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Duke Arts Presents

Music in the Gardens: Rebekah Todd

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | 7:00 pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Rebekah Todd’s “Cosmic Soul Rock” is an eclectic blend of blues, folk, rock, and soul music guaranteed to get the 2023 Music in the Gardens series off to an unforgettable start. Based out of North Carolina, Todd and her band’s original sound and high-energy performances have earned the group a devoted and rapidly growing fan base. In the years since the Carolina Music Awards named Todd “Best Female Musician,” her music has become even more captivating. With the recent release of her third album, “Realign,” Todd’s soul-fused sound has grown richer with a psychedelic sheen and a new layer of lyrical depth and introspection.

Todd’s band includes the Josh Clark on bass, Paul Miller on keys, Tyrek Hearon on guitar, and Dru Cannady on drums.


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. 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.

Duke Performances’ 2023 Music in the Gardens series is a Duke Arts initiative presented in partnership with Sarah P. Duke Gardens and That Station and supported by Duke Continuing Studies and The Forest at Duke. The series is made possible, in part, with support from Duke Summer Session.

Mother's Beauty by Rebekah Todd

Realign by Rebekah Todd

If I Ain't Got You by Rebekah Todd (Cover)

Todd’s voice is strong and commanding...every word she speaks oozing with pain and passion.

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