Summer is a great time for free outdoor entertainment in Durham. A time when all you need to enjoy great live music or free movies is a blanket or a couple of lawn chairs. As usual, Durham has something for everyone, and music lovers can find jazz, pop, rock, soul, and more.
The Brightleaf Square Concert Series is a popular free outdoor music series, drawing curious onlookers, shoppers, and music lovers into the brick-lined district. There are food and drink vendors on site. Brightleaf Square is located at the corner of Main Street and Gregson Streets in Downtown Durham.
Saturday June 18 11:00 am & 3:00 pm
Bare Theatre Presents “Two Gentleman” of Verona
Friday June 24 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Durham
Symphony Jazz Ensemble
Friday July 8 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Friday July 22 7:00-9:00 pm
The Streets at Southpoint is an award-winning shopping mall in Durham, North Carolina. Their Music on Main music series is free, outdoors, and near hundreds of places to shop, eat, and be entertained. Live Music Each Saturday at Cinema Stage from 6-9pm at the Music on Main Concert Series. June 18 features Big Ron Hunter and June 25 The Castaways perform. The feature new performances every Saturday through September 3, 2016.
Back Porch Music on the Lawn at American Tobacco is holding five more outdoor concerts this summer (presented by Mercedes-Bends of Durham) in the American Tobacco Amphitheater, next to the Lucky Strike Water Tower. Picnics and coolers are welcome at these Thursday events.
June 30 Balsam Range with Longleaf Pine Nuts
July 28 The Stray Birds with Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
August 11 The Black Lilies with Jon Stickley Trio
August 25 The Gibson Brothers with Hank, Patti, & The Current
September 8 Don Flemons Duo with The Broadcasters
Each Friday in July, the Durham Central Park hosts The Warehouse Blues Series from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. All are free and also boast food trucks and craft beer.
July 8 Amythyst Kiah and Her Chest of Glass
July 15 Rissi Palmer and Powerhouse Blues Vocal Workshop
July 22 Kamara Thomas & The Night Drivers Tribute to Blues Women
July 29 Samantha Fish
Durham Parks and Recreation also offers a summer series that includes movies in the beautiful setting of Durham Central Park at 502 Foster Street. Sit back, relax and enjoy family and friends while you watch a movie on a big screen. Movies are free and open to the public. Food vendors will be on site and food will be available for purchase. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. No alcohol or smoking allowed.
Saturday June 25 8:30-10:30 pm Family-Friendly Movie Epic
Saturday July 23 8:30-10:30 pm Date-Night Movie (PG)
Saturday Aug. 20 8:30-10:30 pm Kid-Friendly Movie Home
Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Durham, North Carolina. We are rated the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America by Black Enterprise. We welcome everyone to our amazing Bull City. Enjoy fantastic, free outdoor entertainment when you stay with us this summer.