Duke series celebrates Merge Records artists
Duke Performances will present the annual summer Music in the Gardens series in collaboration with Merge Records, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a Durham music label.
Among the Merge artists slated to play headlining concerts in Baldwin Auditorium are Lambchop – performing their album “Nixon” – along with William Tyler, Mount Moriah, Stephin Merritt, and Mark Eitzel.
Except where noted in the schedule below, Music in the Gardens will be presented outdoors at Duke Gardens, behind the Duke Gardens Visitors Center. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are encouraged. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $13 general admission, $10 for Duke students and employees. Children 12 and under will be admitted for free.
Tickets for Merge 25 at Baldwin Auditorium are $35 general admission, $10 for Duke students. Tickets are available online at dukeperformances.org, by phone at 919-684-4444, or in person at the University Box Office in the Bryan Center on Duke’s West Campus, Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Here is the complete Music in the Gardens schedule:
-- June 3, at 7 p.m. Duke Gardens. King Khan and the Shrines
-- June 11 at 7 p.m. Duke Gardens. Plume Giant and Poor Rich Boy
-- June 18, at 7 p.m. Duke Gardens. Spider Bags
-- June 25, at 7 p.m. Duke Gardens. The Rosebuds
-- July 2, at 7 p.m. Duke Gardens. Hammer No More the Fingers
-- July 9, at 7 p.m. Duke Gardens. Richard Buckner
-- July 16, at 7 p.m. Duke Gardens. Portastatic
-- July 23 at 7:30 p.m. Baldwin Auditorium. Lambchop play “Nixon.” William Tyler and Mount Moriah also perform.
-- July 30 at 7:30 p.m. Baldwin Auditorium. Stephin Merritt and Mark Eitzel