2022 Raleigh Summer Concert Guide

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By CLTure

June 16, 2022 (updated)

Cover photo: Red Hat Amphitheater 

Summer concert season is officially here, and Triangle-area music venues are finally operating back at full capacity. With impressive local, regional, and national bills, the summer is brimming with musical entertainment this year, both indoors and outdoors.

There are plenty of shows to consider, all of which cover a multitude of genres, and we’ll be updating this article weekly. For those on a budget, we’ll also be giving away tickets to several shows throughout the summer thanks to our sponsors, Cook’s Mill Whiskey, so be sure to check back frequently.

Remaining 2022 Raleigh-area summer concerts (updated weekly):  

June 17 – Mariah The Scientist at Lincoln Theatre

June 18 – Garcia Peoples at Lincoln Theatre

June 21 – Frontside and Outatime at The Pour House

June 21 – Flogging Molly and The Interruptors at Red Hat Amphitheater

June 21 – Trombone Shorty, Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia, George Porter Jr. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre

June 22 – Juniper Avenue and Monsoon at The Pour House

June 22 – Machine Gun Kelly and Avril Lavigne at PNC Arena

June 22 – Puscifer and Moodie Black at DPAC

June 23 – Bikini Kill and H.C. McEntire at Cat’s Cradle

June 23 – Ledisi and Al Strong at North Carolina Museum of Art

June 23-25 – Billy Strings at Koka Booth Amphitheatre

June 24 – Melvins at Cat’s Cradle

June 24 – Duck with JPhono1 at The Pour House

June 24 – H.E.R. at Red Hat Amphitheater

June 24 – The Veldt, Night Battle and The Mystery Plan at Local 506

June 24-25 – That Music Fest with Mountain Goats, Mipso, Steep Canyon Rangers, and more at Durham Bulls Athletic Park

June 25 – Lord Fess, Mary Known, TheDeepEnd and Tecoby Hines at Motorco Music Hall

June 25 – Funk You at The Pour House

June 25 – Amos Lee and Neal Francis at DPAC

June 25 – Backstreet Boys at Walnut Creek

June 25 – James Taylor at PNC Arena

June 25 – Muzi and Geminii at The Pinhook

June 26 – Scott Hirch and Chris Frisina at The Pinhook

June 27 – Cola and Sinai Vessel at Cat’s Cradle

June 30 – Jonathan Butler and Avery Sunshine at North Carolina Museum of Art

June 30 – Elvis Depressedly and Tooth Cemetery at The Pour House

July 1 – Purity Ring at The Ritz

July 1 – Lunar Vacation at Cat’s Cradle

July 1 – Train, Jewel and Blues Traveler at Walnut Creek

July 2 – XOXOK at Haw River Ball Room

July 2 – Summer in the Carolinas with TiaCorine, Maasho, Lesthegenius, and more at Lincoln Theatre

July 2 – Pale Waves and Gatlin at Motorco Music Hall

July 6 – Pink Beds and Old Cartoons at The Pour House

July 6 – Sarah Shook & the Disarmers at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

July 8 – NiiTO with The Souly Ghost at The Pour House

July 9 – Whiskey Myers, Shane Smith and 49 Winchester at Red Hat Amphitheater

July 9 – OneRepublic and NeedToBreathe at Walnut Creek

July 11 – Foxing, Home is Where and Greet Death at Motorco Music Hall

July 12 – The Backfires, The Girls and Woah at The Pour House

July 12 – The Chicks and Patty Griffin at Walnut Creek

July 13 – Easy Honey at The Pour House

July 14 – Virginia Man and Modernkind at The Pour House

July 15 – Francisco, el Hombre and Dulce Melodrama at The Pour House

July 15 – Chris Brown and Lil Baby Walnut Creek

July 15 – The Stews at Lincoln Theatre

July 16 – Orchestra Noir at Meymandi Hall Auditorium

July 16 – Rebekah Todd and The Kind Thieves at The Pour House

July 16 – Barenaked Ladies, Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket at Red Hat Amphitheater

July 17 – Struck Nerve, Burning Strong, Rapid Fire and No Longer At Ease at Schoolkids Records

July 19 – Steely Dan at DPAC

July 20 – Hanson at The Ritz

July 21 – Tedeschi Trucks and Los Lobos at Walnut Creek

July 22 – New Kids on the Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue at PNC Arena

July 22 – ARMNHMR at Lincoln Theatre

July 22 – Dave Matthews Band at Walnut Creek

July 23 – Shawn Mendes and Dermot Kennedy at PNC Arena

July 25 – Bobby Sparks (of Snarky Puppy) and CJ Baker Band at The Pour House

July 25 – Andrew Bird, Iron & Wine and Meshell Ndegeocello at Koka Booth Amphitheatre

July 28 – Daniel Donato with special guest Duck at Smoky Hollow

July 28 – Pitbull and Iggy Azalea at Walnut Creek

July 28 – City Morgue and SSGKobe Lincoln Theatre

July 29 – Phish at Walnut Creek

July 29 – Fleet Foxes and Uwide at Red Hat Amphitheater

July 29 – The Vagabonds and The Dirty Guv’Nahs at Lincoln Theatre

July 30 – Kehlani and Rico Nasty at Red Hat Amphitheater

July 31 – Sheer Terror at The Pour House

July 31 – Joe Troop Quartet at The Fruit

July 31 – Rage Against the Machine and Run the Jewels at PNC Arena

July 31 – Box Scaggs at DPAC

August 2 – Fitz and the Tantrums at Koka Booth Amphitheatre

August 4 – LANY and Surfaces at Red Hat Amphitheater

August 4 – Bad Bad Hats and Gully Boys at Cat’s Cradle

August 5 – Blue Cactus and Libby Rodenbough at Cat’s Cradle

August 6 – Rise Against and The Used at Red Hat Amphitheater

August 7 – Rick Springfield and Men at Work at Red Hat Amphitheater

August 10 – REO Speedwagon, Styx and Loverboy at Walnut Creek

August 10 – Chris Isaak at Carolina Theatre of Durham

August 11 – Lee Bains and the Glory Fires and Loamlands at Pinhook

August 12 – L.A. Witch at The Pinhook

July 13 – Matchbox Twenty at Walnut Creek

August 13 – Death Valley Girls at Cat’s Cradle

August 13 – David Gray at Red Hat Amphitheater

August 13 – Keith Urban and Ingrid Andress at Walnut Creek

August 15 – Lyle Lovett at DPAC

August 17 – Mary Chapin Carpenter at DPAC

August 18 – Roger Waters at PNC Arena

August 19 – Smokey Robinson at Koka Booth Amphitheatre

August 19 – Fireside Collective and Into The Fog at The Pour House

August 20 – Greensky Bluegrass and The Wood Brothers at Red Hat Amphitheater

August 20 – Sleigh Bells at Lincoln Theatre

August 21 – Jack Johnson and Ziggy Marley at Walnut Creek

August 21 – Lucinda Williams at Haw River Ball Room

August 23 – Goo Goo Dolls at Red Hat Amphitheater

August 25 – Jon Pardi, Lainey Wilson and Hailey Whitters at Red Hat Amphitheater

August 26 – Jamey Johnson and Blackberry Smoke at Red Hat Amphitheater

August 26 – My Chemical Romance, Turnstile and Soul Glo at PNC Arena

August 27 – Rapper Big Pooh, Shame Gang and Tab-One at The Pour House

August 27 – Bear Grillz at Lincoln Theatre

August 30 – Boris and Nothing at Cat’s Cradle

August 31 – Giveon at The Ritz

September 1 – The Black Keys and Band of Horses at Walnut Creek

September 4 – Interpol at The Ritz

September 7 – Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth and The Hu at Walnut Creek

September 9 – Spiritualized at Cat’s Cradle

September 9 – The Temptations and The Four Tops at DPAC

September 12 – Tall Heights and Tow’rs at Cat’s Cradle

September 12 – Briston Maroney and Medium Build at Cat’s Cradle

September 13 – Timothy Eerie, Dream Phases, Slow Teeth at Longleaf Hotel & Lounge

September 14 – Lake Street Dive and The Dip at North Carolina Museum of Art

September 15 – Próxima Parada at The Pour House

September 15 – Vacant Company, Weird God and Headkicker at The Pinhook

September 15 – A-Trak, Jooselord and Imani Pressley at Motorco

September 16 – Shwayze, Tommy Sunshine & Friends and 3AMSOUND at Motorco

September 16 – Alec Benjamin and Sara Keys at The Ritz

September 17 – Avi Kaplan at Lincoln Theater

September 17 – Cults and Mazmorra Brillante at Motorco

September 17 – Mary J. Blige at Greensboro Coliseum

September 17 – Matt Nathanson and Donovan Woods at Carolina Theatre of Durham

September 17 – Cults and Mazmorra Brillante at Motorco Music Hall

September 17 – Wu-Tang, Nas and Busta Rhymes at Walnut Creek

September 18 – Clutch at The Ritz

September 18 – Tejon Street Corner Thieves at Transfer Co. Ballroom

September 20 – Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears and Cedric Burnside at The Pour House

September 20 – Robert Cray at Carolina Theatre

September 21 – S.G. Goodman and Le Ren at Cat’s Cradle

September 22 – Al Strong Presents Jazz on the Roof at The Durham Hotel

September 22 – Wednesday and Truth Club at Motorco Music Hall

September 22 – Zeta, Wolves x 4 and Oort Patrol at The Pinhook

September 22 – George Porter Jr. & the Running Pardners at The Pour House

September 23 – Pluto Gang at The Pour House

September 23 – iDKHOW and Joywave at The Ritz

September 24 – Farm Aid 2022: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Margo Price, Sheryl Crow, Nathaniel Rateliff, Lukas Nelson, Allison Russell, Brittney Spencer, and more.

September 25 – Pie Face Girls and Dreamboat at The Pour House

September 25 – Jason Marsalis at Sharp Nine Gallery

September 26 – PineCone Bluegrass Jam at Transfer Co. Food Hall

September 27 – Wilderado and Husbands at Motorco

September 27 – Jenny Lewis at Haw River Ball Room

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