We're Proud to Be Part of the NC Live Coalition

Announcing NC Live Coalition to Help Bring Live Entertainment Back to NC

Sep 17, 2020 / Press Releases
By Brandon Carter

Blumenthal Performing Arts is proud to take part in the NC Live Coalition that is helping bring live entertainment back across North Carolina. Consisting of numerous large event and entertainment venues from across the state, the NC Live Coalition seeks to provide guidance and best practices to ensure the safe reopening of our facilities.

With an executive committee of representatives from each venue group, including Blumenthal President and CEO Tom Gabbard, the leaders have been in discussion to develop procedures for venues to safely reopen their doors when the time comes. Each venue’s priority remains on the safety of the audience, staff and patrons. Individual venues will alert patrons to their respective re-opening plans before their highly anticipated return to the theater.

"Throughout the pandemic, venues and their leaders have been planning for what a safe re-opening looks like. We think it is important for us to work closely with our colleagues to research best practices for a safe return and be creative with the ways we execute those plans and inform our fans."

Tom Gabbard, Blumenthal President & CEO

The NC Live Coalition created the video below to remind NC fans of the venues’ commitment to a safe reopening and the excitement live events can bring.


Millions of patrons across North Carolina attended thousands of events presented by the NC Live Coalition venues in 2019.

A full list of NC Live Members is below:

Asheville: Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Charlotte: Blumenthal Performing Arts, Bojangles’ Entertainment Complex, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Fillmore Charlotte, PNC Music Pavilion, and Spectrum Center

Durham: Carolina Theatre of Durham, Durham Convention Center, and Durham Performing Arts Center

Fayetteville: Crown Complex

Greensboro: Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Piedmont Hall, Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, and White Oak Amphitheatre

Raleigh/Wake County: Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, PNC Arena, Raleigh Convention Center, Red Hat Amphitheater, and The Ritz.

Wilmington: Wilson Center

Winston-Salem: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum

For more information on the coalition and its members, visit NCLiveCoalition.com.