With the most music in North Carolina, Raleigh is a natural to host one of the most talked-about and eclectic music festivals in the South. Hopscotch provides a great example of the quality, quantity and variety of live music you can hear when you visit Raleigh, from one end of the destination to the other. See the full calendar of Raleigh’s live music events on

When you fuel up in Raleigh, you’ll see why its food scene gets national recognition, thanks to tasty endeavors from a community that’s passionate about good eats and drinks. Look up restaurants near Hopscotch music venues here.

Outside of the area’s burgeoning amount of live music offerings, Raleigh is also known for its museums, arts activities, historic sites, sporting events and shopping mecca status with nine major retail areas… oh, and did we mention 30-and-counting craft breweries and “you-could-spend-hours-browsing” vinyl record stores?!

Get information on other things to do here.

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