Events

Bluegrass Night with the Purebred Mutts event photo

Bluegrass Night with the Purebred Mutts

Thursday May 30th

It's "Blue Grass Night" with the Purebred Mutts Band! The Mutts are an up-and-coming local group formed in Cary, with past performances at venues including Cat's Cradle, Brewgaloo, Bond Brothers Eastside, & soon to be at the revered Festival for the Eno 2024! This is a non-ticketed event, so come on out and join the Mutts Mania! Who knows what the future holds!

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Funk You event photo

Funk You

Friday May 31st

For over a decade, Funk You has enchanted audiences with an unmistakably intoxicating blend of modern and vintage sounds. Compromised of eight kindred spirits, this close-knit troupe is driven by an unwavering passion for live performance and emboldened by their own exuberance - making them one of the most electrifying acts in contemporary funk.

Free Show!!

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tropidelic with Sons of Paradise event photo

Tropidelic with Sons of Paradise

Saturday June 1st

TICKET LINK:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/gl9eg5qx5w/preview

A musical lighthouse, shining a resilient light for everyone who has had to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, Tropidelic has arrived on the national stage. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, a city rich in character and music history, this six-piece performance powerhouse carves its path with an independent mentality. Frontman Roads, explores feelings more than sounds, seeing where the emotional travel can take him while valuing being comfortable and honest.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Relay Relay event photo

Relay Relay

Sunday June 2nd

Relay Relay is the husband-and-wife musical team of Jamie and Hannah Rowen. The pair perform all over the country and have a super fun set of unique indie pop originals and genre-spanning upbeat covers they make their own.

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Trivia Tuesday event photo

Trivia Tuesday

Tuesday June 4th

Every Tuesday

Trivia every Tuesday at 7pm! $70 in prizes

Group specials include $18 whole cheese pies, $18 craft beer pitchers, & 1/2 off wine bottles!

07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Kevin Flinn event photo

Kevin Flinn

Wednesday June 5th

Local Raleigh musician playing all of your favorites!

06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

DJ Logic & Friends with Chill Paxton event photo

DJ Logic & Friends with Chill Paxton

Thursday June 6th

Ticket Link:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/7pj6nnvw9r

Featuring Claude Coleman from Ween on drums, Andy Greenberg from Runaway Gin on guitar, Chris Bullock from Snarky Puppy on sax, Marc Brownstein from the Disco Biscuits on bass, Sam Brouse from Papadosio on sax, and DJ Logic in turntables. Chill Paxton opening! 

The theorem of turntablist as musician has been long proven in the capable hands of DJ Logic, whom with jazz as his foundation has become a wax innovator by crossing genres and mixing his sound across the map. As one of the world’s most accomplished turntablists, DJ Logic is widely credited for introducing jazz into the hip–hop realms and is considered by most as a highly-respected session musician and an innovative bandleader. 

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Grateful Dub with Roots of Creation event photo

Grateful Dub with Roots of Creation

Friday June 7th

TICKET LINK:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/7pj6n6vd9r/grateful-dub-with-roots-of-creation

RoC (Roots of Creation) has taken on a unique new project: Grateful Dub: a Reggae-infused tribute to the Jerry Garcia & The Grateful Dead. Combining their longtime love for Reggae-Dub style music and the Grateful Dead, RoC reworked some of the world’s favorite Dead tunes into a new studio album.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Trial By Fire - Journey Tribute event photo

Trial By Fire - Journey Tribute

Friday June 14th

Ticket Link:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/p79p50kjky

In 1996, arena rock superstars Journey put the band back together to record their tenth studio album, Trial by Fire. Shortly after the release of this reunion album lead singer and signature voice, Steve Perry injured himself while training for what was to be a high energy road show. With Steve Perry unable to perform, the Trial by Fire tour became "the tour that never happened".   Imagine if Steve Perry had never injured himself on that fateful day. What would the Trial by Fire tour look like? 

Flash forward to the present. TRIAL BY FIRE is born out of the hearts of five seasoned North Carolina - based musicians who have decided to answer that question. It is their vision to bring that 1996 tour to Journey fans across the country; to embrace the sound and visuals of the Steve Perry era of Journey. 

Prepare to let TRIAL BY FIRE take you back to an earlier day when lighters were held high, and you couldn't help but sing along to such powerful choruses as “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Wheel in the Sky”,  “Lights”, "Separate Ways" and "Faithfully"

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Cracker with Gritty Flyright event photo

Cracker with Gritty Flyright

Saturday June 15th

TICKET LINK:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/1o91dg8d9e/cracker-with-gritty-flyright

Cracker has been described as many things over the years: alt-rock, Americana, insurgent-country, and have even had the terms punk and classic rock thrown at them.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Father's Day

Sunday June 16th

Treat your dad and join us for Father's Day!

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Seth Rosenblum & Andy Wood event photo

Seth Rosenblum & Andy Wood

Wednesday June 19th

TICKET LINK:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/p79pl160xk/seth-rosenblum-andy-wood-from-rascal-flatts

ANDY WOOD is recognized as part of the forefront of this generation’s top influential guitarists. Critics have affirmed the fact that Seth knows of what he speaks. Rock & Blues Muse proclaimed, “The future of blues is in very capable hands.” 

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Dave Matthews Tribute Band event photo

Dave Matthews Tribute Band

Friday June 21st

TICKET LINK:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/el95ep892v/preview

Beyond mastering the DMB sound and the relentless touring, what separates The Dave Matthews Tribute Band from other cover bands is their passion, love, and respect for DMB and their music. That is what makes you come out of one of their shows saying, “Yeah, they really do sound like the real Dave Matthews Band!”

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

John Stickley Trio event photo

John Stickley Trio

Saturday June 22nd

TICKET LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/john-stickley-trio-in-the-rd-yard-bowstring-brewyard-tickets-895336083327?aff=oddtdtcreator

Jon Stickley Trio is a genre-defying and cinematic instrumental trio who’s deep grooves, innovative flatpicking and sultry-spacy violin moves the listener’s head, heart, and feet. “It’s not your father’s acoustic-guitar music, Instead Stickley’s Martin churns out a mixture of bluegrass, Chuck Berry, metal, prog, grunge, and assorted other genres—all thoroughly integrated into a personal style,” -Guitar Player Magazine. 

Premier Guitar says, “Stickley’s trio… is not a traditional bluegrass group by any means… they are just nimble and ambitious enough to navigate EDM-style breakbeats as effortlessly as the old timey standard ‘Blackberry Blossom. With inspiration ranging from Green Day to Duran Duran, Tony Rice, Nirvana, The Dead, Grisman and beyond, the Trio is making waves with their unique sound. “In a time when a lot of instrumental music feels more like math than art, Jon Stickley Trio reminds us of the pure joy that can be created and shared through music,” -Anders Beck (Greensky BG)

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Lil Smokies event photo

The Lil Smokies

Wednesday July 3rd

Ticket Link:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/zp9kdo5ox5

Blending virtuosic instrumental acrobatics with riveting lyrical craftsmanship, The Lil Smokies have earned a reputation as one of the most electrifying acts in modern American roots music thanks to their exhilarating live show and critically acclaimed studio output.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Felly event photo

Felly

Thursday July 4th

TICKET LINK:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/l3x3ngqzjd/felly

Felly is a Los Angeles artist and producer who blends ethereal and soulful sounds into modern-day alt/indie with roots stemming from his days in hip-hop.

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Subliminal Doubt event photo

Subliminal Doubt

Friday July 5th

TICKET LINK:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/1qjwv18797/subliminal-doubt-gwen-stefani-and-no-doubt-tribute

Subliminal Doubt delivers a riveting tribute to No Doubt, with Monica embodying the iconic Gwen Stefani and supported by a stellar lineup, ensuring an exhilarating journey through the vibrant sounds of the 90s and 00s.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Street Company with Educated Guess event photo

Kendall Street Company with Educated Guess

Saturday July 6th

Ticket Link:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/57jm3o8r9v/kendall-street-company

Virginia's Kendall Street Company is no stranger to having a wild time. The genre-fluid, eclectic rock ensemble has drawn varied comparisons to the dynamic jams of Umphrey's McGee and Widespread Panic, the songwriting of John Prine, the experimental psychedelia of Pink Floyd, a progressive jazz-infused rock of Frank Zappa, and the off-color humor of Ween and They Might Be Giants. Including elements of crowd participation, off-the-cuff comedic bits, haphazard choreography, musical improvisation, and surprise musical guests, each Kendall Street Company concert is an experience unlike any other. You'll laugh, you'll cry. Just remember to stay hydrated.

Educated Guess will be opening! Educated Guess is a funk-jazz fusion band based in Boone, NC.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Ultimate Doors event photo

The Ultimate Doors

Friday July 12th

Ticket Link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ultimate-doors-tickets-828775318287?aff=oddtdtcreator

The Ultimate Doors was formed to preserve The Doors' music and performances and bring an authentic experience to the old and the new generations of Doors fans.

​With great attention to detail, The Ultimate Doors provides their audiences an authentic looking and sounding tribute to Jim Morrison & The Doors. From Jim Morrison's leather outfits down to the color of the microphone cable, The Ultimate Doors leaves no stone unturned in bringing an authentic Doors tribute show to the stage.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Emo Kids event photo

Emo Kids

Thursday July 25th

TICKET LINK:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/1qjwkprj7o/preview

Emo Kids are taking the LIVE EMO NIGHT TOUR to the Bowstring to perform hours straight of all your favorite emo hits from the 2000's! Join us for this awesome emo party and experience this music just how it was meant to be experienced, LIVE AND ENERGETIC! Get your presale tickets early for more entries to win FREE EMO KIDS APPAREL, VOTE ON OUR SET LIST, and SUBMIT TO BE A GUEST SINGER!

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Town Mountain with John R Miller event photo

Town Mountain with John R Miller

Thursday August 1st

Ticket Link:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/1g9g772e98/town-mountain

Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves for their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances, whether in a packed club or at a sold-out festival. The hearty base of Town Mountain's music is the first and second generation of bluegrass spiced with country, old school rock ‘n’ roll, and boogie-woogie. It's what else goes into the mix that brings it all to life both on stage and on record and reflects the group's wide-ranging influences – from the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and the ethereal lyrics of Robert Hunter, to the honest, vintage country of Willie, Waylon, and Merle.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show event photo

Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show

Friday August 9th

TICKET LINK:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/1qjwv1ro97/preview

“Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show" is the in-ternational touring tribute show to the World's Greatest Rock & RollBand.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

ZoSo - The Led Zeppelin Experience event photo

ZoSo - The Led Zeppelin Experience

Saturday August 10th

Buy Tickets HERE

ZOSO Celebrates 28 Years as America’s Premier Led Zeppelin Tribute Band Over the 28 years and over 4500 shows since ZOSO came together as a group in the mid-‘90s, the seemingly tireless quartet has continued to earn its well-deserved reputation as being, in the words of The L.A. Times, “head and shoulders above all other Led Zeppelin tributes.” ZOSO doesn’t cut corners on either the look or sound of Led Zeppelin. Instead, the band draws liberally and meticulously from Led Zeppelin’s recorded live and studio output to present a vivid performance picture of the classic live Zeppelin of 1968-1977. No wonder the St. Petersburg Times noted that, in addition to their virtuosity and spot-on visual presentation, ZOSO is also “the most exacting of all the Led Zeppelin tributes.” The Chicago Sun-Times put it even more succinctly: “ZOSO is the closest to the original of any Led Zeppelin tribute.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Greggie & the Jets event photo

Greggie & the Jets

Saturday August 24th

Ticket Link:

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/qpxvvvvoxe/greggie-and-the-jets-elton-john-tribute

Greggie and the Jets catapults you into the heart of Elton John’s classic era with a dazzling tribute that captivates fans. This Florida based Elton John Tribute Band recreates the music and brings you, note for note, a dynamic show full of chart-toppers and the deep cut tracks that collectively create Elton John’s musical legacy. 

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

End of the Line event photo

End of the Line

Friday September 6th

Tickets: 

https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/1g9g7pey98/end-of-the-line

Allman Brothers tribute with a sound as classic & heavy as the Brothers themselves!

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

All The Right Heroes event photo

All The Right Heroes

Sunday September 15th

"All the Right Heroes" has been playing folk-rock in the Raleigh area for 10 years.  Lead singer Charles Hassell writes their original songs, inspired by a variety of rock, blues and traditional acts. With full drums, acoustic and electric guitars, and electric bass, they cover artists from Dylan, JJ Cale and Petty to Decembrists, Wilco and Big Red Machine. Rich harmonies, bluesy grooves, traditional acoustic elements and tasty solos are all part of the sound. Their full length album from Pershing Hill studio is being released in Summer 2024; they are excited to get the songs out- and get on stage! 

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM