Rock the Park Concert & Movie Series

Rock the Park a Concert and Movie Series Banner

Durham Parks and Recreation offers a summer series that includes concerts and movies in a beautiful setting - Durham's parks.

Sit back, relax and enjoy family and friends while grooving to music or watching a movie on a big screen. Both activities are free and open to the public. Food vendors will be on site and food will be available for purchase.

Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. No alcohol or smoking allowed.

2019 Schedule

Saturday, June 86 p.m. - 8 p.m.Duke Park, 106 W. Knox StreetShrimp & Grits (R&B)
Saturday, June 228:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.Durham Central Park, 501 Foster StreetFamily Night - Check back soon!
Saturday, July 66 p.m. - 8 p.m.Forest Hills Park, 1639 University DriveRas Medy (Reggae)
Saturday, July 208:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.Durham Central Park, 501 Foster StreetKid's Night - Ferdinand
Saturday, Aug. 36 p.m. - 8 p.m.Southern Boundaries Park, 100 Third Fork DriveJazziando (Latin/Jazz)
Saturday, Aug. 178:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.Durham Central Park, 501 Foster StreetThrowback Night - Bull Durham (help us celebrate Durham's 150th Birthday)

Inclement Weather

In case of severe inclement weather, call the Special Events weather line at 919-560-4636 and press #8 for the status of the event.

Vendor Information

Vendor Booth Fees City Resident Non-City Resident
Food (Cost per date) $25 $30

Rock the Park Application Process:

Food Vendors only are accepted for these events:
All items being consumed by participants (whether it is beverages, food, desserts, frozen treats, ice cream, etc.) are considered to be a food vendor.

The process for food vendors is different so that we can screen menu items and not have multiple vendors with the same menu. We will still try our best to accept vendors on a first come first served basis based on menu items. To apply please click on the link below. It will take you to a Food Vendor Application Form. Please fill in all the required fields. You also have the ability to upload your menu and insurance. Once the form(s) are complete it will be sent on to festival staff. Staff will review it, cross reference menu items and let you know of your standing.

If you are accepted you will be sent an email from both our registration system as well as an email from staff about the fees that are due. You will login to our registration system and pay. You will have 2 business days to pay. If you fail to pay you must contact staff to see if your space is still available. If space is not available you will be placed on the waiting list.

If you have any questions about the Rock the Park, contact Kevin Jones, Event Specialist, at 919-560-4355 or by email Kevin.Jones@DurhamNC.Gov.