Deep South is Hiring for Summer Festival Season!

Looking for that perfect summer gig with all the perks of live music and superb people watching?

Well look no further. Deep South Entertainment is looking for energetic and outgoing staff members for the summer concert series Y'all at Dix Park!

Tons of jobs are available, including beer servers and field game coaches, so don't miss out on a fun summer with a pleasant cash flow.

If you're interested in applying or learning more, please shoot an e-mail to


See you this summer!

Two Triangle Elite Entertainment Companies, Deep South Entertainment and ECE, Join Forces

DEEP SOUTH ENTERTAINMENT & ECE: One Stop For All Your Entertainment Needs

RALEIGH, NC (May 11, 2017) – The two largest entertainment companies in the greater Raleigh area, Deep South Entertainment and ECE (formerly EastCoast Entertainment) have joined forces to create a strategic partnership to handle the areas band booking, event management, and audio and lighting. This will create a singular one-stop shop for all things live music in the Triangle and beyond. Whether it’s wedding bands or audio and lights, this partnership will give the community the best of the best.

Whereas Deep South’s strength has always been event management, audio and lighting, ECE is known as the largest regional talent agency in the country and is the leading provider of wedding, corporate, and variety bands.  Now, with one contact, you can get everything you need for your wedding or corporate event.

“When I was starting Deep South, I played in a cover band and ECE was my booking agency.  I’ve always had the utmost respect for the company, but particularly Raleigh’s leader, Barry Herndon.  He is truly one of the most honest and hardworking guys in the music business.  We’ve always been dear friends so it’s exciting to finally be in business together,”  said Dave Rose, President of Deep South Entertainment.

“It’s been a dream of mine to be able to work with Dave Rose. Having known each other since the early 90’s – I’ve always thought of him as one of the most hard working and honest people in our business. Our company is honored to align ourselves with a person of Dave’s character and reputation. He and his team have made Deep South Entertainment one of the most reputable entertainment agencies in the country and I couldn’t be more excited to join forces with them,” said Barry Herndon, Senior Managing Partner with ECE.

Deep South Entertainment produces some of the largest events in the region, including the North Carolina State Fair, Durham’s Art of Cool, Fayetteville’s Dogwood Festival, and Raleigh’s Y’all at Dix Park.  ECE is the area’s largest booking agency representing over 125 exclusive bands and approximately 3,000 additional acts ranging from jazz to reggae, from pop to funk and everything in between.  Their roster includes such Triangle favorites as Punch, Liquid Pleasure, Bantum Rooster, and many more.

For 15% off your next band, audio and lighting package, or event management services, use the code: Music15 when contacting either Deep South or ECE at:

About Deep South:
(919) 844-1515

About ECE:
(919) 875-1800

Photo: L to R Dave Rose, Deep South & Barry Herndon, ECE

Deep South Entertainment is working to develop a new series in Dix Park

RALEIGH, NC (March 3, 2017) –  Deep South Entertainment announces the development of a new music series this summer slated at Dorothea Dix Park.  The new series, which is scheduled to be held on Saturdays, promises to combine great local music, family fun, food trucks, local beers, and will remain FREE to the public.  Details will be forthcoming.

In a statement from Dave Rose,  President of Deep South Entertainment.

Evolving with the growth of downtown Raleigh, Deep South is pleased to announce we are in the development stages of a music-based series at Dorothea Dix Park.  We will not however be continuing the Thursday night Oak City 7 and the Pickin’ In The Plaza series which were held in City Plaza.


Although Oak City 7 and Pickin’ In the Plaza were well received, we believe the entertainment demands of downtown have progressed and the needs for the community are different than they were when we started.  Throughout the years, the series did not utilize any taxpayer money, which we are very proud of, and is a testament to the incredible dedication of the sponsors and music fans who supported these events.

Deep South originally created a series of free downtown concerts in 2005 called Downtown Live, held in Moore Square Park.  It was a precursor to major residential developments, the re-opening of Fayetteville Street, the development of the new Convention Center, and Red Hat Amphitheater. 

Once our downtown became more vibrant, we created the Oak City 7 series in 2012 to cater to our existing and diverse community.  Soon afterward we added a sister series, Pickin’ In the Plaza, which highlighted our city’s love for bluegrass and traditional music.

Now, as we enter a new chapter of our maturing downtown, we agree it’s time to change our focus on the entertainment that surrounds it.  Deep South plans to grow and adapt to the ever changing landscape with the events it provides for the City.

It is an honor to serve this eclectic community in Raleigh and we look forward to continuing this service with some new and exciting events.  Mostly, we want to thank the community, music fans, bands, and sponsors who made Oak City 7 and Pickin’ In the Plaza a fun and creative part of the downtown Raleigh landscape.  We look forward to seeing you all this summer!

—Dave Rose and the Deep South Entertainment team

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Radio Free Raleigh

In our noise-filled lives where silence seems daunting, Radio Free Raleigh remains an incredible outlet for Raleigh locals to hear countless classics from the 80s and 90s along with choice tunes from today’s artists, right at their fingertips. Emerging in 2012, this online music streaming station has featured some of the Triangle's most memorable rock DJs throughout its concise history.