For Fall 2022, we welcome you to events in Pittsboro, NC and Durham, NC. The first is the beginning of a long-standing dream to reach out to new communities. The second is a return to our roots. We will have the same programming at each location, so plan to come to the one that works for you.

Since our launch in 2014, Audio Under the Stars has been bringing people together to celebrate audio storytelling. We’ve always sought to highlight the work of independent audio producers, share beloved pieces, honor talent, and build community with listeners and producers alike.

We are so excited to do all this (and, we hope, more) in new places, welcoming new audiences along with old friends.

Hope This Finds You Well: Stories of Taking Care in Tough Times
In our first live show since the pandemic began, we’ll explore stories of resilience and connection. You can expect unexpected companions, reflections on what it means to be well, and a chance to celebrate the odd and wonderful ways we found solace during the pandemic. Along the way we’ll try to navigate the limbo of life online and consider what it might cost to keep a promise to an old friend.

Bring a comfortable chair or something to stretch out on and travel with us to surprising and enlightening places from the comfort of your own picnic blanket.

Chatham County:

6-8pm, Friday, September 23 (rain date Friday, Sept 30)
Join us in the grove around the Honey Locust Gazebo at The Plant , 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

More info here.

You can find all kinds of food and drinks available at the many local businesses at The Plant (no outside food or drink, please). Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome.

Durham County:

6-8pm, Friday, October 14, rain or shine!
Join us at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701.

If the weather is good, meet us on the Great Lawn, the gorgeous grassy hillside between the Mount Merrill playground and the skate park.

If the weather is wet, we’ll shift to the Pavilion, with optional seating on the grass. Bring your weather gear!

Picnics and well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome at DCP. There are many local businesses in downtown Durham where you can enjoy food and drinks before or after the show. Please note, no alcohol, smoking, or vaping allowed.

Please consider bringing a cash donation, or making a donation online here. Listener support is vital to the future of AUTS.

This project was supported by Duke Arts, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Southern Documentary Fund, and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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