The North Carolina Museum of Art

Summer Concerts

Welcome to the 18th annual summer concert and movie series in the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park.

Since 1997 the Museum Park Theater has welcomed America’s finest singer-songwriters and critically acclaimed musical ensembles from around the world. Our outdoor cinema features recent Oscar winners, timeless classics, and family favorites. And our Music/Movie Combos combine the best of two worlds—a live performance followed by a film screening.

Our amphitheater offers limited reserved seating and ample lawn seating under beautiful shade trees, perfect for picnicking. The Museum’s Iris restaurant also provides food and beverage options for purchase.

Museum members receive discounts on concert tickets and free admission to outdoor movies. Parking is free for everyone.

Please note seating chart for each event. If all sections with bleacher seating are marked “reserved,” it is not permitted to dance, stand, or sit in front of the stage.

Saturday, June 14 | 7 pm

1964: The Tribute followed by screening of Good Ol’ Freda

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ U.S. debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, the NCMA... Read more >

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Saturday, June 28 | 8 pm SOLD OUT

Iron and Wine

A respected voice in indie rock makes his NCMA debut. Sam Beam, better known as Iron and Wine,... Read more >

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Saturday, July 12 | 8 pm

Loudon Wainwright III and Iris DeMent

The NCMA welcomes two of America’s most distinctive and critically acclaimed singer-songwriters.... Read more > Tickets Info

Saturday, July 19 | 6 pm

Dan Zanes and Friends

We at the NCMA consider Dan Zanes a national treasure. The Grammy-winning musician (and former... Read more >

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Saturday, July 26 | 7 pm

Lisa Fischer, followed by screening of 20 Feet from Stardom

20 Feet from Stardom is a new documentary that spotlights the fabulous female backup singers who... Read more >

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Saturday, August 9 | 8 pm

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Last time the Carolina Chocolate Drops were scheduled to play the NCMA, Hurricane Irene rudely... Read more >

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Saturday, August 16 | 8 pm Judy Collins concert postponed due to inclement weather. Now scheduled for August 16

An Evening with Judy Collins

The Greenwich Village folk music scene of the early 1960s is legendary for launching Bob Dylan... Read more >

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Friday, September 12 | 7 pm

Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Paperhand’s 15th annual spectacle/pageant for all ages. The award-winning troupe uses masks,... Read more >

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Saturday, September 13 | 7 pm

Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Paperhand’s 15th annual spectacle/pageant for all ages. The award-winning troupe uses masks,... Read more >

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Sunday, September 14 | 7 pm

Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Paperhand’s 15th annual spectacle/pageant for all ages. The award-winning troupe uses masks,... Read more >

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Saturday, September 27 | 8 pm

The Head and the Heart

Co-presented with Cat’s Cradle

Not long ago these rising stars of indie folk-rock were... Read more >

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Saturday, October 25 | 8 pm SOLD OUT

An Evening with Wilco

Co-presented with Cat’s Cradle

We’re thrilled to extend our concert season for a special... Read more >

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Tickets

Tickets for outdoor performances and films are available online, through the Museum Box Office at (919) 715-5923, or in person during regular hours.

Tuesday–Thursday, Saturday–Sunday 10am–5pm
Friday 10am–9pm
Closed Monday




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