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Band members of Red Barrat jump and play their instruments in green and purple light. Photo by Adam Kissick.

Celebrating 50 visionary years.

2022-23 marks NC State LIVE's 50th Anniversary Season and we're celebrating all year long! Join us to commemorate the past and ignite the future with change-making artists who are sure to delight, inspire, and connect us.

50th Anniversary Block Party | SEPT 18

We’ll meet you on Stafford Commons (next to Talley Student Union) on Sunday, September 18 from 1 to 5pm for interactive art making, performances by student groups, and the unparalleled Squonk Opera’s Hand to Hand, with original rocking music and giant puppet hands that you can control!

a performance of Squonk Opera's Hand to Hand with giant blue hand puppets framing the band

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