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Art Notes: June 21-27

Call for artists

The Cary Gallery of Artists is seeking artists to join the gallery in August. Applications will be accepted throughout June. For details, go to

N.C. Symphony Summerfest Series

The symphony’s summer series has regular concerts at Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnics before the shows and a pre-concert Instrument Zoo. Most concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices vary. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Tickets can be bought through For details, call 919-462-2025 or go to or

Jeff Black and Katelyn Read

Jeff Black and Katelyn Read will play at The Cary at 8 p.m. Friday, June 26, at 122 E. Chatham St. Read appeared on the most recent season of NBC’s “The Voice.” Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and younger, $15 for students 13 and older and $18 to $22.50 for adults at

28th Annual Patriotic Celebration

The Cary Town Band’s 28th annual Patriotic Celebration, “In Times of Peace,” is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Admission is free.

Fourth of July concert

A Fourth of July celebration with the Cary Town Band, the North Carolina Symphony and fireworks is at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.

Cary Photographic Artists

An exhibit of photography by Cary Photographic Artists members will be open through Monday, July 6, at Jordan Oaks Retirement Center, 10820 Penny Road, Cary.

Summer at the Springs

Holly Springs’ Summer at the Springs series of free concerts continues from 6:30-9 p.m. Fridays through August at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Mystique performs on July 10, The Southern Grace Band on July 24, GB4 on Aug. 14 and North Tower on Aug. 28. Bring a lawn chair and picnic.

Movies at Koka Booth

Koka Booth Amphitheatre screens “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 10, and “How To Train Your Dragon 2” at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11, for $5 each (free for ages 12 and younger) at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. “Almost Famous” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16, and “St. Vincent” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 24. For details, go to

Sertoma Concert Series

Sertoma Concert Series features “Blu-Bop: A Tribute to the Music of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones” at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 11, and Songs of the Fall at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in Sertoma Amphitheatre at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. All shows are free and will be held rain or shine. For details, call 919-469-4069.

‘The Three Davids’

David Holt, David Wilcox and David LaMotte will play in a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $30 to $35 at

Swift Creek

A Swift Creek concert will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Apex Nature Park, 2600 Evans Road.

Starlight Concerts

The free concert series will be at 7 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month, through Sept. 25, in the gardens of the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. The series features Moment’s Notice on July 24; Jamrock on Aug 28; and Craicdown on Sept. 25. Food and lawn chairs are permitted. Alcoholic beverages and pets are not. Call 919-460-4963 for weather updates.

Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Lawn tickets are $39.75, reserved seats are $59.75 and reserved table seats are $59.75 at

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Coming soon

The following shows are set for Koka Booth Amphitheatre. For details and tickets, go to

▪  July 18: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings

▪  Aug. 5: Christina Perri, Colbie Caillat and Rachel Platten

▪  Aug. 9: Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion”

▪ Aug. 11: Culture Club

▪  Aug. 12: Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick

▪  Aug. 14: Jim Gaffigan

▪  Sept. 1: Gregg Allman and The Doobie Brothers

▪  Oct. 15: Chris Tomlin Love Ran Red Tour with Rend Collective

Symphony Summerfest

The North Carolina Symphony Summerfest Series includes shows through July 9 with traditional classical music, ’80s tunes, Broadway songs, the music of Harry Potter and the Eagles. They also will perform at the popular, free July 4 concert with fireworks.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with most shows at 7:30 p.m. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.

Ticket prices vary. Go to,, or call 919-462-2025. Tickets can be bought through

June 27: The Music of the Eagles

July 4: Independence Day concert. The free show includes fireworks. Gates open at 3 p.m.

July 9: The Hot Sardines (The symphony won’t perform at this show)