LIVE@Lake Raleigh

Violet Bell plays LIVE at Lake Raleigh on April 30, 2020.

Our free, family-friendly concert series on the picturesque shore of Lake Raleigh will be making a return for spring 2020. This collaboration with Visit Centennial celebrates the rising voices of North Carolina’s vibrant music scene.

SPRING 2020 LINEUP [POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. Future performance dates to be announced. Read our full statement here.]

  • Music Maker Blues Revue (in partnership with the Music Maker Relief Foundation) | Thursday, April 16, 2020 [POSTPONED]

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 exhilarating lineup of North Carolina-based musicians. 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!


It takes a village! NC State LIVE and Visit Centennial would like to thank our sponsors who help to make LIVE@Lake Raleigh possible last spring: Eastman, The Glenwood Agency, Arts NC State, and 88.1 WKNC.

Interested in becoming a sponsor for 2020? Please contact Kristin Hartzell at 919.513.6264 or