Duke Performances has announced the lineup of its annual Music in the Gardens series at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University and this year's lineup features a very hefty dose of blues and folk.
Things will kick off with Mipso on June 3. The Music Maker Revue holds three spots on the schedule, June 10, July 15 and July 29 featuring Cool John Ferguson, Boo Hanks, Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen and others. The Dom Flemons Trio will play June 17.
In the middle of the series, singer-songwriter Phil Cook and his band The Guituarheels will play three-straight nights, June 22-24, in the Gardens featuring different music each night. The first evening is the Southland Revue, and set of southern music featuring Frazey Ford, Heather McEntire and Christy Smith. The second evening is Are You Ready for the Jubilee? featuring Charlie Parr and The Branchettes. And then the third evening is Southland Mission, featuring music from Cook's new solo album of the same name.
The back half of the season will feature Laurelyn Dossett on July 1, Alice Gerrard and Rayna Gellert on July 8 and Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba on July 22.
Tickets for all of the shows are on sale now HERE.
Music in the Gardens 2015 season
June 3 - Mipso
June 10 - Cool John Ferguson & Sam Frazier, Jr.
June 17 - Dom Flemons Trio
June 22 - Phil Cook w/ Frazey Ford, Heather McEntire & Christy Smith
June 23 - Phil Cook w/ Charlie Parr & The Branchettes
June 24 - Phil Cook
July 1 - Laurelyn Dossett
July 8 - Alice Gerrard & Rayna Gellert
July 15 - Boo Hanks, John Dee Holeman, Ironing Board Sam & Williette Hinton
July 22 - Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
July 29 - Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen & Big Ron Hunter