LIVE@Lake Raleigh

Old Habits plays LIVE at Lake Raleigh on May 23



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


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 (and non-perishable food donations for Feed the Pack‘s food pantry) and expect 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!


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, Bootstrap, 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: Zoocrü

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: Rebekah Todd 

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 Duo

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: Shannon Baker & Sometime Soon


It takes a village! NC State LIVE and Visit Centennial would like to thank our sponsors who make LIVE@Lake Raleigh possible: Eastman LakeShore Raleigh Arts NC State 88.1 WKNC