Notes From An Intern - North Carolina State Fair Edition

Kathryn, one of Deep South's wonderful interns, is back with more tidbits on the 2017 NC State Fair Homegrown Music Festival. Don't miss Stephanie Quayle, playing on the Waterfall stage today at 5pm! Here's what Kathryn had to say about her...

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Stephanie Quayle has a way of incorporating relatable storylines into all of her songs. I love that because no matter what song you’re listening to, and no matter how many times you've heard the song, it is easy to stay entertained and engaged. Stephanie has made a lasting impression on all her listeners with her new album “Love The Way You See Me” which was released earlier this year. I can’t wait to head to the Waterfall Stage on October 17th to see her perform live. Stephanie is sure to deliver a special experience.

Deep South The Bar Turns 10 This Weekend


Deep South The Bar celebrates 10 years with a special weekend celebration- October 12th- 14th. Admission is FREE all weekend as the bar hosts Kick-a-verse and Branan Murphy on Thursday, Handsome Foxes, Unifier, and I Was Totally Destroying It on Friday; and Kasey Tyndall with guests the Open Mic All-Stars on Saturday. Plus drink specials, treats & surprises. 

Deep South The Bar has partnered with Raleigh's own Oak & Dagger Public House on a one-time-only beer to celebrate the anniversary. This limited edition American Pale Ale will only be available while supplies last (on draft at both Deep South The Bar and Oak & Dagger) starting on the anniversary weekend, and is appropriately titled Deep South The Beer.

Since the tenth anniversary is traditionally celebrated with gifts of tin or aluminum; Deep South suggests you come out and raise a cold one with them!

“Ten years.  They tell me that’s like 72 in bar years.  We’re so thrilled to have survived this long.  It’s a tough business but it speaks volumes about our music culture to have supported a small live music venue for 10 years. And I’m really thankful to be a part of this great community of musicians and music fans. Raleigh rocks!”  Dave Rose – owner/founder Deep South The Bar.


Fun Facts about the Deep South the Bar

  • Opened October 2007
  • Tres Chicas was the first act to perform, featuring Raleigh music darlin’ Caitlin Cary.
  • Hosts over 1,100 bands and musicians per year
  • Approximately 11,000 musicians and bands have performed on the Deep South stage since opening
  • Over 15,000 music fans per year and 150,000 since the venue’s inception 
  • A few notable acts to have performed at Deep South:  Shovels & Rope, Parmalee, American Aquarium, Delta Rae, The Cadillac Three, The Posies, Cracker, Kasey Tyndall, Marcy Playground, Vienna Teng, Shana Tucker, Yarn, Stryper, and Kooley High
  • Deep South The Bar is the home to The Cherry Bounce – Raleigh’s first, and official, cocktail

The NC State Fair starts TODAY!


The 150th NC State Fair starts today! You know what that means... the best musicians and artists from North Carolina will descend on the fairgrounds for the Homegrown Music Festival! 

Deep South's intern Kathryn Covington will be bringing you notes on who not to miss throughout the Fair. Read on to see who she recommends today. 

This year at the NC State Fair the Waterfall Stage will be bringing an exciting and eclectic feel.  The stage provides a unique viewing opportunity for all the fairgoers with three to four bands playing each day! I am excited to be able to hear a range of genres just on one stage but I'm especially intrigued to hear Zoocru.

Zoocru brings an interesting blend of instruments and sounds that will be a treat to get to listen to live. I am always impressed with the way they are able to weave a bunch of different genres together to create their unique sound. The crowds will be raving for Zoocru and I can’t wait to be a part of it! Deep South Entertainment has been able to pull a range of groups together this year that will keep us entertained for days.

For the full Homegrown Music Fest lineups on all three stages visit the NC State Fair website. 

Deep South president Dave Rose discusses possible changes in the concert industry in the wake of Vegas

Deep South President Dave Rose speaks with ABC11's Jonah Kaplan about concert security. Photo courtesy of ABC11.

Deep South President Dave Rose speaks with ABC11's Jonah Kaplan about concert security. Photo courtesy of ABC11.

In the wake of the recent tragedy at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Deep South's President Dave Rose spoke with Raleigh-Durhams's ABC11 News about possible changes in concert security. 

Watch the video and read what Dave had to say here.

Notes From An Intern - Kathryn Covington pt.3

The NC State Fair is only days away! Our intern, Kathryn Covington, has another note for us!


The Chairmen of the Board are a timeless act. They're a popular group from the 70’s and I grew up with my mom constantly blaring them throughout the house. I am so excited to actually get to see them perform at the NC State Fair this year. Hearing them live will bring so much nostalgia and excitement that it is sure to be a unique experience.

I think it will be interesting to see how Chairmen of the Board have progressed over the years as well as get to enjoy an engaging show. As a whole, this year’s production of the Homegrown Music Festival is bringing a great group of talented artists to the stage. 

Stay tuned! Kathryn will be bringing us notes and advice throughout the Fair! 

Notes From an Intern - Kathryn Covington pt. 2

The new series "Notes From an Intern" debuted last week with thoughts from one of Deep South Entertainment's Fall interns, Kathryn Covington. She's a senior at NC State University who shared with us her thoughts on the NC State Fair's Homegrown Music Fest, the location of the Fair, and her excitement to see Parmalee at Dorton Arena on October 14th. Read what she has to say this week regarding the lineup and Liquid Pleasure!

Liquid Pleasure - NC State Fair

11 days, 3 stages, 118 concerts. That's an impressive undertaking for the 2017 NC State Fair. Not to mention that all of the music is FREE with State Fair admission. With artists who range in genre from country rock to soul, this is an exciting opportunity for budget-conscious college students to see incredible artists perform live. 

This budget-conscious college student loves to dance. Which means Liquid Pleasure is on my list of must-see shows at the Homegrown Music Fest. The way they can get a crowd moving and excited never ceases to amaze me. My friends and I have so much fun every single time we see them play. 

Liquid Pleasure incorporates dances into their songs, providing a unique and engaging experience for the crowd. They are able to cover any song you can imagine, from today's Top 40 hits to yesterday's oldies. 

As an intern at Deep South Entertainment I've been able to see first hand what it takes to produce such a detailed and elaborate music series. It has been so cool to learn everything that went into producing the music for this year's fair. I can't wait to get to the fair this year and see how it all comes together!

Notes From an Intern - Kathryn Covington

This is the first in the new "Notes From an Intern" series in which the Deep South Entertainment interns give notes, advice, and tidbits about the goings on at Deep South Entertainment, their thoughts and their experiences!

Kathryn Covington is one of Deep South's Fall interns. She is a  senior at NC State studying Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management with a Program Management Concentration. She is also minoring in Journalism. 

This is part one of three in which Kathryn discusses some of the acts that will be playing at the State Fair in just two weeks! From Kathryn's mouth to this page...


As an intern at Deep South Entertainment I was thrilled to learn about their production of the NC State Fair Homegrown Music Fest. This event includes so many talented artists from all over the state. 

The location of the Fair and the music series is another bonus. I love that it’s just a short drive up the street from campus, plus you can walk right in to Dorton Arena with your state fair admission ticket.

One of the concerts that I can’t wait to see is Parmalee with OSMR in Dorton Arena on Oct. 14. As a loyal listener to the radio I hear Parmalee played often. They have such a unique sound that I am anxious to get to hear live. Their tight knit group is something special that I am excited to experience.This concert is a great opportunity to see the band in person for free! 

Deep South and the State Fair have given all of the fair attendees the opportunity to see this awesome group as well as several more at such a convenience you wouldn’t want to miss out.

There you have it! Words right from our intern Kathryn. Look out for Kathryn's other notes on the music at the fair to be posted next week!

"Greatest Love Story" Makes Top 10 on Billboard Chart


After spending 27 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country chart, LANCO's third single, "Greatest Love Story" hit the Top 10 this week.  It has been quickly climbing the charts, moving up 5 spots from last week.  This single has also jumped to No. 15 on the Country Airplay chart, up 2 spots from last week.  

The nostalgic love song is showing similar success across all music platforms; it is sitting at No. 3 on the Top 40 US Country Songs on iTunes (No. 21 overall) and has over 23 million streams on Spotify.

The band is currently out on tour promoting their single and the rest of their self-titled EP.  Click HERE to check out where you can see them in a city near you!

Gearing Up for the 6th Annual Farm Fest - Tomorrow!


The Farm, eastern North Carolina's premier entertainment venue, is gearing up for tomorrow's 6th Annual Farm Fest Presented by Deacon Jones Auto Group. Country superstar Justin Moore is set to headline the night. He will be performing all six of his hits, including his latest #1 "Somebody Else Will". Also included in the superstar lineup is Canadian country duo High Valley as well as country duo Muscadine Bloodline. Opening the show is North Carolina's own Faith Bardill. 

Parking opens at 4pm, gates open at 5pm and the music kicks off at 5:45pm! Tickets are available now at