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 6:30pm. The band takes the stage at 7:30pm 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, Gaby Moreno, 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 the Best Venue for Live music (large venue) in their annual Best Of Survey in 2021, 2022, and 2023!   For more information coming soon at

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Support the PLAYlist Concert Series

As a non-profit, DCP Inc. relies on community support, donations, fundraisers, vendors, and business and corporate sponsorships. Your gift of any size, will help to sustain the park and all that it means to you, your family and your community. In addition to our sponsors, the PLAYlist Concert Series is supported by the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.  Become a sponsor today!

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