Ground-breaking Tuareg band Les Filles de Illighadad September 20, 2019



With heavy hearts and after much consideration and consultation with the City of Durham, Durham Central Park, Inc. has decided to cancel our 2020 PLAYlist Concert Series (June-Sept) in order to protect public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We will miss gathering and the camaraderie of these concerts but feel that the risk and uncertainty is too great at this time.

PLAYlist is a Free Concert Series Celebrating Summer

Our lineup covers an eclectic blend of genres and features local, national, and even international acts. Each evening will have a mix of local craft beer vendors and food trucks. Seating is an open lawn, guests should bring blankets or lawn chairs. Picnics are welcome, outside alcohol is prohibited. Concerts take place rain or shine. Thank you to our 2019 performers, sponsors and audience! We’ll see you in 2021.

Sustain PLAYlist Concert Series

If you specify your gift to support PLAYlist and our free programming, gifts of $50 or more will receive a PLAYlist t-shirt (see photo below– a variety of colors are available).
Offering free, welcoming and inclusive programming is integral to Durham Central Park’s mission of Providing Space for Community. In addition to PLAYlist, our programming includes the Children’s Independence Day Parade and Food Truck Rodeos. We also partner with other local groups to provide free, fun activities at the park, from yoga to the annual Iron Pour. 
Over the past 20 years, DCP has become a unique activity hub downtown. It’s a beloved community gathering space and some see it as a “sacred” place in the heart of Durham. Why? Because Durham residents and businesses have made an investment in creating, building and sustaining this wonderful urban oasis. None of this would be happening today without supporters like you.
As the non-profit that manages and programs the park, DCP, Inc. relies on your financial support. If you love our free programming or just the feeling that you get when visiting the park, please make a secure one time or sustaining donation on our website at or mail a check to: Durham Central Park, PO Box 1526, Durham NC 27702.
Photo credits: Ryan Moeller Photography