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Light the Woods with Sound at Dorthea Dix 12109 fire icon
Free  .  Fri, May 11th – Fri, June 1st

Come out to Dix Park for a first-of-its-kind sound and light show in the beautiful oak trees of Flowers Field! Bring a blanket and picnic under the stars while you enjoy different music each night!

"Join us at the park to experience this amazing art installation. Each night will feature different performers, different musical themes and different experiences - no two nights will be the same! Read below for more information on each night!

Local visual and neon artist Nate Scheafer created 384 neon light tubes which will hang in the trees of Dix Park. Connected to a theremin, an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact, artists will perform songs and musical interpretations that will Light The Woods with Sound.

This event is FREE, but please register if you plan to attend. Registering helps us know how many people to plan for, and we can alert you if we have to cancel due to weather.

Bring your family and friends, a blanket or chairs, a picnic basket, BYOB (beer/wine only), or purchase from the food trucks and beer vendors on site. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome.

OPENING WEEKEND

Friday, May 11th Jam SessionCatch the first night of this amazing art installation! Tonight's theme is "Science Fiction" & "All the Beats". American Meltdown and Chez Moi - A Baking Renaissance...Experience the Awakening! will be at the park from 7-10 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 12th Opening Night ConcertThe opening night features "Cinematic Symphonies" and "Dance, Dance Dance" as the musical themes.BBQ Proper, Lumpy's Ice Cream andLynnwood Brewing Concern will be at the park from 7-10 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 13th Playshop"Playshops" are a chance to meet the artist, ask behind-the-scene questions, and experiment with the cutting edge technology that makes this installation so unique. Playshop starts at 8 p.m.


HOOPLA WEEKEND

Friday, May 18th Jam Session"Mystery Mashup" and "All the Beats" are the musical themes for this evening. Bring your hula hoop and come out and join the fun. Artsplosureparticipants are welcome! Napoli Wood Fired Pizzeria, Favor Desserts are our food truck tonight, from 7-10 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 19th Concert"Pyschadelic" music is what you can expect tonight. Come out and join the hula hoopers twirling around the field. Rare Earth Farms Food Truck,Bruster's Apex and Gizmo Brew Works will be serving from 7-10 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 20th Playshop"Playshops" are a chance to meet the artist, ask behind-the-scene questions, and experiment with the cutting edge technology that makes this installation so unique. Playshop starts at 8 p.m.

LO-FI SCI-FI Weekend

Friday, May 25th Jam SessionThe best "Science Fiction" beats will be playing tonight. The Cow and The Oak and Cocoa Forte will be onsite to deal with your hunger from 7-10 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 26th ConcertThe theme for tonight is "Science Fiction" and "Cosplay". How will you dress up? In town for Animazement 2018? Come on down to the park and join in the fun! Are you interested in biking to Dix Park? Join Oaks and Spokes for their final Bike Month activity, decorate your bike with neon and glow sticks and bike from downtown Raleigh to Dix Park to see the show. Cockadoodlemoo Truck, Locopops and Trophy Brewing Company will all be at the park from 7-10 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 27th Playshop"Playshops" are a chance to meet the artist, ask behind-the-scene questions, and experiment with the cutting edge technology that makes this installation so unique. Playshop starts at 8 p.m." - Raleigh Arts

Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park
2105 Umstead Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603
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Friday, May 11th – Friday, June 1st
Closed Today

Sunday 8:00p - 10:00p
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 7:00p - 10:00p
Saturday 7:00p - 10:00p
Free
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