Community Initiatives

DPAC wouldn't be here without the support of our community members. Thank you for all of your support. The way our community has come together during this time has been truly inspiring and given us renewed hope for the future.

Food Drive

March 26 - April 6

We would like to thank all who donated to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle of the Triangle.  With the kindness and generosity of the DPAC community, we were able to raise almost $55,000 which provides over 27,000 meals to those in need in our communities.


The month of April

In support of and deep gratitude for the health care heroes, first responders, and essential workers who are on the front lines of the current COVID-19 crisis every day, DPAC participated in the #LightItBlue initiative. 

The #LightItBlue campaign included major landmarks and signs across New York City and the rest of the U.S. in support of the front line staff risking their health during the coronavirus pandemic.  As shown in the photos above, DPAC remained in blue light through the month of April.

Blood Drive

Thursday, May 28

Friday, May 29 

Thank you to all who were able to support the blood drive that took place at DPAC  at the end of May. Because of the generosity of our community, we collected enough blood to save nearly 2,000 lives in the Triangle.

Band Together: Call for Change

August 12

WRAL-TV’s Call for Change telethon raised over $200,000 for the United Way’s Anti-Racism Community Fund.

DPAC contributed to this charitable project by providing production assistance and equipment, and served as the host taping location for most of the recorded music performances that were featured on the one-hour TV special.

Many Durham performers were featured including Delta Rae, Rissi Palmer, and Joshua Gunn.


Red Alert Day of Action

DPAC, along with 1,500 other music venues across North America, displayed red lighting on September 1 in support of  the Red Alert Day of Action being organized by #WeMakeEvents North America.


This movement asks that government officials adopt the RESTART Act, and an extension/expansion of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance which provides additional funding to those in the live event industry who are currently out of work.



We need your help NOW to keep theater, music and dance alive.  Add your voice to this national effort asking Congress for relief to independent live performance venues like Carolina Theater, Cat’s Cradle, Haw River Ballroom, Lincoln Theater, Motorco, Pinhook, Slim’s and thousands of others who have been forced to close.

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DPAC is proud to take part in the NC Live Coalition that is helping bring live entertainment back across North Carolina. Consisting of numerous large event and entertainment venues from across the state, the NC Live Coalition seeks to provide guidance and best practices to ensure the safe reopening of our facilities.


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