Sun Oct 14

Sip + Savor

A Wine, Food, and Music Experience
Buy Early For Best Seats

More than 30 of the Triangle’s finest restaurant dishes will be paired with world-class wines at the second annual “Sip + Savor – A Wine, Food, and Music Experience” at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) this fall. Guests will enjoy live music and desserts on the DPAC stage. Some of the world’s finest wine producers and sommeliers will host hands-on educational classes and panel discussions on the wine industry. Sip + Savor will be held on October 14, 2018, from 4-7 pm.


“Sip + Savor – A Wine, Food, and Music Experience” is hosted by the teams behind The Bull City Food & Beer Experience, an annual event held each spring at DPAC, and TASTE, an annual four-day series of food and spirits events produced by Durham Magazine. “Our vision with Sip+Savor is to create a fun-filled event with educational components, highlight North Carolina’s finest restaurants & culinary talents by pairing them with outstanding wines from around the globe,” said a spokesperson.


All three levels of the famed DPAC venue will be open for attendees to engage with restaurants and wineries in addition to an on-stage experience highlighting the North Carolina Wine Industry and the Agriculture that feeds it. Additionally, we will host VIP ticket holders in the newly renovated President’s Club with rare and specialty spirits, beer & wine and private catering. The VIP experience offers a private entrance and restrooms for guests.

A portion of proceeds will benefit Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (, a nonprofit, volunteer organization that each year re-routes millions of pounds of healthy food to people in need in a seven-county area. This food comes from retail food donations, the Food Shuttle Teaching Farm, volunteer food drives and field gleaning.

For additional Sip+Savor programming announcements, please visit for more information. 

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Sun, Oct 14, 2018 • 4:00 PM




-Phone: 919.680.2787

-In Person: 123 Vivian Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Prices include 7.5% sales tax. Visit our Where to Buy page for more information on purchasing great seats for all events at DPAC. 


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Age Requirement

ALL ticket holders must be 21+ years of age and must bring valid photo ID. Event reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime.

Event Schedule

3:30pm - VIP admittance begins
4:00pm - General admittance begins

Participating Restaurants


  • Saladelia/Mad Hatter

  • 18 Seaboard

  • ACME

  • Blu Seafood

  • Crossroads Chapel Hill

  • Durham Toffee

  • St. James

  • Boxcarr Handmade Cheese

  • Postal Fish

  • Rise Biscuits & Donuts

  • Vimala's Curryblossom Café

  • Fearrington House Restaurant

  • Gocciolina

  • Guglhupf

  • Museum Hotel, 21c/Counting House

  • COPA

  • Kipos Greek Taverna

  • Pittsboro Roadhouse

  • Mateo

Safety First - Bag Check

For your safety, all guests and their bags are subject to inspection before entry. This inspection may include the use of metal detectors. Restricted items include, but are not limited to, Alcohol, Cameras, Glass Bottles, and Weapons of any kind. In addition, we will also now restrict backpacks and any oversized bags larger than 12 inches by 12 inches x 10 inches (about the size of a standard milk crate). Safety first is our goal. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback at [email protected]

VIP Package

The VIP option includes an earlier entrance time, an exclusive VIP lounge with private facilities, specialty spirits and beers. 

Weather Policy

All performances scheduled at DPAC normally take place as planned. For more information on our inclement weather policy please visit INCLEMENT WEATHER FAQ.