Oak City Insider: Sample the Arts at Duke Energy Center

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Oak City Insider: Sample The Arts At Duke Energy Center 2022

UPDATE: Ticket sales extended until Nov 7th show for only $195!

So you’re standing on Fayetteville St. in Downtown Raleigh. You look one way and you see the Capital Building. Have you ever wondered what you were looking at when you turn the other way? It’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts!

Nestled in the heart of Downtown, Duke Energy Center has acted as an artistic hub for local companies, touring performance ensembles, musical artists, and more. As our main venue for performing arts in Raleigh, it has become a historic and cultural pillar for the Triangle.

Become an Oak City Insider!

Now, Duke Energy Center and Stuff to Do in Raleigh invite you to become an Oak City Insider and experience artist performances in a whole new way. This new package will include five different performances, specialty concession items, networking opportunities, and more. Keep reading to learn more about all things Oak City Insider

*Limited Quantities of this Package are Available for Purchase*

What's Included in the Oak City Insider Ticket?

🎟️ Five remaining performances at the Duke Energy Center 
🍸 One specialty concession item at each performance per package
🎭 Oak City Insider specific swag items, including an Oak City Insider Lanyard which act as your entry into the venues and the concierge table

Live Nation

As the world’s leading live entertainment company, Live Nation is privileged to work with artists to bring their creativity to life on stages around the world. Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship.

North Carolina Symphony

Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony is a vital and honored component of North Carolina’s cultural life. As the first state-supported symphony in the country, the Symphony’s 66 full-time professional musicians are greeted with enthusiasm by adults and schoolchildren in more than 90 North Carolina counties.


PineCone is a year-round source for roots music fans in the Triangle region of North Carolina, presenting more than 200 programs annually, including more than 30 concerts, youth programs, participatory jams and sessions, and a weekly radio show. Since 2013, PineCone has also been the producer of PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, the festival component of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass.  

North Carolina Theatre

Established in 1984, North Carolina Theatre is Raleigh’s premier, non-profit professional regional theatre. With its successful formula of producing top quality musicals with top national performers and local talent, North Carolina Theatre has been instrumental in the revitalization of downtown Raleigh over the years.

North Carolina Opera

Formed in 2010, The North Carolina Opera emerged from the merger of The Opera Company of North Carolina and Capitol Opera Raleigh. It is dedicated to presenting operatic performances at the highest level throughout the Triangle.

  • UPDATE: Tickets can be purchased now through the November 7, We Will Rock You performance for $195!
  • Seats will be assigned in order of purchase in designated areas throughout each venue for Oak City Insiders.
  • Tickets included in this package are valid only for the listed performance dates and times. This package will not include refunds or exchanges.
  • Check out the FAQ on the Oak City Insider site for more info!

Upcoming Oak City Insider Performances

We Will Rock You | Live Nation

🗓 NOV 7  📍 Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Enjoy a performance reminiscent of Queen’s live performances, with an eccentric and heartfelt story of outsiders. Expect We Will Rock You to rock your night just like a Queen concert! 

Holiday Pops | North Carolina Symphony

🗓 DEC 13 📍Meymandi Concert Hall

Holiday Pops is making the holiday season bright with festival music favorites, high-kicking dancing Santas, and the NCS Children’s Chorus. This is a holiday tradition you won’t want to miss! 

The Steel Wheels | Pinecone

🗓 JAN 10 📍 A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater

Fresh off the release of their album Over the Trees, The Steel Wheels will grace the stage with their impeccable harmonies and bluegrass sounds. Enjoy a night of easy listening and incredible vocals!

Kinky Boots | North Carolina Theatre

🗓 FEB 12 📍 Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Winner of 6 Tony Awards® and featuring 16 original songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is the huge-hearted, high-heeled hit that took Broadway by storm.

Mozart's The Magic Flute | North Carolina Opera

🗓 APR 3 📍 Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Mozart’s delightful, fairytale comedy The Magic Flute comes to life in a brand new, never-before-seen production designed and built specifically for North Carolina Opera. 

Becoming an Oak City Insider is your chance to sample the arts at Duke Energy Center and enjoy performances spanning across theatre, music, and dance. Keep an eye out on our Instagram page for a more behind the scenes look! 

Be sure to check out all of the awesome shows at Duke Energy Center this season! 

Rachel Goldberg

Rachel Goldberg

Rachel is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe to our text and email, and follow us on social!