Duke Performances

Music in the Gardens: Weston Estate with Kate Rhudy

Thursday, August 4, 2022 | 7:00 pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens


Weston Estate may call itself “your aunty’s favorite boy band,” but the original, homespun alt-pop sound of this Cary-based group isn’t anything you’ll hear from the Backstreet Boys or BTS.  With influences ranging from Frank Ocean to the Indian music many of the band members grew up with, the group has garnered an impressive grassroots fan base, racking up millions of streams and places on “artists to watch” lists all over the internet. Fresh off their first headline tour with a newly-signed Sony Records deal, Weston Estate’s just-released EP and buzzing energy has them poised for takeoff.

This closing show in our 2022 Music in the Gardens series will begin with a performance by another local rising star, singer-songwriter Kate Rhudy, whose poignant and sharp-witted original tunes have IndyWeek and WUNC hailing her as “one of the Triangle’s sharpest young songwriters.”

Duke Performances’ 2022 Music in the Gardens is presented in partnership with Sarah P. Duke Gardens and That Station and supported by Duke Continuing Studies and The Forest at Duke. The series is made possible, in part, with support from Duke Summer Session.

Weston Estate - Stoked (Official Video)

Weston Estate - Pears (Acoustic Video)


“The gentle mourning found on Weston Estate’s recently-released EP, Maggie Valley, represents the advent of the earnest boyband."

Grammy.com