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May 3
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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(919) 794-8194
John Brown and the Groove Shop Band graphic describing the time and date for PLAYlist Concert Series on May 3rd at 7:30pm
May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

John Brown & the Groove Shop Band takes the PLAYlist stage on May 3rd

Firmly grounded in the heart of funk and rhythm and blues, this band is a truly a powerhouse ensemble. A full 13-piece band featuring a horn section, rhythm section and singers, the group’s repertoire includes the music of the 70s and 80s from artists like Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, KC & the Sunshine Band, The Gap Band, Michael Jackson, Parliament Funkadelic, James Brown, Tower of Power and other music of that genre. This group is sure to get the crowd on its feet! PLAYlist Presents John Brown and the Groove Shop Band May 3rd.

About PLAYlist

Durham Central Park presents PLAYlist Concert Series in partnership with WNCU FM. The series is held in the park the first Friday of the month, from May to October. Concerts take place rain or shine.

All DCP Events are completely free to attend, but if you’d like to support Durham Central Park’s mission of providing space for community, click here to make a donation today.

John Brown and the Groove Shop Band – May 3rd Details

Each evening starts with dinner and drinks on the lawn. Come peek sound check and get your spot on the lawn! DJ Travis Gales spinning his Friday Night Mix live at the park at 7 p.m. PLAYlist Presents John Brown at 7:30 p.m. sharp. All the music is simulcast live through WNCU 90.7 FM.

The party doesn’t stop there – DJ Travis will spin us out with a park-wide dance party starting at 9pm!

There are restrooms at Durham Central Park and the venue is ADA accessible. Parking is free in the lots caddy-cornered and above the park (entrances are on Foster St. and Morris St).

Local food trucks will be on site, as well as craft beer and other vendors.

There’s lawn seating, so please bring a blanket or lawn chair. Leashed pets are welcome.

Sign up here to get updates about the series lineup and offerings!