Venues – Raleigh / nontraditional – performance

Triangle ArtWorks strives to provide basic information and links for all nontraditional music venues in the Triangle.  We will work to keep our information updated, but obviously you should contact the venue directly for up-to-date information. Please inform us HERE if you find outdated or erroneous information, or have information to add. 


42nd St. Oyster Bar

Location: 508 West Jones St. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-831-2811
Email: Live Entertainment Manager Stephen Koster
Info: Live music in the lounge on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.

Big Easy, The

Location: 222 Fayetteville St. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919.832.6082
Info: Live Music Tuesday-Saturday, First Friday

Black Flower, The

Location: 517 W Peace St. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919.900.8147


Location: 110 E Davie St. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919.834.6963
Info: Art and Music. Mainly eclectic, Klezmer, DJ/percussion, and chamber music quartets.

Busy Bee Café

Location: 225S Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919.424.7817

City Limits Saloon

Location: 901 Tryon Hill Dr. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-829-3939


Location: 6101 NC Hwy 42 West Garner, NC 27529
Phone: 919.771.2337

Deep South Bar

Location: 430 S Dawson St. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919.833.1255 (Bar Phone), and 919.844.1515 (Headquarter)
Info: Check booking requirements on website.

Falls River Music

Location: 1141 Falls River Ave. 110 Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919.637.0526
Info: Music store, with open mic nights every Tuesday at 8pm. Sign ups start at 7:30pm. Full drum set, bass and guitar amps, PA and lights all on stage… Just bring guitar/bass. Also features other events.


1 Location: 311 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919.833.2258
2 Location: 1144 Kildaire Farm Rd. Cary, NC 27511
Phone: 919.467.9000
Info: Live Music at both locations.

Irregardless Café

Location: 901 West Morgan St. Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919.833.8898
Info: Jazz, Blues, etc. during lunch, dinner.  Live dance music on Saturday nights.

Kings Barcade

Location: 14 W Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919.345.3454
Booking Info: Email link with your band’s website, your myspace page, or an EPK – Something that will enable us to listen to your music online. Books 2 to 3 months in advance. Tech space available on site. Booking

Lincoln Theatre

Location: 126 E Cabarrus St. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-821-4111

Loafers Beach Club

Location: 3914 Atlantic Ave. Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone: 919.872.5335
Info: Dance club with live music, primarily beach and swing.

Margaux’s Restaurant

Location: 8111-111 Creedmoor Rd. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-846-9846

Pickled Onion

Location: 7901 Falls of the Neuse Rd #101 Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-848-4161
Info: Acoustic Open Mic

Piper’s Tavern

Location: 8304 Falls of Neuse Rd. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-676-7413

Pour House

Location: 224 S. Blout St. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919.821.1120
Info: Live music, with open mic on Mondays.

Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen

Location: 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Contact: GM and Executive Chief- Michael Rigot
Phone: 919-227-3370

Information: Live music lounge every Friday and Saturday, featuring an array of genres.

Salem Street Pub

Location: 113 N Salem St. Raleigh, NC
Phone: (919) 387-9992

Scooter’s Bar & Grill

Location: 1911 Sego Ct. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-954-2171

Six Forks Pub

Location: 7361 Six Forks Rd. Raleigh, NC
Phone: (919) 848-4782

Slim’s Downtown

Location: 227 S Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919.833.6557
Info: Rock venue, downtown Raleigh.

Southland Ballroom

Location: 614 N West St. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919.821.0023
Info: Music venue, Glenwood South.  Also available for rental.

Sullivan’s of Raleigh

Location: 414 Glenwood Ave. Suite 103 Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919.833.2888
Info: Fine Dining, jazz music in lounge.

Sushi Blues Cafe

Location: 301 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC

Phone: 919-664-8061

Tailgaters Sports Bar

Location: 2645-A E Millbrook Rd. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-790-6800
Info: For booking ask for Jeree

Village Grill

Location: 8470 Honeycutt Rd. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-890-5340

Vinos Finos y Picadas

Location: 8450 Honeycutt Rd #110
Phone: 919-747-9233

The Well at Five Points

Location: 1620 1/2 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27608-2320
Phone: 919-829-1663
The Well at Five Points is looking for live acoustic guitar solo artists to play fun, fresh, upbeat music for our patrons. If you are interested in playing at The Well at Five Points, send us your contact information, any websites you are associated with, and some demo material for us to review. If we like what you send we will contact you about bookings. If you don’t have material for us to review you are always welcome to attend one of our open mic nights and show us what you’ve got.

Woody’s @ City Market

Location: 205 Wolfe St. Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-833-3000