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Live After 5 Returns to Downtown Raleigh with Four-Part Concert Series in 2023

Live After 5 Returns to Downtown Raleigh with Four-Part Concert Series in 2023

Fayetteville Street’s City Plaza to host ‘80s and ‘90s themed acts, including Spin Doctors

Raleigh, N.C.— Nostalgia is at an all-time high with this FREE concert series, on third Wednesdays, starting at 5 p.m., that will bring fond memories of downtown back to long-time residents and welcome those new to the area to this block party-style celebration. The lineup will feature a mix of cover bands and original artists with a variety of crowd-pleasing hits, and it’s a Sip n’ Stroll friendly event! This event is brought to you by Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) and generously sponsored by the Allstate Agency of Peter Uliciansky.

Live After 5 version 2.0 will feature a signature seltzer from downtown’s Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing called “The Sweet Life,” local vendors, dietarily-sensitive dining options, and more. The lineup is as follows.

April 19

The Soul Psychedelique Band (with a sprinkle of Prince)

May 17

120 Minutes with Autumn Nicholas

June 21

Hard Tuck featuring Kate Rhudy, Joseph Terrell and Chessa Rich with King Akira

July 19

Spin Doctors with Adam Pitts

“The public response to bringing this event back to downtown has been incredible,” said DRA President and CEO Bill King, “and this throwback tribute is so much more than a good time full of memories—it’s bringing people together to celebrate all that downtown and Fayetteville Street has to look forward to in the future.

“We targeted this event to support nearby local businesses by encouraging office workers to stay longer downtown after work on a Wednesday and add another opportunity for residents to have a fun and engaging entertainment option on a weeknight,” said King.

"We are incredibly proud to be the presenting sponsor for Live After 5,” said presenting sponsor Peter Uliciansky, “We see this as a fantastic opportunity for people to come together and celebrate community. At our agency, we aim to foster that sense of community by ensuring you and your loved ones are protected when it matters most."

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