Concert Preview

Live and Local on Hillsborough Street 2014

Live and Local on Hillsborough Street is a buy local initiative of Live It Up! Raleigh. The annual spring event focuses on presenting local music and art to our community with eco-conscious values.

Join us at one of our many locations Saturday, April 12 for cold adult beverages while browsing the dozens of vendors, food trucks and local artisans who will be on hand to tickle your fancy. Two outdoor stages and six indoor stages will host the best in local music.

Shop Local Raleigh reminds us that, “Every dollar you spend at an independent, local business, creates 3.5 times more local economic benefit than dollars spent at a local chain.”

Start with lunch at David’s Dumplings and Raleigh Slow Art Day, presented by the Gregg Museum of Art, and rock into the wee hours of the night.

Jeanne Jolly is headlining the Horne Street stage and Peak City Sound will wrap things up at The Royal Bakery / Brickhouse Pub outdoor stage.

Other artists performing include: I Was Totally Destroying It, Nick Driver Band, The Pedro Martinez Group, Morning Brigade, Barleycorn and Rye, Star Studies, Pure Fiyah Reggae Band, Jo Gore and the Alternative, Rob Alford, Windsor Oaks Band, LowderStill, Erin Nenni with Scotty Miller, Chuck Champion and multiple DJs!


Outdoor Stages: (3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.)
Horne Street
Royal Bakery Building

Indoor Stages: (3:00 p.m. – Until)
Raleigh Brewing Company
Saxbys Coffee
Irregardless Cafe
Talley Student Center Ballroom
The Loft
The Alley

Vendor Registration Form:

Volunteer Registration Form:

Presented by: Live It Up! On Hillsborough Street, with support from N.C. State Student Media, Brickhouse Sports Bar and GrilleMcdaids Irish Pub of Hillsborough StRaleigh Brewing CompanyThe Alley

Non-Music News

Live and Local on Hillsborough Street

Live and Local on Hillsborough Street

Hillsborough Street is the cultural hub that separates NC State’s Campus from the rest of Raleigh. It is a host to many different great restaurants and shops. This Saturday the vendors are coming together to present the Triangle with a music festival for Earth Day. Music starts at noon and will go until 2am at various venues up and down Hillsborough Street. The event features every kind of music “from alternative rock to Top 40 covers and New Orleans rhythm and blues.” Several local artists featured on WKNC will be performing including Lizzy Ross Band, Greg Humphreys, as well as Once and Future Kings. Nationally-acclaimed garage noise rock band METZ will also be in attendance as they play at Schoolkids Records at 3:30pm before their show at the Local 506 that night. There will also be many other different events and discounts from vendors all day. Be sure to check out this event and celebrate Earth Day!

Non-Music News

Broadcasting at Hillsborough Street Renaissance (March 14th)!

For the first time ever, Hillsborough Street will be closed all day on Saturday, March 14th. The festival this year showcases the construction changes occurring over the next two years to Raleigh’s historic street. The event will also feature an eco-friendly arts fashion show, a BBQ taste testing competition, and most importantly- WKNC will be on site and broadcasting live from noon till 2pm! So tune in or join DJ Mick as well as other WKNC staffers on the street for some eco-friendly fun in the sun.

Live bands include:


Brooks Wood band

Murphy’s Kids