The big Triangle event is always First Night in downtown Raleigh. This year's event will feature a headline set by local rising stars Delta Rae. The event is happening in venues all over downtown and other performers include Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, the Cool John Ferguson Trio and many more.
Raleigh's two local metal clubs, DIVEbar and Volume 11 Tavern will not only be ringing in the new year, but will be hosting their final shows at each club on New Year's Eve. DIVEbar will have Bedowyn, The Hell No, Bad Idea and The Villians while Volume 11 will have BONZ, Drill, End Of Days and The Omega Project.
For something a little swankier, The Cotton Room in Durham will be hosting an event with The Foreign Exchange, DJ Apple Juice Kid, Al Strong Quintet, Marcus Anderson and Yolanda Rabun.
You could also head over to Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh to see the North Carolina Symphony perform big band classics with conductor Jeff Tyzik and drummer Dave Mancini.
The original lineup of Barefoot Manner will play The Pour House in Raleigh with The Morning After.
There are many more great events around the Triangle. Check out the list broken down by city below and let us know if we've missed something cool that's going on.
- Cat's Cradle - Salsa Party w/ Orquesta GarDel & DJ Keith Ward
- The Cave - Blood Red River, Melissa and The Swinglers and Phatlynx
- Broad Street Cafe - Hog, B Side Project, Spiralfire & JKutchma
- Casbah - Peter Lamb and the Wolves & KateMcGarry
- The Cotton Room - The Foreign Exchange, DJ Apple Juice Kid, Al Strong Quintet, Marcus Anderson & Yolanda Rabun
- Motorco Music Hall - The Wusses & The Pusses
- Papa Mojo's Roadhouse - Mel Melton and The Wicked Mojo's & Mark Holland
- The Pinhook - Dance party w/ Shahzad, Treee City, Trademark & Queen Plz (w/ appearances by Toon and the Real Laww)
- Berkley Cafe - GruvGlu LOOPED w/ MCLC, Matic, Special Blend, Severe & Outburst, AudioRush & Xander, Beastmode, Noisydrums, Andrew Cappaletti, Tyler Buck Vs. Bassik, Zom-B, Trizzak, Jordan Clark, SeanEboy & Shuhandz & Roudee
- Deep South the Bar - Hanks for the Memories w/ Hank Sinatra & Debonzo Brothers
- DIVEBar - Bedowyn, The Hell No, Bad Idea & The Villians
- First Night (downtown) - Delta Rae, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra & many more
- Kings Barcade/Neptunes - The Lollipops & DJs Jon Yu and Sean & Mikey
- Lincoln Theatre - Revolution Raleigh w/ DJ WOBBLE Factory / Vertical & DJ FM
- Meymandi Concert Hall - North Carolina Symphony conducted by Jeff Tyzik w/ Dave Mancini on drums
- The Pour House - Barefoot Manner & The Morning After
- Southland Ballroom - Cry Wolf & Unlimited Gravy
- Tir Na Nog - U-Phonik & Wake & District Pipes & Drums
- Volume 11 Tavern - BONZ, Drill, End Of Days & The Omega Project
- Haw River Ballroom - Disco Dance Bonanza w/ DJ Workhorse1