The next Friday Night Live is October 22nd!

Friday Night Live Concert Series

Friday Night Live

Live art. Live music. Good people.

Friday Night Live is a monthly event that brings together live music and live art. Each event features a live music performance from a local artist. During the performance, featured artists create visual art inspired by and responding to the music. The work is auctioned off by a silent auction taking place throughout the evening. Join us for the evening as we explore the relationship between visual art and music in our beautiful spacious Duke Gallery set up cafe style.

Friday Night Live Fall Season!

These events are BYOB and BAYF (bring all your friends).  You are encouraged to bring your own tasty morsels to enjoy during the concert. See our latest live music lineup below, and don’t hesitate to call with any questions or artist opportunities.

These events are BYOB and BAYF (bring all your friends).  You are encouraged to bring your own tasty morsels to enjoy during the concert. See our latest live music lineup below, and don’t hesitate to call with any questions or artist opportunities.

September and October concerts held outdoors weather permitting, indoors in the case of rain or excessive cold. November held indoors.

For safety, please make every effort to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the CAC office. Attendance is limited. Credit cards will not be accepted at the door. If you are paying cash at the door please bring exact change.

For outdoor concerts it is lawn seating: bring your own blanket or chairs. Restrooms will be available in the building. Please note that restroom access requires the use of stairs at the front entrance of the building. For concerts held indoors, seating will be set up in the gallery and guests need not bring their own chairs.

COVID info:
We ask that attendees bring masks.  If concerts are outdoors masks will most likely not be required.  If indoors, we may ask attendees to wear masks when moving from their seats and/or when not eating or drinking.  The COVID situation continues to evolve and we reserve the right to make changes to this policy as necessary for safety and to adhere to restrictions/recommendations in place at the time of the concert.

NO PETS, please.

General Admission: $15 or CAC Member’s price $10

All events 7:00-9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm, concert starts at 7pm

Presented by PNC Bank

This season we are celebrating 10 years of



September 17 (no rain date/will be held inside in case of inclement weather)

Musical Artists: Scotty P & the Love From Above: Baltimore based band playing reggae, blues, soul and more!

Scott Paynter, originally from Delaware County, leads a high energy band based in Baltimore, Maryland, which performs reggae, blues, soul and beyond.  The repertoire includes original music and covers of other artists.  Scott, known for his powerful vocal style, is the lead singer of the popular reggae band Jah Works, also based in Baltimore.  He is joined by guitarist/vocalist Tony Love and a full backing band.  Be prepared for an evening of positive vibrations and a variety of wonderful music.

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October 8 (no rain date/will be held inside in case of inclement weather)

Musical Artists: Rev Chris: Jazz rooted in the musical tradition of New Orleans

Pianist and vocalist Chris Marsceill spent his formative years in New Orleans studying with the likes of Ellis Marsalis and other iconic NOLA keys players and playing with nationally touring acts.  After the hurricane, Chris moved back to PA and set out to create a band and sound that is all his own, but strongly rooted in the New Orleans musical traditions.  His quintet plays expertly crafted funky originals with a few creative arrangements of covers thrown in.  Although the music can generally be described as jazz, it incorporates elements of many other styles into an accessible, good-feeling sound. Chris is joined by a strong lineup of highly regarded local musicians and they will be presenting many new songs written over the past year and a half.

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October 22 (no rain date/will be held inside in case of inclement weather)

 Musical Artists: Kevin Valentine & Velvet Swing: Soulful jazz with Philadelphia based vocalist and band

Kevin Valentine and the Velvet Swing bring an understanding of melody, harmony, rhythm and lyrical content mixed into an array of sonic hues that reflect a soulful urban groove. Kevin will be joined by an allstar cast of Philadelphia jazz musicians including: Lee Smith (bass), Aaron Graves (piano), Leon Jordan, Sr. (drums) & Leon Jordan, Jr. (trumpet).

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November  5 (will be  held  inside)

Musical Artists: Corey Harris: Internationally acclaimed solo acoustic blues musician

Corey is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, travelling throughout the southern U.S. In his early twenties he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded many old songs of the blues tradition while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock and West African music. His 1995 recording, Between Midnight and Day, is a tribute to the tradition of acoustic blues. Subsequent recordings, such as Greens From the Garden (1999), Mississippi to Mali (2003), and Daily Bread (2005) show Harris’ maturation from interpreter to songwriter. Some of his imaginative compositions are marked by a deliberate eclecticism; other works stay true to the traditional blues formula of compelling vocals and down-home guitar. With one foot in tradition and the other in contemporary experimentation, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary music.

He has performed, recorded, and toured with many of the top names in music such as BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, R.L.Burnside, Ali Farka Toure, Dave Matthews Band, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, and others. His additional recordings include Fish Ain’t Bitin’ (1996), Vu-Du Menz (with Henry Butler, 2000), Downhome Sophisticate (2002), Zion Crossroads (2007), and blu black (2010). In 2003 Harris was a featured artist and narrator of the Martin Scorcese film, “Feel Like Going Home,” which traced the evolution of blues from West Africa to the southern U.S. 

CAC is very pleased to welcome Corey back to the FNL stage.  He first performed at the CAC back in 2015.

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