Select Wednesdays this Summer
7-9 p.m.

Enjoy a fun night out in the Downtown Park with your significant other, a group of friends, or just fly solo. Each Park After Dark features unique food from local vendors and entertainment!

Wednesday, July 11



When members of Triangle Jazz Collective, Jim Eastwood (piano) and Ed Kincade (guitar), began discussions in 2016 about forming a dynamic jazz sextet for club and performance hall dates, the search was on for quality talent. And the results have been impressive:

RJ Pitts (tenor saxophone): Our featured artist, RJ has performed and studied all over. If you ever take the time to look up the phrase, “the cat’s got chops for days” you’re likely to see Ron’s picture!

Paul Meade (drums): Paul is an explosive, high-energy drummer who brings years of experience to the table. This engine won’t be slowing down anytime soon, with Paul at the helm!

Ben Robinson: Ben is an outstanding musician and stellar addition to the well-recognized jazz studies program at UNC-Chapel Hill.  You'll want to see him now before he becomes swept-up in the national jazz scene.

Chris Lascola (bass): Chris spent his 20s gigging in the Chicago jazz scene. He is a highly intuitive player with a wide range of influences.

JazzSynergy performs straight-ahead jazz regularly at Watts and Ward and Circa 1888, both in Raleigh, and the Millennium hotel in Durham. Look for them this summer playing outdoor gigs all over the Triangle! 

July Food Vendors

Bam Pow Chow Logo- Resized   Fresh Logo       Crosstown Logo     

Items Allowed

Outside food and beverages are allowed. Outside alcohol is not allowed.

A limited selection of low-level lawn chairs will be available. Personal lawn chairs are allowed.


Multiple parking areas are available around Downtown Park, including the Cary Arts Center (101 Dry Ave.) and parallel parking along S. Academy St. Please mind all parking signs if parking in private lots.


Park After Dark is a rain or shine event. In the event of severe weather, check out our Weather Status Page.