One of the most exciting events was celebrating the new downtown Amphitheater & Festival Site as it came to life with wonderful music and a packed house! This 5500 seat venue is a great addition to downtown and operated by the City of Raleigh! The Shimmer Wall makes for a spectacular backdrop, and is an excellent example of the enrichment public art can bring to a community. Thanks to everyone who came out for the inaugural evening, and I hope you will all have a chance to attend an event there soon. This venue is intended for both music and community events. There is an R-Line stop right at the entrance, and plenty of parking at the Convention Center deck.
Raleigh was truly alive on First Friday as people flooded into downtown on bikes, on foot, by car and the R-Line to enjoy the great assortment of art and music shows across town.