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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 21st season marks the eighth 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

2018-19 Season

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Masters of Soul
Friday, February 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. Experience stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. For younger generations, the show offers an opportunity to experience an era in our country's history that produced many of the greatest musical acts ever recorded.


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The Queen's Cartoonists
Friday, March 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Come watch cartoons set to live music! The Queen’s Cartoonists offer a tour-de-force of the Swing Era’s zaniest and most creative music from the 1920’s all the way to the present day. Whether you’re a fan of “Looney Tunes”, “Merry Melodies”, “The Simpsons”, or the old Disney classics, you’ll find something to swing along to! This music survives in the memories of anyone who grew up watching cartoons or listening to classical music.


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Mike Super: Magic & Illusion
(Rescheduled Date) Sunday, April 7 | 6 p.m. | Buy Tickets 

As the winner of NBC’s hit TV show “Phenomenon," Mike is the only magician in history to win a live magic competition on primetime network television! Mike is also a top finalist on NBC’s #1 rated summer series "America’s Got Talent" and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us". Enjoy this family-friendly performance and join the journey of emotions from laughter, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder, anticipation, tears and sentimentality that only Mike Super delivers.  All tickets with the original date will be honored April 7.  No exchange transaction will be necessary.



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Velvet Caravan
Friday, April 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Rooted in the Gypsy Jazz/Gypsy Swing and Latin Swing styles, this high-energy, acoustic-based quintet has emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene. Velvet Caravan plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and a relentless sense of humor. Bringing together the eclectic sounds are a motley crew of super talented musicians from Venezuela, the Great Northwest, The Heartland, Atlantic Northeast, and the Coastal Empire.


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

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