15 (Mostly Free) Outdoor Concert Series

15 (Mostly Free) Outdoor Concert Series

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

Catch a Concert in the Nation's Largest Museum Park at North Carolina Museum of Art
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.

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Catch a Concert in the Nation's Largest Museum Park
$$   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Summer Concerts in a Renovated Tobacco Campus at American Tobacco Campus
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.

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Summer Concerts in a Renovated Tobacco Campus
Free   .  American Tobacco Campus   .  Durham
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Shag at the Midtown Beach Music Series at North Hills Commons
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.

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Shag at the Midtown Beach Music Series
Free   .  North Hills Commons   .  Raleigh
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Kick Back at the Durham Central Park Concert Series at Durham Central Park
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.

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Kick Back at the Durham Central Park Concert Series
Free   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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Catch Tunes & Food Trucks at Y'all at Dix Park at Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park
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!

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Catch Tunes & Food Trucks at Y'all at Dix Park
Free   .  Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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Catch Magnificent Music at NC Symphony's Summerfest at Koka Booth Amphitheatre
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.

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Catch Magnificent Music at NC Symphony's Summerfest
$$   .  Koka Booth Amphitheatre   .  Cary
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Sip & Sway at Friday Night on White at White Street Brewing Company
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.

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Sip & Sway at Friday Night on White
Free   .  White Street Brewing Company   .  Wake Forest
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Catch Live Tunes in Durham Parks at Durham
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!

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Catch Live Tunes in Durham Parks
Free   .  Durham   .  Durham
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Saturday Markets & Music in Saxapahaw at Rivermill Village
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.

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Saturday Markets & Music in Saxapahaw
Free   .  Rivermill Village   .  Saxapahaw
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Summer Jams in the Duke Gardens at Sarah P. Duke Gardens
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!

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Summer Jams in the Duke Gardens
$10   .  Sarah P. Duke Gardens   .  Durham
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Enjoy Summer Concerts Outdoors at Fred Fletcher at Fred Fletcher Park
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!

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Enjoy Summer Concerts Outdoors at Fred Fletcher
Free   .  Fred Fletcher Park   .  Raleigh
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Listen to Music on the Plaza at Northgate at Northgate Mall
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.

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Listen to Music on the Plaza at Northgate
Free   .  Northgate Mall   .  Durham
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Find Your Folly at Festival for the Eno at West Point on the Eno
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.

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Find Your Folly at Festival for the Eno
$18+   .  West Point on the Eno   .  Durham
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Laze With Live Tunes at Dix Park at Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park
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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!

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Laze With Live Tunes at Dix Park
Free   .  Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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Listen to Stories at Audio Under The Stars at Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
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.

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