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– As coronavirus cases drop to a new low in North Carolina, many people are eager to get out and enjoy life again. Many big-name musicians are visiting Raleigh and Durham this spring and summer that you should seek out. Jimmy Buffett, The Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, Kid Rock, the Backstreet Boys, Morgan Wallen and Tim McGraw will all come to Raleigh.

Many venues require guests to wear masks or provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination before showing up. Be sure to check each venue’s COVID-19 requirements before purchasing tickets.

March/April concerts at the Ritz

  • Country music star Dylan Scott, known for his 2016 hit “My Girl,” will perform at the Ritz on March 25.
  • Shakey Graves, a folk musician known for his song “Dearly Departed,” will perform at the Ritz on March 31.
  • Icelandic blues rock band KALEO, who have sold over a million albums worldwide, arrive at the Ritz on April 1.
  • Car Seat Headrest, an alternative band with the hit song “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales,” will perform at the Ritz on April 7.
  • Heavy metal guitarist Jerry Cantrell, best known as the lead guitarist and lead songwriter of Alice in Chains, arrives at the Ritz on April 9.
  • Indie rock band Mt. Joy known for their song “Astrovan” will perform at the Ritx on April 12.
  • The Band Camino, an indie band from Tennessee, will perform at the Ritz on April 22.
  • The Bay Strikes Back tour with heavy metal bands Testament, Exodus and Death Angel arrives at the Ritz on April 27.

April Concerts at the Coastal Credit Union

  • Jimmy Buffett brings his tour with the Coral Refeer Band to Coastal Credit Union on April 23

April Concerts at the Red Hat Amphitheater

  • Lil Durk, a rapper from Chicago, performs his 7220 tour at Red Hat on April 21.
  • The Cleveland Rock Band Nine Inch Nails will perform at Red Hat on April 28.

April concerts at the Carolina Theater

  • Girl Named Tom, an American folk band featured on The Voice, will be in Durham on April 7
  • English musician and guitarist Steve Hackett performs at the Carolina Theater on April 14
  • Tommy Emmanuel, considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, will bring his stunning performance to Durham on April 16
  • 70s rock band Little Feat, known for their influence on rock, blues and country, perform in Durham on April 21

March/April concerts at the Durham Performing Arts Center

  • Blues/rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa will perform in Durham on March 22
  • South African folk singer Gregory Alan Isakov performs at DPAC on March 24
  • The cellist duo 2CELLOS presents its performance at the DPAC on April 6
  • Brit Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band, will perform at DPAC on April 8
  • Swing and rag-time band Postmodern Jukebox will be at DPAC on April 13
  • Singer Gladys Knight, known as the “Empress of Soul”, will perform at DPAC on April 26

May concerts at the Coastal Credit Union

May concerts at the Ritz

  • Heavy metal band Black Label Society, formed in 1998 by guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde, arrives at the Ritz on May 10.
  • Jesse McCartney is bringing his 2021 “New Stage” tour to The Ritz on May 31.

May Concerts at the Red Hat Amphitheater

  • Electronic pop group AJR, best known for their song “The Good Part,” will perform at Red Hat on May 7
  • Rock band Offspring bring their “Let the Bad Times Roll” tour to Red Hat on May 10
  • Rex Orange County, an English indie rock artist, is coming to Red Hat on May 16

May concerts at the PNC Arena

  • Christian music groups Casting Crowns and Hillsong Worship will be in Raleigh on May 16

May concerts at the Carolina Theater

  • The Triangle Chamber Orchestra will perform at the Carolina Theater on May 1
  • American singer and activist Melissa Etheridge takes her tour to Durham on May 3
  • Bluegrass band The Steeldrivers will play at the Theater on May 6
  • Joe Jackson, English musician and singer-songwriter known for his song “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” will perform on May 11
  • Leonid and Friends, a Chicago tribute band that started on YouTube, will play Durham on May 14
  • American banjo player Bela Fleck Heart will perform on May 25

June concerts at the Ritz

  • Chvrches, a Scottish synth-pop band, arrives at the Ritz on June 2.
  • Country music artist Kip Moore will perform his “How High 2021 Tour” at The Ritz on June 3.
  • Alternative artist Still Woozy, known for his song “Goodie Bags,” arrives at the Ritz on June 7.

June Concerts at the Red Hat Amphitheater

  • Country singer Parker McCollum, known for his song “To Be Loved By You,” will perform at Red Hat on June 4
  • Maren Morris, a country artist who incorporates blues, R&B and rock into her music, will perform on June 9
  • Singer-songwriter Ben Rector, known for his song “Brand New,” will perform his “The Joy of Music” tour at Red Hat on June 10
  • Electronic pop musician Flume is coming to Red Hat on June 12
  • The War on Drugs, an early 2000s rock band best known for their song “Under Pressure,” performs at Red Hat on June 13
  • Cody Johnston, well-known country music star who rose to popularity after his 2019 album “Ain’t Nothin’ to It” arrives on Red Hat June 16
  • American R&B singer HER, who was Apple Music’s 2021 Songwriter of the Year, will perform at Red Hat on June 24

June concerts at the Coastal Credit Union

  • Morgan Wallen, a country music star who rose to popularity after appearing on The Voice, will visit Raleigh on June 3
  • K-pop group Kingdom is hosting their tour at Coastal Credit Union Park on June 10
  • Kid Rock is hosting his Bad Reputation Tour in Raleigh on June 18
  • The Backstreet Boys will perform at the Coastal Credit Union on June 25

June concerts at the Carolina Theater

  • Mandy Moore, an American singer and songwriter best known for her single “Candy” will perform at the Carolina Theater on June 12

July concerts at the Red Hat

  • Early 2000s boy band Big Time Rush tours Red Hat on July 15
  • Barenaked Ladies, an 1980s rock band best known for their song “One Week,” performs in Red Hat on July 16
  • Fleet Foxes, an American indie folk band with the hit song “White Winter Hymnal,” will play Red Hat on July 29

July concerts at the Coastal Credit Union

  • Country music star Luke Bryan will perform in Raleigh on July 8
  • OneRepublic, a pop-rock group best known for their song “Counting Stars,” will perform at Coastal Credit Union on July 9
  • The Chicks, formerly known as Dixie Chicks, will present their latest album on July 12
  • The Dave Matthews Band will return to Raleigh for their 2022 concerts on July 22
  • 1980s rock bank Phish plays in Raleigh on July 29

July concerts at the PNC Arena

  • Artist Shawn Mendes known for his songs “Treat You Better” and “Stitches” will visit Raleigh on July 23
  • 90s rock band Rage Against the Machine are hosting their PNC Arena tour on July 31

August Concerts at the Coastal Credit Union

  • Country music legend Keith Urban hits the road and will bring his tour to Raleigh on August 13
  • Jack Johnson, singer-songwriter known for his songs “Banana Pancakes” and “Sitting Waiting Wishing” will perform in Raleigh on August 21

August concerts at the PNC Arena

  • Popular early 2000s alternative rock band My Chemical Romance will tour Raleigh on August 26