15 (Mostly Free) Outdoor Concert Series
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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!

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Catch a Concert in the Nation's Largest Museum Park
$$, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

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.

This experience has 385 bookmarks and 8106 views.
Photo by @hollygroelle
Summer Concerts in a Renovated Tobacco Campus
Free, American Tobacco Campus, Durham

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.

This experience has 698 bookmarks and 8413 views.
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Shag at the Midtown Beach Music Series
Free, North Hills Commons, Raleigh

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.

This experience has 1209 bookmarks and 9896 views.
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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.

This experience has 133 bookmarks and 1411 views.
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Catch Tunes & Food Trucks at Y'all at Dix Park
Free, Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh
Sat August 26, 4:00p

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!

This experience has 371 bookmarks and 3440 views.
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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.

This experience has 44 bookmarks and 920 views.
Photo by @loseitwithlaur
Sip & Sway at Friday Night on White
Free, White Street Brewing Company, Wake Forest
Fri April 28 – Fri September 08

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

This experience has 173 bookmarks and 1409 views.
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Sit back under the summer sky and listen to live tunes outdoors in Durham's beautiful parks. Bonus, food vendors will be on-site!

This experience has 54 bookmarks and 544 views.
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Saturday Markets & Music in Saxapahaw
Free, Rivermill Village, Saxapahaw
Sat November 25, 5:00p - 8:00p

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

This experience has 581 bookmarks and 6435 views.
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Summer Jams in the Duke Gardens
$10, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham

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

This experience has 396 bookmarks and 3955 views.
Photo by @cathyjordan1
Enjoy Summer Concerts Outdoors at Fred Fletcher
Free, Fred Fletcher Park, Raleigh

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!

This experience has 149 bookmarks and 1068 views.
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Listen to Music on the Plaza at Northgate
Free, Northgate Mall, Durham

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.

This experience has 30 bookmarks and 368 views.
Soak Up the Sun at Festival for the Eno
$18+, West Point on the Eno, Durham
Sat July 01 – Tue July 04

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.

This experience has 242 bookmarks and 3714 views.
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Laze With Live Tunes at Dix Park
Free, Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh

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!

This experience has 188 bookmarks and 1542 views.
Listen to Stories at Audio Under The Stars
Free, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham

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.

This experience has 282 bookmarks and 2688 views.
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