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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 2016-17 season marks the sixth anniversary of presenting this beloved series in the restored historic Cary Arts Center. The series showcases a variety of emerging and nationally acclaimed touring artists.

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Robin Spielberg

Friday, January 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets
One of America’s most beloved pianists/composers, Robin Spielberg made her Carnegie Hall debut before a sold-out crowd, appeared on PBS, played for “CBS Saturday Morning” and was a featured speaker on “TEDx.” In addition to her performances and recordings, Robin is an author who speaks about how music affects our well-being, a topic of her book, “Naked on the Bench: Adventures in Pianoland.” Robin’s neo-classical piano stylings coupled with her ability to connect with audiences will inspire and move you. 

Ken Lavigne

Friday, February 17 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Singer Ken Lavigne has charmed his way into the hearts of concert-goers across North America with his exciting blend of classical tenor sound and modern style. Joined by a four-piece ensemble, Lavigne takes his audience on a riveting and enchanting journey, retelling his personal campaign to sing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. Told with spectacular songs and entertaining and hilarious stories, Lavigne embodies the spirit of the underdog–audacity, tenacity and ultimately…triumph.

"Pump Boys & Dinettes" 

Saturday, March 4 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets
The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, N. C. The ‘Dinettes’—Prudie and Rhetta Cupp—run the Double Cupp Diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform highly entertaining toe-tappers on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils.
Come early and enjoy Cary Youth Voices' performance in the lobby prior to the show!

Balsam Range

Friday, April 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets
This Haywood N.C. bluegrass and acoustic group are winners of the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year awards. The group infuses elements of jazz, country, gospel, swing and old-time music into their fresh sound, while the musicians’ five distinct personalities create one remarkable musical experience.


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

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