Sign In
Skip to main content

Warehouse Blues

9th Annual Warehouse Blues Series                          Image of Capitol Broadcasting Company logo                
Sponsored by Durham Parks and Recreation in                
partnership with Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Got the blues? If so, make plans to attend Durham’s
award winning Warehouse Blues Series. The concerts
are free and family friendly. Bring your lawn chair,
have a picnic and enjoy the blues!
Coolers are allowed but alcohol is not permitted. 
For information, call (919) 560-4355.
Warehouse Blues Schedule
Friday evenings (July 13 - August 3)
Durham Central Park, 502 Foster St.
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Image of Warehouse Blues Performers Adrian Duke, Bobby Hinton, Bullfrog and Cool John Ferguson

July 27: Bullfrog Willard McGhee
Bullfrog” McGhee is a multi-instrumentally talented, rambling-shaggy-dog-story-telling, torch-song-sentimental-beer-hall-bawdy-songwriting genius.  He taught himself how to play the guitar, banjo and harmonica. With a powerful affinity for narratives and storytelling, Bullfrog relates his experiences as a cab driver in New Orleans, a West Virginia coal miner, a purveyor of suspect periodicals in Chicago, a Burlesque performer, a house carpenter, grocer and hardware salesman all with a fine wit and clever songs beautifully and fluently expressed in a number of traditional idioms.
August 3: Cool John Ferguson
At the age of five, Cool John Ferguson was playing church music professionally, often out-seating musicians 10 times his age. For three years he was a featured entertainer on the Low Country Sing on channel 5 Charleston TV, appearing with his three sisters (the Ferguson Sisters), a popular gospel trio. In the years since, John has traveled where the music has taken him, equally comfortable in churches and clubs.  He has been active on the tent revival circuit, and has been associated with LaFace Records of Atlanta, collaborating on pop recordings with his niece, Esperanza.