NC State LIVE | Spring 2021

Check back often! We’ll be making announcements about new events throughout the year, so please join our mailing list and follow us on our social media channels @NCStateLIVE for updates.

NC State LIVE@Centennial

NC State LIVE and Visit Centennial are joining forces again to present a series of drive-in concerts in April and May featuring an expansive lineup of musicians from North Carolina.

Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez from the band Violet Bell stand looking at each other while playing the violin and guitar. The background is a wall of flowers.

NC State LIVE@Centennial
APR 8 | APR 22 | MAY 6 | MAY 20

A Series of Drive-In Concerts Celebrating NC Musicians

THINK GLOBALLY: Interactive Digital Events with Artists Across the World

While many of the live performances with international touring artists we had hoped to bring to you this year will be rescheduled to 2021/22, we’re working with some incomparable artists to bring you interactive digital events this spring including:

Singers from the American Spiritual Ensemble in concert. Photo by Henry Huhulag.

American Spiritual Ensemble
JAN 27 at 5:30pm

Experience the power of the American Negro spiritual and lively conversation with A.S.E.’s director Dr.
Everett McCorvey

dancers from Ephrat Asherie Dance. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Ephrat Asherie Dance
House Masterclass: FEB 2 at 6pm

Choreographer Chat: APR 14 at 5:30pm

We’re partnering with the NC State Dance Program to bring you a House Dance Class taught by b-girl and Artistic Director Ephrat Asherie. And stay tuned for a Artist Talk later this semester with Elhrat and her brother, jazz pianist Ehud Asherie.

Dancers from Ballet Hispanico. Photo by Paula Lobo.

Ballet Hispánico
Choreographer Chat: FEB 17 at 5:30pm

Latin Social Dance Class: MAR 23 at 6pm

Enjoy “Cocktails with Choreographers,” a digital gathering with some of the nation’s most innovative dance minds. And then join us later in the semester for a Latin Social Dance Class led by members of this acclaimed company.

ACT LOCALLY: Social Justice Residencies

As the world shifts under our feet, we’re shifting our focus to local artists, creating residencies with some powerful artists who call the Triangle home. Social justice and community building is vital to their work. Throughout 2020 and 2021, we’ll amplify their voices, fuel their artistic practice, and design impactful ways to gather to ignite our collective creativity and reimagine our shared future. We’re currently designing residency events with the following artists:

Shana Tucker lounges with her cello. Photo by Chris Charles for Creative Silence

Shana Tucker
with Jaki Shelton Green & Nicole Mitchell on March 13

beloved ChamberSoul cellist and vocalist who inspires, educates and activates communities

Murielle Elizéon and Tommy Noonan dance in white powder with black background.

Culture Mill
Restorative BodyStories Workshops for Students & Community.

choreographers Murielle Elizéon and Tommy Noonan’s performing arts laboratory creates vibrant community gatherings and platforms for restorative justice

Registration for spring events will be opened on a rolling basis.

We will be announcing more events throughout the season, so please join our mailing list and follow us on social media, our handle is: @NCStateLIVE.

Our projects are supported in part by grants from the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission and South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.