You've got a cookout planned, a great spot for fireworks, and you're relaxing in the summer heat. What's left? Live music. Few things are more fun than a concert, especially to celebrate a holiday in the middle of summer, when the concert season is at its peak. Raleigh and Durham have a lot of concerts for you to check out over July 4th weekend, from festivals to rock icons, so find one you can't miss and get your tickets before they sell out!
June 28 @ 7 p.m.
Cary's Booth Amphitheatre - 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518
It's starting things a little earlier--before the weekend gets started--but you can catch John Mellencamp on his Sad Clowns & Hillbillies tour on June 28 in nearby by Cary, with special guests EmmyLou Harris, Carlene Carter, and Lily & Madeleine. Tickets are on sale now right here on AXS, costing $46.50 for general admission tickets or $119.50 for reserved seats.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
June 30 @ 8 p.m.
Local 506 - 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
July 1 @ 7 p.m.
Lincoln Theatre - 126 E. Cabarrus St., Raleigh, NC
Festival for the Eno
July 1 and July 4 @ 10 a.m.
Durham City Park - 5101 N Roxboro St., Durham, NC 27704
It doesn't get much better than a music festival over a holiday weekend, and the Festival for the Eno offers plenty, with over 60 bands performing across four stages, plus a beer garden, food trucks, kids activities, and more. Kick off your weekend with the first round on July 1, then come back on Independence Day itself for more great live music. Tickets are on sale now, costing $30 for both days or $18 for one.
July 4 @ 12 p.m.
Fayetteville St., Durham, NC
Celebrate Independence Day in downtown Raleigh with The 'Works of Fayetteville St., featuring a beer garden food, contests, activities for kids, and of course live music across multiple stages, closing with fireworks at 9:30. Best of all, the event is free.