SPEAK, acclaimed Indian Kathak dancers Rina Mehta and Rachna Nivas with fierce tap dancers Dormeshia and Michelle Dorrance. 🤩🤩🤩🤩

The evening will include kathak and tap sections, and a jam session where everyone gets to dance together and participate in guided, interactive improvisation. 🎟🎟🎟 BONUS: All participants will receive 2 FREE tickets to SPEAK on APR 14! Space is limited. SIGN UP REQUIRED at go.ncsu.edu/kathak-tap

See you there!

1st photo: 📷 collage of Dormeshia, Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, and Michelle Dorrance. White lettering over red and white background reads: FREE KATHAK & TAP JAM APR 12
2nd photo: Red background with a graphic of a ticket and bold text that reads: Attend the kathak & tap jam on Apr 12, get a FREE TICKET to to SPEAK on APR 14

Leela Dance Collective Dormeshia Dorrance Dance ARTS NC STATE NC State University NC State Dance Program

LIVE@Lake Raleigh is 1 week away! 🎉 🌮 🚚  FOOD TRUCK ANNOUNCEMENT: Join us for Oink N Moo and Las Gringas Tacos. Get read...
03/31/2022

[email protected] Raleigh is 1 week away! 🎉 🌮 🚚 FOOD TRUCK ANNOUNCEMENT: Join us for Oink N Moo and Las Gringas Tacos. Get ready to relax by the shores of Lake Raleigh with music by The Collection!

Click below for more info:
liveatlakeraleigh.com

❤️ It takes a village❤️ NC State LIVE and VisitCentennial would like to thank our supporters who help to make [email protected] Raleigh possible: Eastman Global , ARTS NC STATE and WKNC 88.1.

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1) A purple slide with a magenta oak leaf with bold type that says: APRIL 7, The Collection, Lake Raleigh, Centennial Campus, Food trucks 5PM, Concert 6PM.
2) 📷 of The Collection standing casually in front of a white backdrop.

We are overwhelmed with GRATITUDE this Day of Giving! NC State LIVE is excited to announce a $50,000 commitment from Chr...
03/23/2022

We are overwhelmed with GRATITUDE this Day of Giving! NC State LIVE is excited to announce a $50,000 commitment from Christopher Leazer and Heath Ramsey that will create an endowment for us as we enter our 50th anniversary season!

Christopher is an alumnus and former NC State LIVE student employee who helped shape our past and is now bolstering our future. Thank you Christopher and Heath for #givingpack ! And thanks to all who have donated to NC State LIVE, NC State University, and NC State Division of Academic and Student Affairs today! ❤️🐺🤘

📸 Description: Director Sharon Moore and CONTRA-TIEMPO dancer Jannet Galdamez embracing at a post-show dance party, Fall 2019. Photo by: Robert Davezac

Here's 1 of our favorite quotes from an NC State LIVE audience member: "I would like to take a moment to thank you all a...
03/23/2022

Here's 1 of our favorite quotes from an NC State LIVE audience member: "I would like to take a moment to thank you all again for offering such a riveting experience for the NC State community. I am moved by your response to the social climate of the state and nation, through the arts." ❤️

If you've been moved by NC State LIVE, today's the day to join the #GivingPack here: https://dayofgiving.ncsu.edu/campaigns/nc-state-live-enhancement-fund Share the Wolfpack ❤️

📸 description: NC State wolf cutout in front of The Hamiltones concert on Stafford Commons at Talley Student Union.

Wolfies up, because today is NC State Day of Giving! Snap a wolfies photo to support #GivingPack and help us win an extr...
03/23/2022

Wolfies up, because today is NC State Day of Giving! Snap a wolfies photo to support #GivingPack and help us win an extra $2,000. Here's how: 1️⃣ Find the post about this challenge on the NC State page. 2️⃣ Comment on that post with a wolfie photo. Creativity counts! 3️⃣ Make sure to tag NC State LIVE in your comment! #GivingPack

https://dayofgiving.ncsu.edu/campaigns/nc-state-live-enhancement-fund

📸 description: Two NC State students smiling at Packapalooza 2019, holding toy instruments while making the ‘wolfie’ sign with their hands.

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Join us any time this Saturday, June 11 anytime between 1-4pm for a free event! Come meet all these wonderful theatre makers in Raleigh and hear what they have to offer! Register at go.ncsu.edu/festival #raleighlittletheatre #theatreraleigh #nctheatre #switchyardtheatrecompany #theatreinthepark #beltlinetobroadway #purelifetheatre #agapetheatre #justicetheatreproject #wtfmoment Burning Coal TheatreThe National Women's Theatre FestivalPure Life TheatreTheatre In The ParkNC State LIVETheatre RaleighNorth Raleigh Arts and Creative TheatreHonest Pint Theatre CompanyBeltline to BroadwayNorth Carolina TheatreRaleigh Little TheatreSwitchyard Theatre Company
Join NC State LIVE for its final [email protected] Raleigh concert for the 2022 season tomorrow, May 19. The featured performer is Durham-based hip hop artist and poet Shirlette Ammons. Food trucks will be on the concert site: https://bit.ly/3LnZ2YX
Very much looking forward to playing in NC next week for NC State LIVE's "Live at Lake" series! We'll be joined by guest guitarist Ben Howington and it's gonna be awesome. Oh yeah, and its FREE. Link below! https://live.arts.ncsu.edu/livelake-raleigh/
NC State LIVE is bringing back [email protected] Raleigh this Thursday! Come out and celebrate the extraordinary music scene of North Carolina. Parking and admission is totally free! Food trucks and gates open at 5 p.m. We can't wait to celebrate NC with you! https://bit.ly/3Kc0fmm
Hitting the road for a few shows next week! 🌸 4/7 - Eddie Owen Presents- Red Clay Theatre - Duluth, GA 4/9 - Lind Entertainment Corp - String Break Festival - Brooksville, FL 4/21 - NC State LIVE - Live at Lake - Raleigh, NC 📷 - Belle Brown
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🍀 We had a wonderful time Seminole Casino Hotel for the Southland Bluegrass & Wilderness Festival! We’re off the road till April! Dates below. 4/7 - Eddie Owen Presents #RedClayTheatre - Duluth, GA 4/9 - Lind Entertainment Corp #StringbreakFestival - Brooksville, FL 4/21 - NC State LIVE #LiveAtLake - Raleigh, NC
All smiles as our students get ready to head to NC State LIVE for a theater field trip! #NewRiverYMCA #21stcenturylearningcenter #fieldtrip
NC State LIVE will host Ephrat Asherie's mesmerizing blend of club dances — breaking, hip hop, house and vogue — with the romantic Afro-Brazilian music of composer Ernesto Nazareth. Stick around after the show for a chat with the company. This Saturday! https://bit.ly/35qbNmT
I am SO excited about this event!!! Join NC State LIVE for a FREE taping of Color Me Country Radio w/ Rissi Palmer featuring Indigenous artists Charly Lowry and #RogerDale on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7:30pm We’ll be talking music and heritage AND both artists will perform live!!! This is a free event and open to the public, but you must reserve a spot, click the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rissi-palmers-color-me-country-live-tickets-191304144847
NC State LIVE is live and in person once again this Saturday with a performance by jazz saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin 🎷 Tickets are now on sale for the concert, which is this Saturday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. in Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union. The artist will also give a talk before the show at 7 p.m.
LIVE! Yes, LIVE! And in-person. SAT, OCT 16 in Stewart Theatre. NC State LIVE presents the “high priestess of the sax,” jazz artist Lakecia Benjamin. Don’t miss out on an “I saw her when” moment. Details and tickets: https://go.ncsu.edu/lbsax
In addition to sporting events, I also love supporting ARTS NC STATE because it consists of amazing departments and live performances. Arts NC State consists of NC State LIVE, the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NC State, NC State University Crafts Center, NC State University Theatre, NC State Department of Music, and NC State Dance Program in which students can be involved. In the past, I have seen many of the shows put on by NC State Live, for instance, performances by student A ca****la groups such as Wolfgang A Ca****la and Ladies in Red! I have also watched and enjoyed international performances hosted by NC State Live such as Nobuntu, a Zimbabwean A ca****la ensemble, and the Yamato Drummers, a group of drummers from Japan. Starting next week, University Theatre will performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare and with two showtimes that are happening after NC State’s Open House next Saturday, October 16, so make sure to check it out if you do visit NC State in the coming weeks! https://theatre.arts.ncsu.edu/ | #wpn_Selma