Jazz Club

Be Connected: Mobility in the City of Medicine

Be Connected: Mobility in the City of Medicine

When: Tue, Jun 20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Free & Open to the Public

JUST ANNOUNCED! We’re partnering with American Underground and the City of Durham’s director of transportation, Terry Bellamy to engage our community around mobility in the City of Medicine. Our panel discussion will feature local business owners, citizens of Durham and other transportation system representatives, curated in partnership with American Underground Sr. Director of Operations and Finance, Molly Demarest. Nikki Brown of Spirithouse NC will also join the panel to discuss how citizens are impacted by the transportation system.

Join us for a great community conversation. You might be surprised to see some of your favorite local business owners on stage!

About Terry Bellamy

Bellamy has significant experience in developing transportation options that include multi-modal implementation of sustainable infrastructure and equitable access for citizens.

About Molly Demarest

Molly Demarest runs the numbers and drives much of the innovation behind the American Underground, the Triangle’s largest entrepreneurial network and home to more than 275 startups. As a native Durhamite, Molly has seen the city change over the last three decades and believes creative partnerships and experiences are what will drive Durham’s 21st century workforce to take up more sustainable forms of transportation. Molly will share some examples of how they have experimented to shift commuting behavior and the impact that has sustained so far!

About Nikki Brown

Nikki Brown has been part of the SpiritHouse family since 2007. She is an Eastern North Carolina native currently residing in Durham NC. Nikki is a lifelong visual artist with a vested interest in fair play, and a passion for hearing peoples stories. She views her work with creative audio, and photo documentaries as a way to combine these three passions so that they are accessible for her and others who are dealing with visual impairments, as well as to provide an empowering outlet for the storyteller in all of us. Nikki believes her work allows people to see and hear how much we all have in common, and to recognize that we all want, and need some of the same things; to be heard to be held, and to be healed in community.

About Transportation Systems & Infrastructure

The department oversees the city’s public transportation system – GoDurham and the DATA ACCESS service for persons with disabilities. The Transportation Department leads planning functions for the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO), which plays an integral role in funding, enhancing and expanding transportation infrastructure in Durham as well as other communities in the region. The provision of a sound transportation system is critical to maintaining a strong economy. Read More.

Beyu’s Be Connected program, your community connection to the latest issues in the arts, culture, music and politics is produced by Angel Dozier with new Be Connected host, Pierce Freelon beginning the 2017 – 2018 season.

Please Note:

Age Limit

Beyú Caffé is an all ages venue.

Seating Policy

  • Seating is on a priority basis, with patrons who have purchased tickets in advance being given preference. Walk in patrons will be seated as soon as possible; we will make every effort to accommodate requests, however specific tables are not guaranteed.
  • Seating for the first show begins one hour before the first set. Seating for the second show begins 15 minutes before the second set.
  • We can hold reserved tables for up to 15 minutes after the reservation time. After 15 minutes, we will have to release the reserved table, unless we are notified by phone that you want to change your reservation time.
  • Please be aware that parties of more than 9 will be subject to a party minimum of $25 per person for jazz events. This amount will be in addition to, rather than including, the ticket price for the evening, and all applicable taxes and gratuity.


  • Tickets are sold online, over the phone (919) 683-1058 or in person at the café.
  • ALL SALES ARE FINAL & NON REFUNDABLE, unless the venue cancels the performance due to natural disaster or other unforeseeable circumstance.

Tour Groups

  • There are no discounts on tickets no matter the group size
  • Beyú Caffé does have dinner/show packages available for 12 or more with set menus to facilitate your evening. Contact the café manager Malachi Kosanovich directly for more information at malachi@beyucaffe.com

Dress Code

  • There is no official dress code, however the atmosphere is best suited for dress business casual

For Our Disabled Patrons

  • Performance area is accessible and on street level
  • Restrooms are located on the main floor and easily accessible.
  • If you are in a wheelchair please call the café so we can hold specific space to accommodate the you.