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Light the Woods with Sound at Dorthea Dix

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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!

"Come to Dix Park for a first-of-its-kind sound and light show in the beautiful oak trees of Flowers FIeld! Watch as musicians produce beautiful music and neon lights dance in the treesLocal visual and neon artist Nate Scheaffer 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.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!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, purchase from the food trucks and beer vendors on site. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome.OPENING WEEKENDFriday, May 11thJam SessionCatch the first night of this amazing art installation! Tonight’s theme is “Science Fiction” & “All the Beats”. American Meltdown, Thai Box Zing Catering, HOLY MOLE 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 12thOpening Night ConcertThe opening night features “Cinematic Symphonies” and “Dance, Dance Dance” as the musical themes.BBQ Proper, Taco Grande, Lee's Kitchenand Lumpy's Ice Cream and Lynnwood Brewing Concern will be at the park from 7-10 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m.Sunday, May 13thPlayshop“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***Due to the soggy weather and threat of thunderstorms, we are canceling Light the Woods with Sound at Dix Park scheduled for Friday May 18 and are rescheduling to Thursday, May 31st, instead. We are also canceling Saturday, May 19 and rescheduling for Friday, June 1st. We hope to see you there! Sunday, May 20thPlayshop“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 WeekendFriday, May 25thJam SessionThe best "Science Fiction" beats will be playing tonight. The Cow and The Oak, Curry In A Hurry Truck, Cocoa Forte and Lynnwood Brewing Concern will be onsite to deal with your hunger from 7-10 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m.Saturday, May 26thConcertThe 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, Bam Pow Chow, Baozi, Locopopsand Trophy Brewing Company will all be at the park from 7-10 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m.Sunday, May 27thPlayshop“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 RAIN DATES:Thursday, May 31st 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. Music starts at 8 p.m. Rare Earth Farms Food Truck, Thai Box Zing Catering, Queso Monster, Chez Moi - A Baking Renaissance...Experience the Awakening!and Jordan Lake Brewing Company will be joining us at the park.Friday, June 1stConcert"Pyschadelic" music is what you can expect tonight. Come out and join the hula hoopers twirling around the field. Music starts at 8 p.m. Taco Grande, Daddy Bob's Barbeque, Bruster's Apex and Gizmo Brew Workswill be at the park tonight!." - 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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