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Music in the Gardens: Christian Lopez

Hailed as an “Americana wunderkind” by Rolling Stone when he burst onto the music scene in 2017, Christian Lopez is now a prolific and mature artist, set to release his fourth studio album, “Magdalena,” on June 6. Over the years, Lopez’s Americana has morphed into a more genre-blending “roots rock” sound; but in every original song, a trace of Lopez’s Appalachian upbringing rings through in the strains of his guitar playing, or the imagery of his lyrics. With each new album, Lopez has showcased his continued musical expansion and innovation.


Music in the Gardens concerts take place on the lawn behind the Doris Duke Center. Lawn chairs, picnics, and blankets are encouraged. Pets are not allowed. Outside food and beverages, including beer and wine, are permitted. Food and water will also be available for purchase on-site from The Palace International, with ice cream from Scoop Local. The lawn will open at 6 p.m. University parking at the Gardens is $2/hour until 7 p.m.

In the event of rain, this event will be held at Motorco Music Hall. Location changes will be announced by 1 p.m. on the day of the event.


Reservations open Tuesday, June 27 at 11 a.m.

Reservations are highly recommended and will be made available at dukeperformances.org. Walk-ups accepted on the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis until the event has reached capacity.