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Downtown Durham, Inc. Brings Music to Third Friday Durham


Downtown Durham Inc. will be adding music to Third Friday Durham starting May 15th, 2015. Originally established in 2003, Third Friday Durham is a great grassroots arts event where galleries and non-traditional venues across Durham host free receptions to celebrate their current exhibitions on the third Friday of each month.

“Third Friday Durham has been a successful grassroots event in Downtown Durham,” says Melissa Muir, DDI’s Director of Business Relations. “We are excited to be adding a music component to add to the great energy of Third Fridays and to provide some additional marketing and promotion to bring more people out on the Third Friday of each month to experience all the art galleries, shops and restaurants that downtown Durham has to offer.”

Downtown Durham Inc. is working again with Tess Mangum Ocaña, of Sonic Pie Productions who ran the very successful “Find Your Cool” Concert Series the past two years for DDI. Ocaña is coordinating the musicians and additional marketing and promotion for Third Friday’s. “The street musicians will be in multiple locations around downtown and will enliven the street for the evening to create a connection between our downtown centers of activity” says Ocaña.

The public is invited to come explore downtown Durham’s galleries, shops, and restaurants and to hear music at multiple locations throughout downtown from 6-9 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. The Third Friday Durham dates for the summer season are May 15th, June 19th, July 17th and August 21st.

Visit for a list of exhibits and participating art galleries. Get more information about Downtown Durham Inc. at

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