Although bluesman B.B. King plays the inaugural gig at Durham's $44 million, 2,800-seat Performing Arts Center a week from Sunday, the official Community Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony doesn't happen until the next day.
The hits keep on coming at the soon-to-open Durham Performing Arts Center. The DPAC's latest booking, according to Pollstar, is Harry Connick Jr. The Crescent City crooner-pianist-heartthrob-cellphone pitchman will play the DPAC on Dec. 17 -- a return visit to the Triangle after his June 2007 performance in Cary.
Meanwhile, R&B pianist John Legend's Dec. 13 DPAC show goes on sale Saturday.
The Durham Performing Arts Center won't open until late November, but it's already got some mighty fine shows on the books. And here's another -- singer/keyboardist John Legend on Dec. 13. Tickets go on sale Oct. 4.
Construction continues apace on the Durham Performing Arts Center, a plush new venue with a capacity over 2,700 rising just a stone's throw beyond the outfield fence of Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The target date to open is Nov. 30 -- and that's a firm deadline because legendary bluesman B.B. King is scheduled to break the place in with a grand-opening show that night, billed as the "Bull Durham Winter Blues Concert."
Tickets for the King show are $38-$68 and go on sale Sept. 27. Other concert bookings include a Kenny Rogers Christmas show on Dec. 11; and pianist Jim Brickman with the NC Symphony on Dec. 18. More details coming soon.