Raleigh Celebrates its Numerous Grooves in September
Music. Art. Innovation. Noise.
Everybody everywhere knows that Raleigh has got it going on. Now some of its more involved residents want to let everybody know Raleigh’s got it all going on all September.
The organizers of 11 community events convened a press conference, on August 2, to talk about the cross promotion that is making September the “Main Event” in Downtown Raleigh.
A shared website, www.raleighmainevent.com guides visitors to the events that are themed around music, art, innovation and noise. The mission of the partners’ collaboration is to promote and build awareness of this vast array of fun, interesting and notable things to do ranging from the African American Cultural Festival to Ray Price’s BikeFest to the multiple SPARKS of SPARKcon to international Bluegrass.
The new collaboration gives area residents and visitors a push to experience more than one annual event throughout the month and to become ambassadors for North Carolina’s capital city – truly one of the most innovative and celebrated places in the nation.
“September is increasingly becoming one of the fullest months of the year in terms of major annual events in Raleigh,” said Mayor Nancy McFarlane. “While each of the September events is unique and has a dedicated following, there is a thread of music, art, innovation and noise connecting them. The resident or visitor who is planning to attend one event will have a great time sampling another in September.
“That’s why it’s important to connect the thread running through all of them with Raleigh Main Event and spread the word across all the audiences,” she said.
The first-of-its-kind collaboration includes representatives from the following: African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County, Hopscotch Music Festival, Triangle Entrepreneurship Week, Raleigh Innovation Summit, Cherokee McDonough Challenge, N.C., DataPalooza, SPARKcon, Council for Entrepreneurial Development Tech Venture Conference, Ray Price Capital City BikeFest, IBMA's World of Bluegrass and Marbles Birthday Blast.
For more information, contact
- Jonathan Freeze, Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, 919-834-5900