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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 20th season marks the ninth 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

2019-20 Season

east pointersThe East Pointers

Friday, September 20 | 7:30 p.m.

The East Pointers are dazzling audiences across the globe with their musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, making original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going. Fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. That authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy. 

gina chavez

Gina Chavez


Saturday, October 19 | 7:30 p.m.

A multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, Gina Chavez is a 10-time Austin Music Award winner, has been featured on NPR's “All Things Considered” and was hailed by “The Boston Globe” and “USA Today.” Chavez’s passionate collection of bilingual songs take audiences on a journey through the Americas, blending the sounds and rhythms of the region with tension and grace.

Violet Bell and Zoe & Cloyd

Friday, November 8| 7:30 p.m.

violetbellViolet Bell

Violet Bell’s original Americana is woven from threads of folk, soul, bluegrass, psychedelic, and classical music. On stage and in the studio, the energy and chemistry between Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez is fiery, intimate and intuitive.



zoecloydZoe & Cloyd

Zoe & Cloyd is renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist John Cloyd Miller. Together, they delight audiences with soaring harmonies and heartfelt songwriting, seamlessly combining original folk, country, old-time and bluegrass with sincerity and zeal.



Mike Wiley Breach of Peace

Mike Wiley presents "Breach of Peace"

Saturday, January 18 | 7:30 p.m.

“Breach of Peace” is based on true accounts of surviving participants of the Freedom Rides as well as many other individuals involved in the early struggle for African-American equality. This solo play is a living monument to those remarkable young men and women of various races, religions and backgrounds who rose to face the dangers of fighting for just and equal treatment for all.

On Sunday at 3 p.m., The Cary Theater will feature Mike Wiley’s film, “Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till” followed by a talk-back with the actor.


CATAPULT: The Amazing Magic of Shadow Dance

Saturday, February 15| 7:30 p.m.

An America’s Got Talent finalist, Catapult is a magical production that features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter! Packed with hundreds of shape transformations, the show is full of humor, emotion and engaging stories.



Friday, April 3 | 7:30 p.m.

Semi-Toned is one of the UK’s leading male, a cappella sensations and champions of BBC2’s “The Choir.” The twelve-man group are renowned for their international tours and unrivalled in their unique combination of slick choreography, tight harmonies and entertaining humor.


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

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