It was all the way back in 1853 when Durham got its name, but only now might this creative corner of the Triangle be getting its own museum. The Museum of Durham History plans to showcase the richness of the area's history while fostering the development of its current community. This museum promises to highlight the compelling humanity of Durham's history by uniting dynamic storytelling and riveting imagery. This all kicks off mid-August with the launch of History Beneath Our Feet, an online resource where visitors can learn more about the origins of local streets and the figures for whom they were named.
Although there's no boulevard yet dedicated to the charisma of Phil Cook and His Feat, the Megafaun-famed guitarist (and new father) will headline the night with a set of spirited folk tunes. Metal punks Lurcher, Americana cruisers Shipwrecker and oldies cover band The Billitones round out the show; if that weren't enough, you can bet a few food trucks will be on hand to keep you fed. It's an all-ages show, and seeing as Durham hosts 6.31 million visitors each year, you'd better be there early. —Ashley Melzer