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. adde
    April 08, 2006 at 9:22am
    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.
  2. Ryan
    April 10, 2006 at 4:21pm
    If you guys could please add Zeromancer to your lineup on pandora. It currently doesn't find them. They are an excellent band and very well known. Sounds like Stabbing Westward/HIM. I'd really appreciate it.
  3. chobbs
    April 12, 2006 at 6:31pm
    Hey man, I hope it isn't too late, but if you're in Chapel Hill i recommend staying at the Carolina Inn (www.carolinainn.com 919-933-2001). It's classy, and not far from the cat's cradle. The frat houses right across the street from the inn get great local bands to play fairly regularly, from bluegrass to jazz. There are TONS of local artists at the school. Many play at local bars (such as Shorty's Bar and Grill). There is some great music in this area. I hope your trip here is fruitful! -chobbs
  4. robin
    April 13, 2006 at 12:03pm
    Definitely check out the Evening muse in Charlotte. It's a groovy little shack with a great line-up of local and touring bands. r.
  5. hannah
    April 13, 2006 at 4:39pm
    Some great local bands here in the Triangle area are Absent Element, Starting Tuesday, and SpencerAcuff, to name a few. Have a great time in NC!
  6. Colin
    April 13, 2006 at 4:44pm
    You need to look up Jason Harrod who is located in Carrboro, North Carolina. He also has his own webpage www.jasonharrod.com.
  7. Joe 10
    April 13, 2006 at 7:47pm
    Charlotte's definately worth a stop - 'specialy if you like bankers in Khaki pants and blue shirts :) http://www.ampseleven.com/ is the local music rag. Drop into the Comet Cafe - small, shotgun shack style - live bluegrass every night, no cover. I think the Neighborhood Theater is the only non-smoking place in town. The Ashville staion WNCW (http://www.wncw.org/) will cary you pretty much all the way to Charlotte. Once you're there, tune into WSGE (http://www.wsge.org/). Once you head towards the Triangle you can do worse than WUNC (http://www.wunc.org/) I've heard good things about some guys called Miles Apart in the triangle. Laughing Gravy kicks out some good bluegrass in CLT
  8. alex
    April 14, 2006 at 8:58am
    if your in the wilmington area check to see if ASG will be around. they have made it big lately and have been doing alot of touring but if they are here its great punk. also Organix is unbelivable check them out to
  9. Jim Wright
    April 15, 2006 at 2:09pm
    OK, so you said eateries, too..of course you'll have to have some barbecue (and hushpuppies and slaw and stew and banana pudding)...of course you won't be getting down east, where the proper "Q" is served(IMHO), but you can find some good stuff in the higher elevations as well... http://www.ibiblio.org/ch-scene/bbq/bbq.html for a good representation when you are in the CH area try Allen and Sons... http://www.ibiblio.org/ch-scene/bbq/allenandson.html if you are living high-dollar, try out mama-dips for all the fixins... http://www.mamadips.com/
  10. CK
    April 18, 2006 at 10:19pm
    While in Chapel Hill you must stop by WXYC(UNC College Radio). First radio station ever to simulcast on the internet and one of the most mind-blowing collections of underground and indie rawk on the east coast. If you called, (919 962 8989) I'm sure they'd do an interview while you're in town so you can explain your quest (and maybe do a little pandora proselytizing!). Shameless plug - check out can joann (www.canjoann.com)

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