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.
Watch this video for a 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.
- Live music every Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
- Free pinball and pool every Monday after 4 p.m.
- Geeks Who Drink (Trivia) every Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Friday, Feburary 9: Boom Unit Brass Band Mardi Gras
We’re doing Mardi Gras in Durham style – Boom Unit Brass Band and Paperhand Puppet Intervention kick off with a second line at 8 from the downtown Bull statue to the Bullpen. March to the Bullpen for a big, brassy, Boom Unit party at 8:30.
8:00 Second Line starts at downtown CCB Plaza Bull statue, while Robert Griffin brings the NOLA vibes on piano at the Bullpen.
8:30 Show starts at Bullpen
Saturday, February 10: Bull City Blues Band
Wednesday, February 14: Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue Valentine’s Special
Saturday February 17: Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen