Acorn Live Music Series at Dix Park featuring Community Music School

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The Chapel Event Hall at Dix Park

1030 Richardson Drive

Raleigh, NC 27603

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Join us at Dix Park for some great live music from a local artists.

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Who's ready from some live music again? Join us at Dix Park for the Acorn Live Music Series! The series will feature local music artist from the area. Concessions will be available.

On Sunday afternoon visit the newly renovated Chapel Event Center at Dix Park to enjoy music from Student Showcases from the Community Music School.

Since its founding in 1994, Community Music School (CMS) has positively influenced the lives of over 2,000 Wake County students through professional music education. Annual enrollment at CMS averages 100 students, all with limited financial resources, for 34 weeks of rigorous private and ensemble instruction and summer camps. At Community Music School, we are building the foundation for a life-long love of music and preparing students to be productive and happy citizens.

Music education builds confidence and ambition, problem solving and planning skills, and the ability to focus; tools that help students succeed in all aspects of their lives. Music is many things to many people: a creative outlet, a coping mechanism, a natural talent, a means to preserve a native culture, a method to meet friends, a path to a college scholarship, and so much more.

Event Schedule

1:00pm - Doors open

2:00pm- Event begins

4:00pm- Event ends

COVID-19 Safety Reminders

  • A temperature check will be required.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged.

For the latest Raleigh Parks COVID-19 related information and guidance please visit


Tickets are only available in advance online. Tickets are free and limited number of tickets are available.

Event Details


Seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no assigned seating.


Concession will be available. Outside food and drink will not be permitted.


  • The music series will take place in the Chapel Event Center in the Event Hall. The address is 1030 Richardson Drive.
  • The best park entrances to use are Hunt Drive off of Western Boulevard or Umstead Drive off of Lake Wheeler Road
  • Parking is located in front of the Chapel Event Center.


Dorothea Dix Park continues to work to be accessible and welcoming for visitors with disabilities and limited mobility. Accessible Parking with reserved spaces are available in all lots on campus. Handicap accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field. Portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces are not ADA accessible at this time. Planning a visit to Dix Park and have questions about accessibility? Contact Joseph Voska, Programs and Operations Supervisor, at 919-996-6688 or

COVID-19 Eligibility Requirements

In accordance with program modifications and guidelines, the following participant eligibility requirements are in effect for all Raleigh Parks programs and services. All individuals must be able to:

1. Maintain a safe social distance of a minimum of six (6) feet from Raleigh Parks staff, volunteers, other participants, members of the general public, etc.

2. Practice positive hygiene related to personal cleanliness (using tissues for sneezing/coughing).

3. Move safely in program environment, around facility and outdoor spaces on varied surfaces.

4. Communicate illness/symptoms/etc. of self or others to Raleigh Parks staff.

Eligibility Requirements will be applied to all Raleigh Parks programs and services until the recommendations related to COVID-19 have been removed or reduced. If an individual registered for a program demonstrates the inability to follow the requirements noted above, they may be removed from the program.

COVID – 19 Risks / Release, Indemnity, and Agreement Not To Sue (revised 7/6/2020)

The City of Raleigh has been forced to confront the potential dangers associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The City’s Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department remains committed to providing high quality programming. However, in order to comply with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other federal, state, and local public health agencies, the PRCR Department has implemented additional safety precautions to ensure that program participants and other PRCR Department staff will have a fun, exceptional experience.

The contents of this document supplement applicable program policies (including Camp Policies and School-Based Program policies), the Program Registration Form, and the online registration for participants who registered through RecLink at Unless amended herein, all prior policies applicable to the program for which you have registered remain in effect. Please review the following information carefully to learn more about what the City is doing to maintain a healthy program environment and what participants (or their Parents/Guardians, if applicable) should do before participating in the PRCR program for which you have registered.

COVID-19 Risks

COVID-19 is a highly contagious and novel viral agent. Its transmission vectors are imperfectly understood, and it may be possible to transmit or become infected by COVID-19 despite strict adherence to guidelines prescribed by the CDC and other federal, state, and local health agencies.

Participants in Raleigh Parks programs will be in a group setting where they may come into contact with other program participants (instructors, coaches, campers, camp counselors, camp program staff, and camp program administrators, etc.). Many program activities will be conducted in a public community center setting. As a result, while PRCR Department staff will make reasonable efforts to adhere to the above-stated guidelines, participants in PRCR programs may be exposed to increased risk of transmission or infection of COVID-19 through various actions or interventions, including but not limited to contact with or proximity to one or more of the following:

Other program participants, staff members, or administrators;

The personal belongings of program participants, staff members, or administrators;

Programming and activity materials including, but not limited to, markers, books, games, toys, recreational equipment, etc.; and;

City of Raleigh community center fixtures and furnishings, including door knobs, chairs, tables, plumbing apparatus, light switches, etc.

I understand that participating in the recreational program selected involves risk of injury or illness. These risks include, but are not limited to, inclement weather ,accidents while traveling, food related illness, equipment problems or failures, contact with and actions of other participants, spectators, and volunteers, slips/trips/falls, musculoskeletal injuries, exposure to and illness from infectious diseases, and any and all risks described in the preceding section. I choose for myself or for my child to participate in the selected programs despite the risks. By signing below, I acknowledge all risks of injury, illness, death, and property damage, and affirm that I have assumed all responsibility of injury, illness, or death in any way connected with participation in the program. I also agree for myself and for any child participant to follow all rules and procedures of the program and to follow the reasonable instructions of the counselors, staff members, and supervisors of the program.

Photo Release

Pictures or video may be taken of participants at this Program for use in Dorothea Dix Park publicity. By registering for the Program, I hereby grant the City of Raleigh and the Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy permission to use my likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media (“photo”) in any and all of their publications, including web-based publications and digital platforms, without payment or other consideration. I hereby irrevocably authorize the City of Raleigh and the Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these photos for any lawful purpose.

I have read this release thoroughly and understand that by registering for this program I am waiving legal rights. If I am registering a minor for the Program, I agree that I am a parent, legal guardian, or am otherwise responsible for the minor whose application I am submitting and that I affirm consent on behalf of that minor.

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By Registering for this Program, I consent to receive emails from Dorothea Dix Park about park news, community engagement opportunities, and programs and events. Participant can unsubscribe at any time.

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The Chapel Event Hall at Dix Park

1030 Richardson Drive

Raleigh, NC 27603

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Dorothea Dix Park is the site of one of the most exciting new park projects in America. The 308-acre site blends historic architecture and rich landscapes into a unique destination in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. Check out all of our events on Eventbrite and visit for more information about the park.

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