Outdoor movies, music mark Triangle summer

Posted July 28, 2008
Updated July 29, 2008

Summer in North Carolina means plenty of outdoor fun. When the sun goes down, towns across the Triangle roll out low-cost movies and concerts to entertain all ages.

In Raleigh's North Hills, we found the sound of the beach on a Thursday evening. At American Tobacco Campus in Durham, musicians pounded the bongos. Most concerts around the area are free and kid-friendly.

The North Carolina Museum of Art offers a series of outdoor movies in a variety of genres with admission just $3. mMuseum directors try and chose titles with artistic merit, though that doesn't mean the films aren't entertaining and fun.

Jasmine Gardiner and Heather Willoughby liked the price and the venue. "There's something about being in the city, being able to go watch a movie outside on a huge screen," Gardiner said.

The films are shown Friday and Saturday nights, weather permitting, through the end of September.


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  • 27228 Jul 29, 2008

    I wish Kim Dean had looked around a little harder. There's live music outdoors every Friday night in Bynum at the Bynum General Store and every Saturday night in Saxapahaw. Both a family-friendly venues.

  • allison842 Jul 29, 2008

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I live just around the corner and had no idea!