The Carolina Theatre presents


  • Thu, January 23 at 7:00pm
  • Tickets 6/14


    Welcome to Center Stage: The Wavemakers Series, a groundbreaking performance series curated by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer, dedicated to celebrating diverse voices and uncovering your next favorite artists. Presented by the Carolina Theatre of Durham, this innovative series spotlights emerging talents from a myriad of backgrounds, promising an eclectic mix of musical genres and exceptional artistry. Center Stage isn’t just a concert series—it’s a dynamic experience that blends the lines between interview and concert in a seamless journey with the artist and their craft.


    Neffy is an award-winning independent singer-songwriter and self-taught musician. Gaining her training from high school choir and musical theatre, she found her musical voice and developed her artistry while attending college in New York City. Shortly after her move, she released her first album and professionally toured along the East Coast, playing shows in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. In 2021, she entered NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest and won with her original song, ‘Wait Up,’ an entry that rose to the top of over 6,000 contestants. She is a recipient of fellowships and residencies in London, Italy, Washington D.C., and Canada. She is currently a judge for the 2024 NPR Tiny Desk Contest.