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.
Good Shot Judy
Friday, September 18 | 7:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Friday, January 8 | 7:30 p.m.
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.
“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.
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.
Saturday, April 17 | 7:30 p.m.
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.
For general information, call (919) 462-2055.
Operations & Program Supervisor-Theater