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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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The War and Treaty: The Lover’s Game Tour
The War And Treaty have amassed a following as eclectic as their sound itself with “voices that will stop you in your tracks” (Garden and Gun) and their bluesy but joyful fusion of southern soul, gospel, country, and rock-and-roll. The husband-and-wife team of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter “continue their commando, no-limits journey to the top of the music world” (Associated Press) following their latest widely acclaimed release, “Hearts Town.” Known for a live...
Chicago the Band
Hailed as one of the most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in as the highest-charting American band in Billboard Magazine's Top 125 Artists of All Time. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart the Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades. Chicago has toured every year since the beginning - they’ve never missed a...
Over the past two decades, Jake Shimabukuro has proved that there isn’t a style of music that he can’t play. While versatility for any musician is impressive, what’s remarkable about Shimabukuro’s transcendent skills is how he explores his seemingly limitless vocabulary – whether it’s jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk or even classical – on perhaps the unlikeliest of instruments: the ‘ukulele. Responding to the urgent calls of his fervent imagination, the Hawai’i-born virtuoso has taken...
First Lady of Rock & Soul Beautiful, simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that she is known and revered for. It’s a small wonder that Patti has time for anything...
Pumpkin Patch Express
Celebrate Fall with a trip to the Museum’s pumpkin patch! Pick the perfect pumpkin to take home and decorate. Enjoy a variety of activities inspired by autumn. Then, climb aboard the train for a ride back to the station on the Ellerbe Creek Railway! Weekends in October.
Activities include:Pick a pumpkinDecorate your pumpkinHay mazeFall science activitiesDuck races, bowling, and other fun gamesFresh popcornReturn train ride on the Ellerbe Creek Railway
Single Barrel Experience
Make a barrel Bourbon Whiskey from start to finish. This 5+ hour experience puts the distillery and staff at your service. Starting from grain milling and ending at barreling, you conduct the entire mashing and distilling process and learn distilling details few outside the industry experience. You will take home a bottle of your unaged spirit immediately. After laser engraving the barrel head with your inscription, you will fill a barrel that will be put...
Mystic Reserve: A Distiller's Experience
A day full of hands-on distilling and sampling! You'll start the day with Mystic's Master Distiller learning all about the mashing, fermentation, and distilling processes. You'll end your day sampling some of Mystic's rarest and unreleased bourbon directly from their barrels! In addition, they will provide snacks through the day, a food truck will be onsite, and they'll have live music. Distiller's Experience Schedule: 12 PM - 1 PM | Mashing, Fermentation, and Distilling with...
Nimesh Patel is a comedian and Emmy-nominated writer who has risen the ranks to some of comedy’s biggest stages due to his unassailable joke writing, prolific output, and innovative marketing. Named as one of Variety’s prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” of 2023 and described by Vulture as “sophistication with street sense, the sophistication of street sense,” Nimesh has charted a path from sold-out comedy clubs to major theaters. His most recent self-produced special “Lucky Lefty”...
Raphael Saadiq Revisits Tony! Toni! Toné!
Raphael Saadiq, his brother D'Wayne Wiggins, and Timothy Christian Riley will perform as Tony! Toni! Toné! for the first time in nearly 25 years. The Tonys set will feature classic R&B smashes like "Feels Good," "Anniversary," and "It Never Rains (In Southern California)," plus brand-new material. For this expansive, full-evening performance, Saadiq also taps his own deep catalog, performing tracks from his acclaimed solo albums, the music of his short-lived but beloved R&B supergroup Lucy...
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