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CANCELLED: Centennial in the Gardens: A Musical Celebration

Photo composite of two photos. The first is of Sarah P. Duke Gardens. The second is of a musician playing in the gardens.
Sunday, April 21, 2024
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Due to weather, this event has been cancelled. There is no rain date planned at this time.

This is a free drop-in event. No ticket or registration is required!

Join Duke Arts in Duke Gardens to celebrate the Duke Centennial and Duke Gardens' 85th anniversary amidst an immersive soundscape. On April 21, 1939, a jazz band played in the Historic Terrace Gardens to celebrate the dedication of Sarah P. Duke Gardens and to commemorate the previous centennial of Duke University's earliest roots dating back to Brown's Schoolhouse in Randolph County in 1838. As you move through the Gardens 85 years later, music will again fill the air. The afternoon will open with a jazz ensemble playing in the Historic Terrace Gardens, a nod to the Gardens' original 1939 dedication. Become a part of Duke University's next hundred years as you meander throughout Duke Gardens, serenaded by musicians and moved by vibrant dancers among the plants.

Explore the full line-up of artists and their pop-up locations here.
*This event is weather permitted. Check the event page for updates.

Contact: Yesenia Yanez