WUNC Events

WUNC sponsors dozens of events each year. We love meeting WUNC listeners and getting to know the community of WUNC supporters and friends.

It's been a summer unlike any other for students in North Carolina.

And just as students have had to adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, so has the WUNC Youth Reporting Institute. This year, the program was hosted for the first time online.


Join WUNC on July 27 at 7:00 PM to learn about StoryCorps’ new project, the Military Voices Initiative. We'll learn about the StoryCorps process, hear past stories from North Carolinians, and celebrate the many ways that stories bring people together during difficult times. 

Since 2003, StoryCorps has given a quarter of a million Americans the chance to record interviews about their lives, to pass wisdom from one generation to the next, and to leave a legacy for the future.

Black and white photograph of two members of the US military in uniform with text that reads "Military Voices StoryCorps"

StoryCorps is planning its first ever virtual visit to WUNC this summer. The Military Voices Initiative will "virtually visit" the station to facilitate approximately 50 recording sessions from July 27-August 7. This project provides a platform for veterans, service members, and their families to preserve their stories at the Library of Congress (at no cost to the participants).

If you would like to participate in the project, please sign-up here.

Those interested can also join WUNC for a free virtual event on July 27 at 7:00 PM to learn more about this special project. 

WUNC And Scalawag Present: A Juneteenth Celebration

Jun 12, 2020

The end of slavery didn’t bring about equality for the Black Americans who built our nation. That struggle continues and takes new shape with each generation. Join WUNC for a virtual Juneteenth celebration as we honor those who have resisted injustice and take a look at where we go from here.  Leoneda Inge and Frank Stasio co-host a community conversation and listening party alongside Danielle Purifoy and Alysia Harris of Scalawag Magazine Thursday, June 18th at 6:30pm.

Pints & Politics

Feb 19, 2020

We have reached capacity for this first edition of Pints & Politics and are no longer accepting new reservations. The event location has been moved to The Carolina Inn.

As we bid summer adieu, join Science Friday at the North Carolina Museum of Art for an event that celebrates the diverse, natural landscapes and impactful science happening from the coastline to the forested hills. We’ll watch three films produced by Science Friday in North Carolina and talk with the scientists featured on screen, who will discuss some of science’s biggest questions: How do we adapt as the climate changes? How are we alike the other animals on our plants? How can we help preserve the unique landscapes around the world?

On Thursday September 12 WUNC Music presents HC McEntire, Alice Gerrard, John Howie Jr, and Tatiana Hargreaves previewing Ken Burns’ new documentary series "Country Music" at Cat’s Cradle Main Room located at 300 East Main St, Carrboro, NC.

The event is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the 30-minute preview starting at 7 p.m. followed by a songwriters in-the-round session.

WUNC Music To Broadcast LIVE from HOPSCOTCH 10

Aug 19, 2019
Banner for Hopscotch Music Festival
Hopscotch Music Festival

WUNC Music will broadcast live from the City Plaza Stage during the 10th Annual Hopscotch Music Festival September 5-7 in downtown Raleigh. Hopscotch is one of this region’s most important modern music festivals and this year features a broad and adventurous lineup. There will be more than 140 bands playing over three days. The complete schedule is here.