Update: I’ll be at the Carolina Theater (309 West Morgan St) in Durham on Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 at 7pm for a meetup! If you plan to attend, please RSVP by sending an email to tour@pandora.com with ‘Durham’ in the subject line.
I’m currently planning an itinerary for my tour stop in North Carolina – amazing music scene. Come mid-September, I’ll definitely be stopping in Raleigh and Durham for a town hall meeting, and would love the opportunity to meet Pandora listeners at nearby universities. Asheville and Chapel Hill residents have been great with suggestions for concert clubs and local bands. Keep the tips coming! If you have any suggestions for appropriate venues in the area or on college campuses, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. I can’t wait to visit!
We love reading and responding to your feedback on the blog – the comments have been a treasure trove of great insights and guidance as we plan our visits. If you have a particular idea you want to discuss, or just want to get more involved, we’re eager for help – just drop us an email at tour@pandora.com. Please include your location in the subject line of your message too. No idea is too big or small!


  1. Tommy
    April 03, 2006 at 6:36pm
    There are definetely a lot of great bands around the Asheville area that would love to get their music out there. But wherever you go you really need to advertise like crazy in the area. places like the orange peel or even high schools would host events for concerts. plus its a great way to get out there
  2. wendi
    April 04, 2006 at 3:17pm
    Check out Firecracker Jazz Band in either Asheville (their hometown) or Chapel Hill in April. http://www.firecrackerjazz.com Catch Mad Tea Party at home in Asheville before they head north. http://www.whosethatrecords.com For a huge sampling check out the Shakori Hills Grassroots festival in Silk Hope, NC (nearish to Chapel Hill) http://www.shakorihills.org
  3. Tony
    April 05, 2006 at 2:58pm
    Forgot another important Charlotte stape called "The Milestone" a lot of bands had shows here before they gained a larger following like REM, Nirvana, Fugazi, Black Flag, Skinny Puppy,Nofx, They Might Be Giants, the list goes on. THis place is really a small house that was converted into a music venue back in 1969, It shut down for a stink of around 5-6years, and recently reopened with the same type of vision. http://www.themilestoneclub.com/
  4. naomi
    April 05, 2006 at 3:37pm
    Don't miss David Childers and the Modern Don Juans in Charlotte!
  5. Tara Gilboa
    April 06, 2006 at 5:47am
    You really ought to check out the Durham/Chapel Hill area. Drop in for a show at the Cats Cradle in Chapel Hill if you have the time. A lot of good bands will play there. If you need help with planning your time in NC feel free to let me know. Good luck. (<3 Pandora and so do all my highschool friends)
  6. David
    April 07, 2006 at 11:15am
    I agree w/ Susan ~ skip Charlotte. Check the schedules for Local 506 in Chapel Hill (http://www.local506.com/) and King's Barcade in Raleigh (http://www.kingsbarcade.com/). The Cat's Cradle, of course, is the most reknowned in the state of NC with easily the most history (I'm biased ~ I worked there for 4 years :), but they cater more to national acts b/c its a bigger venue. That said, don't let that stop you from checking it out!
  7. Tony
    April 07, 2006 at 12:39pm
    I have to disagree with the skip Charlotte thing, If your in NC it's worth checking out, Charlotte's music scene is defenitly not as well known as Chapel Hill and Ashville, but there are still some great localbands and some great venues, you just have to dig. Sure Charlotte misses some bands that normally go to the more college towns like Ashville and Chapel Hill, but those are usually national acts. Bands: Snagglepuss, Pyramid, David Childers and the Modern Don Juans, Cockpit, plus more Venues: Tremont,Double Door,Visulite,Goblin,Neighborhood Theater,Evening Muse,Milestone
  8. Katie
    April 07, 2006 at 8:55pm
    While in Chapel Hill, def check out all those places (Local 506, Cat's Cradle). A great local band, who came out of UNC, is Starting Tuesday (http://www.myspace.com/startingtuesday) And a great local artist is Rick Seibold (http://www.myspace.com/rickseibold) Have fun!
  9. adde
    April 08, 2006 at 9:09am
    Hi.... Someone just recently sent you a suggestion about coming up to the Western area of Mass. That would great if you could but even better if you can tour the Southern New Hampshire area....like near Hollis,Nashua...Manchester area. Hope to see you guys soon during the summer.
  10. adde
    April 08, 2006 at 9:18am
    Hi, Being from North Carolina ther are some great sites and events to go too. But now that I live in the New England area....Hollis, New Hampshire really wish you can get up here to show these people what you are all about. Hoping too hear from you soon and even see you in concert sooner. Thanks alot, Adde

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