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2017 Fall FunFest
September 25, 2017
Times: 10am-4pm
Venue: Downtown Rolesville
Area: Rolesville
Admission: Free

Rolesville's annual Fall FunFest on Main Street will feature various arts/crafts vendors selling candles, skin care products, animal products and jewelry, as well as informational booths and food trucks! There will be plenty of booths and vendors for you to visit to  get an early start on your holiday shopping. Enjoy hotdogs, live music and costume contests. It's fun for the whole family!        

Archarus
September 25, 2017
Times: 9pm
Venue: Slim's Downtown
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: $5

Archarus will be performing live with Squall at Slim's Downtown.

Bluegrass Kick Off with GrassStreet and Alan Barnosky
September 25, 2017
Times: 9-11pm
Venue: Imurj
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: $5

Start off IBMA week right with performances by local artists GrassStreet and Alan Barnosky! Show starts at 8pm, $5, all ages. Barnosky is a North Carolina-based guitarist and singer-songwriter proudly nestled within the realms of bluegrass, folk, and country blues. A veteran musician -- including performances at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and IBMA's Wide Open Bluegrass Festival -- he is now cutting his teeth as a solo act, writing songs and flatpicking melodies with admiration and respect for the American roots traditions of years past. Originally from metro-Detroit, Barnosky now resides in Durham where he also performs with bluegrass 5-piece Counterclockwise String Band and the acoustic trio Fabius Page. He is currently recording his first solo album, expected for release in late Fall 2017. www.alanbarnosky.com From the rolling hills of North Carolina, GrassStreet has been entertaining bluegrass audiences and fans of all musical tastes since 2003. The band prides itself on an entertaining, high-energy stage show sure to engage music fans of any level with the ultimate goal of winning them over to bluegrass.

Bluegrass Kick Off with GrassStreet and Alan Barnosky
September 25, 2017
Times: 9-11pm
Venue: Imurj
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: $5

Start off IBMA week right with performances by local artists GrassStreet and Alan Barnosky!



Buddy Guy
September 25, 2017
Times: 7:30pm
Venue: Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: TBA

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."



Gary Brunotte
August 07 – September 25, 2017 (Every Monday)
Times: 8-10pm
Venue: Empress Room
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: Free with $1 lifetime membership

Gary Brunotte will be performing tunes from The Great American Songbook live at the Empress Room.

Kasey Tyndall
September 25, 2017
Times: 8pm
Venue: Deep South The Bar
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: $8-$12

Kasey Tyndall will be performing live with Chip Perry at Deep South The Bar.



King Lear
September 08 – 30, 2017 (Recurring Daily)
Times: Fri.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm
Venue: Leggett Theatre at William Peace University
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: $8-$20

Honest Pint Theatre Co., in partnership with Sweet Tea Shakespeare, presents King Lear. The show stars Simon Kaplan, George Jack, David Henderson, Samantha Corey, Allan Maule, Gus Allen, Chris Milner, Wade Newhouse, Aaron Alderman, Jen Pommerenke, Medina Demeter, Kaley Morrision, Tohry Petty and Jessica Osnoe, with music director Jacob French and director Jeremy Fiebig.  “I am a man more sinned against than sinning.” King Lear is Shakespeare’s monumental look at an aging monarch, full of hubris and on the precipice of senility, as he divides his kingdom among his three daughters. In turn, they break his heart, resulting in a loss of country, family, self and sanity in a sublime exploration of foolishness in all its forms.

Mutemath
September 25, 2017
Times: 8pm
Venue: The Ritz
Area: North Raleigh
Admission: $22-$23

Mutemath will be performing live at The Ritz.



Pinecone Bluegrass Jam
September 25, 2017
Times: 7-9pm
Venue: Imurj
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: Free

Start your IBMA World of Bluegrass week a little early at a special PineCone Bluegrass Jam at IMURJ in downtown Raleigh. This month will feature a shortened jam, followed by performances by GrassStreet (9-9:45pm) and Alan Barnosky (10-10:45pm). Come make some music with old friends and new, and stick around to support live music performance after the jam! GrassStreet is based in Henderson, N.C., and features Wayne Kinton (guitar, vocals), David Kinton (upright bass, mandolin, vocals), Ricky Hargis (banjo, vocals) and Tab Kearns (dobro, vocals). Barnosky is a Durham-based guitarist and singer-songwriter proudly nestled within the realms of bluegrass, folk and country blues. He is now cutting his teeth as a solo act, writing songs and flatpicking melodies with admiration and respect for the American roots traditions of years past. The jam welcomes all musicians looking for opportunities to play bluegrass music and all fans who want to listen and share in the camaraderie! While the PineCone Bluegrass Jam welcomes musicians of all skill levels to participate, it is not a learning jam (often referred to as a “slow jam” in bluegrass circles). However, beginners are welcome - the jam is a great place for musicians to meet and get to know other bluegrass musicians and to learn how the jam runs. There is also plenty of space to break out into smaller groups as more musicians are discovering this relatively new bluegrass jam location. The entrance to IMURJ is on McDowell St. and can be accessed via an elevator or a staircase.