PLAYlist Concert Series:  Queen Esther

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PLAYlist Concert Series: Queen Esther

Durham Central Park presents PLAYlist Concert Series in partnership with WNCU FM. Queen Esther takes the stage September 1st

By Durham Central Park

When and where

Date and time

Friday, September 1 · 6:30 - 10pm EDT


Durham Central Park 501 Foster Street Durham, NC 27701

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About this event

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Queen Esther

Described as “..a Black Lucinda Williams…” and a “...brutal, original, explosive singer…” New York City-based Queen Esther uses her Southern roots as a touchstone to explore cultural mores in America, deconstructing well-worn historical narratives while creating a reclamation-driven soundscape. Tonight, hear songs from her new release, Things Are Looking Up, a jazz album of original songs and Lady Day's (Billie Holiday) lost classics!

About PLAYlist

Durham Central Park presents PLAYlist Concert Series in partnership with WNCU FM. The series is held in the park the first Friday of the month, from May to October. Concerts take place rain or shine.

All DCP Events are completely free to attend, but if you'd like to support Durham Central Park's mission of providing space for community, click here to make a donation today.


Each evening starts with dinner and drinks on the lawn. Come peek sound check and get your spot on the lawn! DJ Travis Gales spinning his Friday Night Mix live at the park at 7 p.m. Then the band takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. sharp. All the music is simulcast live through WNCU 90.7 FM.

The party doesn't stop there - DJ Travis will spin us out with a park-wide dance party starting at 9pm!

There are restrooms at Durham Central Park and the venue is ADA accessible. Parking is free in the lots caddy-cornered and above the park (entrances are on Foster St. and Morris St).

Local food trucks will be on site, as well as craft beer and other vendors.

There’s lawn seating, so please bring a blanket or lawn chair. Leashed pets are welcome.

About the organizer

Organized by
Durham Central Park

Durham Central Park is a five acre, city owned park located in the heart of downtown Durham which is operated by Durham Central Park, Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.