In celebration of Sarah P. Duke Gardens' 75th anniversary, and as a gift to the Duke and Durham communities and all supporters that have embraced Duke Gardens and helped it thrive, the Gardens and co-producers Duke Performances present the Grammy-winning a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock.
Beloved for its anthems of social justice, personal empowerment, love, hope, peace and ecological responsibility, Sweet Honey in the Rock's music is derived from blues, spirituals, gospel and African chants.
The concert will be on the South Lawn at 4 p.m. Aug. 30, and it will feature American Sign Language interpretation. The Bailey Elites (Indy Weekly article here) will open the show at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited. No tickets are necessary. If the weather is iffy, please see our Twitter page for updates.
You can read more about the group here and listen to several NPR features on them here. Click here to read an interview Duke Gardens did with Sweet Honey's sign language interpreter. And scroll down for another video to enjoy.
DIRECTIONS, PARKING & OTHER INFORMATION
Parking is free on 8/30.
Please park in one of the following lots:
The H Lot (
The Campus Drive lot on the corner of Anderson Street and Campus Drive.
There will be parking shuttle buses transporting people from these lots to the Gardens entrance starting at 2 p.m. The shuttle buses will take people from the Gardens entrance back to the parking lots (excluding the Campus Drive lot adjacent to the Gardens lots) for as long as they're needed.
There will be bike parking by the first
You may bring:
Drinks (Please bring lots of water, as it will be hot)
Please do not bring:
Beach umbrellas or tents
Dogs (only seeing eye dogs are permitted at this event)
Access Points to the South Lawn:
Main Duke Gardens entrance by the Doris Duke Center off of Anderson Rd.
Entrance off of Yearby Avenue (near Flowers Drive)
Entrance off of Flowers Drive (closer to Yearby Avenue)
Second entrance off of Flowers Drive (closer to Chapel Road)
Duke Campus Buses:
The C-2W bus will drop you off by the
DATA buses Route 6 (for
Water and food will be sold starting at 2 p.m. Please still bring your own water, as the afternoon will be hot.
There will be portable bathrooms available starting at noon. Bathrooms are also available in the
The concert will take place rain or shine. In the case of hazardous weather, we will let the audience know by 3 p.m. whether the concert will proceed.
Please park in the lots on
Deaf and Hearing Impaired:
The Sweet Honey in the Rock concert will be sign language interpreted. There will be a reserved section close to the stage for deaf and hearing-impaired people.