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Rissi Palmer (RESCHEDULED)

Due to the forecast of rain on Wed, Sep 22, we have rescheduled this event for Wed, Oct 6 at 6:30pm.


These outdoor concerts are free, no registration is needed, and masks are required. Bring a chair, a blanket, and visit pop-ups by Parker & Otis, Boricua Soul, and Mellow Mushroom for drinks and dinner. The amphitheater is the grassy area below the Lucky Strike water tower and parking is available in one of three nearby decks. Concerts are weather permitting, with notice of cancellation announced online and via social on the day of the event.


Rissi Palmer’s self-termed “Southern Soul,” a sound interweaving R&B, gospel, and country, launched her into the mainstream as the first Black woman to chart a country song (2007’s “Country Girl”) since 1987. Her trailblazing trajectory since has centered a counter-history of country music, both in her own recordings — Revival, her 2019 album, is her most poignant personal-political statement to date — and her stewardship of the genre through Color Me Country, an Apple Music radio show focused on the Black, Indigenous, and Latinx histories of country music.


Current Duke Performances COVID-19 regulations

  • Wed, Oct 6, 2021 at 6:30pm
American Tobacco Campus