Cary, NC — Just because we’re heading towards the end of summer doesn’t mean that enjoying live music outdoors after (or during) your workday isn’t an option anymore.
Outdoor Music in Cary for Fall 2015
It’s true – the end of summer will wrap up some of the great outdoor music series that have been taking place in Cary’s shopping centers and venues.
The good news is that some fall music series are just getting started. Why not take advantage of the mild fall weather to enjoy free, or $5, music with family and friends?
Starlight Concert Series
in the Page-Walker Arts & History Center gardens, 119 Ambassador Loop
There are two shows left in this favorite concert series – bring chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy these free concerts in the beautiful Page-Walker gardens. Just leave pets and alcohol at home. The two remaining shows are:
- 08/28/2015 – Jamrock (reggae rhythms with Jamaican influence)
- 09/25/2015 – Craicdown (rock-inspired flair with reggae and Celtic influence)
The starlight shows are all free.
Pickin’ in the Pines
Wednesdays in September; 5:30-8:30 pm
at Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway
The Pickin’ in the Pines concert series is returning to Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre this year. Each Wednesday evening in September, guests can enjoy bluegrass music for only $5. The atmosphere is laid-back, and picnics, leashed pets, blankets and chairs are welcome.
You have to leave your beer and wine at home, but food and beverages, including beer from Sweetwater Brewing Company, will be available for purchase. This year’s line-up includes:
- 09/02/2015 – The Johnny Folsom 4 with Canady Thomas Band
- 09/09/2015 – Amanda Daughtry with Abby Stephens
- 09/16/2015 – Grass Cats
- 09/23/2015 – L Shape Lot with The James Sisters
- 09/30/2015 – Ryan Cavanaugh with The Hey Brothers
Tickets are $5 for adults, and kids 12 and under are free.
Live at Lunch
Thursdays in September and October; 11:30 am-1:30 pm
at the Fidelity Bank plaza, 100 W. Chatham Street
Live at Lunch was such a success in May that it’s back for September and October! On Thursdays in September and October, you can enjoy live music in front of the big Fidelity Bank in Downtown Cary from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. The line-up includes:
- 09/03/2015 – Ben Torres
- 09/10/2015 – Chris Overstreet
- 09/17/2015 – Katelyn Read
- 09/24/2015 – Ed Stephenson
- 10/01/2015 – The Canady Thomas Duo
- 10/08/2015 – Mark Wells
- 10/15/2015 – Pete Frederick
- 10/22/2015 – Steve & Chuck
- 10/29/2015 – Hank Smith Duo
All Live at Lunch shows are free.
Picnic tables will be set out for use, so bring your own lunch or take the following nearby restaurants up on these special lunch deals:
Academy Street Bistro – small salad, cup of gazpacho soup and a half wrap for $9
Ashworth Drugs – 1 (or 2) hotdog(s), chips, cookie and a drink for $3 or $5
Once in a Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe – free drink, chocolate chip cookie and chips with purchase of a sandwich
Story from staff reports. Lead photo by Jessica Patrick. Live at Lunch photo by Ted Boyd.