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Cary Cheap Thrills: 7/29/16 to 8/4/16

Cary, NC – This week enjoy live music, art and a food truck rally in Cary. Here’s a roundup of free events from Friday, July 29 to Thursday, August 4. To learn about free and inexpensive things to do all around the Triangle, visit TriangleOnTheCheap.com.

Village Art Circle

Final Friday

Downtown Cary

Friday, July 29, 6 PM to 9 PM

The final Friday of every month, from 6 PM to 9 PM, Downtown Cary showcases its artists and musicians during Final Friday Cary Art Loop. Visit art galleries and enjoy live music, performance art and more. There will be several “entertainment hubs,” each featuring visual art, some kind of live performance and food trucks. Visit the Cary Art Loop website for locations of each hub, as well as the happenings for each one.

Starlight Concert Series

Page-Walker Arts & History Center Garden, 119 Ambassador Loop

Friday, July 29, 7 PM

Starlight Concert Series has been taking place on select Fridays since May and this Friday is the last concert. It features the band Jamrock, which plays everything from reggae to roots rock. You can bring food and lawn chairs. No alcoholic beverages or pets.

Chatham Street Chowdown

Chatham Street in Downtown Cary

Sunday, July 31, 5 PM to 9:30 PM

Enjoy live music and a wide variety of food from food trucks at the Chatham Street Chowdown. In addition to your favorite food trucks, there will be wine and beer vendors as well. Just a few of the food trucks: Charlie’s Kabob Grill, Two Roosters Ice Cream, The Humble Pig and Captain Poncho’s. Entertainment will be provided by The Whiskey Runners (Classic rock from the 80s and 90s) from 5 PM to 7 PM, and EJ Peters Band (Pop/rock from the 60s to current hits) from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Future date: Sunday, October 2, 2016.

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Bluegrass at Mac’s Tavern

1014 Ryan Rd.

Thursday, August 4, 7:30 PM

Mac’s Tavern presents live music several days each week. The music covers a lot of ground, including R&B, rock and open mics, where you might hear just about anything. On Thursday, the bluegrass band Grass Cats will offer up their take on traditional bluegrass tunes, as well as bluegrass covers of the songs by diverse artists.


Story by Jody Mace from Triangle on the Cheap. Photos by Jessica Patrick and Michael Papich.