- Hurricane Expo held at the Leland Town Cultural Arts Center to prepare the public for another active season
- Flash flood watch expires at midnight, but additional rain possible overnight
- Flash flood watch remains in effect through Friday evening
- 'We always prepare': NC emergency director confident in hurricane readiness before retirement
- Flash flood watch issued as another rainy evening possible
Editor’s Note: This list will continue to be updated as we hear of closings and cancellations.
Updated 11:17 p.m. Sept. 14.
Sorry, One Direction fans. Niall Horan’s Raleigh show is off.
Yes, the one that’s been in the works for about a year.
Due to Hurricane Florence, his Sept. 17 show with Maren Morris at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre has been canceled.
But, you can still see them in Charlotte at PNC Music Pavillion on Sept. 19.
Refunds available at point of purchase.
That’s just the latest cancellation from Hurricane Florence.
The following were announced earlier in the week, along with many dates for when some events will be rescheduled.
J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival canceled
J. Cole’s inaugural Dreamville Festival, a major multi-act concert that was set to bring thousands to Dix Park, has been canceled, organizers said.
Zac Brown Band’s Charlotte and Raleigh concerts were canceled and Fall Out Boy’s Greensboro Coliseum show postponed to next week, adding to a growing list of outdoor events that have been disrupted by Hurricane Florence.
Cole tweeted Monday night: “Mannn. Due to this Hurricane heading to NC, we have to cancel Dreamville Festival. We’re working to get another date, but right now safety is most important. I appreciate everybody that was headed to rock with us. 30,000 + were expected. All tickets will be refunded. Bsafe.”
Organizers added on the official Dreamville Festival Twitter account: “We are extremely saddened to announce today that the inaugural Dreamville Festival 2018 is being canceled.”
In the statement, organizers said they had worked with the city of Raleigh and public safety officials to monitor conditions but ultimately made the call to cancel the event.
“Rest assured, we are doing everything in our power to make this event happen at a later time and we hope to share details regarding a possible new event date as soon as we possibly can,” they wrote.
With most forecast models for Hurricane Florence calling for high winds and major flooding, the city of Raleigh has canceled all event permits through the weekend. In addition to Dreamville Festival, that means SPARKcon and BugFest are off too.
Dreamville was three years in the making, organizers said, and would have been the first major concert at Dix Park. The event featured Cole, a Fayetteville native, as headliner/curator of a lineup that included SZA, Young Thug, Nelly, Rapsody and others. Last month, organizers said more than 21,000 people had bought tickets.
Tickets purchased through Ticketfly will be refunded. Those who bought tickets through a verified festival street team member or outlet, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Email email@example.com with questions.
Meanwhile, SPARKcon, the annual free arts festival in downtown Raleigh, has been postponed at a date to be determined.
“We’ve always been rain or shine, and it’s always worked out,” said Brandon Cordrey, executive director of Visual Art Exchange, the organization that runs SPARKcon. “But that doesn’t really hold up if it’s a hurricane.”
Following a successful crowd-funding campaign, it was scheduled to start Thursday and run through the weekend.
Midtown Bluegrass Series with Lonely Heartstring Band at North Hills and BugFest at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences are also off. Both have been postponed to future dates to be announced.
Closings, cancellations, postponements
Wednesday, Sept. 12
▪ Pickin’ in the Pines, Garrett Newton Band (Booth Amphitheatre), postponed to Oct. 3.
▪ Lil Baby (The Ritz), postponed to Oct. 3.
Thursday, Sept. 13
▪ Poetry at the Gregg (Gregg Museum of Art & Design, NC State), canceled.
▪ The Splendor of Carnatic Music with Vrinda Acharya (NC State), canceled.
▪ “4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince,” (Red Hat Amphitheater), postponed to Oct. 8.
▪ LIVE @ Lake Raleigh with Sidecar Social Club, postponed to May 9.
▪ Cary Theater — all films and events canceled from Thursday through Monday, Sept. 17.
▪ Music at Midday (Wake Forest), canceled.
▪ Nasher Museum of Art (Duke University, Durham), closed Thursday through Saturday with all events canceled.
▪ Ackland Art Museum (UNC-Chapel Hill), closed Thursday through Sunday, all events canceled.
▪ Hoppin’ John FIddlers’ Convention (Thursday through Saturday, Shakori Hills), postponed to Oct. 18-20.
▪ NC Museum of Art (Raleigh), closed and all events canceled, Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 16.
▪ Jason Moran & The Bandwagon (Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke), canceled.
Friday, Sept. 14
▪ Zac Brown Band (Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre), canceled.
▪ Fall Out Boy (Greensboro Coliseum), postponed to Tuesday, Sept. 18.
▪ Neko Case (Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill), postponed to date to be announced.
▪ Steven Wright (Carolina Theatre, Durham), postponed to Oct. 10.
▪ Jennifer Curtis, violin & the Melodic Refugee Orchestra (Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium), canceled.
▪ Sharp 9 Gallery Jazz Club (Durham), Friday concert with Brandon Mitchell and Saturday concert with Angela Bingham Trio canceled.
▪ The Connells (Rocky Mount Mills), postponed to Sept. 28.
▪ Friday Night on White (Wake Forest), canceled.
▪ Forest Moon’s “Crimes of the Heart” (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, Thursday through Sunday), canceled.
▪ Downtown Raleigh Home Show (Friday through Sunday, Raleigh Convention Center), canceled. Ticketholders can use tickets for Southern Ideal Home Show (Sept. 21-23 or April 5-7 at NC State Fairgrounds) or Downtown Raleigh Home Show (Feb. 15-17 at Raleigh Convention Center).
▪ “Coco” Fiesta Fantásticae (NC Museum of Art), canceled.
▪ Cherub (The Ritz), postponed to Sept. 21.
▪ “Cabaret” (Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh), canceled for Friday and Saturday. Sunday, Sept. 16, performance is still on.
▪ “Plastic Bag Store” installation (UNC-Chapel Hill’s CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio), Sept. 14-16 opening postponed to Tuesday, Sept. 18.
▪ Jason Moran in conversation with Dasan Ahanu (The Pinhook), canceled.
▪ Jason Moran ‘Fats Waller Dance Party’ (Durham Fruit and Produce Co.), canceled.
▪ Eleanor Friedberger (Kings), canceled.
▪ Runaway Gin – A Tribute to Phish (Cat’s Cradle – Back Room), canceled.
▪ Tony Roberts (Goodnights Comedy Club), canceled. Call 919-828-5233 for ticketing options. Saturday shows still planned.
Saturday, Sept. 15
▪ The Connells (Raleigh Little Theatre), postponed until Sept. 29. All three bands on the original lineup, including Dillon Fence and Mayflies USA, will perform on the new date. Doors at 1 p.m. Tickets already purchased can be used at the new date. For questions, contact Etix.com via its Customer Support page.
▪ Five For Fighting (ArtsCenter, Carrboro), canceled.
▪ Korean Festival (NC State Fairgrounds), postponed until a date to be announced.
▪ NC Symphony, “The Music of Queen” (Meymandi Hall), postponed to March 22.
▪ “Halfway to Dawn” work-in-progress showing (NC State), canceled.
▪ Good Neighbor Day (Wake Forest), postponed to Sept. 22.
▪ Centerfest Arts Festival (downtown Durham, Saturday and Sunday), canceled.
▪ “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (NC Museum of Art), canceled.
▪ Family Fun Saturday: Inspired by Papyrus (NC Museum of Art), canceled.
▪ Bespoke: William Paul Thomas on Painting Everyday People (NC Museum of Art), canceled.
▪ Contemporary Portraiture Drawing Workshop with William Paul Thomas (NC Museum of Art), canceled.
▪ Stone Sour (The Ritz), canceled. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
▪ Mark Hosler of Negativland (Cat’s Cradle – Back Room), canceled.
Sunday, Sept. 16
▪ Raleigh Symphony Orchestra fall pops concert (Raleigh Little Theatre), postponed until Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets already purchased can be used at the new date. Call Raleigh Little Theatre’s box office at 919-821-3111 for ticket questions.
▪ “Fall Winds” classical concert (Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex), canceled.
▪ Farm to Fork dinner featuring Chef Jacob Boehm of Snap Pea Underground and Catering, postponed. Ticket-holders will be advised of new date.
▪ Flute4: Carla Copeland-Burns, Errin Frechette, Caroline Ulrich & Amy Orsinger Whitehead (Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University), postponed to date to be announced.
▪ Exploring the Heritage of the Ailey Young House (Wake Forest), rescheduled to Oct. 7.
▪ Gabe Dixon (Cat’s Cradle – Back Room), canceled.
Monday, Sept. 17
▪ Niall Horan and Maren Morris (Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre), canceled. Refunds at point of purchase only. Internet and phone orders will automatically be canceled and refunded.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Mike Williams contributed.