Southwest Wake: Community

Arts Notes, June 16

N.C. Symphony’s Summerfest Series continues June 22

The N.C. Symphony’s outdoor concerts, the Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series, begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Concert-goers can bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs as early as 5 p.m.

The series includes:

• June 22: Broadway Blockbusters

• June 29: Holst’s “The Planets: An HD Odyssey”

• July 6: Classics Celebration

For tickets, call 919-733-2750 or visit

Artist lecture

Artist Larry Soltzenberg will discuss stained glass at 4 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

‘Seven O’ Clock Rock’ series

The intersection of Chatham and Academy Streets in downtown Cary will host “Seven O’Clock Rock,” a series of themed community block parties this spring, complete with dance lessons and live entertainment. The last show in the series will be Beach Night with the Magnificents Band on June 27. Dance lessons start at 7 p.m.; the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

For information, call 919-469-4061 or search “Seven O’Clock Rock” at

Art gallery opening event

The Village Art Circle will hold its opening event during the Cary Art Loop Final Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Ashworth Village, 200 S. Academy St., Cary. There will be an exhibition of work by 16 member artists, live music and painting demonstrations. For details, email or visit

Starlight Concert Series

The town of Cary will kick off its 15th annual Starlight Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the garden at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Performers include:

• June 28: The Snyder Family Band

• July 12: Ricardo Diquez and the Tropic Orchestra

• July 26: Jamrock

For details, call 919-460-4963 or search “Starlight Concert Series” at

Apex Jazz Festival

The Apex Downtown Business Association will hold its third annual Apex Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Apex. Performances will be featured in a variety of outdoor and indoor venues along Salem Street. There will be a beer garden in conjunction with an outdoor stage located on the Apex Chamber of Commerce property. Tickets are $10.

Sponsors and volunteers are also needed for the festival. Sponsors should contact Sue Mooney at 919-608-6532 or Volunteers should contact Melissa Van at 919-303-3345 or

For details, visit