Moogfest is the synthesis of music, art, and technology. Since 2004, Moogfest has brought together artists, futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists and musicians. By day, Moogfest is a platform for conversation and experimentation. By night, Moogfest presents cutting-edge music in venues throughout the city. Performing artists include early pioneers in electronic music, alongside pop and avant garde experimentalists of today.
This weekend in Durham, check out Moogfest’s experimental offerings that may intrigue the adventurous jazz/soul/R&B listener – including Dawn of Midi, Tyondai Braxton, DΔWN, Blood Orange and Moses Sumney. The festival runs through Sunday. Get details at moogfest.com.
- On Friday, Dee Lucas has a new CD Release Party at Beyu Caffe in Durham. Shows at 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets $8 per show. Details at beyucaffe.com.
- Saturday, the free Artsplosure festival presents jazz/soul/funk bands in downtown Raleigh beginning at 2 p.m. Bands include JAZZICAL with Joel Martin, Shana Tucker and Boulevards. At City Plaza on Fayetteville Street. Info at raleighartsfestival.com.
- Also Saturday, the annual Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival takes place from noon-8 p.m. at Rock Quarry Park in Durham. Learn more at durhamnc.gov.