LIVE@Lake Raleigh

NC State LIVE presents The Fritz

LOCATION: On the shore of Lake Raleigh, at the corner of Main Campus Drive & Campus Shores Drive.


About LIVE@Lake Raleigh

NC State LIVE and Visit Centennial have teamed up to present a series of sunset concerts by the beautiful Lake Raleigh. These free outdoor events will feature an amazing lineup of musicians – join us this spring on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of April and May.

Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for a family-friendly good time. Opening bands will take the stage at 6pm. Food trucks will be on site beginning at 5:00pm. Free Parking.


Curious about what you can bring or where you can park? Find answers to these questions and more in our FAQS for LIVE @ Lake Raleigh!

Food Trucks


About the Bands

ON APRIL 11: The Fritz

This soul-driven dance rock band from Asheville, NC is captivating audiences across the state.  The group’s aggressive approach to funk, soul, and rock creates a sound that is uniquely their own. Their high-energy, dance-able songs provide a platform for each member to shine. Their first album release, Boostrap, launched them into an almost constant touring schedule.  They appeared at Hulaween, Wakarusa, and Catskill Chill which built their reputation of a band you don’t want to miss.

Opening band: Rebekah Todd

Growing up in the small town of Benson, North Carolina, Rebekah Todd has been surrounded by music for as long as she can remember. At 11 years old, Rebekah’s father, a musician himself, gave her a black acoustic Washburn guitar and taught her to play. Currently based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Rebekah is a gifted performer with a natural, soulful, and effortless voice and two releases under her belt, releasing her debut EP, Forget Me Not, in 2011, first LP, Roots Bury Deep, in 2014 and most recent full length, ‘Crooked Lines’ in February, 2017.

ON APRIL 25: Into the Fog
This “new grass” band from Wilmington, NC is quickly garnering a following. This trio of deft musicians features Brian Stephenson (guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals), Winston Mitchell (guitar, mandolin, dobro, vocals), and Derek Lane (bass, vocals) who all grew up in musical families and have been playing since they were children. Now they’ve found their own bluegrass sound, influenced by folk rock of the 60’s and 70’s, outlaw country, and jam bands. Into the Fog’s band of merry multi-instrumentalists has headlined the premiere Lawn Chair Bluegrass Blowout at the Brooklyn Arts Center, along with Chris Frisina, John Fonvielle’s End of the Line and Massive Grass.

Opening band TBA.

ON MAY 9: Sidecar Social Club
The native Raleigh group, Sidecar Social Club, is spicing up music scenes in the triangle with their speakeasy jazz and cabaret inspired tunes. Soaring through numerous genres effortlessly, their energetic sets take you to colorful and surprising places. You may have heard them at Artsplosure, the South Carolina Jazz Festival, Apex Jazz Festival, North Carolina State Fair, and the North Carolina Museum of Art | NCMA, among many others. This concert was originally scheduled for September 13, 2018, but was cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. Don’t miss them in May!

Opening band: Autumn Nicholas

Autumn is a vocalist, guitarist, and award-winning songwriter whose sound is an eclectic mix of genres, from acoustic pop to soulful funk. Autumn has won the North and South Carolina Singer/Songwriter Awards, been a featured artist in writers-rounds along the East Coast and opened for performers such as The Temptations, Ed McCain and Collective Soul.

ON MAY 23: Old Habits
Old Habits got their start back in 2003 one night when Craig Thompson, Lin Peterson, Bennett Thompson and Brian English got together to pick a little bluegrass.  A duplex across the street from Raleigh, NC landmark, The Players Retreat, served as both home to roommates Lin and Craig, and the original practice space for the band. Soon after, Chad Johnson joined the group and the rest is history. Over the next few years, Old Habits would gain momentum playing in small bars, and occasional parties.  In 2007, they recorded their first self-titled album at The Rubberroom in Chapel Hill, NC. Eventually drums were added to the line up, and the band moved from old-school bluegrass to their current sound – a mixture of Americana, Country and Southern Roots music. Evans Nicholson joined the group on drums in 2010.

Opening band: TBA