BOB NOCEK PRESENTS | Concerts and Comedy in North Carolina and the Southeast

Presenting concerts and comedy in outstanding venues throughout the Southeast.

Buddy Guy
Aug
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Buddy Guy

  • The Paramount Theatre CHARLOTTESVILLE VA (map)
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Friday, March 17 at 10AM

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WITH SPECIAL GUEST QUINN SULLIVAN

Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Quinn Sullivan has been a music professional for more than 75 percent of his life. At 17, he’s shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Los Lobos, The Roots, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi and Joe Bonamassa, and he opened for B.B. King, who later invited him to play his treasured “Lucille” guitar. He has performed on concert and festival dates throughout the United States – including at storied venues like Hollywood Bowl, RFK Stadium and Madison Square Garden – traveled overseas – performing at both the Montreux Jazz Festival and India’s Mahindra Blues Festival – and played several editions of the Experience Hendrix Tour, backed by Jimi’s original bassist Billy Cox. 

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Buddy Guy
Aug
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Buddy Guy

  • The Carolina Theatre GREENSBORO NC (map)
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TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, March 17 at 10AM

WITH SPECIAL GUEST QUINN SULLIVAN

Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Quinn Sullivan has been a music professional for more than 75 percent of his life. At 17, he’s shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Los Lobos, The Roots, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi and Joe Bonamassa, and he opened for B.B. King, who later invited him to play his treasured “Lucille” guitar. He has performed on concert and festival dates throughout the United States – including at storied venues like Hollywood Bowl, RFK Stadium and Madison Square Garden – traveled overseas – performing at both the Montreux Jazz Festival and India’s Mahindra Blues Festival – and played several editions of the Experience Hendrix Tour, backed by Jimi’s original bassist Billy Cox. 

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Brian Regan
Aug
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Brian Regan

Comedian Brian Regan performs live in over 100 cities a year, with unique material relatable to generations of fans and revered by comedians. 

Brian has released two hour-long TV specials, two CD’s and three DVD’s: All By Myself (2010), is available on CD and download only through his website; his two hour-long Comedy Central specials, The Epitome of Hyperbole (2008), and Brian Regan Standing Up (2007) are available on DVD; I Walked on the Moon (2004) is available on DVD only through his website and Brian Regan Live (1997) is available on CD.

Last year he performed the first live comedy special in Comedy Central history, live from Radio City Music Hall. He made his 28th stand-up appearance, the most of any comic, on the Late Show With David Letterman in the show's final month. 

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Aug
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Eilen Jewell & Jeffrey Foucault

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, May 5 at 10AM

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Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
Sep
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

  • Stag's Head Music Hall RALEIGH NC (map)
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Thursday, June 29 at 10AM

Over the last three decades, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have kept up a constant cycle of traveling back and forth across the lower 48, then hopping across the pond to Europe and beyond. They bring with them a brand of American music that has earned them an induction into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, several national television appearances, guest spots on The Grand Ole Opry, and a slew of adoring fans.

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Cabinet
Sep
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cabinet

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, May 12 at 10AM

Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt. But this music isn’t romanticizing or rehashing the past. Cabinet makes it mark on today. The steady aim of their harmonies soar straight onto target each time, the soaring vocals giving voice to the story of each song. Their music takes the long way home, treating its listeners like passengers on a ride through scenic back roads. Their live shows are inclusive, celebratory, and community-building. 

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Cabinet
Sep
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cabinet

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, May 12 at 10AM

Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt. But this music isn’t romanticizing or rehashing the past. Cabinet makes it mark on today. The steady aim of their harmonies soar straight onto target each time, the soaring vocals giving voice to the story of each song. Their music takes the long way home, treating its listeners like passengers on a ride through scenic back roads. Their live shows are inclusive, celebratory, and community-building. 

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The Dollop
Sep
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Dollop

  • Diana Wortham Theatre ASHEVILLE NC (map)
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Friday, August 11 at 10AM

History buff and comedian Dave Anthony was considering starting a new podcast in 2014. His idea was to write up an unknown story from American history and read it to a different comedian each week. Having not heard of the story before, Dave hoped the comedian’s reaction would be hilarious. He gave it a go and his first guest was comedian Gareth Reynolds. They immediately clicked and fans flooded social media telling Dave to never change the co-host. And he didn’t.

Sticking to the formula of Dave reading Gareth a story he has never heard, The Dollop quickly shot up the charts. Fans of both comedy and history were drawn to the wild stories and quick improv skills of Gareth. With millions of downloads, The Dollop has become a regular presence on top of the podcast charts, as well as selling out shows in both the US and Australia.

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Boz Scaggs
Sep
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Boz Scaggs

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, June 16 at 10PM

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Fans who have followed Boz Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late Sixties with the Steve Miller Band; his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976) and Middle Man (1980); and the splendid assurance of late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly recognize Scaggs’ characteristically deft touch as a singer.

“I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.”

You can hear that sense of fun, as well as that ability and willingness to wander in any musical direction throughout the album’s twelve tracks. The inspirational heart of those songs lies in the sounds of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma that played such a vital role in shaping Scaggs’ musical sensibility, but they venture forth boldly from there, ranging from the seductive New Orleans rumble of the title track to the wry social commentary of “Hell to Pay” and a heartbreakingly wistful interpretation of The Band’s “Whispering Pines.”

What ultimately communicates about A Fool to Care is how fully Boz Scaggs inhabits these songs. They seem less like interpretations than realizations, proofs that when you truly make someone else’s song your own, you paradoxically restore something essential to the composition.

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Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers
Sep
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers

  • Stag's Head Music Hall RALEIGH NC (map)
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TICKETS ON SALE
Monday, August 10 at 10AM

with special guest DORI FREEMAN

The generative idea at the heart of Phoebe Hunt's new record, Shanti’s Shadow, lies in the double sense of its title — it refers, on the one hand, to the obverse of peace and tranquility, to the entangled ego at play in a world of knotty contradictions and selfish desires. In that sense, Shanti’s Shadow refers quite literally to the ego and the inescapable necessity of confronting it and claiming it as one’s own. 

It is also, in a literal sense, a reference to Shanti Phoebe Hunt the artist, to her music’s quest to transcend creative limitations and give flight to her innermost voice. 

“Each of us, no matter who we are, has a shadow side, a realm of our being associated in many traditions with the ego or the self,” Phoebe says. “Though what I create may have its roots in my soul, it first has to pass through the filter of my body and ego before it finds a place in the world. Knowing that, my goal for this album was to be as vulnerable and raw as possible in order to share my shadow.”

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Buddy Guy
Sep
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Buddy Guy

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, July 28 at 10AM

Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

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Buddy Guy
Sep
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Buddy Guy

  • Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ASHEVILLE NC (map)
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TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, July 7 at 10AM

Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

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Paul Kelly
Sep
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Paul Kelly

  • Stag's Head Music Hall RALEIGH NC (map)
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Friday, June 30 at 10AM

with special guest JESS CORNELIUS

To everything there is a season. For Paul Kelly, it's time to get the electric guitar out of the case to create one of the most powerful albums of his career.

That's Life Is Fine -- due out in North America on Gawd Aggie/Cooking Vinyl via The Orchard on August 11, 2017 -- in which Kelly fires up with a band of long-time musical friends, captures all the excitement of them playing live in the studio, and delivers a record that crackles with an energy that is reminiscent of his finest '80s recordings.

Sonic diversity rules on the new collection, from the R&B grooves in the sizzling opener, "Rising Moon," to jumping rockers ("Firewood and Candles," "Rock Out on the Sea"), to fun tracks ("Leah: The Sequel") to exquisite and rich tunes (such as "Letters in the Rain," "Petrichor"). Life Is Fine is one of Kelly's strongest and most evocative albums, another treasure to sit proudly on the shelf beside any of his earlier classics.

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JESS CORNELIUS
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"Even in her darkest hour, Cornelius can’t help but rule with a pop aesthetic. It’s most apparent in the urgent first single ‘Dianne’ – a glam-stomping answer to Blondie’s ‘Denis’, best sung into a hairbrush in front of the bedroom mirror (although scratch the surface and the lyrics aren’t as peppy as they seem)." –Jenny Valentish

"A sincere, rocking, earnest weirdo of the sort only Australia could create, her music's what Cat-Power-circa-now would make if she legitimately wanted to punch the world in the face." -USA TODAY

 

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Jesse Cook
Sep
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jesse Cook

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, June 16 at 10AM

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Canadian guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook has traveled the world exploring musical traditions that he has blended into his style of playing. He was a classical guitarist as a child, then studied flamenco, then jazz, and has developed a unique style based around the three musical and guitar traditions in his background. His pursuit of inspiration, innovation and collaboration have seen him record in multiple countries with guest artists from an array of backgrounds. He has sold more than 1.5 million records worldwide, won Juno Awards, and is a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz award for Guitarist of the Year. His latest album, “Beyond Borders,” continues his global fascination, and his 2017 tour dates will include selections from his new work. 

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David Cook
Sep
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

David Cook

David Cook's performance is rescheduled to September 29 due to doctor’s orders for vocal rest. Original tickets will be honored for the future date, and refunds will be available at the point of purchase for those who cannot attend the rescheduled date.

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Jesse Cook
Sep
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jesse Cook

  • McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square CHARLOTTE NC (map)
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Friday, June 16 10AM

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Canadian guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook has traveled the world exploring musical traditions that he has blended into his style of playing. He was a classical guitarist as a child, then studied flamenco, then jazz, and has developed a unique style based around the three musical and guitar traditions in his background. His pursuit of inspiration, innovation and collaboration have seen him record in multiple countries with guest artists from an array of backgrounds. He has sold more than 1.5 million records worldwide, won Juno Awards, and is a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz award for Guitarist of the Year. His latest album, “Beyond Borders,” continues his global fascination, and his 2017 tour dates will include selections from his new work. 

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Operation Finally Home Welcomes Craig Morgan “American Stories Tour”
Oct
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Operation Finally Home Welcomes Craig Morgan “American Stories Tour”

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Friday, June 30 at 10AM

With Mac Powell & very special guests celebrating American values through music and storytelling

A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV host, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music's best-loved artists, Morgan thrills massive crowds with signature hits, including “Bonfire,” Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” Wake Up Loving You” and the six week #1, “That's What I Love About Sunday.” His newest album, A Whole Lot More To Me, released in June 2016, features singles “I’ll Be Home Soon” and “When I’m Gone.”
 
Craig received one of country music's highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning TV show “CraigMorgan: All Access Outdoors,” approaching its eighth season on Outdoor Channel. Prior to becoming a country music star and TV sensation, Morgan spent seventeen years serving our country in the Army and Army Reserves. He is an avid supporter of America's military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award.

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Morgan James
Oct
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

Morgan James

  • Diana Wortham Theatre ASHEVILLE NC (map)
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Friday, August 4 at 10AM

"A phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep…This woman is on fire." - The New York Times


One voice is all it takes. The right vocalist can make you fall in love at first listen, elicit tears, or bring you back to a different era altogether. A microphone and a stage remain the only necessities. That holds true for New York-based soul singer and songwriter Morgan James.

On her sophomore album, Reckless Abandon, James casts an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice and a soulful poise. Freedom and expansion are the threads that bind the collection of 12 original, co-penned tracks with writers from LA to NYC to Nashville and in between. The result is a fusion of pop, funk, and R&B with a classic approach.

James delivers an impassioned performance that showcases her virtuosic vocal range that spans from sultry to spontaneous and controlled, effortlessly. From The Juilliard School to Broadway, by way of a beaten soul-searching path, Morgan made leading appearances in Berry Gordy’s Motown: The Musical, Godspell, and more. Regardless of genre, James delivers passion and technical prowess that is rivaled by few.

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Noah Guthrie
Oct
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

Noah Guthrie

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Thursday, June 29 at 10AM

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Bluesy-pop singer/songwriter, Noah Guthrie, has been taking the U.S. by storm to promote his debut album, Among the Wildest Things. Often known for his unique covers on youtube or his role as Roderick on GLEE, Noah is excited to give fans a taste of his own music.

Described as having a Pop/Americana sound with soul, the 20 year old has been called the male Adele or a mix of John Legend and Dave Matthews, but, as his social media username shows, there is Only 1 Noah.

Noah has been steadily building a name for himself in the music business through his live performances and cover videos and currently has over 70 million views on YouTube and a growing, almost “army like” following on social media. Touring and writing new music are at the top of Noah's list for the coming year. He loves performing his music for live audiences and can't wait to see what's around the corner.

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Morgan James
Oct
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

Morgan James

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Friday, August 4 at 10AM

"A phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep…This woman is on fire." - The New York Times


One voice is all it takes. The right vocalist can make you fall in love at first listen, elicit tears, or bring you back to a different era altogether. A microphone and a stage remain the only necessities. That holds true for New York-based soul singer and songwriter Morgan James.

On her sophomore album, Reckless Abandon, James casts an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice and a soulful poise. Freedom and expansion are the threads that bind the collection of 12 original, co-penned tracks with writers from LA to NYC to Nashville and in between. The result is a fusion of pop, funk, and R&B with a classic approach.

James delivers an impassioned performance that showcases her virtuosic vocal range that spans from sultry to spontaneous and controlled, effortlessly. From The Juilliard School to Broadway, by way of a beaten soul-searching path, Morgan made leading appearances in Berry Gordy’s Motown: The Musical, Godspell, and more. Regardless of genre, James delivers passion and technical prowess that is rivaled by few.

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Jake Shimabukuro
Oct
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jake Shimabukuro

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Friday, August 4 at 10AM

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jake Shimabukuro is known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele. Jake’s performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Schubert’s Ave Maria and Cohen’s Hallelujah. He started playing at the age of four, and his career skyrocketed with a YouTube clip of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" that went viral and received more than 13 million views.

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Paula Poundstone
Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Paula Poundstone

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Friday, May 19 at 10AM

Fresh on the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS  comedian Paula Poundstone is entertaining audiences around the country and leaving them complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and wondering if the random people she talks to are plants. Of course, they never are.

Poundstone can be heard regularly on NPR’s #1 show, the Peabody-award winning weekly comedy news quiz Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!  Poundstone is also now readying the launch of her own, brand-new weekly podcast – LIVE FROM THE POUNDSTONE INSTITUTE – which is set to premiere on June 20th, 2017. 

 On stage, Poundstone is known for her casual style, smart, observational humor, and a razor sharp spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend.  Garrison Keillor described her as “the bravest and best improv comic of our time.”

 

 

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Jim Lauderdale
Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jim Lauderdale

  • Stag's Head Music Hall RALEIGH NC (map)
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Tuesday, August 15 at 12PM

“Few current...acts sing with the command and authority Lauderdale brings to his performances, and fewer still have a set of songs at their disposal as good...” - All Music Guide

Jim Lauderdale is a multiple Grammy® and Americana Music Association Award-winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Americana, Bluegrass and Country music communities today. His record Buddy and Jim, which he wrote and recorded with longtime friend and collaborator Buddy Miller, was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Americana Album category and several Americana Music Awards, a show which he has hosted since 2002.

Lauderdale has always stayed true to his North Carolina roots but is influenced from the experience of his travels. He first immersed himself in the early country music scenes of both New York City and Los Angeles before breaking through in Nashville as a songwriter. He has helped pave the way of the current Americana Movement recording records and writing songs that cross genres from country, pop, roots, rock, folk and bluegrass.

Lauderdale, a master songwriter, has had his work featured regularly on the ABC hit show Nashville, and he has several tracks on the soundtrack of the successful film Pure Country. 

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World of Dance Live!
Oct
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

World of Dance Live!

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Friday, August 18 at 10AM

Hot off of their wildly successful finale of NBC's summer smash hit series, World of Dance announces its fall live tour, World of Dance Live, featuring the best dancers from across all genres incorporating both local and national talent, embarking on a multi-city tour bringing the excitement and creativity straight from the television to your town. At the WOD Live tour, the greatest dance innovators will thrill fans by featuring amazing dance skills and brilliance, while offering family friendly entertainment. 

World of Dance Live consists of engaging and interactive 90-minute dance showcases which include the hottest stars and dance icons from YouTube and television, a signature WOD host, talent meet and greets and autograph sessions. WOD Live brings World of Dance to life, attracting some of the most celebrated dancers and fans from across the
globe, crossing boundaries, and bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together through the universal language of dance. Showcases include dance troupes, soloists, duets, and youth groups with multiple genre performances which include hip hop, ballet, contemporary, and ballroom. 

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King Crimson
Oct
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

King Crimson

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Friday, July 21 at 10AM

"King Crimson is, as always, more a way of doing things. When there is nothing to be done, nothing is done: Crimson disappears. When there is music to be played, Crimson reappears. If all of life were this simple". Robert Fripp.

King Crimson was conceived in November 1968 and born on January 13th 1969 in the Fulham Palace Cafe, London (Fripp/Ian McDonald/Greg Lake/Michael Giles/Pete Sinfield), coming to prominence after supporting The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park. Their ground-breaking debut In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969) described by Pete Townshend as "an uncanny masterpiece", began a career that has spanned nearly five decades.

The current 8 piece lineup - its ninth since 1969 - includes founder Robert Fripp on guitar,  Tony Levin on bass, singer-guitarist Jakko Jakszyk, and Mel Collins on flute and saxophones alongside the drummers and multi-instrumentalists, Gavin Harrison, Pat Mastelotto, Jeremy Stacey and Bill Rieflin.

NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR RECORDING PERMITTED FOR THIS PERFORMANCE.

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Arlo Guthrie
Oct
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Arlo Guthrie

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Friday, June 9 at 10AM

Arlo Guthrie's father Woody hoped to one day have enough children to form a family band that toured the country singing their songs together. With the Re:Generation tour, iconic folk singer Arlo Guthrie keeps alive the spirit of an American family making music together. Arlo's children Abe and Sarah Lee will join their father on this intimate tour to present music of the Guthrie Generations. 

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Robbie Fulks
Oct
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Robbie Fulks

  • Stag's Head Music Hall RALEIGH NC (map)
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Tuesday, August 15 at 12PM

Robbie Fulks was born in York, Pennsylvania, grew up in North Carolina and Virginia, and now lives near Chicago. His records include the influential early “alternative country” classics Country Love Songs (1996) and South Mouth (1997), the widely acclaimed Georgia Hard (2005), Gone Away Backward, and, most recently, Upland Stories, which earned two Grammy nominations and was named as one of 2016’s best by Rolling Stone and NPR among many others. He has performed on WSM’s “Grand Ole Opry,” PRI’s “Prairie Home Companion,” PBS’s Austin City Limits, NBC’s Today ShowLate Night with Conan O’Brien, and 30 Rock. Artists who have recorded his songs include Sam Bush, Andrew Bird, Mollie O’Brien, Kelly Hogan, Mekons, Rosie Flores, and Old 97s. His writing has appeared in GQ, DaCapo Press’s Best Music Writing anthologies for 2001 and 2004, and A Guitar and A Pen: Stories by Country Music’s Greatest Songwriters.

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Shawn Colvin: A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour
Nov
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Shawn Colvin: A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour

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Friday, June 2 at 10AM

A copy of Shawn Colvin's forthcoming album is included all ticket orders for this show! Online purchasers will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to receive your CD following your ticket purchase. In-person buyers will receive instructions at the box office. 

In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warmhearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor.

This fall, she embarks on a seven-week national tour to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of her breakthrough album "A Few Small Repairs," which went Platinum and earned her a pair of Grammys for the murder-ballad "Sunny Came Home." The tour will feature Colvin and a full band performing the album in its entirety alongside a variety of hits, personal favorites and surprises from her repertoire. Special guests Larry and Teresa Campbell will appear as support on the tour. 

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Shawn Colvin: A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour
Nov
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Shawn Colvin: A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour

  • Diana Wortham Theatre ASHEVILLE NC (map)
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TICKETS ON SALE
June 2 at 10AM

A copy of Shawn Colvin's forthcoming album is included all ticket orders for this show! Online purchasers will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to receive your CD following your ticket purchase. In-person buyers will receive instructions at the box office. 

In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warmhearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor.

This fall, she embarks on a seven-week national tour to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of her breakthrough album "A Few Small Repairs," which went Platinum and earned her a pair of Grammys for the murder-ballad "Sunny Came Home." The tour will feature Colvin and a full band performing the album in its entirety alongside a variety of hits, personal favorites and surprises from her repertoire. Special guests Larry and Teresa Campbell will appear as support on the tour. 

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Puddles Pity Party
Nov
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

Puddles Pity Party

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Friday, August 11 at 10AM

A 7-foot clown walks into a bar. He motions for a soda water and sits there staring at his drink. The year was 1998 and Puddles had wandered into the Star Community Bar in Atlanta, GA where bartender Big Mike Geier first laid eyes on the sad, silent clown.

“There was a heaviness about him,” says Geier. “I could tell he wasn’t in the mood to chat, so I pretty much left him alone except to pass him the mustard when he pulled an onion and a heel of bread out of his pocket. A couple weeks later, he came by the bar and gave me a flyer to a show he was doing at a flea market. The sound system was crap, but his voice was something else. I’ve been in my share of bands and wasn’t expecting much from a clown singing karaoke from a boombox. But I’ll be damned if his singing didn’t get me all choked up.”

The two soon became close friends, with Big Mike acting somewhat as a confidant as the pair travel all over with Puddles Pity Party, Mike speaking on behalf of Puddles since the clown chooses to stay silent.

Originally from River City before kicking around Atlanta, the sulking serenader gained momentum after hitting the road as guest performer on the 2010 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live tour and 2013 Eels tour and making special appearances at Seattle’s Teatro ZinZanni and NYC’s Sleep No More.

It was Halloween 2013 when Puddles then teamed up with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox to record an epic version of Lordes’ hit song “Royals,” which instantly went viral on YouTube, having received over 16 million views so far. The “sad clown with the golden voice” captivated audiences and media from around the world, building a fan base of more than 167,000 on Facebook.

Puddles has since performed all over the planet garnering rave reviews at festivals like Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Fest and Belgium’s Gent Fest. He was a feature performer in La Soiree’s 2014 Southbank show in London, which won the Olivier Award. In 2015, Jack Black selected Puddles to perform multiple sets at Festival Supreme, and Puddles was handpicked by Neil Patrick Harris to perform Just For Laugh’s “Circus Awesomeus” gala filmed for HBO Canada.

Today, the softhearted crooner continues to wander the world with melancholic pop anthems and free hugs for all the party people. Though his suitcase is packed with plenty of Kleenex, the show is not entirely about sadness and longing. Puddles’ set is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments.

“Puddles gives an emotive performance that resonates with all kinds of folks,” says Geier. “The crowd really responds to him. There’s something about a giant sad singing clown that comforts us, let’s us know it’s ok to feel. And the fellowship he creates brings joy. It’s a sad and beautiful world, and we’re all in it together, even when we’re totally alone.”

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Puddles Pity Party
Nov
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Puddles Pity Party

  • Diana Wortham Theatre ASHEVILLE NC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, August 11 at 10AM

A 7-foot clown walks into a bar. He motions for a soda water and sits there staring at his drink. The year was 1998 and Puddles had wandered into the Star Community Bar in Atlanta, GA where bartender Big Mike Geier first laid eyes on the sad, silent clown.

“There was a heaviness about him,” says Geier. “I could tell he wasn’t in the mood to chat, so I pretty much left him alone except to pass him the mustard when he pulled an onion and a heel of bread out of his pocket. A couple weeks later, he came by the bar and gave me a flyer to a show he was doing at a flea market. The sound system was crap, but his voice was something else. I’ve been in my share of bands and wasn’t expecting much from a clown singing karaoke from a boombox. But I’ll be damned if his singing didn’t get me all choked up.”

The two soon became close friends, with Big Mike acting somewhat as a confidant as the pair travel all over with Puddles Pity Party, Mike speaking on behalf of Puddles since the clown chooses to stay silent.

Originally from River City before kicking around Atlanta, the sulking serenader gained momentum after hitting the road as guest performer on the 2010 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live tour and 2013 Eels tour and making special appearances at Seattle’s Teatro ZinZanni and NYC’s Sleep No More.

It was Halloween 2013 when Puddles then teamed up with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox to record an epic version of Lordes’ hit song “Royals,” which instantly went viral on YouTube, having received over 16 million views so far. The “sad clown with the golden voice” captivated audiences and media from around the world, building a fan base of more than 167,000 on Facebook.

Puddles has since performed all over the planet garnering rave reviews at festivals like Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Fest and Belgium’s Gent Fest. He was a feature performer in La Soiree’s 2014 Southbank show in London, which won the Olivier Award. In 2015, Jack Black selected Puddles to perform multiple sets at Festival Supreme, and Puddles was handpicked by Neil Patrick Harris to perform Just For Laugh’s “Circus Awesomeus” gala filmed for HBO Canada.

Today, the softhearted crooner continues to wander the world with melancholic pop anthems and free hugs for all the party people. Though his suitcase is packed with plenty of Kleenex, the show is not entirely about sadness and longing. Puddles’ set is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments.

“Puddles gives an emotive performance that resonates with all kinds of folks,” says Geier. “The crowd really responds to him. There’s something about a giant sad singing clown that comforts us, let’s us know it’s ok to feel. And the fellowship he creates brings joy. It’s a sad and beautiful world, and we’re all in it together, even when we’re totally alone.”

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The Dream Syndicate
Dec
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Dream Syndicate

  • Stag's Head Music Hall RALEIGH NC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, August 4 at 10AM

with special guest ELEPHANT STONE

Like a lot of bands and other incendiary devices, The Dream Syndicate began in a basement. Their sound was long songs of feedback and drone and psychedelic rave ups centered around cheap guitars plugged into broken amps. Guitars! Long Songs! Psychedelic garage music (well, basement, technically)— not things that were in fashion at that moment of time.

The band’s debut record, “The Days of Wine and Roses” was recorded in three consecutive midnight-to-8am sessions. Fueled by adrenaline, junk food and the knowledge that they were making the record they’d always wanted to make, The Dream Syndicate made an album that continues to make all-time Best Album lists and influence bands to this day.

Despite a touring schedule playing more shows to larger and larger audiences, the band split up at the end of 1988. “It just felt like we had done everything we had set out to do. It was starting to feel a little rote, a little redundant and even a little perfunctory,” says Steve Wynn. “Maybe we were just tired and worn out but it felt like a good time to stop.”

In 2012, Wynn was asked to perform at the prominent Walk On Project Festival in Bilbao, Spain by a good friend who annually organizes the charity event. “I tried to get my band or the Baseball Project to do it but they were both busy. I really wanted to play the festival so I said, ‘hey, how about the Dream Syndicate?’ He thought I was joking but I wasn’t. It felt like time to give see what the Dream Syndicate meant and would sound like in a whole new era and setting.”

The reunited band, with Wynn, Jason Victor, Mark Walton, and Dennis Duck, took everything in baby steps. “We were playing just enough to become a band but not enough to spook the giddy reality that it was actually happening.” The shows were exciting---for both the band and the eagerly awaiting fans. The next step was to see if the excitement and newfound chemistry would extend to the studio.

“It just felt like a good idea to see how it would work in the studio,” says Steve Wynn. “From the start, we said we had to love what we recorded or else we would make sure that nobody ever heard it. Nothing in between.” The group retreated to Montrose Studios in Richmond, Virginia with old pal and Green On Red founder Chris Cacavas on keyboards and acting as co-producer with the band. From the first day of recording it was apparent that the band was making an album that would live up its history and take their story into the present.

Wynn says, “In a way it feels like if "The Days of Wine and Roses" would have been made in 2017. Which is to say that it's true to what we did before but it's also a whole new thing. There's no doubt it's a Dream Syndicate record and yet it's not quite exactly like anything we did before.”

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Formed in Montreal in 2009, Elephant Stone is the brainchild of vocalist, bassist, songwriter, and sitar player, Rishi Dhir. Also featuring Miles Dupire (drums/backing vox) and Gabriel Lambert (geetar/backing vox), Elephant Stone have toured extensively throughout North America and Europe and are prominent members of the burgeoning psych rock scene.

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Cherish The Ladies
Dec
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cherish The Ladies

Cherish the Ladies’ July 19 & 20 performances at Stag’s Head Music Hall in Raleigh, NC have been rescheduled for December 12 & 13, 2017. These new rescheduled performances will be part of Cherish the Ladies’ Celtic Christmas Tour. Original tickets will be transferable to the rescheduled dates, and refunds will be available at the point of purchase until August 18 for those who cannot attend the rescheduled dates.

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Dec
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cherish The Ladies

Cherish the Ladies’ July 19 & 20 performances at Stag’s Head Music Hall in Raleigh, NC have been rescheduled for December 12 & 13, 2017. These new rescheduled performances will be part of Cherish the Ladies’ Celtic Christmas Tour. Original tickets will be transferable to the rescheduled dates, and refunds will be available at the point of purchase until August 18 for those who cannot attend the rescheduled dates.

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A John Waters Christmas
Dec
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

A John Waters Christmas

  • The Paramount Theatre CHARLOTESVILLE VA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TICKETS ON SALE
March 10 at 10AM

Like a damaged St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted, John Waters – legendary filmmaker (“Female Trouble”, “Hairspray”, “Serial Mom”), raconteur and author of bestselling books, Carsick, Role Models and Make Trouble – hitchhikes into town with a bag full of sticks and stones for the devoted and the damned, spreading Yuletide profanity and perverted piety with his critically acclaimed one-man show, “A John Waters Christmas”.  This rapid-fire “trigger warning” for holiday traditionalists asks the questions, “Is Prancer the only gay reindeer?”, “Is it wrong to steal purses from cars in graveyard parking lots on Christmas Eve while mourners leave flowers?”, “Has Santa ever been nude?”, and, most importantly, “Should you disrupt living crèche celebrations this year in the name of political action?”  Miracles really do happen at Yuletide, even if they’re false, and Waters prays for a Gaspar Noé Christmas film, and a new sex club that encourages gay men and lesbians to have sex with each other for the very first time.  Delving into his love for the annual December warning list of “Unsafe Toys to Give Your Child” and his hatred for email Christmas cards, The Easter Bunny, and any kind of holiday “food issues”, the Pope of Trash will give you a Cool Yule like no other.  You better watch out, you better cry!  John Waters, the People’s Pervert, is coming to town.

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A John Waters Christmas
Dec
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

A John Waters Christmas

  • Diana Wortham Theatre ASHEVILLE NC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TICKETS ON SALE
March 10 at 10AM

Like a damaged St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted, John Waters – legendary filmmaker (“Female Trouble”, “Hairspray”, “Serial Mom”), raconteur and author of bestselling books, Carsick, Role Models and Make Trouble – hitchhikes into town with a bag full of sticks and stones for the devoted and the damned, spreading Yuletide profanity and perverted piety with his critically acclaimed one-man show, “A John Waters Christmas”.  This rapid-fire “trigger warning” for holiday traditionalists asks the questions, “Is Prancer the only gay reindeer?”, “Is it wrong to steal purses from cars in graveyard parking lots on Christmas Eve while mourners leave flowers?”, “Has Santa ever been nude?”, and, most importantly, “Should you disrupt living crèche celebrations this year in the name of political action?”  Miracles really do happen at Yuletide, even if they’re false, and Waters prays for a Gaspar Noé Christmas film, and a new sex club that encourages gay men and lesbians to have sex with each other for the very first time.  Delving into his love for the annual December warning list of “Unsafe Toys to Give Your Child” and his hatred for email Christmas cards, The Easter Bunny, and any kind of holiday “food issues”, the Pope of Trash will give you a Cool Yule like no other.  You better watch out, you better cry!  John Waters, the People’s Pervert, is coming to town.

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Del McCoury Band
Jan
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Del McCoury Band

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, July 28 at 10AM

For more than fifty years, Del McCoury's music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. McCoury is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, yet also a commandingly vital presence today, from prime time and late night talk show TV to music festivals where audiences number in the hundreds of thousands.

Del might be 76, but he's singing better than ever and showing no signs of slowing down.

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Dixie's Tupperware Party
Feb
24
3:00pm 3:00pm

Dixie's Tupperware Party

  • Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts RALEIGH NC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event has been postponed from May, 2017. If you have customer service questions, contact us at concerts@bnpresents.com.

Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway, the UK & Australia by storm!  Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol'fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Loaded with the most up-to-date products available for purchase, see for yourself how Ms. Longate became a member of the illustrious "#1 Tupperware Seller in the World" Club, as she educates her guests on the many alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products! Contains ADULT CONTENT.

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Dixie's Tupperware Party
Feb
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Dixie's Tupperware Party

This event has been postponed from May, 2017. If you have customer service questions, contact us at concerts@bnpresents.com.

I was laughing too hard to breathe!
— Los Angeles Times

Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway, the UK & Australia by storm!  Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol'fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Loaded with the most up-to-date products available for purchase, see for yourself how Ms. Longate became a member of the illustrious "#1 Tupperware Seller in the World" Club, as she educates her guests on the many alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products! Contains ADULT CONTENT.

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STOMP
Mar
25
3:00pm 3:00pm

STOMP


TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, June 30 at 12PM

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

 

 

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STOMP
Mar
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

STOMP