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Come to downtown Cary and be a part of six incredible evenings of entertainment through the Marvelous Music Mainstage Series. The 2017-18 season marks the seventh anniversary of this beloved series in the restored, historic Cary Arts Center. The series showcases a variety of emerging and nationally-acclaimed touring artists.

Ticket Information

Doo Wop Project

The Doo Wop Project
Friday, September 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

The Doo Wop Project (DWP) traces the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits today. Throughout the show, DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts, and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, and Amy Winehouse. Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits “Jersey Boys" and "Motown: The Musical,” the Doo Wop Project brings authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate some of the greatest music in pop and rock history.

Donald Sinta QuartetDonald Sinta Quartet
Friday, November 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Since forming in November of 2010, the Donald Sinta Quartet has quickly achieved international renown for its recitals and concerto performances. The DSQ’s repertoire spans centuries and encompasses the great string quartet repertoire of Dvorak, Schubert, and Shostakovich, as well as numerous saxophone standards and several new commissions and premieres by today’s emerging young composers. The Quartet is named after the legendary University of Michigan saxophone professor, Donald Sinta, the group's mentor.

Lucia MicarelliLucia Micarelli
Friday, January 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Born in Queens, New York, Lucia Micarelli was immersed in the arts at an early age, practicing dance, piano, and violin. At the age of six, Lucia made her debut as a violin soloist with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. Since then, her profile has continued to soar—she has been the featured violinist during tours with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Josh Groban, Chris Botti, and Barbara Streisand; released two solo albums; and starred as “Annie” in HBO’s critically acclaimed series, “Treme.” Lucia will take you on an eclectic journey through her many musical influences—from classical to jazz to traditional fiddle music and Americana.

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin
Friday, February 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Young acoustic trio Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, from Canada’s Prince Edward Isle, transform traditional folk music with vigor, curiosity, and sparks of goofy humor. Expanding on the Scottish and Acadian roots of PEI’s music, they weave old-school Franco-Canadian, Breton, Irish, and Scottish tunes with current grooves and clever quirks. Enjoy an evening of traditional and original music inspired by Atlantic Canadian histories and roots.

Le Cirque Espirit“Le Cirque Esprit”
featuring cordis & ABCirque
Saturday, March 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional instruments to create their signature sound, cordis borders on a rock aesthetic. Since the members were classically trained in chamber music, the resulting sound is more developed and cerebral. “Le Cirque Esprit” launches the music of cordis into a dynamic production that fuses their unique sounds with the breathtaking presence of ABCirque, a contemporary cirque from Brooklyn featuring acrobatics and aerialists. The result is a one-of-a-kind spectacle that consumes ground and air. Enjoy preshow music in the lobby by The Concert Choir of Cary Youth Voices!

Loren and Mark

Loren and Mark
Friday, May 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb continue to wow audiences around the globe with their world-class guitar show. The pair are known for their stunning original instrumentals, electrifying improvisation, beautiful renditions of classic melodies, and superb vocal duets. Loren and Mark’s diverse repertoire draws on many musical influences—including Americana, Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass and Gypsy Jazz. Their unique style of guitar playing is built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis and Chet Atkins.


For general information, call (919) 462-2055.

Sarah Preston, Operations & Program Supervisor-Theater
(919) 462-3969