Downtown Durham Inc

Downtown Durham, Inc. Presents Local Band Beauty World at Five Points Plaza


DDI will host a free musical performance by the local band Beauty World on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Five Points Plaza. This is the first event of its kind since DDI installed the new lighting canopy and standing-height tables at the Plaza.

Beauty World features Leah Gibson and Duncan Webster on cello and guitar. Indyweek says of the band’s latest EP, Joypop Turbo, “Every number is a substantial delight, from the lithe meandering of ‘Silky Drip’ to the bubbling current of the EP’s title track.”

DDI worked with the City of Durham’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development to install the new canopy lighting at Five Points Plaza (at the corner of Main and East Chapel Hill Street) in December of 2017. The lights and additional tables create a central hub for social engagement and public events.

“Durham would not be Durham without its unique culture around art, creativity, and pride of place,” said Nicole Thompson, DDI President/CEO. “While the city grows economically, it’s important that DDI and the community at large uphold and nourish our artists and creators who have been integral in making this a city that is loved by newcomers and Durham natives alike.”

For more information about this event, contact Rachel Wexler at


For 25 years, Downtown Durham, Inc. has been the economic development engine for downtown Durham, NC. With more than $1.7 billion in investment since 2000, downtown Durham is home to more than 60 retail stores, 100 restaurants and bars, and 1,700 residential units – all in an area just under one square mile. As the entity responsible for the business improvement district, DDI provides resources to keep downtown Durham clean and safe, and to attract visitors and residents to downtown businesses, venues and events. For more information, visit



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