What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Weekend best bets: Concerts for all tastes and a restaurant debut

Posted August 27, 2015

Uncle Kracker performing on Under the Sun Tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh N.C. on August 1, 2014. (Chris Baird / WRAL Contributor).

There is lots of live music in the Triangle on this late-summer weekend to suit just about any taste.

Connect with hometown hip hopper J. Cole Saturday at the Crown Complex in Fayetteville. Cole's latest album is named for and his songs reference his upbringing in that city, and this show is the finale of his tour. Tickets start at $46.

At Raleigh's Red Hat Amphitheater, Sugar Ray, Better than Ezra, Uncle Kracker and Eve 6 join forces for the Under the Sun tour Friday night. At $25 for all four bands, tickets are a bargain.

Arena rock lives in Raleigh Friday when Motley Crue rolls into town. Tickets start at $20.  

Flashback to the music of an earlier time when choreography was key with the Temptations and the Four Tops. These iconic groups play DPAC Saturday night. Tickets start at $45.

In Raleigh, it's Darius Rucker bringing his mix of country and rock to Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Saturday night.

If your musical taste runs more toward the theater of the absurd, see "Monty Python's Spamalot," which opens this Friday at Raleigh Little Theatre and runs each weekend through Sept. 13.

Foodies can be the first to taste the latest efforts from James Beard Award winning chef and cookbook author Hugh Acheson during a special event Sunday at Standard Foods. Tickets are $88.

Cap the weekend with a benefit. The Beer for Beagles fundraiser is Sunday at Lonerider Brewing Company.


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  • Russell Chapman Aug 29, 2015
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  • Brian White Aug 28, 2015
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    Darius Rucker is Friday night, geniuses.