Why the name “Oak City 7”?
The “Oak City” part being an obvious reference to the beautiful city of Raleigh. The “7” because there are seven shows throughout the summer, taking place on alternating Thursdays, beginning the Thursday after Memorial Day and ending the Thursday before Labor Day.
Where is Oak City 7 located?
OC7 is located in City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, NC. A “GPS” address to the stage would be: 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh NC.
How much is admission?
Admission is free.
What time does it start?
Each event starts at 5pm with the Aquafina Happy Hour, featuring $1 pizza slices and local musicians and performers. Main Stage music starts at 6:30pm. Each event concludes at 10:30pm.
What is the schedule and who is playing?
Please visit the schedule section of our website.
Which food trucks will be onsite?
The Humble Pig, Baguettaboutit, Sarge’s Chef, Foster’s on the Fly, and Tarheel Creamery will have food trucks onsite.
Will alcohol be available for sale?
Yes, OC7 has a wide variety of local and craft beers available.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. You may use your credit card to purchase beer or food at Oak City 7. Cash however is preferred, and often quickest in completing the transaction. For your convenience there are ATM machines throughout City Plaza at one of the many bank buildings downtown. But yes, forgot your cash? We accept all major credit cards.
Are there age restrictions?
OC7 is all-ages, however you must be at least 21 years of age with a valid I.D. to purchase alcohol.
May I bring a chair to OC7?
Yes, Lawn and Tailgating chairs are permitted.
Where do I park?
There are a number of parking decks throughout the area, as well as the free R-Line transit. For details Click here
What can I bring in to the event?
You can bring anything that you would normally be allowed to bring to City Plaza on any given day. For example, you cannot bring your own alcohol. And although we encourage you supporting the local businesses of downtown, you are allowed to bring your own food or snacks. But there is a wide variety of great local foods available on-site. Please support those vendors and companies helpful in making this series free to the public.
Can I bring my pets?
The event is a pet-friendly event, however we ask pet-owners to leash their dogs and be courteous of other music fans. We just ask you exercise good common sense when bringing your pet. If your pet is very well-socialized, this event should be just fine for your furry friend.
I’m traveling from out of town. Where should I stay?
VisitRaleigh.com has great information and rates on area hotels.
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Rain or Shine?
The event is rain or shine, but should extreme weather cause a cancellation, it will be posted here at OakCity7.com
How can I book my band to play Oak City 7?
How can I apply to be a vendor at Oak City 7?
How can I become a sponsor of Oak City 7?
How can I apply to work at Oak City 7 events?
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