Live music is coming back to the American Tobacco Campus thanks to a partnership with Duke Performances. A free four-show series at the American Tobacco Campus Amphitheater will kick off Sept. 15, featuring North Carolina alt rock, folk, and soul musicians.
Duke Performances is partnering with American Tobacco Campus will present the four-part lineup of acclaimed North Carolina-based artists in the open-air amphitheater — free and open to all.
The series kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 15, with The Veldt’s signature shoegaze-soul, followed the next week by Rissi Palmer’s “Southern Soul” (Sept. 22), local singer-songwriter’s Skylar Gudasz’s genre-fluid vocalizations (Sept. 29) and closes with The Dead Tongues’ folk rock Friday, Oct. 1.
The feeling will evoke “Music in the Gardens,” the annual summer series by Duke Performances, but in the downtown setting of the American Tobacco Campus with its unique offering of local restaurants including Parker & Otis and Boricua Soul.
About Duke Performances
Duke Performances — the professional performing arts presenter at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina — engages diverse, virtuosic, and future-thinking artists from our own region and around the world to present meaningful and celebratory performances at Duke and in Durham, in service to our mission of enhancing learning and research, fostering community, and furthering the presentation of new performance. Annually, Duke Performances offers a robust season of world-class performances, making use of a network of Duke and Durham venues, and presenting artists spanning classical, new music, jazz, Americana, independent rock, international music, theater, and dance. dukeperformances.org.
Fall 2021 Season Schedule
DUKE PERFORMANCES AT AMERICAN TOBACCO CAMPUS AMPHITHEATER
- THE VELDT Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 6:30pm
Genre: Indie Rock, Shoegaze, Soul
- RISSI PALMER Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 6:30pm
Genre: Southern Soul
- SKYLAR GUDASZ Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 6:30pm
- THE DEAD TONGUES Friday, Oct. 1 at 6:30pm
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Thanks to ATC’s Valerie Ward for this Capcom scoop.