Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard coming to Cary
Country legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are teaming up for a tour that will stop at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre.
The two musicians are slated to perform Sunday, May 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 25 at 10 a.m.
Tickets are $59.50 for reserved seats and reserved table seats and $49.50 for general lawn seating.
The announcement comes shortly after Grammy winner Chris Stapleton announced he would bring his country act to the Cary venue on Friday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 for reserved seats and table seats and $43 for general lawn seating.
Tickets can be bought at Booth Amphitheatre, through etix.com or by calling 800-514-3849.
N.C. Symphony Summerfest tickets on sale
Tributes to film composer John Williams, late rocker David Bowie and Beethoven highlight the North Carolina’s Summerfest concert series that will kick off at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre Saturday, May 28.
Tickets are now on sale for the annual concert series, now in its 31st year in Cary. It’s the 16th year the symphony has held its summer concerts at the venue.
The schedule also features pianist Joey Alexander, who at the age of 12 is 2016’s youngest Grammy nominee, as well as beach music, Broadway tunes and a July Fourth concert with fireworks.
Tickets can be bought at ncsymphony.org/summerfest. Each show features an instrument zoo with doors opening before the shows for picnics. A roving judge selects the best picnic spread before each show. Children 12 and younger are admitted free on the lawn.
The schedule is:
▪ Saturday, May 28: Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony
▪ Friday, June 3: Joey Alexander
▪ Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11: John Williams Festival
▪ Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17: Beethoven Festival
▪ Friday, June 24: Broadway at the Booth
▪ Saturday, June 25: The Music of David Bowie
▪ Monday, July 4: Independence Day with fireworks
▪ Saturday, July 9: Beach music with Jackie Gore and North Tower Band
Downtown Cary lunch concerts kick off
The downtown lunch concert series will have a new location when it kicks off the spring season Thursday, April 7.
The Live at Lunch concerts will move to the lawn of the Ivey-Ellington House at 135 W. Chatham St., just down the street from its former location at the intersection of Chatham and Academy streets.
Free concerts are every Thursday in April and May from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Picnic tables are provided.
The schedule is:
▪ April 7: Garland Mason (rock/folk)
▪ April 14: Garth Robertson (rock)
▪ April 21: Ben Torres (classic rock)
▪ April 28: George Knott (jazz)
▪ May 5: My Cousin Skinny (acoustic)
▪ May 12: Hank Smith Duo (bluegrass)
▪ May 19: Chris Overstreet (classic rock)
▪ May 26: Peter Lamb & Mark Wells (jazz)
From staff reports