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Editor’s Journal: Music at Bond Park & More

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Editor’s Note: The weekly editor’s journal is a collection of photos, thoughts and events from last week that didn’t make it into stories of their own.

Cary, NC — My weekend in Cary consisted of outdoor music at Bond Park and Downtown Cary Food & Flea, a monthly Sunday afternoon festival in Ashworth Village. Read more


Guide to Summer Events in Cary


Cary, NC — As the weather heats up, so does the events Calendar in Cary. To help you plan, and so you won’t miss anything, here’s are some highlights in our 2014 Guide to Summer Events in Cary.

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Homegrown Mipso to Play Sertoma


Cary, NC – Mipso, a bluegrass band founded at UNC-Chapel Hill,  is coming home to North Carolina after traveling the East Coast for their spring tour to support their second album, Dark Holler Pop. See them for free on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Bond Park’s Sertoma Amphitheatre. Read more

Pictures: John Dee Holeman at Sertoma

john-dee-holeman-8Cary, NC – It was another evening of iffy weather, but that didn’t keep an enthusiastic crowd from enjoying the music of roots bluesman John Dee Holeman. We sent photographer Brian Speice to cover the performance on Saturday night at Sertoma Amphitheatre in Cary.

John Dee Holeman

From Wikipedia:

John Dee Holeman (born April 4, 1929) is an American Piedmont blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His music includes elements of Texas blues, R&B and jazz.

Holeman was born in Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States, but since 1954 he has been based in Durham, North Carolina. Inspired by Blind Boy Fuller, Holeman was both singing and playing his guitar at local parties and other events by his mid-teens. By his mid-twenties Holeman had bought his first electric guitar and relocated to Durham, where he played with the pianist, Fris Holloway.

During his working lifetime, Holeman had full-time employment was a construction worker, and music was a part-time pursuit. In 1994, Holeman was presented with the North Carolina Folk Heritage Award. A song he co-wrote with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, “Chapel Hill Boogie”, was featured on the 2007 Grammy Award nominated album, 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads.


On Saturday at Sertoma, Holeman played along with musician Tad Walters. All photos by Brian Speice for CaryCitizen.







Events: A Fourth of July Kind of Week in Cary

Story by Brian Schmid and staff. Photo by Harold Neal.

Cary, NC – Independence Day is on a Wednesday this year, but a holiday in the middle of the week is just an opportunity for some good old American ingenuity! Music, fireworks, movies and sports dot the week of the Fourth this year in Cary.  Read more