15 (Mostly Free) Outdoor Concert Series +1.3K fire icon
Wednesday, Jun 21 2017

What better way is there to spend a summer evening than swaying to live tunes with the breeze in your hair and a cold one in hand? The Triangle's chockful of opportunities to catch an outdoor show this season. Best part? Most of them are free!

Past Experiences
Photo by @mbdurham
Catch a Concert in the Nation's Largest Museum Park

The summer concerts at NCMA represent one of the Triangle's longest-running and most selective outdoor music series. Grab a seat in the expansive stone amphitheater and soak up the energy.

Catch a Concert in the Nation's Largest Museum Park
$$   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
+ 385 interested
Photo by @hollygroelle
Summer Concerts in a Renovated Tobacco Campus

Calling all bluegrass, jazz and NC lovin' people! Bring your lawn chair and a few adult beverages for live entertainment in the beautiful American Tobacco Campus.

Summer Concerts in a Renovated Tobacco Campus
Free   .  American Tobacco Campus   .  Durham
+ 698 interested
Photo by @North Hills
Shag at the Midtown Beach Music Series

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to do the shag! Every Thursday night this summer, get ready for beach music vibes and some sweet Carolina Girl grooving.

Shag at the Midtown Beach Music Series
Free   .  North Hills Commons   .  Raleigh
+ 1209 interested
Photo by @taphoppertours
Kick Back at the Durham Central Park Concert Series

Enjoy live tunes in the heart of downtown Durham! Kick back on a blanket or lawn chair, pick up a pint and food truck fare and enjoy.

Kick Back at the Durham Central Park Concert Series
Free   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
+ 133 interested
Photo by @destinationdix
Catch Tunes & Food Trucks at Y'all at Dix Park

Deep South Entertainment's free concert at Dorothea Dix series promises to be a good one. Once a month this summer, come out to the park for a lineup of some of the Triangle's biggest names, plus food trucks, craft beer and more!

Sat Aug 26, 4:00p
Catch Tunes & Food Trucks at Y'all at Dix Park
Free   .  Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
+ 371 interested
Photo by @chadcurrin
Catch Magnificent Music at NC Symphony's Summerfest

You know summer's officially here when the NC Symphony hosts its annual Summerfest! Settle into your lawn chair and catch orchestral interpretations of famous tunes, from Beethoven to U2 to Star Wars.

Catch Magnificent Music at NC Symphony's Summerfest
$$   .  Koka Booth Amphitheatre   .  Cary
+ 44 interested
Photo by @loseitwithlaur
Sip & Sway at Friday Night on White

On the second Friday of each month, live music, vendors, activities and craft beer lovers line Wake Forest's South White Street.

Multiple Day Event
Sip & Sway at Friday Night on White
Free   .  White Street Brewing Company   .  Wake Forest
+ 173 interested
Photo by @harts_of_fire
Catch Live Tunes in Durham Parks

Sit back under the summer sky and listen to live tunes outdoors in Durham's beautiful parks. Bonus, food vendors will be on-site!

Catch Live Tunes in Durham Parks
Free   .  Durham   .  Durham
+ 54 interested
Photo by @masher1423
Saturday Markets & Music in Saxapahaw

Travel along the Haw River to the renovated Saxapahaw riverfront every Saturday for live music, a farmer's market and family fun.

Weekly
Saturday Markets & Music in Saxapahaw
Free   .  Rivermill Village   .  Saxapahaw
+ 581 interested
Photo by @fuzzsonic
Summer Jams in the Duke Gardens

Enjoy an outdoor show in the beautiful Duke Gardens while lounging in the grass. Brews and snacks sold on-site!

Summer Jams in the Duke Gardens
$10   .  Sarah P. Duke Gardens   .  Durham
+ 396 interested
Photo by @cathyjordan1
Enjoy Summer Concerts Outdoors at Fred Fletcher

Fred Fletcher Park is hosting free concerts on the lawn every other Sunday. Grab a picnic blanket, get a tan, grub on food truck fare and enjoy the show!

Enjoy Summer Concerts Outdoors at Fred Fletcher
Free   .  Fred Fletcher Park   .  Raleigh
+ 149 interested
Photo by @northgatedurham
Listen to Music on the Plaza at Northgate

Northgate Plaza comes alive on select Fridays this summer with free live tunes, plus food and craft beer from Bull City Burger & Brewery! Kick back on your lawn chair and enjoy the breeze.

Listen to Music on the Plaza at Northgate
Free   .  Northgate Mall   .  Durham
+ 30 interested
Photo by @ Eno River Association
Soak Up the Sun at Festival for the Eno

On July 1 and 4, rock out at the Eno with live music, craft brews, workshops, outdoor activities and more. This 38th annual fest is the largest fundraiser for the Eno River Association.

Multiple Day Event
Soak Up the Sun at Festival for the Eno
$18+   .  West Point on the Eno   .  Durham
+ 242 interested
Photo by @ Dix Park
Laze With Live Tunes at Dix Park

Dorothea Dix Park is also hosting free concerts on the lawn every other Sunday. Grab a picnic blanket, get a tan, grub on food truck fare and enjoy the show!

Laze With Live Tunes at Dix Park
Free   .  Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
+ 188 interested
Photo by @audiounderthestars
Listen to Stories at Audio Under The Stars

Not quite a concert, but just as fun! Grab a blanket and some snacks, head to the lush garden at the Center for Doc Studies and listen to fantastic storytelling al fresco. Each month has a new theme, and treats are sold on-site.

Listen to Stories at Audio Under The Stars
Free   .  Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University   .  Durham
+ 282 interested
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