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Orquesta GarDel


Get ready to dance! Orquesta GarDel, one of North Carolina’s premier Latin music groups, is bringing their infectious equatorial dance rhythms to the American Tobacco Campus on Wednesday, September 20. Their unique blend of classic salsa forms, timba, and edgy funk and jazz influences coalesce into an irresistible dance groove.

Formed in 2006 by David Garcia and the late Nelson Delgado, Orquesta GarDel has evolved into a salsa-fusion group, blending various musical backgrounds including jazz, funk, blues, and R&B.

With a stable membership and numerous performances, including an appearance on NPR’s The State of Things, Orquesta GarDel is a local powerhouse.

Join us one hour before the show for a free dance lesson by Jack Wolf!


The 2023 Duke Arts at American Tobacco series features free live concerts every Wednesday in September at American Tobacco Campus in Downtown Durham. The series is presented by Duke Arts in partnership with American Tobacco Campus.

These outdoor concerts are free; no registration is needed. Bring a chair, a blanket, and visit Parker & Otis, Boricua Soul, Zweli Ekhaya and Mellow Mushroom and other  Campus restaurants  for drinks and dinner. Alcoholic beverages are allowed ONLY if they have been purchased from an establishment participating in The Bullpen Social District; all other alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. The stage is located under the iconic Lucky Strike water tower, and the closest parking is at the South Parking Deck at ATC

Concerts are weather permitting, with notice of cancellation announced at  dukearts.org and via Duke Arts social media accounts on the day of the event.

  • Wed, Sep 20, 2023 at 6:30pm
American Tobacco Campus