Free Durham Summer Entertainment 2016

Sunny day view of people sitting in chairs enjoying an outdoor performance in a tree lined courtyard
Brightleaf Square Concert Series

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
 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 Capital
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 Mercedees-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
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
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. 

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