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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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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Dreaming of the 90's Dance Party!

Must be 21+.


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Duke Street Dogs

The Duke Street Dogs have been referred to as a "populist" band. They play a mix of old and new, original material, country and jazz, rock, Tin Pan Alley, bluegrass, and old-time. Weekly …


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Gregg Gelb/Stephen Anderson Quartet

Gregg Gelb - sax Stephen Anderson - piano Jeffry Eckels - bass Kobie Watkins - drums


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Jo Gore (jazz/soul/blues)

Josephine Gore grew up singing in Spring Hill Baptist Church alongside her father who was the church pianist and deacon. The daddy-daughter duo performed extensively at churches and revivals …


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La Durhamite! 4th Friday Milonga (Tango dance)

  • Monkey Bottom Collaborative
  • (919) 475-1943

FREE tango lesson at 8pm.


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Orquesta GarDel - Durham Central Park Concert Series

Durham Central Park debuts its NEW free 10-week concert series in June. Thoroughly multinational but uniquely North Carolinian, Orquesta GarDel thrills audiences with a high-energy Latin dance …


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Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen - Live at the Bullpen

For years, Pat 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 has …


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Zack Mexico - Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.


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Beats and Bars Kickstarter Dance Party

Leave the Adulting at home and get down in support of the Beats and Bar Kickstarter Campaign, 10% of sales and any donations will go to the Beats and Bars. Can't make it? Hit the link bellow! …


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Chastity Belt

Indy rock/pop. With Darren Hanlon, Moon Racer.


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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Parkwood Summer Festival

  • Parkwood Ballfield

The vibrant Parkwood neighborhood, located in South Durham, is thrilled to be celebrating its first Summer Festival. Join us for a beautiful Summer evening, free to the public, featuring: Live …


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Rock The Beat DJ Festival

Featuring a collective of DJ'S from the region who play music from Hip Hop, Funk, Rock, Trap, Soul Classics, House, RnB & many other genres of music. This festival is to bring light to the DJ …


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

Gospel singer Thomas Rhyant and his 3 piece band give the history and the music of the legendary Sam Cooke. Rhyant often sings gospel from Cooke's days with the Highway QCs and the Soul Stirrers and …


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Yolanda Rabun (jazz/soul/r&b)

Yolanda is a fierce songstress and North Carolina based recording artist who also is versatile enough to handle all styles of music, although she favors jazz and soul. Rabun exploded onto the jazz …


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Cajun Dance Party

Mingle and potluck 5:15 Dance lesson( always free, always fun) will start by six Bands 6:30 to 9 ish Byob, and a yummy dish to share if you are joining potluck.


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Catwalk & Art Show by sladesign

This show is a display of sladesign creations such as, dresses, skirts, shirts... as well as the new series of paintings titled "Queen of Heaven." All items will be for sale and on …


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Live & Local Brunch: Karen Novy

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


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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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Americana Night: Kristen Marion / Allie Capo - Live at the Bullpen

Kristen Marion is a singer, performance artist, and community organizer from North Carolina, currently studying at UNC Chapel Hill. She uses the arts and social action to serve her community. Allie …


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Jaguardini at Pinhook

Jaguardini, Tescon Pol, Bitter INC, & Tide Eyes. A range of electronic genres with smorgasbord of synthesizers. Retrowave, experimental, darkwave, chip, Synthpop, ambient.


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Tuesday Blues Jam

BNG provides, amps, drums, PA...everything you'll need, just bring your instrument or sticks...sign up and play or sit back & listen to some great blues


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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