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.
CANCELLED: The East Pointers
Friday, September 20 | 7:30 p.m.
This performance will not be rescheduled. In its place, we will be presenting The Barefoot Movement Christmas on Friday, December 13. For more, see below.
Saturday, October 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets
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. www.ginachavez.com
Violet Bell and Zoe & Cloyd
Friday, November 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets
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. www.lizzy.net
Zoe & 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. www.zoeandcloyd.com
The Barefoot Movement Christmas
Friday, December 13 | 7:30 p.m | Buy Tickets
Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. The Barefoot Movement invites you to join them for their holiday celebration performance. Complete with all of your classic seasonal favorites wrapped in a Christmas package, you'll hear acoustic renditions of everything from Chuck Berry's "Run Run Rudolph" to Perry Como's "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" and emotional takes on the more tender songs of the season like "Oh Holy Night" and "Hark The Herald Angels Sing." Surrounded by stories and Christmas memories from the band, the music and cheer will fill you with an enduring feeling of love and hope that will warm your heart throughout the year! www.thebarefootmovementofficial.com
Mike Wiley presents "Breach of Peace"
Saturday, January 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets
“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. www.mikewileyproductions.com
CATAPULT: The Amazing Magic of Shadow Dance
Saturday, February 15| 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets
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. | Buy Tickets
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. www.semitoned.com
For general information, call (919) 462-2055.
Sarah Preston, Operations & Program Supervisor-Theater