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LIVE@Lake Raleigh

Our free, family-friendly concert series on the picturesque shore of Lake Raleigh will be making its much anticipated return in April and May of 2022. This collaboration between NC State LIVE and Visit Centennial celebrates the unique voices of North Carolina’s extraordinary music scene.

APRIL 7 | APRIL 21 | MAY 5 | MAY 19


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

seven band members from The Collection stand together in front of a white wall

The Collection
Food Trucks at 5pm | Concert at 6pm

Kicking off our series, NPR Tiny Desk Judge’s Pick, The Collection, will welcome you back to the joy of lakeside music with their multi-instrumental indie pop born in Saxapahaw, NC.

The three band members from The Barefoot Movement stand in a creek with water up to their knees. Photo by Workshop Media

The Barefoot Movement
Food Trucks at 5pm | Concert at 6pm

Recently featured in the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum television series, “My Bluegrass Story,” The Barefoot Movement is an acclaimed Americana group with an invigorating sound.

Tumbao plays a set on a colorful rug with purple and blue lights behind them.


Food Trucks at 5pm | Concert at 6pm

With a mission to make you dance like never before, Tumbao is a 7-piece Latin band with a fresh sound. Get up on your feet with psychedelic-vibe salsa, rumba, and many other flavors of Latin America.

Shirlette Ammons sings into a microphone

Shirlette Ammons
MAY 19
Food Trucks at 5pm | Concert at 6pm

Durham-based hip hop artist and poet Shirlette Ammons closes our season with her bridge-building soulful sound. She’s collaborated with artists like the Indigo Girls, Hiss Golden Messenger, and H.C. McEntire. Join us to usher in the summer with a set that’s all her own.

ABOUT LIVE@Lake Raleigh

Since 2018, 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 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. 

Food trucks will be on site beginning at 5pm. Bands will take the stage at 6pm. Free parking.


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


Curious about what’s on the menu? Stay tuned for announcements about food tucks. Follow @NCStateLIVE for updates.

MAY 19 FOOD TRUCKS: 454 Grill, La Katrina Tacos, Oink ‘N Moo, and JAM Ice Cream


It takes a village. NC State LIVE and Visit Centennial would like to thank our supporters who help to make LIVE@Lake Raleigh possible: Eastman, Arts NC State and 88.1 WKNC.

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NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists and will be following all public health and NC State University’s Community Standards as of the date of the event.