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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


2020-2021 Season

Good Shot Judy

Cancelled: Friday, September 18 | 7:30 p.m.
Rescheduled date: Friday, September 17, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

good shot judy seated in a parlor

Good Shot Judy specializes in delivering top-notch classic vocal jazz and recreating the nightclub entertainment feel of Vegas in its prime. The band will delight you with classic swing (Sinatra & Basie), contemporaries (Michael Bublé & Harry Connick Jr.), beautiful ballads (Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday) and high energy Latin Dance big band sound. Good Shot Judy covers it all! For more, www.goodshotjudy.com.

  



Emile Pandolfi presents "Music of the Night"
with special guest vocalist, Dana Russell

Friday, November 13 | 7:30 p.m.
Buy Tickets | On sale: Oct. 13

emile and dana seated at a piano

This seasoned Steinway pianist connects with his audiences on a very personal level as he shares his love of life, laughter and music. Emile has invited guest vocalist, Dana Russell, to join him in performance. In "Music of the Night," Emile and Dana span decades of blockbuster music from musicals and classic films. The show features songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rogers & Hammerstein, John Barry, John Williams, and more. For more, www.emilepandolfi.com.

 

 


Blue Jupiter

Friday, January 8 | 7:30 p.m.
Buy Tickets | On sale: Dec. 8

blue jupiter holding microphones and crouching in front of a white background

Broadway Records recording artists, Blue Jupiter is the cutting edge of a cappella.  Soaring pop and Broadway leads. Tight harmonies. Unbelievable beatboxing. And most importantly, nothing else. No instruments. No DJ. No tracks. No calories. No carbs. This NYC-based quartet is just four mouths and four mics. Real voices and non-stop energy. In a world where seemingly everything is fake, Blue Jupiter is literally, out of this world. For more information, visit www.bluejupiter.com.  

 

 


“No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone” 

By Howard L. Craft; Directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams
Featuring Yolanda Rabun

Friday, January 15 | 7:30 p.m.
Buy Tickets | On sale: Dec. 15

Profile of Yolanda Rabun wearing black and white

“No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone” is an intimate portrayal of the legendary artist Nina Simone. The performance gives its audiences insight into Simone’s wide repertoire of music, her life perspective, sense of humor, and sense of duty to people of color. Born “Eunice Kathleen Waymon” in 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, Nina Simone, an American singer-songwriter and musician is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and a hero of the Civil Rights Movement. For more, www.yolandarabun.com and www.nofearandblueslonggone.com

Part of the Town of Cary’s 2021 MLK, Jr. Dreamfest Celebration

 


Time for Three 

Sunday, March 21 | 6 p.m.
Buy Tickets | On sale: Feb. 16

Time for Three smiling and holding their string instruments in front of a tan background.

Defying convention and boundaries, Time For Three stands at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music. To experience Time For Three (TF3) live is to hear the various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music fold in on themselves and emerge anew. Bonded by an uncommon blend of their instruments fused together with their voices, Charles Yang (violin, vocals), Nicolas “Nick” Kendall (violin, vocals), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass, vocals), have found a unique voice of expression to share with the world. For more, www.tf3.com.




Ian Sherwood

Saturday, April 17 | 7:30 p.m.
Buy Tickets | On sale: Mar. 16

ian sherwood

Guitarist, saxophonist, songwriter and a voice that won him a Canadian Folk Music Award, Ian Sherwood is a born storyteller and a constant creator. His music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy, and his persona completely destroys the fourth wall. For more, www.iansherwood.com.

 

 

 

 


Contact

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

Sarah Preston
Operations & Program Supervisor-Theater
(919) 462-3969 
sarah.preston@townofcary.org