Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast

914 Vickers Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Innkeeper(s): Monica and Daniel Edwards

Durham Art Walk Holiday Market 2016 13 Oct 2016, 2:47 pm

You do not want to miss the Durham Art Walk Holiday Market (2016) Saturday November 19 from 10 am through 5 pm and Sunday November 20 from 1 pm through 5 pm.  The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is a festive arts and crafts event that celebrates the holiday season in Downtown Durham.  This event is free and open to the public.

The Holiday Market is produced and presented by the Durham Arts Council with support from many generous community sponsors.  Browsing unique local crafts and artwork is even better when it doubles as holiday shopping!

The biannual Durham Art Walk's winter edition provides patrons with the unique chance to buy one-of-a-kind pieces from local artists.   The Holiday Market invites arts lovers for a weekend full of art, including:

  • Dazzling local artistic talent
  • Ongoing live music
  • World-class restaurants
  • Great shopping
  • Innovative new businesses
  • Fascinating historic sites
Visitors can purchase fine arts and crafts at many downtown Durham sites including the Durham Arts Council, Vega Metals, Durham Armory and more!   Visitors will hear live musical performances and enjoy delicious food at many downtown Durham restaurants and food trucks.  

Most places are within easy walking distance around Downtown Durham and on Saturdays visitrs can take the Bull City Connector, a free bus that travels Downtown Durham.  The Connector does not run on Sundays.  

Durham Art Walk Holiday Market Sites (not a complete list):
  • Alliance Architecture
  • Bull City Arts Collaborative
  • Bull City Burger and Brewery
  • Bull City Craft Annex at Room 100 (Golden Belt Arts)
  • Carrack Modern Art
  • Claymakers Arts Community
  • Durham Arts Council
  • Durham Arts Guild
  • Durham Distillery
  • Durham Museum of History
  • Exotique
  • Hamilton Hill Jewelry
  • James Kennedy Galleries
  • Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio
  • Pleiades Gallery
  • Pompieri Pizza
  • Spectre Arts
  • The Blue Note Grill
  • The Scrap Exchange
  • The Shed Jazz Club
  • Through This Lens
  • Urban Durham Realty
  • Vega Metals
  • Wentworth and Leggett Bookshop
This community cultural event not only celebrates the arts, but it also builds our community and continues to revitalize our Downtown Durham.  Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast looks forward to hosting guests during this fun-filled weekend.  

10 Naturally Beautiful Places in Durham 23 Sep 2016, 1:12 pm

Durham blossoms with natural beauty all year round.  From state parks and recreation areas to formal gardens and butterfly houses, Durham has some gorgeous places to see. Here are 10 naturally beautiful Durham places.  Whether at our lowest average temperature of 27 degrees Fahrenheit in January or our highest average temperature of 87 degrees Fahrenheit in July, the outdoors can be enjoyed year round here in Durham, North Carolina.

American Tobacco Trail
The American Tobacco Trail is a 23+ mile rails-to-trails project located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina. The route crosses through the City of Durham; Durham, Chatham, and Wake counties; the planning jurisdictions of the Towns of Cary and Apex; and passes through the Lake Jordan project land of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Duke Forest
7,060-acre teaching and research forest of Duke University with a variety of ecosystems represented. Preserved for research and recreation since the 1930s. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, and picnics permitted.

Eno River State Park
The Eno River flows through Durham for 33 miles before eventually ending up in Falls Lake on the eastern edge of the county. This park, only 10 miles from downtown Durham, offers terrific access for those who wish to experience the natural beauty the region has to offer. The river winds through hills and bluffs with shrubs and pines that are ready to be hiked and enjoyed through one of five access points.  Day trips can also include canoeing or fishing in the Eno itself.  Experience the peaceful atmosphere of the natural forests.

Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Once part of the original 30,000-acre Stagville Plantation, this 708-acre preserve now spans both sides of Jock Road and is part of the mosaic landscape in northern Durham County linking Lake Michie, Little River Reservoir, Falls Lake, the Flat River and the Little River watersheds. The property is adjacent to the 35,000-acre US Army Corps of Engineers Falls Lake Reservoir. The site has a rich agricultural and forestry history, as demonstrated by the neighboring Division of Cultural History’s Historic Stagville. Structures from the plantation’s time are still on the property, as are stone piles and other signs of its agricultural past. There are 2.7 miles of trails that wind through native prairie grasses and flowers, beside a creek and up a 500-foot elevation with good views. 

Lake Michie Recreation Area
Bird watching, boating/sailing, boat launches, boat rentals, camping, fishing, hiking, marina, picnic shelter, rock hounding. Open daily sunrise to sunset from March 1 through June 30. Park access is free; fee charged for boating and fishing.

Leigh Farm Park
This 82.8-acre property is anchored by a seven-acre historic core listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic area includes the Leigh House (circa 1835), an early 19th century dairy, a mid-19th century slave cabin with notable stick-built chimney, smokehouse, corn crib and a late 19th century well house and carriage house. The property also features a second mid-19th century slave cabin with a 1930 Rustic Revival log addition, an early 20th century tobacco barn and pack house, several mid-20th century residences, and wooded acreage that was historically open agricultural land.

Little River Regional Park and Natural Area
391-acre park and natural area developed from tobacco farmland. Relics like barns, houses, and sheds have been restored and now serve as picnic shelters, information centers, and landmarks accompanying the more than 15 miles of walking, hiking, mountain-biking, and horseback riding trails.  Playground, wildlife, bird-watching, picnicing, and rock hounding. 

Magic Wings Butterfly House
Located on the grounds of the Museum of Life and Science, this is the largest museum butterfly house east of the Mississippi. The three-story tropical conservatory features rare and enchanting species of butterflies from Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. The conservatory includes beds of exotic flowers, a flowering meadow, tropical fruit trees in a rain forest area and a stream garden. The Insectarium features more than 25 live exotic and native species of insects and insect predators and an extensive collection of mounted specimens from around the world.

Rollingview State Recreational Area at Falls Lake
Plenty of fun things to do like bird-watching, boating/sailing, boat launches, recreational activities, swimming, beaches, water skiing, and windsurfing.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
55-acre gardens known as one of the premier public gardens in the U.S., with 200+ colorful plant varieties viewable from more than five miles of walkways and paths. Seasonal plantings ensure that each visit is a new experience. Walking and trolley tours available.

Stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham while you visit these 10 naturally beautiful places in Durham.  You will savor a fresh gourmet breakfast each morning.  We enjoy extending our warm Southern hospitality to our visitors from all over the world.

North Carolina Central University Named HBCU of the Year 10 Sep 2016, 10:03 am

North Carolina Central University is named the HBCU of the Year by HBCU Digest.  During the annual awards contest recognizing achievement among the national's one-hundred and eleven historically black colleges and universities, North Carolina Central University also earned Best Student Newspaper (Campus Echo) and the Best STEM Program called Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprises (known as BRITE).  

Former and current HBCU presidents, alumni, faculty, students, journalists, and former award winners served as a panel of judges. Awards were presented in Washington D.C. at the University of the District of Columbia this past July 15, 2016.

11th Chancellor Debra Saunders-White stated at the award presentation, "This is truly a tremendous honor.  North Carolina Central University strives for a goal of Eagle Excellence.  Now, more than ever, it is vitally important for institutions like ours to continue molding and preparing critical thinkers who challenge, serve, lead, and engage our communities.  We are grateful for this distinguished acknowledgement from our peers and other members of the higher education community."

North Carolina Central University celebrates their Homecoming Week 2016 from October 9 through 15.  Do not miss the Homecoming Parade on Saturday October 15. There will be show-stopping bands, local organizations and businesses, and North Carolina Central University groups. 

The Homecoming Football Game happens at 2 pm later that same day.  North Carolina Central University will play against Savannah State University in the O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium in Durham.  

The following is a one-minute YouTube video showing highlights from NCCU's 2015 Homecoming:

Did you know that one of the rooms at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is called the Eagles Room?  It is named after the North Carolina Central University Mascot the Eagle.  Both Daniel & I graduated from NCCU. We enjoy hosting fans of all our local college teams including Duke University, Shaw University, and North Carolina State University.

Endangered Lemur Population Increased by Triplets Born at The Duke Lemur Center 17 Aug 2016, 12:15 pm

The world's critically endangered lemur population increased by three baby mouse lemurs.  The triplets were born at Duke Lemur Center in Durham, North Carolina on July 8.  They each weighed only 7 grams each which is about the same weight only three pennies!  

Each species born at Duke Lemur Center follows a naming convention.  Mouse lemur babies are all named after herbs and spices.  Mama Sriracha gave birth to three boys: Cholula, Barley, and Hops. The Duke Lemur Center houses North America's only breeding colony of grey mouse lemurs with a total of 48 individuals.  

Despite their small size (adult mouse lemurs typically weigh around 50 grams), their births are incredibly important. Lemurs have been classified as the world's most threatened mammal group, so their arrivals help to stabilize the genetic diversity of these fascinating primates.  

Lemurs are native to Madagascar.  In fact, there are more endemic plant and animal families in Madagascar than any other place in the world. Primates in particular have a tremendous amount of diversity. There are over 100 types of lemurs found only in Madagascar.

The Duke Lemur Center Sava Conservation Initiative is a multi-faceted community-based project which brings both conservation and opportunities for Duke students to the SAVA region of northeastern Madagascar.  Watch their YouTube video below.

Conservation activities include, but are not limited to, environmental education with local students, reforestation, fish farming, sustainable agriculture through promotion of yam cultivation, support of fuel efficient stoves, family planning, research, and more.  The ultimate object of all project activities is to protect remaining forest and the unique biota of the SAVA region.  

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is thankful to have the Duke Lemur Center right here in Durham, North Carolina. Our guests can enjoy tours to see these fascinating primates up close in their natural habitat.   

The Top Five Restaurants in Durham, NC 14 Aug 2016, 1:09 pm

Based on the ratings of guests who have dined at restaurants in Durham, NC, TripAdvisor has determined that five restaurants consistently rank above the rest.  However, in a place named "The South's Tastiest Town" by Southern Living Magazine, it really is hard to go wrong when choosing a restaurant in the Bull City.

Nana's Restaurant

The #1 restaurant is none other than Nana's Restaurant. Since the opening of Nana's in December of 1992, through the extensive remodeling and expansion completed in March of 2000, to present day, Nana's remains one of the most popular restaurants in the Triangle area.

Located at 2514 University Avenue, Nana's is open Mondays through Saturdays starting at 5 pm until... Call (919) 493-8545 for reservations. Nana's well known world-class cuisine, an award-winning wine list from Wine Spectator Magazine, and their friendly, attentive service makes for an unforgettable dining experience.

In the mood for delicious Mexican, Latin, and Southwestern food? Gonza Tacos y Tequila's Durham location is at 608 Fernway Avenue. Call (919) 907-2656.

Guests rave not only about their food (try their guacamole), but also about their friendly service and awesome indoor as well as outdoor dining. Gonza Tacos y Tequila hosts private events and provides exceptional catering.

Mateo Bar de Tapas is the first solo venture from Chef Matthew Kelly of Vin Rouge, housed in the old Book Exchange building in the heart of Downtown Durham. Located at 109 West Chapel Hill Street.  Call 919-530-8700 for reservations.

Featuring a menu that blends the flavors of Spain with beloved ingredients and dishes of the South.  They offer a casual, yet refined, menu of Spanish small plates with a Southern inflection.  Accompanying the food is a robust Spanish wine list as well as one of the largest sherry offerings in the country.

Open for lunch Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Open for dinner Tuesdays through Thursdays 5 pm to 10:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 5 pm to 12 am, and Sundays from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.

Ranked by TripAdvisor as the 4th best restaurant in Durham, The Original Q Shack offers "barbeque as tender as a mother's love."

Located at 2510 University Drive, The Q Shack is open Monday through Sunday 11 am to 9 pm. Whether you eat out, take out, or savor their catering, all meats are smoked in house with their perfect blend of hickory and mesquite woods.

Guglhupf Cafe is also an artisan bakery and restaurant in Durham, North Carolina. Established in 1998, Guglhupf features an upscale menu exploring German cuisine with an inventive approach using local, seasonal ingredients.

Located at 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, reservations can be made online or by calling 919-401-2600.  This Top 5 Restaurant in Durham offers different hours for their cafe, bakery, and restaurant. Orders can be placed online.  Guglhupf also hosts private parties.

There you have it, the top five restaurants in Durham, North Carolina.  When you visit any of these restaurants, you can also be a guest at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast.  We love extending our Southern hospitality and each morning our guests wake up to a delicious and fresh gourmet breakfast.

29th Annual Durham Blues Festival 2016 10 Aug 2016, 4:05 pm

Every year Durham celebrates its place in blues history with the Durham Bulls Blues Festival. This is the 29th year that the Hayti Heritage Center has presented the annual event designed to keep the blues alive.  Its mission is to promote this vital music genre upon which jazz, gospel, and other music was built.

The two-day event features both national and local acts, including leading artists in blues, bluegrass, and folk music. Past performances include Big Daddy Wilson, Claudette King, Jimmy Haggard, John Dee Holeman, and Buddy Guy.


Friday September 9 doors open at 6:30 pm
7:00 pm:  Bobby Hinton
8:00 pm:  Beverly Guitar Watkins and The King Bees
9:15 pm:  Barbara Carr
10:30 pm: Roy Roberts

Saturday September 10 doors open at 5:30 pm
6:00 pm:  Checkerboard Suede
6:40 pm:  Joe B. Cutchins, Jr.
7:30 pm:  The Luxuriant Sedans
8:45 pm:  Mac Arnold and Plate Full O'Bones
10:00 pm: Grady Champion

In addition to the musicians, there will be food trucks, food and non-food vendors, beverages, giveaways, and lots of great fun.  Food trucks and vendors will be on hand both days beginning at 5:00 pm.

The music lineups will be presented at Hayti in the historic Performance Hall, where the Festival will be video recorded as part of next year's 30th year celebration.  "Preserve the heritage and embrace the experience!"

Sponsors of the Durham Blues Festival include The City of Durham, ABC 11, Durham Magazine, and WNCU 90.7. The Hayti Heritage Center is located at 804 Fayetteville Street in Durham, North Carolina.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, also located in Durham, is pleased to host guests attending this exciting and entertaining blues music festival.  We are the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America.  We welcome guests from all over the world to experience our one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast where elegance, excitement, and hospitality meet.

Favorite Local Places to Go Out and About in Durham 19 Jul 2016, 5:10 pm

Favorite local places to go out and about in Durham, North Carolina was a popular category in the 2016 Independent Weekly poll.  The winners from the Independent Weekly's poll of the best places to go out about are:

Karaoke/Open Mic Night: The Pinhook
The Pinhook is one of Durham's premier venues for live music, excellent DJs, basic chilling, and collaborative creative events.

Live Theater Venue: Durham Performing Arts Center

State-of-the-art 2,800 seat live entertainment theater in the American Tobacco District of Downtown Durham specifically designed to present the biggest shows on tour, including the Suntrust Broadway Series, superstar concerts, and family performances.

Museum and Place for Indoor Fun: Museum of Life and Science
Located just blocks from Downtown Durham, the Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina's top family destinations.  Situated on 84 acres, their interactive science park includes a two-story science center, one of the largest butterfly conservatories on the East Coast, and beautifully landscaped outdoor exhibits which are safe havens for rescued black bears, lemurs, and endangered wolves. 

Neighborhood Bar: Motorco
Situated in the Central Park District of Downtown Durham, the former mid-century car dealership is Durham's largest music venue with a 500-person capacity.  Motorco features nationally touring acts and the area's biggest headliners.  Includes the restaurant and bar (Parts and Labor), a delicious mix of items inspired by global street food.

Place to Get Specialty Cocktails: Alley Twenty Six
Alley Twenty Six is a sophisticated cocktail and wine bar serving a menu of charcuterie and small plates in swanky surrounds.  

Place to Hear Blues: The Blue Note Grill
Located in downtown Durham, The Blue Note Grill serves NC-style smoked BBQ and ribs and features live blues music on Fridays and Saturdays.

Place to Hear Jazz: Beyu Caffe
A local hotspot that serves as a coffeehouse, popular lunch care, and late night lounge. Beyu Caffe offers locally sourced menus, live jazz music, cocktails, spirits, and more.

Place to Hear World or International Music: Duke Performances
Duke Performances presents professional performing arts at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.  Through superb performances, outstanding visiting artist residencies, and the development and commissioning of exciting new work, Duke Performances is forging a culture that supports performance and encourages meaningful engagement with the Duke Campus and Durham community.  Annually, Duke Performances offers a robust season of 60-70 world-class performances, making extensive use of a network of Duke and Durham venues, and presenting artists spanning classical, new music, jazz, Americana, independent rock, international music, theater, and dance.  

Place to Shoot Pool: The Green Room
The Green Room Cafe and Coffee House serves fresh artisan-crafted sandwiches and entrees, baked treats, beer, wine, espresso, smoothies, and teas.  The Cafe offer vegan and vegetarian options.  The Green Room is known for mouth-watering gourmet entrees, cozy ambiance, and personalized service.  Live music happens on Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 6:30 pm.  The people of Durham voted this the best place to shoot pool, too!

Theater to See an Independent Film: Carolina Theatre
Part of the Durham Civic Center Complex, the renovated, Downtown historic Beaux Arts Carolina Theatre features Fletcher Hall, a 1,016-seat auditorium and two art cinemas which show amazing independent films.  

Trivia Night: Fullsteam Brewery
Fullsteam Brewery is Durham's second craft beer brewery and is devoted to a "plow to pint" philosophy of using local produce to make their beers.  The facility is also home to a tavern open nightly and an event space that can be rented for special occasions.

The #1 black-owned bed and breakfast is Morehead Manor in Durham, North Carolina.  We love to host guests and serve them a fresh gourmet breakfast each morning.  We look forward to your stay in one of our luxurious rooms.

Shop The Streets at Southpoint in Durham 3 Jul 2016, 4:35 pm

The Streets at Southpoint are ranked by USA Today as one of the nation's "ten great places to spend it all in one place."  The Streets at Southpoint is one of the nation's top super-regional malls.  With over 100 different stores, a cinema complete with an IMAX theater, and more than 20 restaurants, Southpoint has plenty for its visitors to do.  The mall includes both an indoor section and an outdoor "Main Street."  Stores include Nordstrom, Macy's, the Apple Store, Crate + Barrel, Anthropologie, Cole Haan, and other luxury stores that make Southpoint an elite destination for shoppers.  It is located at 6910 Fayetteville Road in Durham, North Carolina just off exit 276 from I-40.

The Streets at Southpoint has many other specialty shops to choose from including:

  • Abercrombie and Fitch
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Ann Taylor
  • The Athlete's Foot
  • Banana Republic
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Crpc
  • Express
  • Fink's Jewelers
  • Fossil
  • Gamestop
  • Godiva Chocolatier
  • Hallmark
  • J. Crew
  • Kay Jewelers
  • LensCrafters
  • The Limited
  • Payless Shoe Store
  • Pottery Barn
  • Rack Room Shoes
  • Regis Salons
  • Restoration Hardware
  • Sears
  • Sleep Number
  • Solstice Sunglass Boutique
  • Stride Rite
  • Talbots
  • Tinder Box
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Vera Bradley
  • Victoria's Secret
  • Vitamin World
  • West Elm
  • White House Black Market
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Yankee Candles
  • Zales Jewelers

The Streets at Southpoint offers several high quality, full-service restaurants including:

California Pizza Kitchen, a casual-dining restaurant serving up California creativity through its innovative menu items.  California Pizza Kitchen provides a range of inspired dishes, from hand-tossed and hearth-baked California-style pizzas, to imaginative salads, pastas, entrees, soups, sandwiches, and beverages. Located on the first level of the mall near JC Penney.

Champps takes pride in preparing made-to-order comfort food every day and they serve it with warmth and a smile.  An appreciation for all of the little things that make life worthwhile.  Located on the first level near Main Street.

Firebirds is known for their authentic, wood-fired entrees infused with bold flavors, fresh herbs and spices.  Our restaurants feature a selection of aged steaks that are hand-cut in the restaurant, fresh seafood, chicken and ribs seared over local hicklory, oak or pecan wood.  Located on level one near Main Street.

Maggiano's Little Italy blends the tradition of family, good times and friends with authentic Italian cuisine served in a vibrant dining atmosphere.  Maggiano's specializes in serving lavish portions of made-from-scratch Southern Italian cuisine.  Located on level one near Main Street.

The Cheesecake Factory serves much more than just cheesecake!  They are a unique, upscale casual restaurant offering more than 200 menu selections including Appetizers, Specialty Salads, Pastas, and Pizzas, as well as tasty Steaks and Chops, Fresh Fish, and Sandwiches. Be sure to save room for one of their 50 delicious cheesecakes and desserts with a cappuccino or latte.  At the Cheesecake Factory, there is truly something for everyone.  Located on the first level near Southpoint Cinemas.

Energetic, modern, upbeat, fun, and simply delicious, Zinburger offers a mouthwatering selection of gourmet burgers, salads, and sides as well as decadent shakes and desserts.  Guests can choose from their carefully crafted selection of wine.  Their setting is sleek, contemporary, and playful featuring rich wood and earth tones.  Located on the first level near Southpoint Cinemas.

By the way, don't miss their Music on Main Concert Series happening every Saturday through September 3 from 6 pm to 9 pm, weather permitting.  Performers entertain the crowd in a family-friendly atmosphere.

  • July 9: Jason Adamo
  • July 16: Midnight Allie
  • July 23: Konnection
  • July 30: Underhill Rose
  • August 6: Davis Messina
  • August 13: Jim Quick and Coastline
  • August 20: Hickory Switch
  • August 27: Party Nuts
  • September 30: GrassCats 

With so many wonderful places to shop and dine as well as entertaining movies to watch at Southpoint Cinemas, it is no wonder Durham's The Streets at Southpoint is a popular shopping destination.  Guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast love going there!

Win a Free Getaway to Morehead Manor of Durham, NC 27 Jun 2016, 11:36 am

Win a Free Getaway to Morehead Manor of Durham, North Carolina.  This free getaway package is for two!  Enjoy two nights at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast.  We are a one-of-a-kind Durham bed and breakfast where elegance, excitement, and hospitality meet.

Originally built for the CEO of Liggett and Meyers, our splendidly redecorated, 8,000 square-foot, Colonial Revivial Style home is located withing walking distance to the Downtown area, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the Durham Performing Arts Center, and historic Brightleaf Square.  Just moments away from Duke University, North Carolina Central University, Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC, and the RDU International Airport.

The approximate value of our getaway package for two is $400.00.  No exclusions or blackout dates except for the months of May and October, or for official national holidays such as Thanksgiving, or social holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, Mother's Day, and Valentine's Day.

No purchase necessary to enter or to win.  By entering, you agree to the official rules of the contest. Our one winner will be announced September 30, 2016.

Morehead Manor
Monica and Daniel Edwards, Innkeepers
914 Vickers Ave
Durham, North Carolina 27701

Morehead Manor is a member of the North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns association.  By entering this contest, you have the opportunity to win a stay here or at our other participating member inns.

Celebrating 29 years of dedicated service to North Carolina travelers, the North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns (NCBBI) is a non-profit, statewide organization established in in 1985 by a concerned group of innkeepers recognizing the need for an association that would ensure high standards in safety, housekeeping, food service, comfort, and hospitality for all member inns so that the traveling public could stay in these lodgings with confidence.  NCBBI is the first state association in the country to require rigorous inspections every two years as a condition of membership.

The role of the association also provides networking, educational, and marketing opportunities to member inns.  It is important for our members to remain knowledgeable and up-to-date about meeting the needs of our travelers as well as the latest requirements for state and local laws and standards.

When staying at an NCBBI Member Inn you should expect a higher level of service and standards. Many travelers are choosing Bed and Breakfast Inns because they are discovering the difference between just a place to sleep and a place where the guest is first priority providing only the very best in services and accommodations.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is rated by Black Enterprise magazine as the number one black-owned bed and breakfast in America.  We welcome guests from across America and all across the globe.  Good luck to all those entering the North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns Free Getaway Contest.

Free Durham Summer Entertainment 2016 17 Jun 2016, 11:36 am

Brightleaf Square Concert Series

Summer is a great time for free outdoor entertainment in Durham.  A time when all you need to enjoy great live music or free movies is a blanket or a couple of lawn chairs.  As usual, Durham has something for everyone, and music lovers can find jazz, pop, rock, soul, and more.

The Brightleaf Square Concert Series is a popular free outdoor music series, drawing curious onlookers, shoppers, and music lovers into the brick-lined district. There are food and drink vendors on site.  Brightleaf Square is located at the corner of Main Street and Gregson Streets in Downtown Durham

Saturday June 18 11:00 am & 3:00 pm Bare Theatre Presents “Two Gentleman” of Verona
Friday June 24 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Durham Symphony Jazz Ensemble
Friday July 8 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Counterclockwise
Friday July 22 7:00-9:00 pm Capital Transit

The Streets at Southpoint is an award-winning shopping mall in Durham, North Carolina.  Their Music on Main music series is free, outdoors, and near hundreds of places to shop, eat, and be entertained.  Live Music Each Saturday at Cinema Stage from 6-9pm at the Music on Main Concert Series.  June 18 features Big Ron Hunter and June 25 The Castaways perform.  The feature new performances every Saturday through September 3, 2016.

Back Porch Music on the Lawn at American Tobacco is holding five more outdoor concerts this summer (presented by Mercedees-Bends of Durham) in the American Tobacco Amphitheater, next to the Lucky Strike Water Tower. Picnics and coolers are welcome at these Thursday events. 

June 30 Balsam Range with Longleaf Pine Nuts
July 28 The Stray Birds with Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
August 11 The Black Lilies with Jon Stickley Trio
August 25 The Gibson Brothers with Hank, Patti, & The Current
September 8 Don Flemons Duo with The Broadcasters

Each Friday in July, the Durham Central Park hosts The Warehouse Blues Series from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  All are free and also boast food trucks and craft beer.

July 8    Amythyst Kiah and Her Chest of Glass
July 15  Rissi Palmer and Powerhouse Blues Vocal Workshop
July 22  Kamara Thomas & The Night Drivers Tribute to Blues Women
July 29  Samantha Fish 

Durham Parks and Recreation also offers a summer series that includes movies in the beautiful setting of Durham Central Park at 502 Foster Street.   Sit back, relax and enjoy family and friends while you watch a movie on a big screen. Movies are free and open to the public. Food vendors will be on site and food will be available for purchase.  Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. No alcohol or smoking allowed.

Saturday June 25  8:30-10:30 pm  Family-Friendly Movie Epic
Saturday July 23   8:30-10:30 pm  Date-Night Movie (PG)
Saturday Aug. 20  8:30-10:30 pm  Kid-Friendly Movie Home

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Durham, North Carolina.  We are rated the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America by Black Enterprise.  We welcome everyone to our amazing Bull City.  Enjoy fantastic, free outdoor entertainment when you stay with us this summer.