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.

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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

Photo: Brightleaf Square

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

Photo courtesy of Ryan Moeller

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

Photo: Durham Central Park

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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