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

Got to Be NC Festival Kicks Off Tonight!

Join your friends and family for three great days of down-home celebration North Carolina-style at the
Got to Be NC Festival at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Gate Admission and Parking are FREE!

Hurricanes Still in the Hunt!

Saturday at 8pm, the Carolina Hurricanes Take on the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of the 3rd Round of the NHL Conference Finals.  This game is at PNC Arena in Raleigh.  Games can be see on Bally Sports South, Bally Sports+, TNT, ESPN, Hulu or heard on 99.9 The Fan.

Hurts so Good!  John Mellencamp is at DPAC Saturday!

From ‘Jack & Diane,’ to ‘Pink Houses,’ to ‘Crumblin Down’ John Mellencamp has been a rock icon for decades.  You can see him Saturday at Durham Performing Arts Center.  Show stats at 8pm.  Tickets are here.

Celebrate the Many Shades of Americana at Asheville Amadeus Festival

The fourth annual Asheville Amadeus Festival begins on May 11 through May 20, 2023, and celebrates the many shades of Americana, from bluegrass, jazz, and classical to pop, rock and folk. This extraordinary ten-day celebration of arts and culture, headlined this year by Béla Fleck, is one of the many reasons why the Asheville Symphony is regarded as one of our country’s most creative and innovative orchestras.   More info here.


If you have an event you would like added to On The Lighter Side, email Randy Aldridge at [email protected].