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August 2021

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PLAYlist Concert Series: Vanessa Ferguson, Theresa Renee and Le’Andra Williams

August 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Free

Greensboro’s Vanessa Ferguson is not just a Season 12 semi finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” (team Alicia Keys), she’s a songwriter, actor, producer and musician. Vanessa was raised by her grandmother and grew up singing with her family. She enrolled in piano lessons at age five and competed in her first competition in fifth grade. Prince, Sting and Jill Scott are just a few of her musical influences. Pianist, music educator, vocalist and NCCU graduate Le’Andra Williams serves as music…

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Durham Farmer’s Market

August 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 20, 2021

Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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The Durham Farmers’ Market brings people together to celebrate the unique food and culture of downtown Durham and the farms that sustain it. We provide access to fresh food for all of our community, champion small farmers and artisans, and foster a thriving and participatory local economy. You will now have FOUR hours to shop, as the market will be open 8AM-12PM every Saturday through November. Please wait for the bell to ring before entering the market. The line begins…

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POP-SWAP 2: Pop-Up Community Market & Swap Meet

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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POP-SWAP IS BACK again at Durham Central Park Pavilion & Lawn, generously sponsored by the LGBTQ Center of Durham!! https://www.lgbtqcenterofdurham.org/donate Event date: SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2021 from 11am-3pm, 501 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701 (where the Durham Farmer's Market is held) VENDOR LINK: https://forms.gle/QQaq8mARTPB8hRyc6 EVENT INFO: -This event is focused on supporting individuals in our community! -No alcohol or illegal substances allowed -this is a FREE event! free to participate and free to attend thanks to support from the LGBTQ Center…

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Taste of Soul NC: Variety Edition

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Enjoy Seafood, BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Burgers and More at the Variety Edition of Taste of Soul NC. Live DJ to keep you grooving, Kids Games, Merchant/Information Vendors, Tables complete with playing cards for Spades, Tunk and more. Bring the whole family as we'll have something for everyone.

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The Krown Experience

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Headlined and Curated by MAJ3STY, an Independent Recording Artist and the CEO of eMillennial, a nonprofit organization that aims to help the youth receive an education in and outside of academia. These fundraisers entitled “The Krown Experience” are geared to spread the message and give other artists, entrepreneurs, and small business owners an opportunity of a lifetime. Information on eMillennial, their organization, and groundwork for youth scholarship fund(s) can be found by visiting their website emillennial.org Information regarding Maj3sty and his booking are available…

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MAKRS Market at Durham Central Park

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on June 27, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on July 25, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on August 22, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on October 24, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on November 28, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on December 19, 2021 at 11:00 am

Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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The MAKRS Society will be hosting its monthly pop-up market at Durham Central Park! Markets will be held every 4th Sunday (March-November) and 3rd Sunday in December. Join us to shop from 30+ local artists and makers. We'll have food trucks and coffee joining us as well! All tents will be set up 6 feet apart to ensure the safety of all guests, and masks are required at all times while shopping. We will also have hand sanitizer setup at…

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Black August in the Park

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Durham, NC 27701 United States + Google Map

A tailgate festival to celebrate Blackness and commemorate the history of Black resistance and resilience, and to creatively inspire and connect people of African descent to assert their value and engage in social and cultural change. https://www.blackaugustinthepark.com/

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September 2021

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PLAYlist: September: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire

September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Free

September: The Triangle’s Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire, features an all-star cast of local musicians sharp enough to pull off Earth, Wind & Fire mega hits, as well as deep cuts. The stakes are high because so many audience members, of multiple generations, will know these songs word for word and note for note. Who can pull this off? C.J. Baker (drums, music director), J.C. Martin (guitar), Peanut (bass), Al Strong (trumpet), Collin Williams, (saxophone), Brendan Williams (keys), Brevan…

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NC Sugar Rush

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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20+ Dessert Vendors in the heart of the Bull City. A 5 hour event to satisfy your Sweet Tooth like no other!!!

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October 2021

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PLAYlist Concert Series: Soul Understated ft. Mavis Swan Poole

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Free

Led by vocalist extraordinaire Mavis ’SWAN’ Poole (Lauryn Hill, Prince) and powerful yet melodic drummer Jeremy ‘BEAN’ Clemons (who has performed with Gregory Porter, Burning Spear, Jennifer Holliday and more), Soul Understated delivers a beautifully performed organic sound with stellar musicianship. They’ve appeared at such major festivals as The Blue Note Jazz Fest, The Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest, the Toronto Jazz Festival and the Capital Jazz Super Cruise, while Swan appeared in the HBO series Vinyl. WNCU’s Friday night Funk,…

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