Books, Beer & Bluejazz

Saturday, November 19th    Noon to 4:00 PM

The Blue Note Grill  709 Washington St  Durham, NC 27701


Are you tired of the election? Are you ready for some fun? Would you like to get together to laugh and talk about something other than politics? If so, mark your calendars now! There is light at the end of the tunnel: 

Join us the afternoon of Saturday, November 19th for an unforgettable event sponsored by the Piedmont Laureate program as part of the Durham Art Walk Holiday Market. Books, Beer & Bluejazz will feature well known Durham-area authors reading from their work, bluegrass and jazz playing in between readings, local beers, and the downhome food of the renowned Blue Note Grill.

From noon until 2:00 PM, the Nash Street Ramblers will play their signature brand of blue grass, followed from 2:00 until 4:00 PM by the unforgettable North Carolina Jazz Ensemble — featuring six band directors, a 90-year old trombone player, and some of the state’s finest jazz musicians. Authors Michael Malone, Margaret Maron, 2016 Piedmont Laureate Katy Munger, Eryk Pruitt, Sarah Shaber, Cat Warren, and more will read from their work at intervals and take questions from the audience. Information on recommended books for the holidays will also be provided.

Admission is free and open to the public. The event is family friendly, though most suited to children age 10 and over. It’s going to be an epic Durham event that you won’t want to miss!

Let’s celebrate the arts and the start of the holiday season together.  See you at the Blue Note Grill on November 19th!