UPDATE: The June 19 Durand Bernarr concert was discontinued due to weather conditions. While he will no longer be performing at the Festival this June, we are working with his team to reschedule his concert in New Haven later this year. We will keep you posted as those plans progress!
POSTPONED: Durand Bernarr
With a sound that has been coined as "Gangster Musical Theatre" by Qveen Herby, Durand Bernarr is one-part Little Richard, one-part Rick James, plus a heavy dash of powerhouse vocals & witty lyrical storytelling. The result is uniquely Durand - your favorite singer’s favorite singer! Durand has had the opportunity to sit under, collaborate, & learn from some of music’s leading legends and contributors such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Producer Yonni (1st cousin on his father’s side) The Internet, Anderson. Paak, Sam Sparro, J*DaVeY, Teedra Moses, Adam Blackstone, Tweet, comedian Rickey Smiley & Erykah Badu. In 2016, Durand released his first EP, Sound Check, prompting Billboard to name him an "artist to know" and Lena Waithe to call Durand one of her favorite singers. Now in 2020, Durand has made huge waves with his self-titled album DUR& , which debuted at the #1 spot on the Apple Music R&B charts. Featuring collaborations with the likes of Ari Lennox, KAYTRANADA, Anna Wise, & bassist, “Buddah” Foster Jr., DUR& is as playful, witty & sonically imaginative as it is packed with infectious hooks and just plain GOOD singing.