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

Presenting concerts and comedy in outstanding venues throughout the Southeast.

Dixie's Tupperware Party
May
12
8:00 pm20:00

Dixie's Tupperware Party

  • Duke Energy Center RALEIGH NC

TICKETS ON SALE
Monday, March 13 at 10AM

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.

Dixie's Tupperware Party
May
13
2:00 pm14:00

Dixie's Tupperware Party

  • Duke Energy Center RALEIGH NC

TICKETS ON SALE
Monday, March 13 at 10AM

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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.

Dixie's Tupperware Party
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

Dixie's Tupperware Party

  • Duke Energy Center RALEIGH NC

TICKETS ON SALE
Monday, March 13 at 10AM

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.

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe featuring Melvin Seals
May
17
8:00 pm20:00

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe featuring Melvin Seals

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday April 7 at 10AM

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is back in action with a string of dates featuring legendary keyboardist Melvin Seals, known for his work with the Jerry García Band. Karl, who now serves as the saxophonist in The Rolling Stones, is fresh off a tour with the legendary rock band that included the highest grossing concert festival of all time, Desert Trip. With KDTU, he’ll be showcasing material from his forthcoming studio album, due in early 2017, as well as previous acclaimed KDTU recordings like 'New Ammo' and ’The Bridge.' The current KDTU touring lineup is comprised of Richmond guitarist DJ Williams, Soulive drummer b, Greyboy Allstars bassist Chris Stillwell, Crush Effects keyboardist David Veith, Seattle trumpeter Chris Littlefield and ace slide and lap steel guitarist Seth Freeman.

Damien Escobar
May
21
8:00 pm20:00

Damien Escobar

  • Duke Energy Center RALEIGH NC

Damien Escobar's  claim to fame came early on in his teens when he, alongside his brother, appeared on “America’s Got Talent” as Nuttin’ but Stringz. Two urban kids from Jamaica, Queens, who later parted due to growing creative differences.  After the fall, Damien is reveling in the climb. Since re-launching his career, Escobar boasts of 200K downloads from his first R&B mixtape, “Sensual Melodies”; and has more than a few notable solo headliner performances under his belt including: CBS Upfront Presentation, Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef Awards, Indy Car Championship Awards, Major League Baseball Annual Golf Fundraiser Event, Angela Simmons “Electric Daze” Fashion Show, Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Inaugural Ball, and corporate concerts for FRIDAYS, Walmart, Target, and more. Currently, Escobar is appreciating his journey as a fresh new artist, with the release of his high-energy, inspirational single “Freedom” which debuted on CNN.com.  Damien makes it no secret that he’s determined to gain recognition for being the “dopest” violinist to crossover into mainstream music. In an industry not overpopulated by instrumentalist, the urban-rock violinist is looking to change the game. He’s a pioneer with a plan, and the future of music rest in his hands.

DAMIEN ESCOBAR VIP EXPERIENCES

Damien is offering a pair of VIP experience options for this tour that can be purchased in addition to your tickets. 

Soundcheck Upgrade: $50.00

Exclusive Question and Answer Segment with Damien.  Watch Sound Check & experience special acoustic performance by Damien. Receive early venue access.  Soundcheck experience will take place at approximately 4:00 p.m. Soundcheck Upgrade does not include a Meet and Greet with Damien.

 Rules:

  • This upgrade is an upgrade only and does NOT include a ticket to the concert.
  • Customers must already have their own ticket to the show in order to use a VIP upgrade.
  • Do not purchase a VIP upgrade without purchasing your concert ticket first.
  • Customers will receive an email approximately 2-3 days before the show with regards to specific instructions for the VIP Soundcheck

Pre-Show Meet and Greet Upgrade: $50.00

Receive a Meet and Greet with Damien prior to the show, plus one signed tour poster, and one photo opportunity. Pre-show meet & greet will happen at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Rules:

  • This is an upgrade only and does NOT include a ticket to the concert.
  • Customers must already have their own ticket to the show in order to use a VIP upgrade.
  • Do not purchase a VIP upgrade without purchasing your concert ticket first.
  • Customers will receive an email approximately 2-3 days before the show with regards to specific instructions for the VIP Meet and Greet.
  • All merchandise will be fulfilled at the venue on the day of the show.
Joe Jackson
Jun
6
8:00 pm20:00

Joe Jackson

  • The Carolina Theatre GREENSBORO NC

TICKETS ON SALE
March 10 at 10AM

Joe Jackson rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s with hits like "Steppin Out" and "Is She Really Going Out With Him." The ever-restless songwriter, Jackson traveled the world to record 'Fast Forward,' his first collection of original songs in seven years, which was released in 2015. Originally conceived to be released as a series of EPs, the album was produced and arranged by Jackson, and features four sets of four songs recorded in four different cities -- New York, New Orleans, Berlin and Amsterdam -- each with a different set of first-call supporting musicians. The results rank among the richest and most rewarding music of his storied career.

Louie Anderson
Jun
15
8:00 pm20:00

Louie Anderson

  • Duke Energy Center RALEIGH NC

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson,  the Critics' Choice Award winner and three-time Emmy Award® winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own stand-up specials and sitcoms and he continues to tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.

Anderson has won an Emmy for Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for the extraordinary role of Christine, the matriarch of the Baskets clan on the FX comedy series Baskets, starring Zach Galifinakis. The role is based on his mother and five sisters. 

His best-selling books include “Dear Dad – Letters From An Adult Child”, a
collection of alternately touching and outrageous letters from Louie to his late father, and “Good-bye Jumbo…Hello Cruel World”, self-help for those who struggle with self-esteem issues, and his latest installment on family, “The F Word, How To Survive Your Family.”

Travis Tritt
Jun
30
8:00 pm20:00

Travis Tritt

  • Wilson Center

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, March 31 at 10AM

Travis Tritt has incorporated lifelong influences in South Rock, blues and gospel into his country music. His 1990 debut album, "Country Club" and its succession of hits put him in the vanguard of the genre's boom in the early 1990s. His conspicuous lack of a cowboy hat and musical aggressiveness set him apart, and he sold more than 25 million albums, won a pair of Grammys, three CMA Awards, and a devoted fanbase.

Gary Owen
Jun
30
8:00 pm20:00

Gary Owen

  • Duke Energy Center RALEIGH NC

TICKETS ON SALE
March 24 at 10AM

Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America’s most beloved comedians, having been proclaimed by Ebony magazine as Black America’s “Favorite White Comedian”.

Owen is currently starring in the BET docuseries “The Gary Owen Show”, which chronicles his dynamic and interracial family life with his wife and children in small-town Ohio. His next comedy special, “I Got My Associates,” is also currently slated to air on Showtime Network in 2017.

Owen has had massive success as a comic actor on the big screen. Earlier this year, he starred opposite Mike Epps and Mike Tyson in the comedy MEET THE BLACKS.

Owen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has always had a passion for comedy. He enrolled in the US navy following high school, where he was chosen for the prestigious Presidential Honor Guard. After leaving his ceremonial position, Owen became a military police officer at the Naval Installations on Coronado Island in San Diego. During this time, he returned to his true calling: standup comedy. After only a year of doing stand-up, he was named “Funniest Serviceman in America.” Two appearances on the multicultural comedy showcase, “BET's ComicView”, won him his own one-hour “grandstand” show. At the end of the season he was selected from the year’s four "grandstanders" to be the host.  Owen currently resides in Ohio with his wife Kenya and their three children.

Tom Segura
Jul
15
8:00 pm20:00

Tom Segura

  • Gaillard Center CHARLESTON SC

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, April 7 at 11 AM

Get presale tickets beginning Wednesday at 10AM with password TEETH

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Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. His specials MOSTLY STORIES (2016) and COMPLETELY NORMAL (2014) are currently streaming on Netflix. His television credits include CONAN, NOT SAFE WITH NIKKI GLASER, HAPPY ENDINGS, THE LATE LATE SHOW, COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS: TOM SEGURA, MASH UP and HOW TO BE A GROWN UP. Additionally, his noted podcast, YOUR MOM’S HOUSE, which he co- hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Awards and profiled by VICE.

When he’s not touring clubs, Tom continues to perform at the top comedy festivals in the world, including Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Comedy Festival - Las Vegas, The South Beach Comedy Festival, and The Hong Kong Comedy Festival.

Tom also regularly appears on radio shows like Ron and Fez and some of the most downloaded podcasts in the world of comedy such as THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE and WTF WITH MARC MARON among others.

Tom recently released his third hour-long stand up album, which sat atop the iTunes and Billboard Comedy charts for consecutive weeks. Tom’s first two albums Thrilled and White Girls with Cornrows also debuted at number 1 and continue to play heavily on satellite radio and streaming music platforms. When Tom isn’t performing on stage or recording a podcast he’s watching College Football or waiting for College Football to come back. 

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Aug
17
8:00 pm20:00

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

  • The Carolina Theatre GREENSBORO NC

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, March 24 at 10AM

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades.  Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.  Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or ‘The Large Band’, Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named Texas State Musician. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any living artist working today.

Buddy Guy
Aug
23
8:00 pm20:00

Buddy Guy

  • The Paramount Theatre CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, March 17 at 10AM

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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."

Buddy Guy
Aug
24
8:00 pm20:00

Buddy Guy

  • The Carolina Theatre GREENSBORO NC

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, March 17 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."

Brian Regan
Aug
25
8:00 pm20:00

Brian Regan

  • The Bell Auditorium AUGUSTA GA

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. 

A John Waters Christmas
Dec
14
8:00 pm20:00

A John Waters Christmas

  • The Paramount Theatre CHARLOTESVILLE VA

TICKETS ON SALE
March 10 at 10AM

John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame) will perform an unforgettable night of holiday mischief with his critically acclaimed one man show, A John Waters Christmas.  Waters pokes fun at the holiday season with adult-appropriate humor, effectively “putting the X in Xmas,” developing a show for the open minded and slightly left-of-center audience.

The cult classic, Baltimore-born filmmaker began his Hollywood success with now Broadway classic, Hairspray in 1988. Claiming his playful nicknames “Pope of Trash” and “Prince of Puke,” he maintains his image through his filmmaking and his personal presentation. Regarded as a shocking entertainer, John Waters carefully chooses his material and exploits it through a dirty lens. “It’s my obsession with Christmas: what I want for Christmas, what you should want, how to handle every holiday disaster,” Waters says.  His rapid-fire monologue explores and explodes the traditional holiday rituals and traditions as he shares his religious fanaticism for Santa Claus, and an unhealthy love of real life holiday horror stories.  Delving into his passion for lunatic exploitation Christmas movies and the unhealthy urge to remake all his own films into seasonal children’s classics, “The Pope of Trash” will give you a Joyeaux Noel like no other.

A John Waters Christmas
Dec
18
8:00 pm20:00

A John Waters Christmas

  • Diana Wortham Theatre ASHEVILLE NC

TICKETS ON SALE
March 10 at 10AM

John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame) will perform an unforgettable night of holiday mischief with his critically acclaimed one man show, A John Waters Christmas.  Waters pokes fun at the holiday season with adult-appropriate humor, effectively “putting the X in Xmas,” developing a show for the open minded and slightly left-of-center audience.

The cult classic, Baltimore-born filmmaker began his Hollywood success with now Broadway classic, Hairspray in 1988. Claiming his playful nicknames “Pope of Trash” and “Prince of Puke,” he maintains his image through his filmmaking and his personal presentation. Regarded as a shocking entertainer, John Waters carefully chooses his material and exploits it through a dirty lens. “It’s my obsession with Christmas: what I want for Christmas, what you should want, how to handle every holiday disaster,” Waters says.  His rapid-fire monologue explores and explodes the traditional holiday rituals and traditions as he shares his religious fanaticism for Santa Claus, and an unhealthy love of real life holiday horror stories.  Delving into his passion for lunatic exploitation Christmas movies and the unhealthy urge to remake all his own films into seasonal children’s classics, “The Pope of Trash” will give you a Joyeaux Noel like no other.


Brian Regan
Apr
20
8:00 pm20:00

Brian Regan

  • The Grand Opera House MACON GA

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. 

ARTIST WEBSITE: http://brianregan.com/

TWEETS FROM @BRIANREGANCOMIC

Todrick Hall
Apr
20
8:00 pm20:00

Todrick Hall

  • Duke Energy Center RALEIGH NC

Broadway Actor, MTV star, American Idol Finalist and Viral YouTube personality Todrick Hall is putting a new “twister” on L. Frank Baum’s most classic creation, "The Wmonderful Wizard of Oz." With over 20 original songs, Hall brings to life this American Classic like you’ve never seen it before. This summer, you don’t have to go to Oz because “Straight Outta Oz” is coming to a city near you. Watch as Todrick and his talented crew tell the tale of Hall’s adventures from his small town in Texas, to the big Emerald City lights of “Oz Angeles.” How does a Hollywood hopeful succeed in the business while dodging falling houses, wicked witches and the infamous “Poppyrazzi.” This show is great for the family with powerful musical numbers, innovative sets, sensational choreography, dazzling costumes and a great social message.

TODRICK HALL VIP TICKETS are available for this performance. Each VIP ticket includes:

  • One meet & greet with Todrick after the showm
  • One photo with Todrick after the show
  • One autographed poster

Home Free
Apr
18
8:00 pm20:00

Home Free

  • The Carolina Theatre GREENSBORO NC

The all vocal country country sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits to town (and having a great time doing so). The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor. Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 100-million YouTube views, and entertaining more than 200,000 people live in concert since bursting on the national scene in 2013.

A Country Christmas Tour brings new music from an upcoming Christmas re-release, plus new country hits like Maren Morris’ “My Church”, pop slams like Shakira’s “Try Everything”, and fan favorite classics like the calypso-infused arrangement of Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire.”

In 2015, the band celebrated the release of COUNTRY EVOLUTION, which debuted No. 4 on the Billboard Country Charts, elevating the band “from auxiliary entertainment to headlining attraction” (Times Leader), and they come to town on the 2016 release of FULL OF (EVEN MORE) CHEER, which debuted at No.2 on the Billboard Country Charts.

Home Free VIP Tickets

Home Free VIP tickets are available for this performance. VIP tickets include:

  • Best seats in the house
  • Crowd-free merchandise shopping
  • A pre-show meet & greet with the band, including a Q&A, autographs, photos with the band, and a one-song performance of a song not performed in the show
  • A CD of your choosing (Crazy Life, Country Evolution, or Full Of (Even More) Cheer)
  • Exclusive poster and VIP laminate
Home Free
Apr
12
8:00 pm20:00

Home Free

  • Wilson Center WILMINGTON NC

The all vocal country country sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits to town (and having a great time doing so). The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor. Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 100-million YouTube views, and entertaining more than 200,000 people live in concert since bursting on the national scene in 2013.

In 2015, the band celebrated the release of COUNTRY EVOLUTION, which debuted No. 4 on the Billboard Country Charts, elevating the band “from auxiliary entertainment to headlining attraction” (Times Leader), and they come to town on the 2016 release of FULL OF (EVEN MORE) CHEER, which debuted at No.2 on the Billboard Country Charts.

Home Free VIP Tickets

Home Free VIP tickets are available for this performance. VIP tickets include:

  • Best seats in the house
  • Crowd-free merchandise shopping
  • A pre-show meet & greet with the band, including a Q&A, autographs, photos with the band, and a one-song performance of a song not performed in the show
  • A CD of your choosing (Crazy Life, Country Evolution, or Full Of (Even More) Cheer)
  • Exclusive poster and VIP laminate
Geoff Tate
Apr
6
8:00 pm20:00

Geoff Tate

  • Duke Energy Center RALEIGH NC


Multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate will embark on a worldwide tour highlighting songs from all 17 albums he has done throughout his 35 year career.  
 
Geoff is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the rock genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him as a major influence. Geoff is the original singer for the band Queensryche, which he fronted for over 30 years. 
 
Geoff Tate will present his upcoming all acoustic show with himself, backed by a 7-piece acoustic band of musicians from the United States and Ireland and will feature three guitar players, mandolin, cello, saxophone, violin and multiple percussion instruments to produce a high energy acoustic version of some of the heavy metal genres most recognized songs that include Silent Lucidity, Jet City Woman, Empire, I Don’t Believe In Love and Eyes Of A Stranger.

George Winston
Mar
21
8:00 pm20:00

George Winston

  • Duke Energy Center RALEIGH NC

Inspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston’s concerts feature a variety of styles including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano.  He performs songs from his seasonal favorites "Autumn," "December," "Winter Into Spring," and "Summer," as well as Peanuts pieces from his Vince Guaraldi tribute albums "Linus & Lucy - The Music of Vince Guaraldi" and "Love will come - The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Vol. 2," and more. 

Winston, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, has released 13 solo piano albums since 1972. His next album, to be released in March 2017 is "Spring Carousel - A Cancer Research Benefit."  He is currently mainly touring and performing live concerts.  Since 1986, George has been raising money for food banks and service organizations in every community he visits while on tour.  He will continue to raise awareness through Canned Food Drives and information about the local organizations available in the lobby.  The CD and merchandise proceeds will benefit the local Food bank or Organization in each market. 

Sinbad
Mar
19
8:00 pm20:00

Sinbad

  • Duke Energy Center RALEIGH NC

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. Throughout his incredibly successful career as a standup comedian, Sinbad has starred in two Comedy Central specials and four HBO comedy specials. As an actor, Sinbad has been featured in leading roles in such films as JINGLE ALL THE WAY and GOOD BURGER, and on the FX super series, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

TWEETS FROM @SINBADBAD

Scythian
Mar
15
8:00 pm20:00

Scythian

  • Motorco DURHAM NC
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Dubbed by The Washington Post as "DC's most energetic and eclectic band" Scythian (sith-ee-yin) belts out a high-energy, adrenaline-peddling, interactive brand of music with one goal in mind; to get people on their feet and dancing. These classically trained musicians are natural showmen who seamlessly blend kicked-up Celtic, folk and world music, and deliver it with a punk-rock sensibility. Combine this with the driving rhythm of a jazz percussionist, and you've got the ingredients for a show you won't soon forget.

 In a single song, they transport an audience across the globe with the alluring and dramatic strains of gypsy fiddles, the bounce of a Celtic reel, and then cross back over the border to pick up a klezmer hook and some good old-fashioned bluegrass licks.  Scythian are alchemists in their use of crowd participation. As The Washington Post states, their results are always the same: "...the band's enthusiasm is contagious, and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around or hoisting glasses.”

Arlo Guthrie
Feb
24
8:00 pm20:00

Arlo Guthrie

  • Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

On the heels of the sold-out Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, Arlo Guthrie plunges into another musical trip certain to be a flashback inducing, mind-expanding show. For the Running Down The Road Tour, Arlo will again hit the road with his band to fully embody the best of Guthrie's catalogue from the late sixties and early seventies. Featuring the most outstanding cuts from Arlo (1968), Running Down The Road (1969), Washington County (1970) along with many others, this tour exemplifies the sound that shaped a generation. Guthrie's upcoming tour promises to take the audience back to the most remarkable, far-out era. 


Tweets from @FolkSlinger

Arlo Guthrie
Feb
23
8:00 pm20:00

Arlo Guthrie

  • The Carolina Theatre

On the heels of the sold-out Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, Arlo Guthrie plunges into another musical trip certain to be a flashback inducing, mind-expanding show. For the Running Down The Road Tour, Arlo will again hit the road with his band to fully embody the best of Guthrie's catalogue from the late sixties and early seventies. Featuring the most outstanding cuts from Arlo (1968), Running Down The Road (1969), Washington County (1970) along with many others, this tour exemplifies the sound that shaped a generation. Guthrie's upcoming tour promises to take the audience back to the most remarkable, far-out era. 


Tweets from @FolkSlinger

Hari Kondabolu
Feb
18
8:00 pm20:00

Hari Kondabolu

  • Diana Wortham Theatre

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based comic who the NY Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” He has performed on Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, CONAN, John Oliver’s New York Standup Show, and has his own Comedy Central Presents special. A regular on the NPR circuit, he has appeared on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, All Things Considered, Studio 360, Morning Edition, The Moth...among many other programs. Hari was a writer and regular on-camera contributor on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. In 2014, he released his debut standup album "Waiting for 2042" on indie-label Kill Rock Stars and recorded his sophomore album "Mainstream American Comic" in Portland, Oregon at Mississippi Studios that was released July 22nd, 2016.

HARI KONDABOLU: www.harikondabolu.com
POLITICALLY RE-ACTIVE: www.politicallyreactive.com

TWEETS FROM @HARIKONDABOLU

Paula Poundstone
Feb
10
8:00 pm20:00

Paula Poundstone

  • Wilson Center

Thirty-two years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country -- stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went.  She went on to become one of our country’s foremost humorists. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, a rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. Paula is recognized as one of Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-ups of all time.  She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic, and in 2010 she was one of a select group voted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.  

PAULA POUNDSTONE: www.paulapoundstone.com

Tweets from @PaulaPoundstone

Edwin McCain
Feb
10
8:00 pm20:00

Edwin McCain

  • Diana Wortham Theatre

Called the “great American romantic” by the New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. McCain recorded two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music, “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More.” 

Joe Robinson will open for Edwin McCain.  

EDWIN McCAIN: www.edwin.com
JOE ROBINSON: www.joerobinson.com

Tweets from @TheEdwinMcCain

Edwin McCain
Feb
9
8:00 pm20:00

Edwin McCain

  • Motorco Music Hall
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Called the “great American romantic” by the New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. McCain recorded two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music, “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More.”

Joe Robinson will open for Edwin McCain.  

EDWIN McCAIN: www.edwin.com
JOE ROBINSON: www.joerobinson.com

Tweets from @TheEdwinMcCain

Doyle Bramhall II
Jan
24
8:00 pm20:00

Doyle Bramhall II

  • Motorco

Doyle Bramhall II is one of the most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers and producers in contemporary music. Indeed, none other than Eric Clapton, with whom Bramhall has worked for more than a decade, lauds him as one of the most gifted guitarists he has ever encountered. As the son of the late Texas music legend Doyle Bramhall, he was raised in a home filled with the blues and rock ’n’ roll styles indigenous to Texas.

But the younger Bramhall—a rare and distinctive guitarist who plays left-handed, but with his instrument strung for a right-hander and flipped backwards--had his own connections with the Vaughan brothers: Early in his career he was befriended and supported by Stevie. When he was 18, Bramhall was recruited by Jimmie to play with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. After Stevie’s tragic death in 1990, Bramhall II and Charlie Sexton formed the Arc Angels with drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon of Stevie Ray's fabled rhythm section. 

Future Stuff will open the show. 

Tweets from @DoyleBramhall2

Paula Poundstone
Jan
20
8:00 pm20:00

Paula Poundstone

  • Diana Wortham Theatre

Thirty-two years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country -- stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went.  She went on to become one of our country’s foremost humorists. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, a rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. Paula is recognized as one of Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-ups of all time.  She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic, and in 2010 she was one of a select group voted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.  

PAULA POUNDSTONE: www.paulapoundstone.com

Tweets from  @PAULAPOUNDSTONE

Kathleen Madigan
Jan
6
8:00 pm20:00

Kathleen Madigan

  • The Grand Opera House

Over Kathleen Madigan's 25 year career she has performed on nearly every late night show ever made. Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and most recently in 2015 on the new The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and Ron White’s Salute To The Troops on CMT, her fifth appearance on the annual show. In 2014, Madigan was nominated for an American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic and her third one hour special, Madigan Again, was named one of iTunes Best Comedy Albums. Madigan Again, premiered on September 11, 2013 exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America, and is also available on CD, DVD and audio or video download. Previously she's released 5 CDs and 3 DVDs and starred in 2 HBO specials, 3 Comedy Central specials and her previous one hour special, Gone Madigan, premiered on Showtime and is available on Netflix.

KATHLEEN MADIGAN: www.kathleenmadigan.com

Tweets from @KathleenMadigan

Patton Oswalt
Dec
3
8:00 pm20:00

Patton Oswalt

  • Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Patton Oswalt live at Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, December 3. 

David Crosby
Dec
2
8:00 pm20:00

David Crosby

  • The Carolina Theatre

Legendary singer-songwriter and social justice activist David Crosby is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, inducted as a member of both the iconic folk-rock band The Byrds — with whom he first rose to stardom — and the iconic Woodstock era-defining group Crosby, Stills & Nash. David's most recent release, Lighthouse is an intimate, stripped-down set that highlights Crosby’s instantly recognizable voice, incisive songwriting, and incomparable guitar work. 

DAVID CROSBY: www.davidcrosby.com

TWEETS from @TheDavidCrosby

Paula Poundstone
Dec
1
8:00 pm20:00

Paula Poundstone

  • Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

PAULA POUNDSTONE | DUKE ENERGY CENTER, RALEIGH | DECEMBER 1

Jonny Lang
Nov
18
8:00 pm20:00

Jonny Lang

  • The Grand Opera House

Sixteen years ago, at the age of 16, Jonny Lang found incredible success with the release of his major label debut album Lie To Me.  Fame does not seem to have impacted him from being the same country farm boy from Fargo, ND who got his start in the local clubs of Minneapolis.  He survived the passage of youth to adulthood, fell in love, began a family, and in the process passed through the life lessons we all endure.  He has a keen sense of what he aims to achieve creatively, what music means to him, and is focused on the impact that his songs bring to the lives of those that encounter his repertoire.  For Lang, with the release of Fight For My Soul, he is entering a chapter wherein he has found his true voice.

TWEETS from @JonnyLangBand

Keb' Mo'
Oct
16
8:00 pm20:00

Keb' Mo'

  • Wilson Center
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Keb’ Mo’ is one of the most versatile and engaging musical raconteurs on today’s roots rock and blues scene. It all took off for Keb’ Mo’ in 1994 with the self-titled release under his newly coined “Keb’ Mo’” moniker, and he proved once and for all that he was a musical force to be reckoned with. Album after album, 11 in total, garnered him 3 Grammy Awards. As a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, producer, actor, mentor and consistently excellent performer, Keb’ Mo’ is a true American idol. There is a smooth cadence that transports you to a simpler time in life, when a concert audience was respectful and the artist could interact with fans in a positive, engaging way. Without even realizing it, you will find yourself humming along, dancing and laughing as the true “slice of life” vibe shines through and catches you in a spellbound moment of aural euphoria. Because, after all, “Life is Beautiful,” truly.

Hannibal Buress
Sep
23
8:00 pm20:00

Hannibal Buress

  • Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Hannibal Buress is a wildly popular Emmy and WGA Award nominated comedian, writer and actor who is a favorite of fans and critics on big and small screens alike. With appearances in a variety of hit TV shows and feature films under his belt, three hour standup specials, and The New York Times lauding him as one of the most "supremely gifted and respected" comics around, Hannibal is emerging as a comedy superstar. 

On Friday, February 5th, 2016, Hannibal’s third hour special Comedy Camisado premiered on Netflix. He also plays the role of beloved dentist “Lincoln” on Comedy Central’s hit series Broad City, and he is the co-host of Adult Swim’s cult favorite The Eric Andre Show. Broad City is about to shoot its fourth season and The Eric Andre Show will premiere its fourth season in August, 2016.

In addition to his TV and standup comedy projects, Buress recently appeared on the big screen in the blockbuster comedy features Neighbors and Neighbors 2, starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. He was seen in the film Daddy’s Home alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, as well as the indie Band of Robbers. He will also appear in the upcoming film version of Baywatch and the much-anticipated film Spider-man: Homecoming. On the animation side, Hannibal lent his voice to the films The Secret Life of Pets and Angry Birds.

Hannibal’s highly-rated second hour standup special “Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago” premiered on Comedy Central on March 29th, 2014, with GQ declaring “He makes us ugly laugh. Hard.” His first hour special, “Animal Furnace,” premiered on the network in May 2012. In the first half of 2015, his first theatre standup comedy tour, The Comedy Camisado Tour, played to sold out audiences across the country.

Jake Shimabukuro
Sep
20
8:00 pm20:00

Jake Shimabukuro

  • The Carolina Theatre

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. 


Jake Shimabukuro
Sep
19
8:00 pm20:00

Jake Shimabukuro

  • Diana Wortham Theatre

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. 


Colvin & Earle
Jul
24
8:00 pm20:00

Colvin & Earle

  • Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, July 24
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Raleigh, NC