Event Calendar

May 14

Bruce Cockburn - Cat's Cradle

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Three roosters stand inside an abstract red circle with the title "Bruce Cockburn" above them
May 14, 2020 | Thursday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Three roosters stand inside an abstract red circle with the title "Bruce Cockburn" above them

Is it really fifty years ago that Bruce Cockburn’s first album came out.    

Indeed it is. His eponymous titled album which included ‚ÄúGoing To The Country‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúMusical Friends‚ÄĚ was released on April 7, 1970. Coincidently it was also the first album released by True North records.¬†¬†¬† TN 1 was it‚Äôs catalogue number.¬†¬†¬†¬†

Although mostly recorded in late 1969 the first album hit the stores and airwaves in 1970 and started the long long journey that continues to this day.

Bruce has now released 34 albums and has played thousands of concerts around the world something that he continues to do to this day.

Many of Bruce’s songs have been covered by various artists including Jimmy Buffet, kd Lang, Barenaked Ladies, Hawksley Workman, Jerry Garcia, Anne Murray, Elbow,  Mary Balin, Judy Collins, Chet Atkins,  The Rankin Family, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, and on and on.

The 50th Anniversary Shows will have Bruce doing songs from each decade that he’s been making records in:  60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, 2010,s and who know maybe ever the 2020’s.

May 14 - May 17

Cinderella - Carolina Ballet - POSTPONED

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
A female dancer is wearing a tattered dress holds a broom with the title "Cinderella" floating around her
May 14-17
May 14 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
May 15 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
May 16 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
May 16 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
May 17 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
A female dancer is wearing a tattered dress holds a broom with the title "Cinderella" floating around her

The iconic tale of fantasy and true love comes to life once again as we close of 2019-2020 Season with Cinderella. Featuring an original score specially arranged for live orchestra by Karl Moraski, Robert Weiss’ choreography tells the story of Cinderella’s transformation into a beautiful princess and her journey to find true love.

**These events have been postponed to the Carolina Ballet's 2020-2021 Season. If you have any questions regarding your tickets to this event, please reach out to your original point of purchase or visit the Carolina Ballet website here. Or, feel free to contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov and we'll be happy to assist as quickly as possible.**

Meymandi Concert Hall
Musical Director Grant Llewellyn stands holding a conductors wands with both hands in the air
May 15-16
May 15 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
May 16 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Musical Director Grant Llewellyn stands holding a conductors wands with both hands in the air

In Paris of 1913, two drastically different ballets premiered and marked a new musical era. Debussy‚Äôs Jeux was utterly elegant; Stravinsky‚Äôs The Rite of Spring was raw and untamed. For his final statement as Music Director, Grant Llewellyn offers the striking combination of these two ballet scores, together with Wagner‚Äôs Prelude from Parsifal‚ÄĒhis final masterpiece. The program, and the season, concludes with the earth-shattering Rite.

**These events have been cancelled. If you have any questions regarding your tickets to this event, please reach out to your original point of purchase or visit the North Carolina Symphony website. Or, feel free to contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov and we'll be happy to assist as quickly as possible.**

May 22 - May 24

Starpower National Talent Competition

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Starpower: National Dance Competition
May 22-24
Starpower: National Dance Competition

More than 30 years of experience has shaped our unique competition. Every year, Studio Owners, Teachers, Performers, and their Families and Friends are welcomed at upwards of 80 creative and energy packed competitions in cities across the globe.

**This event has been rescheduled from the original date of March 13 - 15. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Starpower National Talent Competition and your event organizer directly or feel free to write us directly at PAC.Info@Raleighnc.gov**

May 30

Carolina Youth Ballet - Swan Lake

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
A ballerina leaps in the air with arms thrusted upwards in front of an image of a moon and the title "Swan Lake" above her
May 30, 2020 | Saturday
May 30 - 12:00 PM | Doors 11:00 AM
May 30 - 4:00 PM | Doors 3:00 PM
A ballerina leaps in the air with arms thrusted upwards in front of an image of a moon and the title "Swan Lake" above her

"Swan Lake" is a timeless love story that mixes magic tragedy, and romance into four acts. It features Prince Siegfried and a lovely swan princess named Odette. Under the spell of a sorcerer, Odette spends her days as a swan swimming on a lake of tears and her nights in her beautiful human form. This ballet will capture the hearts of all and keep the entire family enthralled!

**This event has been rescheduled from its original date of April 25. If you have any questions about this new performance date, please contact your original point of purchase, or email us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

Fletcher Opera Theater
A collage of images featuring actors playing Lucy and Ricky sit a top a red and pink background. The title "A Tribute to Lucy and Ricky" is above the collage
June 13, 2020 | Saturday
7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
A collage of images featuring actors playing Lucy and Ricky sit a top a red and pink background. The title "A Tribute to Lucy and Ricky" is above the collage

This wonderful and unique show thrills audiences of all ages. The warm chemistry and timeless comedy between America’s most beloved housewife and her Cuban husband reminds everyone of a more innocent time. The show includes stand-up comedy, skits, musical numbers and audience participation.

Jun 20

High School OT Honors

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
2020 High School OT Honors is spelled in red letters in front of a black background
June 20, 2020 | Saturday
7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
2020 High School OT Honors is spelled in red letters in front of a black background

Join us as we celebrate all of our finalists and announce the winners for High School OT Honors, presented by Pella Windows and Doors. Our annual awards show will feature an interview with Charlotte Hornets' Devonte' Graham and recognition of our 200+ finalists. 

 High School OT Honors is the biggest high school awards in North Carolina, recognizing the best athletes, coaches, teams, and more. Learn more at HighSchoolOT.com/Honors.

Jun 25

Camila "Hacia Adentro" USA Tour 2020

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Camila: Hacia Adentro Tour
June 25, 2020 | Thursday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Camila: Hacia Adentro Tour

Since 2005, Latin pop rock Camila have been thrilling audiences with unforgettable live performances of their characteristically romantic ballads.  virtually dominated the 2010 Latin Grammys, taking home Best Album by a Group or Duo and winning Song of the Year for hit single "Mientes" Especially popular with the ladies, the talented Mario Domm (vocals, keyboards)and Pablo Hurtado (guitar) have fans eagerly awaiting new material and a tour in 2020.