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Counterclockwise String Band - Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Craft Saturday: Hornbooks

Visit Stagville for an Open House and learn about education during the 19th century. Make your own hornbook to take home.


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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Session at the Shed w/ Ernest Turner

  • The Shed
  • (732) 570-2935

Weekly concert and jam session featuring the Ernest Turner Trio. Drop in and hear some of the best music in town - every Monday.


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Northgate Jams!

Jam sessions each week to play old time, bluegrass and country. No rules, however, so all musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Park in the parking deck closest to the movie theater or in …


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Michael Jones Trio

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

FREE admission.


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The Lost Bayou Ramblers Opener: Shamu Garçon

The Lost Bayou Ramblers begin Duke Performances’ 2017/18 season with an exclamation mark. Before joining the North Carolina Symphony to perform the score for Beasts of the Southern Wild, the …


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Beasts of the Southern Wild with Wordless Music, North Carolina Symphony & Lost Bayou Ramblers

Beasts of the Southern Wild — unequal parts fairy tale and adventure drama — is a Cinderella story of the film world. After unexpectedly winning major awards at both Cannes and Sundance, …


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A Kid's Life: Make Your Own Whirligig

Kids have been making whirligigs for hundreds of years – isn’t it about time you joined in on the fun? Join us and make your own colonial toy using recycled materials. Drop-in program, …


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Beasts of The Southern Wild with Wordless Music, North Carolina Symphony & Lost Bayou Ramblers

Beasts of the Southern Wild — unequal parts fairy tale and adventure drama — is a Cinderella story of the film world. After unexpectedly winning major awards at both Cannes and Sundance, …


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Black Genius Fest 2017

#BlackGenius Fest is an annual, community celebration of Black Culture featuring music, dance ensembles, science activities, FOOD TRUCKS and more. The celebration also facilitates recognition of …


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Durham Tobacco History Walking Tour

Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteers lead a 90 minute tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century. WALKING TOURS AND THE W…


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Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • 212 W Main St
  • (919) 371-2653

Tobacco Road Tours takes you on a motorized, professionally guides tour to where Durham’s roots began & where the City has evolved today. North Carolina’s “Triangle”, …


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Billy Strings - Back Porch Music on the Lawn

Whiskey Shivers will open. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Picnics, coolers and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Please no glass, nor exotic animals like emus or llamas.


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Smile - Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.


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Third Friday

Gallery crawl with live music and other performances. Maps available at the Arts Council and at each participating location.


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World Dance Premiere - "Portrait"

Gaspard & Dancers celebrate their 8th season at Duke.


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Durham Civil Rights History Walking Tour

Docents lead a 45 minute tour focusing on sites in downtown Durham that were important in the 1950s and '60s Civil Rights movement. WALKING TOURS AND THE WEATHER Walking tours may be c…


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Durham Oktoberfest with Little German Band

Motorco Music Hall invites the community to don their lederhosen or drindl and raise a Spaten mug to Dtown Oktoberfest. Good beer and celebrations will be the order of the day with Motorco dressed a…


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Family Outings: Fall Harvest Day

What happens at harvest time? Learn how farmers prepared their foods to last all winter long. Not all harvested items were for eating, make and take home a corn husk doll of your very o…


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Jazz Night presented by Art of Cool

  • The Durham Hotel
  • (919) 768-8831

AOC-approved local and visiting musicians provide the soundtrack to cocktails and dinner in the restaurant and lounge.


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Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is an Americana band from Memphis and East Nashville, TN. Formed in 2006 by Drew Holcomb (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), the band includes Nathan Dugger (guitar, …


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Beats n Bars Festival

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 345-6898

The Underground Collective is pleased to announce that Beats and Bars Festival will return to Durham, NC! Building Stronger Communities through the influence of Urban Culture and Music The art of …


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