Acorn Live Music Series at Dix Park featuring Josh Daniel

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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 Josh Daniel.

For working musician, Josh Daniel, the year 2020 looked to be the most promising to date. With a calendar full of festivals, club shows, and a few brewery gigs, he was booked solid playing the music he loves. When the Covid19 pandemic hit in March of 2020, music venues shut their doors, and his calendar was wiped clean. The singer-songwriter took to his Facebook page and pledged to his fans to play live on Facebook every day until the pandemic ended. Daniel thought life as we knew it would resume in six to eight weeks, but as the shutdown continued, he kept his word and signed on to play every single day. There was no elaborate production team; the show was just Daniel, with an iPhone and his guitar, playing music that can best be described as a soup of roots rock, bluegrass, and soul. Dedicated fans of his Wilco-like sound began to share his live feed, and soon, a Grateful Dead-like community of several thousand followers was born. Josh Daniel fans dubbed themselves, “The Jamily.”

As the pandemic lingered, loneliness and feelings of isolation became commonplace. A bright spot for Daniel was seeing how The Jamily checked on one another, starting shows with a roll call of sorts, and watching as half dozen or so romantic connections were made – a real feat in time when we can’t safely get out to meet new people. “We celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, and we mourn together when we lose loved ones. We lift each other up when we need it,” says Daniel. A scroll through the comments shows a repeated refrain, “This show has saved me for almost a year now,” said one fan with top fan status. It’s very much a mutual salvation according to Daniel. “They say I’m getting them through the pandemic, but they’re getting me through it, too.”

By the time Daniel approached 300 consecutive, live shows, he had earned Pollstar’s #8 live-streaming artist of the year, garnered a call from Kelly Clarkson with an invitation to appear on her show, and drew the attention of The New York Times. Playing music every day has solidified Daniel’s performance chops and increased his live performance catalog tenfold, including the release of his single entitled, “Live Long Days.” When you don’t see him streaming live, he’s busy writing new material, releasing new music, and planning his upcoming Fern Club campaign.

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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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. Admission free programs and events are made possible through the generous donors of the Dix Park Conservancy. Check out all of our events on Eventbrite and visit for more information about the park.

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