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Events in Durham, NC

Home to almost 5,000 events every year, Durham is a place rich with unique things to do. From biannual arts markets to performances by world-class musicians at DPAC or Carolina Theatre, from workshops led by leading researchers to motorcycle rallies, from interactive classes at the Museum of Life + Science to food tours through Durham’s most acclaimed restaurants, there is always a wide variety of events to capture the interest of any visitor or resident.

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CenterFest Arts Festival 2017

Now in its 43rd year, CenterFest 2017 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s historic c…


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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KeKe Wyatt Live!

  • The Bar
  • (919) 956-2929

KeKe Wyatt Live Performance! Hosted by TS Madison and Guest Performance from Milan Christopher! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Duke Cancer Institute.


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Spare Change

Dance the night away!


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Woolly's Big Blues Jam - Live at the Bullpen

It's like karaoke... for musicians! Bring your instrument, some dancing shoes, or just some love for the blues and come jam with Woolly's Big Blues Jam of Durham, NC. They provide the backline--just …


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Session at the Shed w/ Ernest Turner

  • The Shed Jazz Club
  • (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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Skyler Drew Foust - Live at the Bullpen

Reared in Central North Carolina, representing the common wealth of Alamance County, residing in Haw River. Skyler Drew Foust blends his experience of the American south and his steep musical …


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he's joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton ( Bob M…


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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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Wooden Wand

Moniker of singer-songwriter James Jackson Toth.  Also featuring Nathan Bowles and Jake Xerxes-Fussell


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1970's Film Stock

Also featuring Cantwell Gomez, Jordan, and Al Riggs. "An electric guitar is a terrible thing to waste, and AL Riggs has been guilty of it for far too long. His new album, "Radical …


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Ciompi Quartet Presents 2017 Summer Chamber Music Series At Duke Gardens presented by Fred Raimi

The last concert in the Ciompi Quartet Presents summer series is a family + friend presentation by cellist Fred Raimi that will include works by Mozart, Bach, Schubert, and Seder Songs by Max Raimi. …


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The Petty Thieves - Live at the Bullpen

Pittsboro’s Pettiest Tom Petty cover band plays all of Petty’s hits and plenty of back catalog gems. They eschew the phony clone-ism of most tribute bands, and don’t pretend to be …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Diggin in the Crates

Welcome to Diggin in the Crates. The Underground Collective introduces their first high-energy monthly party bringing you the best in popular R&B and Hip Hop, from the 80s and 90s until today. …


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Laila Nur & The Love Riot - Durham Central Park Concert Series

It's the final concert of this summer series: Laila Nur & The Love Riot! Hailing from New York to North Carolina, Laila Nur is the best kind of trouble the South needs. Raised Sunni Muslim in …


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Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen - Live at the Bullpen

For years, Pat Cohen sang in New Orleans six nights a week, performing at a wide array of venues including the House of Blues, until Katrina destroyed her home. She relocated to North Carolina and …


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Remix Vinyl Record Boutique's Scratch And Sip Day Party

Join Remix Vinyl Record Boutique for the ultimate throwback old school day party! Our next event will combine an upscale day party experience with vendors from all over the Triangle. There will be a …


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Thomas Rhyant's Sam Cooke Soul Revue - Live at the Bullpen

Give-you-chills vocals, get-up-and-dance Sam Cooke soul favorites. Thomas Rhyant is a gospel singer and musical troubadour, using music to tell stories of those who came before him. As a young boy …


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Greek Night 2017

  • Parizade
  • (919) 286-9712

 A one night only Greek Festival extravaganza: live bouzouki player, dancing, fortune telling, live statues, and a decadent buffet filled with all the signature Parizade flavors! …


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Live & Local Brunch Series: Frankie Alexander & Ed Paolantonio

In celebration of being voted among the top 100 brunch spots in America by Open Table diners, Nasher Cafe has decided to make our Summer Brunches even better, with LIVE MUSIC on their beautiful …


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Ashley Heath - Live at the Bullpen

With a blend of original soul Americana music, Ashley Heath has been arising as one of Asheville's finest musicians with "velvety" vocals and a bluesy guitar style. Raised in the foothills …


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Men's Chorus welcomes New Members

Durham's Vox Virorum Men's Chorus invites male singers to join them for their 2017-2018 concert season. No previous choral experience, or a prepared audition selection, is required. Join in for fun, …


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