UPDATE: The Bullpen is no longer operating as a tap house and restaurant. It’s not an event space. We will update this post if we learn about music events taking place there in the future.
The Bullpen, at 359 Blackwell Street in Durham, is in the heart of Durham, next to the Durham Performing Arts Center and American Tobacco Campus. It’s also in the shadow of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
It’s the place to go for a pre-game drink or to cheer on the Bulls. It also has a game room.
On Friday, August 3rd, at 8:30 p.m. celebrated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons will be at the Bullpen.
The video at the top of the post gives a little taste of what’s going on at The Bullpen.
The live music has a focus on blues, but is not limited to blues. There are some great singer/songwriter, solo and Americana artists too.
A dollar from every pint is donated to Music Maker Relief Foundation, a non-profit that was founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians who make that music.
Upcoming live music
At 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Friday, August 3: Dom Flemons
Friday, August 10: The National Reserve
Saturday, August 11: Harvey Dalton Arnold
Saturday, August 18: Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen
Saturday, August 25: John Dee Holeman
Friday, August 31: Russ Varnell & His Too County Band