Fri, June 15

Third Annual Cool Summer Nights Concert Series Features Nine Superstar Events

June 15, 2012 (Durham, NC) –To beat the heat of those sunny summer days, DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, is proud to present nine superstar events June through August that will feature something for everyone. Tickets are on sale now for the 2012 Cool Summer Nights Series, featuring Grammy® Award-winning artists, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, and one-of-a kind talents. The series will feature:

  • An Intimate Night with R&B Superstar Anita Baker – June 17

  • Summer’s Can’t Miss Bluegrass Show with Vince Gill – June 24

  • Crosby, Stills and Nash in their First Ever Intimate Theater Setting – July 8

  • Back by Popular Demand, Jackson Browne – July 22

  • World’s Leading Guitar Showman, Ted Nugent – August 9

  • Comedy’s Most Outrageous Night, Kathy Griffin – August 10

  • A Country Legend, George Jones – August 18

  • VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock, Meat Loaf – August 19

  • Summer’s Hottest Ticket, Duran Duran – August 21

“We are thrilled with the star talent and diverse events that will take the DPAC stage this summer as part of our Cool Summer Nights concert series,” said Emily Dahl, DPAC’s Marketing Director of Concerts and Comedy. “From R&B to bluegrass, hard rock to comedy, Cool Summer Nights at DPAC promise an escape from heat and humidity, offering an intimate evening indoors with your favorite artists. I hope you join us!”

Tickets sold separately for each event and are available through the following outlets:
• Online at
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• / Ticketmaster Charge by Phone at 800.982.2787
• Ticketmaster outlets including Wal-Mart

Presenting sponsors for this series include Revolution Restaurant Group featuring L'Uva Enoteca and Revolution, 604 West featuring The Pizzeria and 604 West Village Italian Eatery, and Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom. Revolution Durham features contemporary global cuisine in an upscale setting perfect for before a show, and L’uva Enoteca offers authentic Italian cuisine with a focus of quality and freshness. 604 West is a fine dining Italian restaurant considered one the prettiest location to dine in Durham. Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom Durham offers 60 of the finest craft and specialty import beers on tap and serves business-paced lunches by day and casual dining at night.