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Music in the Gardens


Duke Performances’ Music in the Gardens concerts are held every summer at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

Music in the Gardens concerts take place on the lawn behind the Doris Duke Center. Lawn chairs, picnics, and blankets are encouraged. Pets are not allowed. Outside food and beverages, including beer and wine, are permitted. Food and water will also be available for purchase on-site from The Palace International, with ice cream from Scoop Local. The lawn will open at 6 p.m. before each concert. University parking at the Gardens is $2/hour until 7 p.m.

In the event of rain, an alternate location will be announced by 1 p.m. on the day of the event.

The 2023 Series is a Duke Arts initiative presented by Duke Performances in partnership with Sarah P. Duke Gardens and That Station, with support from Duke Continuing Studies and The Forest at Duke.