NC State LIVE | Fall 2020

In this not-so-typical year, we’re working with some inspiring artists and community partners to bring you some not-so-typical programming. 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. All events in 2020 will be FREE.

Cellist Shana Tucker sits with her cello in the distance. Photo by Chris Charles.

Year-end Soirée and Concert
with Shana Tucker
DEC 10 at 5:30pm

join us (digitally) to heal, reflect and find joy as a community

NC State LIVE@Centennial

NC State LIVE and Visit Centennial are joining forces again to present a free drive-in concert featuring Rissi Palmer on October 23. Learn more here.

Rissi Palmer walking across the street with her guitar over her shoulder. Photo by Jimmy Bruch.

Rissi Palmer
OCT 23
Gates 5:30pm | Concert 6:30pm

powerful country and soul singer in a beautiful and safe drive-in setting

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

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

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

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 creating interactive digital events this fall with the following artists:

Las Cafeteras plays in front of a metal wall.

Las Cafeteras
OCT 6 at 5:30pm

rocking Chicano band in a digital happy hour with joyous music and conversation

Arturo OFarrill leans against a colorful mural. Photo by Laura Mariet.

Arturo O’Farrill
NOV 6 at noon

take a lunch break with an Afro-Jazz legend

Jazz violinist Regina Carter and saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin with their instruments. Photo of Regina by Christopher Drukker. Photo of Lakecia by Elizabeth Leitzell.

Lakecia Benjamin & Regina Carter
NOV 18 at 5:30pm

groundbreaking jazz saxophonist in conversation with quintessential jazz violinist

Registration for fall events will be posted on a rolling basis. We will be announcing more events and artists 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.