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Atomic Rhythm All-Stars Set to Wow at Cary’s Park After Dark

Town’s new summer concert series takes place in Downtown Park

Post Date:08/03/2017 10:00 AM
  • The seven-piece Atomic Rhythm All-Stars take center stage with their prohibition-era tunes for the nighttime concert series in Cary’s new Downtown Park on August 9 from 7-9 p.m.
  • Concessions for sale via The Humble Pig food truck, Chatham Street Wine Market and Locopops.
  • Admission is free to this concert, which is the third in a four-part series of Park After Dark events.



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Cary, N.C. – Want to put some wow into your Wednesday? Then head on over to Downtown Park, 319 S. Academy St., on August 9 as the Town of Cary hosts the third “Park After Dark” concert event with The Atomic Rhythm All-Stars taking the stage from 7-9 p.m. “Park After Dark” is one of the Town’s ongoing summer series that bring nighttime entertainment, local food trucks, and breweries and wine shops to downtown Cary. The Atomic Rhythm All-Stars will perform their red-hot jazz of the 1920s and 30s to help citizens cut loose, while The Humble Pig food truck will serve some of the best smoked meats in the area, Chatham Street Wine Market will sell their wines and ciders, and Locopops brings their amazing gourmet pops.

“The nights are warm and the entertainment is hot at Park After Dark this month,” said Ryan O’Quinn, program specialist for Outdoor Arts Events. “Downtown Park is quickly becoming a go-to spot for nighttime entertainment in downtown Cary, and Park After Dark welcomes citizens to come and enjoy its special ambiance with great music, awesome local drinks, and delicious local food.”

Hailing from the Triangle, the Atomic Rhythm All-Stars are a seven-piece band with three horns, three rhythm guitars, and one vocal lineup whose influences range from Louis Armstrong to Bix Biderbeck, Paul Whiteman to Jimmy Lunceford and Big Crosby to Fats Waller. If Art Deco had a soundtrack, the Atomic Rhythm All-Stars would be it. Bandleader George Knott recreates historic arrangements to present the most authentic prohibition-era musical experience possible.

Park After Dark is open to all ages, but is especially designed to give couples a special night out with activities planned at creating a date-night atmosphere. A limited number of chairs will be provided, but citizens are encouraged to bring their own. Citizens may also bring blankets and picnic items, but no outside alcohol is permitted. Pets on a leash are allowed. Park After Dark will have one more event on September 13 with Peter Lamb and the Wolves, a no-boundaries, acoustic-jazz quintet from Raleigh. Their repertoire reaches back to New Orleans' earliest syncopaters, but also forward to hipster bards like Bob Dylan and Tom Waits; a tango might trip on the heels of a French waltz or a Russian folk song. The Wolves are sought out by swing dancers, but their tenderer tunes make the perfect nightcap for late-night lovers.

Downtown Park is located at the corner of South Academy Street and Kildaire Farm Road. The park features a stunning lighted fountain, open green space, benches, public art, moveable tables and chairs, table tennis, foosball, bocce, checker and chess tables, and the performance green and stage area. Parking is available in downtown Cary and the parking lots at Cary Elementary and public library. Multiple parking areas are available around Downtown Park, including accessible parking at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., and parallel parking along South Academy Street. Please mind all parking signs if parking in private lots. In the event of rain, events will be rescheduled. In the case of inclement weather, citizens can visit for the latest programming information.

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


Primary Contacts

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

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

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



Park After Dark

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