Summer isn’t complete without some good outdoor concerts and Durham is packed with them. So mark your calendars- here’s a lineup of where you can see some free outdoor concerts in Durham this Summer 2019.
American Tobacco Campus
Dogs, picnics, children and chairs are welcome. The Down Under Patio area is adjacent to the Crowe Building. Starting time for each concert is 6:30 pm. Click here for more info.
May 9- Project 919 Band
May 16- The British Invaders Band- Classic Rock
May 23- Tamisha Waden – Jazz/Soul/R&B
June 13- Lounge Doctors – Jazz/Rock/Blues
June 20- NANCE w/Frank Mayson and Forrest Isn’t Dead – Rap/Hip-Hop
Brightleaf Square Summer Concert Series
Enjoy music at Brightleaf Summer Concert Series at Brightleaf Square, 905 West Main Street Durham. This is a free concert series and the music starts at 7 p.m.
May 10 – Crush
May 17 – Mo Jazz
May 24 – Frankie Alexander
June 7 – Ginger Thompson Band
June 21 – Craicdown
July 5 – Will McBride Group
July 19 – Overstory Band
August 2 – 8 Trackminds
August 16 – Nash Street Ramblers
August 30 – Moonlight Rescue Band
September 6 – Smile
Golden Belt Campus
Golden Belt has A LOT happening this summer including free concerts, films, and a family fun series!
SuperJam Wednesdays-6-9pm- Every Wednesday there’s Open Jam Sessions led by Stephen Munoz. All musicians and lovers of a good time are welcome.
Brunches Brew- Sundays, 12-3pm- Brunches Brew is a weekly jazz jam brunch hosted by Alan Thompson (Zoocru, sax). Each Sunday grab a seat on the lawn and enjoy good vibes, food trucks and a cold brew from Hi-Wire. This event is free.
Third Friday Art Walk & Concert Series
April 19 – Orquesta Gardel (Latin)
May 17 – Caique Vidal (Brazilian)
June 21 – Jennah Bell (Traditional folk)
July 19 – Naughty Professor (NoLa Jam)
August 16 – Zoocru (Fusion)
September 20 – Shana Tucker (Chamber Soul)
October 18 – Butcher Brown including a Fela Kuti Tribute Set (Afro Beat)
Fourth Friday Film Series- 7-9pm
Each Fourth Friday of the month head to Golden Belt for a night of art, film, food and fun. This is free and open to the public.
April 26th – Chavela (documentary film) – Run Time 93 minutes
May 24th – Thunder Road (feature film) – Run Time 90 minutes
June 28th- TBD
July 26th – TBD
August 23rd – TBD
September 27th – TBD
October 25th – TBD
Family Fun Series- 10am-12pm
April 27 – Kids Jam Session hosted by Notasium
May 25 – Jaghetto Puppet Show
June 29 – Drum Circle hosted by Diali Cissokho
July 27 – TBD
August 31 – Science on Stage (Grades K-2) hosted by Morehead Planetarium
September 28 – Science on Stage (Grades 3-5) hosted by Morehead Planetarium
October 26 – Bilingual Storytelling & Book Mobile hosted by the Durham County Library
Durham Central Park- Playlist Series
Starting time for each concert is 7 pm. Click here for more info about the PlayList series at Durham Central Park.
June 14- Alanna Royale
June 28- Ricardo Diquez y la Orquesta Trópico
July 12- An Evening With Van Hunt
July 26- Bull City All-Stars Drumline w/ Caroline Brodie
August 9- New Reveille w/ Raleigh Rockers
August 23- &More (Chill Moody & Donn T) w/ Niito
September 6- Project 919 Band w/ Empower Dance lesson
Also See: 22 Free Things to Do Outdoors in Durham
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