Raleigh, N.C. — First off, it is First Friday again in downtown Raleigh. Check out our First Friday guide for a rundown of things to do and deals!
Now, onto the most important thing - hot music!
There are some big summer concerts coming up this weekend. On Friday night, Indie pop band Postal Service will play Walnut Creek and Mary J. Blige will hit PNC Arena. In Durham, Yo Mamma's Big Fat Booty Band is headlining the Center Stage Music series at American Tobacco Campus. On Saturday, the live music continues with country star Brad Paisley at Walnut Creek and Widespread Panic at Red Hat. Widespread is actually playing there Sunday as well.
More of our weekend picks:
The 17th Annual Triangle Komen Race for the Cure is Saturday starting at Meredith College in Raleigh. Participates are raising money for breast cancer research. You can run the 5K, walk or even do the 1 mile fun run. There is still time to get involved. Just go to the Team WRAL page for info about joining the race or donating.
The North Carolina Symphony will play music from some of the greatest video games of all-time - Zelda, Mario Brothers, Final Fantasy and more! - at Duke Energy Center on Friday night. Tickets for "Award Winning Video Games Live" start at $29.
The Hills To Holy Water Music Arts Tour is presenting the NC Fresh Catch festival in Moore Square in downtown Raleigh on Saturday afternoon. It will be an old fashioned fish fry, cold craft beer, steamed clams and more. There will also be live music - country blues, SKA, rock and more. The event is a benefit for the for Nourish International and the NC Coastal Federation. Tickets are $5.
The second Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo is Sunday noon to 5 p.m. There will be more than 50 trucks!
Our last event is also the most expensive. The annual Farm to Fork picnic is happening on Sunday at Breeze Family Farm in Hurdle Mills. This event celebrates local farmers and produce. It is a steep ticket - $100 - but worth it!