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Kaylin Roberson, Garth Robertson to Entertain at Cary’s Bands, Bites & Boats

Citizens can float on Bond Lake while enjoying local music, food

Post Date:08/18/2017 2:55 PM
  • Fifth in seven-part concert series at Bond Park Boathouse takes place on August 25 from 4:30-8 p.m.; Kaylin Roberson performs from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and Garth Robertson on stage from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • The Oak City Fish and Chips food truck will be selling its fried seafood specialties.
  • Concert events are free; rental fees apply for boats.




Full Release

Cary, N.C. – Make some time for a cool change with Cary’s summer series Bands, Bites and Boats at the Bond Park Boathouse, 197 Bond Park Dr., on August 25 from 4:30-8 p.m. This is the fifth of seven scheduled events of the free outdoor music series that occur on the final Friday of the month through October. For August’s event, citizens can spend the evening enjoying a rare doubleheader at the Boathouse with Johnston County country-pop singer from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and the acoustic music of Roxboro singer/songwriter Garth Robertson from 6-7:30 p.m. on the shore or on the water of Bond Lake in a rental boat. Food and drinks will be available from the Oak City Fish and Chips food truck. Bond Lake also offers up a unique place to enjoy the sunset after the show from a boat.

Teenager Roberson’s performance last month was rained out, so the passionate powerhouse comes back to make sure Cary can hear her music, which has already made an indelible imprint on the country scene, including winning the 2016 North American County Music Association’s International Female Vocalist of the Year – New Country. She uses her passion and own life experiences in a quest to spread a message to help others. Robertson describes his music as “folky, acoustic, singy stuff,” who recently recorded a four-song E.P. of his own material. He’ll play those, as well as plenty of tunes that you’ll certainly be able to sing right along to. In the music business for just over a decade, Robertson wants his listeners to experience a chill that usually accompanies goosebumps, and touches you on a different level.

“The Bands, Bites and Boats series continues to give citizens a relaxing and fun time for all ages set along the beautiful Bond Lake waters,” said Andrew Marsden, program specialist for Outdoor Recreation. “We want everyone to come out and experience this intimate spot for enjoying some of the best regional musicians, local food trucks every final Friday through October.”

The remaining schedule for Bands, Bites and Boats is:

  • September 29, 5-7 p.m., music by Ed Stephenson and food truck by Queso Monster; half-price boat rentals for families in support of Take a Child Outside (TACO) Week; and
  • October 27, 4-7 p.m., music by Justin Runyon and food trucks by Cousins Main Lobster and Stuft; half-price concessions and boat rentals for all costumed attendees.

Parking is available at the Bond Park Boathouse, with additional parking located at Baseball Fields 1 to 4 within Bond Park. Pets are allowed on a leash and citizens may bring lawn chairs and blankets. The Town of Cary’s Bond Park Boathouse is open April through October. Available rentals include kayaks, canoes, rowboats, and sailboats for one-hour increments, and pedal boats for half-hour increments; prices vary. Register for instructional classes for canoes, kayaks, sailboats, fishing clinics and summer camps. Purchase bait and tackle or concessions at the boathouse, including snacks, beverages, and ice cream. Annually, the Boathouse nets about 5,500 rentals. For more, go to Recreation and Enjoyment at or call (919) 469-4100. And for more fun in Cary, follow on Twitter @TOC_fun and search our calendar at


Primary Contacts

Andrew Marsden, Program Specialist – Outdoor Recreation, (919) 380-4266

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

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



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