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Music to Your Ears, local music events

Throughout the summer months the Triangle offers inexpensive music and concert opportunities each wee. Spend a lazy summer evening enjoying the sound of local musicians playing at a variety of outdoor venues. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights in Durham and Saxpahaw, 30 minutes west, include jazz, folk and bluegrass shows. Enjoy a light meal at the Arrowhead Inn or Picnic Basket dinners before you head out to a performance. Ask you innkeeper about performance dates and times.

Here is a list of some of the music opportunities this summer:

Sarah Duke Gardens-Music every Wenesday, 7 p.m., $5 Duke employees, $10 general public.
Genre: Duke Performances is proud of its reputation for helping artists produce new work. Hands-on residencies, special commissions, and world premieres of new work all underscore dP’s belief that craftsmanship and art go together. This year features world premieres from the Kronos Quartet and Steve Reich, Megafaun, The Bad Plus, Tift Merritt and Simone Dinnerstein—all specially commissioned by Duke Performances.

Brightleaf Square– Music is every Friday in the courtyard of Brightleaf, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free.

American Tobacco Campus-Shows outdoor movies, concerts from local artists on Friday nights all summer long.

Saxapahaw Music Festival Saturdays in Saxapahaw include a farmer’s market and flea market from 5-8p.m. and a band performance from 6-8p.m.

The weekly festivities include performances by top bands featuring bluegrass, back porch, blues, folk, gospel, latin, celtic, funk, roots, americana and old time music and a thriving Farmer’s Market with fresh local produce, cheese, eggs, baked goods, flowers, honey, organic meat, locally produced wine, hand made arts and crafts and more.

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC