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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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200th Anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, Founder of the Bahá’í Faith

An evening of celebration. Video presentations, choral music and remarks are included, and there will also be another world premiere presentation. NCCU music professor Baron Tymas has composed an O…


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Cool John Ferguson Band Reunion Show

Taj Mahal has said that "Cool John Ferguson is among the five greatest guitarists in the world. He is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. He is with the ranks of Jimi Hendrix, …


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Corn Potato String Band

The Corn Potato String Band makes a joyful sound from favorites and forgotten tunes of the Appalachian string-band tradition. While keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the …


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Disney's The Little Mermaid

Broadway’s Under the Sea Spectacular! "One of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage." - Time Magazine In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful …


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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Free Block Party

Free community block party with LIVE musical performance of Durham Native song writer FRANK BOONE and band. Free food, lawn games, and raffle to support local non-profits. Perfect for families, …


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Jambalaya Soul Slam Blues Slam

Jambalaya Soul Slam Blues Slam is celebrating the heritage of blues music in north carolina. They are also celebrating the 30 year legacy of the Bull Durham Blues Festival! Featuring a …


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John Brown Big Band with Nicholas Payton

John Brown joins forces with famed trumpeter Nicholas Payton to celebrate the 100th birthday of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie! The concert will feature performances of the greatest of Dizzy's tunes …


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Quatuor Mosaïques

In many ways, it seems unfair to call Quatuor Mosaïques a period instrument quartet, though it is perhaps the preeminent period-instrument quartet in the world. Yes, the ensemble uses gut …


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Fred Hammond and Le'Andria Johnson Gospel Concert

  • McDouglad-McLendon Arena

The Ultimate Praise NCCU Gospel Concert.


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Halloween Spooktacular with Paperhand Puppet Intervention

This popular family friendly Durham Sunday afternoon event offers something for everyone and includes a costume contest, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, local food trucks, beer and wine, additional …


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Music In The Plaza: Sunday Family Fun

  • Pour Taproom
  • (919) 251-8985

Pour Taproom presents live music, games, and food for the family every Sunday in CCB Plaza, the heart of downtown Durham. Kids Eat FREE all day and live music presented by The Music Lab with …


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Satchmo Babcock

Satchmo Babcock is a quartet of seasoned musical scholars that brings audiences a heaping plate full of old school R&B, Blues, Soul, and Rock & Roll with a little country garnish on the …


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The Como Mamas

  • Durham Fruit & Produce Company
  • (919) 660-3356

Remarkably little is known about the years Thelonious Monk spent on the road as a teenager, playing organ behind an evangelist and faith healer possibly called the Texas Warhorse. The influence of …


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Ethan Iverson Trio with Chris Potter & Houston Person

  • Durham Fruit & Produce Company

Nearly four decades separate the exuberant Chris Potter and the sage Houston Person, but in Durham they share the same supporting trio. This double bill of saxophonists from South Carolina stretches …


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Michael McDonald with Special Guest Marc Cohn

“Due in September, Wide Open sets McDonald’s gruff but heartfelt vocals—and his thoughts on romance and human nature—against arrangements that pull expertly from R&B, …


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She Keeps Bees

Considering how controlled the chaos was on Eight Houses-the band's last offering, which was ruptured by riffs and rattled by rhythms without leaping straight off the rails-it's tough to imagine a …


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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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Ethan Iverson Trio & Joshua Redman

  • Durham Fruit & Produce Company
  • (919) 660-3356

“Is Joshua Redman a new archetype?” The New York Times asked more than two decades ago, when the saxophonist, who had just moved to the city, was just twenty-five. The Times was right: …


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Good Music Fest

Brian "B-Mac" Macintosh And First Class Presents: Good Music Fest Homecoming Party Feat: Ikeadamone, King Draft, D. Shawn & Soul, $wank, and Kelly Kale Music By: DJ Fannie Mae


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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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An Evening with The Malpass Brothers

Be a part of his wonderful evening concert! The Rickhouse provides an intimate setting for this duo as guests dine at tables of eight. It doesn’t matter whether or not you’re a fan o…


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Eagle Fest Street Festival and K97.5 Live Broadcast

  • Brant Street Plaza

The Ultimate Homecoming Experience will get event better during this afternoon of fun contests, on air interviews, campus pep rally, inflatables, food and a free official homecoming T-shirt! …


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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604