Here are some things NCMS employees, members, and the general public are talking about this week!

For the first time in history, Kenan Stadium will host an international soccer match … and it has a Ryan Reynolds connection!

Owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney celebrate Wrexham win over Boreham Wood

Fresh off a major win that secured Wrexham a promotion to the Football League after a 15-year absence comes this!

UNC Athletics and the Florida Cup (FC) Series have announced that Chelsea Football Club and Wrexham Association Football Club will face each other in Chapel Hill on July 19. Tickets are on sale now, and a portion of sales will be donated to the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic at UNC Children’s Hospital.

Wrexham plays in the fifth division of the English football league system, but made headlines in 2020 when Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought the Welsh club. The team’s story was documented in the FX series “Welcome to Wrexham,” which premiered in August.

This match is club’s debut on American soil.

Tickets are available through several vendors.  Here is one place to get yours. Click here.


20 years in the making!  Ruben and Clay are back together!

Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary










Twenty years in the making Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken team up for one of the most anticipated tours of the year. After years of individual success on the road, Billboard music charts, Broadway, television, and film, join these two powerhouse voices for one night together. Performing their hits and your favorites. “Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken : Twenty | The Tour” will truly be a night to remember.

This special night will benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund as part of the 2023 Concert 4 Cancer Series.

More info and tickets here.


No shoes, no shirt, no problems! (plus Kelsea Ballerini)

Country music superstar Kenny Chesney brings his I Go Back Tour to the Greensboro Coliseum and he’s bringing Kelsea Ballerini along with him.  Tickets are still on sale for the concert Saturday night!

Book your seats by clicking here.


They are not All Out Of Love yet! Air Supply is floating this way.

The rock duo who has been pumping out hits since the ’70s is coming to the Carolinas.  You can catch them tonight at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium!  If  you are two less lonely people in the world then even the nights get better with this show!

Details and tickets are here. 


That is a sampling of things happening across the state.  If you know of something wonderful happening and would like us to mention it contact [email protected] .