Triangle Music for Newbies

Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham music


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For a particular band’s complete schedule check Pollstar and for a comprehensive music schedule of the Triangle check Triangle Rock or the Independent Weekly’s music calendar.

Music venues, bars and restaurants that host live music on at least a semi-regular basis sorted by area:

In Carrboro:

The ArtsCenter

Cat’s Cradle

Open Eye Cafe

The Q Shack


The Station at Southern Rail

Tyler’s Taproom

Weaver Street Market

In Cary:

Connolly’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Koka Booth Ampitheatre

Spirits Pub & Grub

Tony’s Bourbon Street Oyster Bar

Upper Deck Sports Bar

In Chapel Hill:

40 Acres

Caffe Driade

Carolina Performing Arts

The Cave


Jack Sprat

La Residence

The Library

Local 506

Mansion 456




In Durham:

Alivia’s Durham Bistro

All People’s Grill

American Tobacco Campus

Brightleaf Square

Broad Street Cafe

Carolina Theatre

Charlie’s Pub & Grille

City Beverage

Duke Coffeehouse

Duke Performances

Durham Performing Arts Center


The Fifth Corner Lounge

Ideas! Coffee House

James Joyce Irish Pub

MarVell Event Center

Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse

The Pinhook

Pizzeria Roma

Sirens Lounge

Steel Blue

The Tavern

Uptown Club

West 94th Street Pub


The General Store Cafe

In Raleigh:

42nd St. Oyster Bar

Amazingtone Music

Amedeo’s Italian Restaurant


Arts NC State


The Bassment & The Pourch

The Berkeley Cafe

The Big Easy

The Black Flower

Blue Martini

Bogart’s American Grill

BoneDaddy’s Hideaway

The Brewery

The Brickhouse

Bullfeather’s Wings & Grille (Fuquay-Varina)

Busy Bee Cafe


The CC Nightclub

City Limits Saloon


Deep South The Bar

Disco Rodeo

DIVEbar Raleigh

The Double Down

Ess Lounge

Fat Daddy’s Market & Grill

Five County Stadium

Fletcher Park

Hi 5

Holly Springs Cultural Center

Horniblow’s Tavern

Irregardless Cafe


Java Divine Coffee Bar

The L Club


The Lighthouse

Lincoln Theatre

Loafers Beach Club

Loco Lu’s Coffeehouse

Marcom’s Lounge

Margaux’s Restaurant

Michael Dean’s

MVP’s Entertainment & Sports Bar

North Carolina Museum of Art

Pine Cone Concert

Piper’s Tavern

The Pour House Music Hall

Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts

RBC Center

Rockland Bar & Grill

Sadlack’s Heroes

Scooter’s Bar & Grill


Slim’s Downtown

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Sushi Blues Cafe

Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

Tir na nog

TJ’s Night Life

V21 Productions

Varina Sports Bar (Fuquay-Varina)

Volume 11

White Collar Crime

Woody’s @ CityMarket


Zydeco Downtown

Is your local venue missing? Please let me know.

Written by Elizabeth Lilly

September 17, 2009 at 8:55 pm

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