Thursday, August 7, 2014

Find Your Cool Music Series

Here's a post from Zion about another great summer live music opportunity in downtown Durham! (Last concert of the season is TONIGHT!)  While I was looking for some information, I also found this awesome Durham website where you can find info about all sorts of Durham live music.  (!

What it is: A friend and I made our way downtown to the The “Find Your Cool” Summer Concert Series going on all summer long on Thursdays.  Normally, concerts would be in the CCB Plaza (with the bull statue downtown),  but it rained July 10th at 7pm so the event had been moved under the shelter at Durham Central Park. 

Initially it was supposed to be Americana music but we were surprised to find a full hip hop act on stage, live DJ and all. There's only one more of these concerts happening this summer, so make your way to this free event if you need something fun on this Thursday night, August 7th.  But don't worry, if you miss this year, make sure to keep it in mind for next year.  

What we liked:  the main performer, Toon, and his accompanying artists that performed, had a great following of supporters.  I didn't know the music but the performers had awesome stage presence, and kept the crowd interested.

What we would change: I would caution the promoters to warn people of the content of the music before bringing the family to these events.  Some profanity and explicit lyrics were used, but were not drawn out for the entire event. Since it rained there should have been signs posted outside about the relocation. 

"Find your cool" summer concert series  is made possible in part by Downtown Durham, Inc., Friends of World Music, MHAworks Architecture, the City of Durham and Bull City Burger and Brewery. Concerts are at CCB plaza, 201 N. Corcoran Street, between the Marriott and SunTrust building, from May 9-August 8, with the exception of July 4. Free on-street parking is available within the City Center District and paid parking is available at the Corcoran Street deck.



(the artists)

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