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Live After 5

Free Downtown Raleigh Block Party & Concert Series

5-8pm | Free | Rain or Shine

Live After 5 returns to City Plaza in Downtown Raleigh with a brand new theme: a Celebration of Women in Music!

Join your fellow music fans on Fayetteville Street – North Carolina’s main street – for four electrifying evenings that will showcasing the diverse talents and empowering voices shaping the industry.

Live After 5 is a Sip n' Stroll friendly block party style event with live music, vendors, food trucks, wine and beer for purchase, exclusive offerings from local businesses, and more.


Summer 2024 Line Up

May 29, 2024
SunQueen Kelcey & The Solar Flares and 22 Strings Band

June 26, 2024
Elora Dash
and Azul

Performing Beyoncé, Adele, Tina Turner, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, and Aretha Franklin

July 31, 2024
Kate Rhudy
and Blue Cactus

Performing Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt

August 28, 2024
Sixpence None the Richer
and Brooke Hatala

Sixpence will perform their own Top-40 hits from the '90s including “There She Goes” and “Kiss Me." Brooke Hatala will perform Fleetwood Mac and Sheryl Crow.


Know Before You Go + FAQs

  • Driving in? City Plaza is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Raleigh with dozens of parking areas nearby. Or ride with GoRaleigh!
  • Find nearby dining, retailers, bars, and more.
  • Alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase and enjoy on-site within the event footprint. In addition, attendees can enter and exit the event with Sip N' Stroll Downtown beverages marked with the proper sticker. 
  • Every Live After 5 concert is free and open to all ages.
  • Some public seating will be available in City Plaza but we encourage attendees to bring their own chairs. 
  • Coolers with outside drinks are prohibited.
  • Dogs are allowed but must remained leashed per City of Raleigh rules.

Vendor interest form submissions are now closed. Thank you for your interest!

Want to sponsor the event? Click here to contact Lucy McInnis, Director of Events and Business Development.