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The Blue Note Grill

  • 709 Washington St
  • Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: (919) 401-1979
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Located in Downtown Durham near the Historic Durham Athletic Park, the Blue Note Grill is known for both the blues music you can hear there on Fridays and Saturday and their North Carolina smoked barbecue. As Movoto said: "The pulled pork seems to be the sandwich favorite, but just make sure you don’t leave without trying the fried banana peppers."

General
  • ADA Compliant Facilities:
  • Business Hours: Tu, 11am-11pm; W-Th, 11am-10pm; F-Sa, 11am-12am; Su, Noon-9pm.
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  • Casual Dining: Table Service:
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  • Total Seating Capacity: 92
Catering
  • Catering: Takeout/Pickup Only:
Cuisine
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  • *Primary Cuisine: Southern
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Nightlife & Entertainment
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Music Type
  • Blues:

The Herded Cats

Kick up your mid-week blues.


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Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

Get out to one of the longest running open blues jams in the triangle. Share the stage with blues musicians from around the Triangle (and beyond). Amps, drums, PA … everything you’ll …


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Duke Street Dogs

The Duke Street Dogs have been hitting the Friday afternoon stage almost since the place opened! Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix of old and new, original material, …


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Blues Jam with Clark Stern

Get out to one of the longest running open blues jams in the triangle. Share the stage with other blues musicians. They provide amps, drums, PA … everything you’ll need, just bring your …


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Chris Brashear & Jim Watson

Chris Brashear & Jim Watson


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Sons of Warvan

Tommy Hartley, Jason Barker, and Billy Belk. For your listening pleasure.


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Chuck Cotton: Raise the Roof Fundraiser

Join Blue Note Grill's music family as they do what they proudly do best – come together for one of their own. This will be a benefit for their good friend, Chuck Cotton. Chuck’s home of …


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Celebration of NC Songwriting

Alan Barnosky is a North Carolina-based guitarist and singer-songwriter proudly nestled within the realms of bluegrass, folk, and country blues, writing songs and flatpicking melodies with …


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Bobby Messano & Band

Bobby has garnered 34 Grammy 1st Round ballots in 11 categories and airplay on over 275 Blues shows. In July/August 2015 "Love and Money" was in Billboard Top 10 Blues Albums for 6 …


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The Willie Painter Band

Dance the night away! Playing a mix of danceable blues with a nod towards swinging jazz and an eclectic selection of rock and pop tunes, the Willie Painter Band consists of four veterans of the …


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TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam: The Groovynators

It’s 1st Sunday again, so get your musical “fix” by playing, dancing, or just having a great time. Musicians from all over the Triangle and beyond show up to play. Our guest hosts …


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The Sparklers: Leslie Land, Sandee Washington & Co

 These ladies are the queens of sparkle and shine, so start your 4th of July celebration with them.


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Gracie Curran & The High Falutin' Band

Garnering comparisons to greats such as Aretha Franklin and Etta James, Gracie Curran & Her High Falutin’ Band have earned their reputation for jaw dropping blues & soul. 2013 was a …


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Cool John Ferguson Band Reunion Show

Cool John Ferguson Band Reunion Show


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Bull City Blues Band

The Bull City Blues Band have been North Carolina original modern piedmont blues artists since 1991. Charlley Ward and John Fussell provide tandem lead and slide guitars and are the group’s …


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Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos

Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos is looking forward to returning to The Blue Note Grill! For those not in the know: the band is fronted by singer/harmonicist Mel Melton, who logged a lot of road …


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David Quick's Jazz Combo

An afternoon with David Quick’s Jazz combo. Swing, bossa nova, love songs, the works! All classic stuff from Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and several others. Plan to dance, but make sure to try …


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Hollow Rock Ramblers w/ Greg Ruby

Local favorites, the Hollow Rock Ramblers are joined by Seattle guitarist Greg Ruby for a set of early jazz, swing and Americana.


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Joe Bell & The Stinging Blades

Conceived in cigarette smoke and nurtured on cold beer, the Stinging Blades are a bar band down to the marrow. Their mixture of Memphis Soul, New Orleans R&B, Blues, Rock & Roll, and finely …


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July Birthday Party: Spank

If your birthday falls in July, THIS PARTY IS FOR YOU! Spank is the product of 150 years of collective experience at performing live rock, rhythm and blues. Check out Spank and find out why Old …


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Ann Arader

A unique & expressive voice, Ann performs her jazz & bluesy-styled classics along with rare gems by your favorite artists – Van Morrison, Joan Armatrading, Annie Lennox, Rickie Lee …


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Mike Mickxer

Reggae, Rockabilly, R&B, Country, Americana And Old-Time Rock & Roll.


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The Fabulous Knobs

You do NOT want to miss this night with – the one, the only, THE party band of the 80’s – The Fabulous Knobs!


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Brett Chambers

Brett has been running open mic nights and keeping music alive around the Triangle for years! Now hear him at The Blue Note Grill.


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Blue Wednesday: The Spoonbenders

They gave the first Wednesday of every month to Mike Conway (Good Rocking Sam), Tim Collins (Fat Bastard Blues Band), Chuck Taylor (Good Rocking Sam/Joe Bell & the Stinging Blades) and it has …


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Nash Street Ramblers

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Sing and dance your …


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Chris O'Leary Band

Chris’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm’s band The Barnburners. During the 6 years that …


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Josh Preslar Band

Josh Preslar was born and raised in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina (NC). After watching his father play he was inspired to take up guitar at the young age of 11. “I would sneak my …


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2018 TBS Blues Challenge

On the Road Again….to the 35th International Blues Challenge in Memphis! Come watch some of the best bands in the area compete to represent TBS at the International Blues Challenge in …


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Johnny Sansone w/ Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos

Johnny Sansone w/ Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos


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Kara Grainger

Kara Grainger


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Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps

Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps


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Kevin Maines & The Volt

Raised in North Florida, where gospel and soul music lay as thick as the hot, humid air, Kevin Maines brings a youthful vibrancy to the classic southern R&B/Soul legacy. Kevin’s debut …


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Carolina Lightnin'

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other g…


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Selwyn Birchwood

Selwyn Birchwood


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The Billy Price Band

2016 Blues Music Award Winner Billy Price first attracted national attention during his three-year association with guitarist Roy Buchanan. Price is the vocalist on two of Buchanan’s LPs, …


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Girls Night Out: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

It’s YOUR night, ladies, so bring your posse, besties, office mates, etc and let loose! Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh …


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The Sidecar Social Club

Spirited, stylish and engaging, Sidecar Social Club is a shot of whiskey hitting your veins. Soaring through numerous genres effortlessly, their energetic sets take you to colorful and surprising …


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August Birthday & CD Release Party: Good Rocking Sam

If you were born in August like a handful of our regulars – and you know who you are – get on in here and celebrate another trip around the sun! PLUS, we’re celebrating the r…


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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