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Chatham Arts Council, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County: Big Night In for the Arts

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( Thu., Mar. 9, 2023 )

Performed by Rissi Palmer, Chatham Rabbits, Dasan Ahanu, Beth Leavel, Larry & Joe, and Patrick Dougherty

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Local arts agencies from Wake, Durham, Chatham, and Orange counties will once again partner with WRAL to present Big Night In for the Arts, a regional fundraising initiative with a  superstar line-up including locally and nationally known artists with ties to the Triangle.

Featuring performances by: 

Rissi Palmer
Grammy-nominated country singer/songwriter, and host of Apple Music's Color Me Country radio show.

Chatham Rabbits
Americana/bluegrass duo and stars of On the Road with Chatham Rabbits airing on PBS North Carolina

Dasan Ahanu
Co-founder and managing director of Black Poetry Theatre, founding member and coach of Durham’s Bull City Slam Team, and 2023 Piedmont Laureate.

Beth Leavel
Tony Award-winning American stage and screen actress and singer. 

Larry & Joe
Versatile multi-instrumentalists and singer-songwriters performing a fusion of Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music.

Patrick Dougherty
Come along with the artist behind the iconic Stickworks sculptures and learn what goes into building a Stickworks sculpture from the ground up.


The event will be closed captioned and audio described.

Now that our communities are able to enjoy the arts in person, Big Night In for the Arts 2023 will include a Triangle-wide watch party in addition to the WRAL broadcast.  Big Night In sponsors at all levels will be invited to the in-person watch party to celebrate the arts in our region with live performances, drinks, food, and more at the Mayton Inn in Downtown Cary, NC.  Everyone is invited to tune in to WRAL or to watch the show at 7:00 p.m. on March 9.



More information

For more information on the talented artists headlining this event, sponsorship opportunities, or to donate prior to the event, go to


  • Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM