The Playlist Concert Series

Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St, Durham

PLAYlist is a free concert series presented by Durham Central Park and WNCU 90.7FM. The concerts take place on the first Friday of the month from May to October at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street in Downtown Durham, North Carolina. Our curated lineup covers and eclectic blend of genres and features local, regional and national artists. The concerts are simulcast on WNCU, 90.7FM. Each evening starts with DJ Travis Gales spinning his Friday Night Mix live at the park at 7:00pm. The band takes the stage at 8:00pm sharp. In addition to the music, there will be a mix of local food trucks, craft beer and other vendors on site. There is open lawn seating, so please bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Picnics are welcome, but outside alcohol is not allowed. Leashed pets are welcome. Concerts will take place rain or shine.

PLAYlist has presented artists such as Rebirth Brass Band, Too Many Zooz, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Valerie June and Van Hunt to an adoring, often dancing, multi-generational audience since 2017. Durham Magazine readers named Durham Central Park a 2021 Best Venue for Live music (large venue) in their annual Best Of Survey! For more information visit

2022 Lineup Announced! May 6th – Shana Tucker’s An Evening with Sade June 3rd – Isaiah Sharkey July 1st – Wesley Noog with Roda Jardim Suspenso August 5th – DaShawn Hickman presents Sacred Steel with Charlie Hunter featuring Wendy Hickman September 2nd – Gaby Moreno October 7th – A Tribute to Earth, Wind, and Fire