Rock the Lot

Rock the Lot

Durham Parks and Recreation is bringing concerts to your car! Come on out for a concert and enjoy it from the comfort of your vehicle or bring your own chairs and sit directly in front of your vehicle in the marked space provided. 

Rock the Lot Concert Details

Saturday, June 56 p.m.-8 p.m.
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Northern High School Parking Lot, 117 Tom Wilkinson RoadRoné Grant
Register online beginning Monday, May 24 at 9 a.m.
Saturday, July 246 p.m.-8 p.m.
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Riverside High School Parking Lot, 3218 Rose of Sharon RoadEpitome
Neo Soul, R&B, Pop, and Classic Soul
Register online beginning Monday, July 12 at 9 a.m.
Saturday, August 146 p.m.-8 p.m.
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Southern High School Parking Lot, 800 Clayton RoadSajaso
Salsa, Jazz, and Soul
Register online beginning Monday, August 2 at 9 a.m.


All Rock the Lot events are free, but tickets must be reserved online. Only one ticket is needed per car. We will be limiting each car to only 4 people, so please plan accordingly.

Reserving your ticket online guarantees you entry to the show. Each concert will accommodate up to 50 vehicles. Cars are limited to 4 people, so please plan accordingly! Ticket registration will be taken online until all spots are full or until 3 days prior to the concert. No tickets will be issued at the gate.

No shows are no fun! If you reserve a ticket and can no longer attend, please let us know as soon as possible!


Food will be available for purchase. A variety of food trucks will be on-site. The gates will open 1 hour before the show starts - come early and enjoy some great food before the concert! 

Masks will be required when picking up food, and lines will be marked to follow social distancing guidelines. 

Food trucks will remain open until approximately 15 minutes before the end of the concert. 

You are welcome to bring your own food to the concert. Please do not share food between vehicles. We ask you to consider supporting your local Durham economy by purchasing your concession items on-site.

Some food trucks may offer delivery to your vehicle, so when going to the food trucks to place an order be sure to note your parking space number.

Important Safety Information

You must remain in your car or in the space provided in front of your car unless you are visiting a food truck or the restroom. When outside of your vehicle, masks are required.

Inclement Weather

Rock the Lot events are rain or shine. Rain dates will not be offered for these events.

Events may be canceled in the case of severe inclement weather or high winds. Cancellation updates will be posted on this page, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Event status updates can also be accessed by calling the weather line at 919-560-4636, and pressing Number 8.

The City of Durham assumes no responsibility for injury, property loss, illness, or damage of any kind. City Staff reserve the right to adopt or change any rule at any time, with or without notice, to best serve our customer and staff's safety as well as our best business practice.