What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Weekend best bets: Beer & BBQ fest, Carolina Music Awards

Posted August 4

— Our picks for the weekend.

On stage

Bull City Records Anniversary - Help Bull City Records celebrate 11 years in business with a festival this weekend. It all kicks off Friday night at The Pinhook and then Saturday at Ponysaurus Brewing with Superchunk headlining.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - See them perform at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on Sunday. Tickets start at $50.

Carolina Music Awards - Some of the best artists in the Carolinas will be honored on Saturday during this ceremony at Fletcher Opera Theatre. Tickets start at $27.

Carnival of Madness - This hard rock concert tour features Shinedown, Halestorm and Black Stone Cherry at Red Hat Amphitheater on Saturday.

The Mads are Back - Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff are taking movie riffing back onstage in their new live show: The Mads Are Back. The show hits Carolina Theatre of Durham on Friday night.

Carnival of Madness

For the foodies

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival - A barbecue competition, live music, beer and bourbon tastings and more highlight this event at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on Saturday.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

Crank Arm Anniversary - The Raleigh brewery will be celebrating on Saturday with rare beers, live music and food trucks.

Durham Food Tour with Bites of Bull City - Our friends over at the Bites of Bull City blog are taking folks on a tour of some of their favorite spots on 9th Street in Durham on Saturday. Tickets are $30.

More events

First Friday - It's First Friday in downtown Raleigh. Check out our guide to what's happening.

First Friday

Movies in the Garden - See "Dreamgirls" on Sunday at the Raleigh Little Theatre's Stephenson Amphitheatre. Food trucks and Raleigh Brewing will be on hand. Admission is free.


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