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Cary LIVE Takes Flight with Futurebirds on July 29

First in new series of concerts in Downtown Park highlighting best bands in Southeast

Post Date:07/25/2017 10:14 AM
  • Athens, Georgia-based rockers Futurebirds hit the stage in Downtown Park from 7-9 p.m.
  • Bond Brothers Beer Company, Bull City Ciderworks selling drinks; Philly’s Cheesesteak and Buddhalicious will be selling food.
  • South Academy Street will be closed between Dry Avenue and Charlie Gaddy Lane from 5-10:30 p.m. for the event.




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Cary, N.C. – Another weekend, another great new event at Cary’s Downtown Park, 319 S. Academy St., as the Futurebirds take the stage for Cary LIVE on July 29 from 7-9 p.m. for a free concert. This is the first in a series of events during the summer that will feature some of the best bands from the Southeast along with great local food trucks, breweries, and wine shops.

The Futurebirds are an indie rock band formed in 2008 out of Athens, Georgia, that is known for high-energy shows and country-rock infused sound. Their music incorporates reverb-soaked four-part harmonies supported by pedal steel guitar, rhythmic percussion, banjo, mandolin, and acoustic and electric guitars with heavy feedback. Their sound has been described as “psychedelic country.” Providing drinks will be Cary’s own Bond Brothers Beer Company along with Bull City Ciderworks out of Durham. Philly’s Cheesesteak food truck out of Raleigh and Buddhalicious out of Durham will be on site serving up their specialties.

“Cary LIVE is a great opportunity to see some great bands in an exceptional venue that provides an intimate concert experience at our new Downtown Park,” said Ryan O’Quinn, program specialist for outdoor events. “The Futurebirds have played at festivals like Bonnaroo and Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival and this is a chance to hear their unique sound for free, all the while enjoying some of the best local food trucks and beer, wine, and cider around.”

The next Cary LIVE event is scheduled for Sept. 23.

Parking is available in downtown Cary on the street and in the parking lot at Cary Elementary School as well as the public library. Accessible parking is available at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. In support of the event, South Academy Street will be closed between Dry Avenue and Charlie Gaddy Lane from 5-10:30 p.m. Those looking for alternative routes may use South Harrison Avenue or South Walker Street.

Pets on a leash are allowed. A limited number of chairs will be provided, but citizens are encouraged to bring their own if they want to be sure to have a seat. Cary Live events occur rain or shine; in the event of inclement weather, concert goers can visit for the latest programming information.

For more, go to Cary LIVE at or call (919) 319-4560. And for more fun in downtown Cary, follow on Twitter @TOC_downtown and search our calendar at


Primary Contacts

Ryan O’Quinn, Program Specialist – Outdoor Arts Events, (919) 460-4968

Carrie Roman, Public Information Specialist, (919) 481-5091

Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240




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