Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Music to Your Ears, local music events


Throughout the summer months the Triangle offers inexpensive music and concert opportunities each wee. Spend a lazy summer evening enjoying the sound of local musicians playing at a variety of outdoor venues. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights in Durham and Saxpahaw, 30 minutes west, include jazz, folk and bluegrass shows. Enjoy a light meal at the Arrowhead Inn or Picnic Basket dinners before you head out to a performance. Ask you innkeeper about performance dates and times.

Here is a list of some of the music opportunities this summer: 

Sarah Duke Gardens-Music every Wenesday, 7 p.m., $5 Duke employees, $10 general public.
Genre: Duke Performances is proud of its reputation for helping artists produce new work. Hands-on residencies, special commissions, and world premieres of new work all underscore dP’s belief that craftsmanship and art go together. This year features world premieres from the Kronos Quartet and Steve Reich, Megafaun, The Bad Plus, Tift Merritt and Simone Dinnerstein—all specially commissioned by Duke Performances.

Brightleaf Square- Music is every Friday in the courtyard of Brightleaf, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free.

American Tobacco Campus-Shows outdoor movies, concerts from local artists on Friday nights all summer long.

Saxapahaw Music Festival Saturdays in Saxapahaw include a farmer's market and flea market from 5-8p.m. and a band performance from 6-8p.m.

The weekly festivities include performances by top bands featuring bluegrass, back porch, blues, folk, gospel, latin, celtic, funk, roots, americana and old time music and a thriving Farmer's Market with fresh local produce, cheese, eggs, baked goods, flowers, honey, organic meat, locally produced wine, hand made arts and crafts and more.

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Annual Festival for the Eno River

The yearly festival to celebrate the Eno River in Durham and raise money to support the preservation of the river and its wetlands, runs July 2-4 from 10 am to 6pm each day.  The 2011 festival will feature more than 90 performers on four stages.
Stay two nights at the Arrowhead Inn during the festival and we will include two complimentary tickets to this extravaganza. Sip on cold fresh lemonade, plunge your hands into cool wet pottery clay, delight your ears with the melodies and harmonies of many local musicians at this all day event. Explore the creations of local potters, jewelers, painters, welders, weavers, and carvers.  For the younger generations (or young at heart), there's face painting, rock climbing, and activities on the river.  All proceeds from this festival help maintain and purchase new parklands to the already existing 3,000 acres of natural wildlife.  Don't miss the fun!  Visit Eno River Festival website for more information.

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

American Dance Festival at Duke and DPAC

The largest and most influential modern dance festival in the world is in Durham at DPAC and Duke University until July 23. 

The ADF event features over forty dances by seventeen modern dance companies and hundreds of choreographers, writers, and students participating in classes, seminars, and performances.  
Visit American Dance Festival for a list of performances and dates. Stay two nights at the Arrowhead Inn and we will provide 10% discount on your room nights for the festivities.

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC