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Every day of the year, there’s a festival, show, concert, book reading, sporting event, or something incredible happening in the Bull City.
Durham is where self-made synth beats are created alongside home-grown and international talent.
Where renowned hip hop artists come home to spit with our next generation of performers.
Where there’s never a need to wait for Friday night; both large and small festivals and cultural events win the hearts of wandering souls from near and far — all week long.
Each year, 5,000 classes, tours, markets, competitions and performances await you here. The key to your next adventure lies in your own curiosity. Come taste, see, hear and discover.
We know many people are looking for things to do and ways to stay engaged with the Durham community. Check out the events below or head to the blog for safe and creative ways to remain connected to Durhamites, our local partners, and other Durham-based groups.
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This high-flying musical has been delighting audiences of all ages for close to 70 years and is now being brought back to life in a new production directed by Emmy Award winner Lonny Price with additional book by celebrated playwright Larissa FastHorse. The adventure begins when PETER PAN and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinker Bell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night. With a sprinkle of pixie dust and a few happy...
Charlie Berens: Good Old Fashioned Tour
Charlie Berens is a comedian, New York Times Best Selling Author, Emmy-winning journalist, musician, and creator of the “Manitowoc Minute.” The Wisconsin native has been featured on Comedy Central, Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS, Variety, MTV News, and more. He creates weekly content for his various social platforms and has amassed over 7.5 million followers.Charlie began his career working for MTV News’ “Choose or Lose.” After that, he worked in front and behind the...
Durham Symphony's Compositions by Her: A Celebration of Women in Music
In honor of Women’s History Month and the International Day of the Woman (March 8th), The Durham Symphony and Maestro William Henry Curry invite you to experience Compositions by Her: A Celebration of Women in Music. The concert will feature works by two outstanding American composers, Libby Larsen and Florence Price. Larsen’s song cycle Sonnets from the Portuguese is based on the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The performance will feature the return to Hayti...
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
A South African male choral group singing in the local vocal styles of isicathamiya and mbube.
Hayti Heritage Film Festival
One of the nation's longest-running Black film festivals, HHFF is the region's signature event each year to keep Black Southern film alive.
Funny Man Tater Salad is Back Renowned comedian Ron White, affectionately known as "Tater Salad," catapulted into the limelight as the cigar-wielding, scotch-savoring humorist who stole the spotlight within the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon. Yet, his trajectory has evolved into an extraordinary journey, one where he has risen to chart-topping Grammy-nominated comic and a captivating feature film actor. At his core, Ron White remains an exemplar of timeless storytelling. His narratives weave the fabric...
In continued support of their latest studio album Lighting Up The Sky, multi-platinum Grammy-nominated hard rock band GODSMACK is transforming their thunderous pyro-filled amphitheater rock show into a more intimate experience. The band is set to deliver a series of intimate evenings featuring acoustic/electric performances and untold stories in theatres across North America. With over 20 years of chart-topping success, GODSMACK have cemented themselves as 21st-century hard rock titans. To date, they’ve accomplished a staggering...
Ireland's One-Of-A-Kind Concert Experience On the heels of the successful “Postcards From Ireland,” Celtic Woman will carry on its legacy of uplifting performances packed with breath-taking harmonies and instrumental virtuosity. The group today announced it will bring an all-new live show to celebrate its 20th anniversary to DPAC. The Celtic Woman 20th Anniversary Tour will be delighting audiences with its fresh blend of traditional and contemporary Irish music that echoes Ireland's rich musical and cultural...
JJ Grey & Mofro
From his early days playing cover music behind chicken wire at a west side Jacksonville juke joint while still working at a lumberyard, to playing sold-out shows at some of the largest venues and music festivals in the world, JJ Grey has always delivered his soul-honest truths. Since his first album, Blackwater, back in 2001, Grey has been releasing deeply moving, masterfully written, funkified rock and front porch Southern soul music. Now, with Olustee –...
Neil deGrasse Tyson
The #1 Science Event of the Year One of America’s most well-known scientists is returning to DPAC with an all-new lecture. Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator that has devoted his career to sharing his knowledge of complex concepts with others and known for his ability to make difficult concepts accessible to every audience. Neil deGrasse Tyson will bring his newest lecture to DPAC, “Astronomy Bizarre": The list of cool...
It should be no surprise that TESLA are still roaring and soaring. That’s just how they are built. TESLA may have been born in the mid 80s, but their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic, 1970s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like The Allman Brothers,Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Aerosmith. The ground started shaking in Sacramento, CA, in 1984; gold country that would...
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Grammy Award-winning, touring powerhouse that is Tedeschi Trucks Band have announced the ‘Deuces Wild’ Tour - a run of Winter 2024 North American dates. Tedeschi Trucks Band (TTB) is a Grammy Award-winning 12-piece rock and soul powerhouse that holds the well-deserved reputation as one of the best live acts touring today. Led by husband & wife, guitarist Derek Trucks and singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, “two of the best roots rock musicians of their generation” (NPR)...
Our First Lady of Jazz: Celebrating Mary Lou Williams
The Duke Chapel Choir joins forces with a host of guest artists to present "Our First Lady of Jazz," a concert blending vocal jazz, gospel,...
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Grammy Award-winning, touring powerhouse that is Tedeschi Trucks Band have announced the ‘Deuces Wild’ Tour - a run of Winter 2024...
The Zombies Different Game Tour
2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees The Zombies are back with their long-awaited new album, "Different Game" (2023 - Cooking Vinyl...
The dynamic four-piece a cappella group Kings Return is made up of such a rich and powerful blend of vocal timbres that it’s no wonder that...
Named for the god of music, Apollo5 has demonstrated that a choir of only five singers is no barrier to a full, dynamic sound. Over their...
The John Brown Big Band Featuring Nnenna Freelon
A weekend of jazz from Duke Arts Presents kicks off with none other than Vice Provost for the Arts John V. Brown as he convenes an all-star...
Joshua Redman Group Featuring Gabrielle Cavassa "Where are We” Tour
11-time Grammy nominated saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman is one of today’s foremost contemporary jazz artists. Raised in a musical...
Onyx Club Boys--Gypsy Jazz
ONYX CLUB BOYS is an acoustic string band (violin, guitar, upright bass) rooted in Django Reinhardt’s Gypsy Jazz sounds of 1930's Paris,...
Internationally renowned R&B singer/songwriter KEM brings his tour to DPAC. Capable of connecting romantic joy with spiritual renewal, KEM...
The DJam--Swinging Gypsy Jazz & More
Join in for lively music and dancing with The Djam, performing Swinging Gypsy Jazz (think Django Reinhardt) and more. This talented quartet...
Thrio is a group that has evolved naturally out of a shared sense of freedom, creativity, exploration, and love and respect for the jazz...
2nd Thursday Jazz Jam at Succotash
The 2nd Thursday Jazz Jams are a great opportunity for musicians to discover each other and play together, as well as a special treat for...