Raleigh Downtown Live

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Raleigh Downtown Live was a free summer concert series held in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, in Moore Square Park, in the Moore Square Historic District of downtown from 2005-2009. It featured many top music artists from around the world, drawing over 70,000 music fans annually.[1] It was a joint partnership between the City of Raleigh Convention Center and Deep South Entertainment of Raleigh, North Carolina.[1] Deep South Entertainment continues to be based in downtown Raleigh, NC, with a second office in Nashville, TN. Deep South Entertainment currently produces the Oak City 7 summer concert series in Downtown Raleigh.[2]


Below is a list of previous music artists that have been featured in the Raleigh Downtown Live concert series.[3][4]

Date Headliners
October 7, 2004 Vertical Horizon, Drivin N Cryin, Stroke 9
April 30, 2005 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
June 11, 2005 Better Than Ezra, Dishwalla
July 17, 2005 Violent Femmes, Sponge
August 27, 2005 Naughty By Nature, 7 Mary 3
September 3, 2005 Saturday Night Special Band, Little Texas
May 27, 2006 Lit, Travis Meeks
June 10, 2006 Arrested Development, Cowboy Mouth
June 24, 2006 Big Head Todd and the Monsters, 13 Stories
July 8, 2006 Spin Doctors, Blue October
July 22, 2006 Butch Walker, Dillon Fence
August 5, 2006 Candlebox, Urge Overkill
August 19, 2006 Gin Blossoms, Athanaeum
September 2, 2006 The Presidents of the United States of America, Denny Diamond
June 2, 2007 Everclear, Hobex
June 16, 2007 Unforgettable Fire, Weekend Excursion
June 30, 2007 FireHouse, Nine Days
July 14, 2007 The Romantics, Will Hoge
July 28, 2007 Night Ranger, The Backsliders
August 11, 2007 Soul Asylum, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
August 25, 2007 Warrant, Parmalee
May 1, 2008 The Wailers, Braco
June 14, 2008 Cravin Melon, Pete Francis of Dispatch
June 28, 2008 Carbon Leaf, Blind Melon
July 12, 2008 Alter Bridge, Tantric
July 26, 2008 The Old 97's, The Connells
August 9, 2008 Brian Howe of Bad Company, Will Hoge, Left Outlet
August 23, 2008 Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, Rev Theory
May 30, 2009 Candlebox, Parmalee, Jimmies Chicken Shack
June 13, 2009 Filter
June 27, 2009 The Tubes, Cracker
July 11, 2009 Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
July 25, 2009 Charlie Daniels Band
August 8, 2009 Tonic, Marcy Playground
August 22, 2009 Better Than Ezra

2010 Cancellation[edit]

Raleigh Downtown Live was cancelled for the summer of 2010, due to the opening of a new amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina.[5]


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