Durham Parks and Recreation’s Rock the Park Series will kick off on Saturday, June 8 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Duke Park (106 W. Knox Street). The Craig Powe jazz band will be the musical guest.

This series will include free concerts and movies in various parks throughout Durham. Participants can enjoy jazz, R&B/old skool, and reggae music as well as kid friendly, date night, and family friendly movies.

Attendees should bring their own lawn chair/blanket as seating will not be provided. Food vendors will be available. See the additional events below:

Concerts (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.) Movies (8 p.m. – 10 p.m.)Movies will be held at Durham Central Park (502 Foster Street)
Saturday, July 6Kashon Perrin (R&B/Old Skool)

Forest Hills Park, 1635 University Drive

Saturday, June 22Family Friendly Movie (PG): Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Saturday, August 3Sahara Reggae Band

Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Drive

Saturday, July 20Date Night Movie (PG-13): Knight and Day
Saturday, August 17Kid Friendly Movie (PG-13): Ice Age: Continental Drift

For more information call 919-560-4355 or visit the special events page at