The Bull Durham Blues Festival returns for its 29th year, September 9-10, 2016, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Fayetteville Street, Durham. Show times are 7:00 pm on Friday and 6:00 pm on Saturday. Food trucks and other vendors will be on hand both days at 5:00 pm. Artists on Friday are Barbara Carr, Roy Roberts, Beverly Guitar Watkins and Bobby Hinton. Saturday performers are The Luxuriant Sedans, Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues, Joe B. Cutchins, Jr. and Grady Champion and his band along with Da 6’8” WONDER DJ 2 TALL. Festivalgoers will enjoy an intimate music experience in Hayti’s historic Performance Hall.
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The Jambalaya Soul Slam has been a staple program at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham since 2005. Supported by the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, the Jambalaya Soul Slam brings together the best poets in the area to compete for a cash prize and a chance to make the Bull City Slam Team. The Bull City Slam Team represents the Jambalaya Soul Slam, the Hayti Heritage Center, Durham, and the Triangle in regional and national competition each summer … read more