PLAYlist Concert Series: Rissi Palmer

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PLAYlist Concert Series: Rissi Palmer

Durham Central Park presents PLAYlist Concert Series in partnership with WNCU FM. Rissi Palmer takes the stage July 7th

By Durham Central Park

When and where

Date and time

Friday, July 7 · 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

Rissi Palmer

Grammy nominee Rissi Palmer, who describes her musical style as “Southern Soul” has received widespread media attention in national publications including Ebony, Billboard, People, Newsweek, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and more. Look for her May tour with Miko Marks and the new PBS American Masters documentary, Rissi Palmer: I'm Still Here. She has performed on the CBS Morning Show, CNN, Oprah & Friends, at the White House, Lincoln Center, and the Grand Ole Opry. Rissi made music history in 2007 with the release of her Top 40 debut single, Country Girl, becoming the first African-American female to chart a country song since 1987. She is now the host of the Apple Music Country show, Color Me Country Radio w/ Rissi Palmer and administers the Color Me Country Artist Grant Fund to provide grants for artists of color pursuing careers in Country and Americana Music.

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.