Weekend Events: Music in the Air

The Calendar is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Jeremy Hiebert.

Cary, NC – This weekend, there’s music in the air across Cary as we highlight some memorable events you won’t want to miss. Read more

American Idol Comes to Cary

Story from staff reports.

Cary, North Carolina – Talent scouts from American Idol were at Cary Towne Center on Saturday. 500 people were reported to have shown up for the one-minute-apiece audition. Read more

Cross Currents Festival Starts This Sunday

Story by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – Starting this Sunday, downtown Cary will be alive with music, dining and art in collaborations like never before. Read more

Contest: Win 4 VIP Tickets to Boz Scaggs

Cary, NC – If you grew up in the 70’s, chances are you listened to the “Lido Shuffle” on your car’s FM radio as you cruised around town. For a time, his music was everywhere.

Do you have a “Boz Scaggs Experience,” some memorable moment from the past that’s connected with the music of Boz? Think back.

Tell us the story and you could win 4 tickets to Boz at Booth on July 15.

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Events: Cary Kids Museum Benefit this Thursday

Story by Matt Young. Photo courtesy of SAS.

Cary, NC – The Heart of Cary Association Inc. is sponsoring a June 30 bash to benefit the proposed Downtown Cary Children’s Museum.

The event will take place at the Ashworth Village parking lot on Thursday evening, June 30 from 8 pm until 10 pm. Read more

Concert Review: Live and Let Die

 

Tony Kishman (center) performs Paul McCartney songs at the Live & Let Die concert at Booth Amphitheatre June 18

Cary, NC – Who knew June 18th was Paul McCartney’s 69th birthday? The NC Symphony’s Live and Let Die program at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary was a fitting tribute. Read more

Contest: And the Winner Is….

Cary, NC- Jennifer Adams won our contest (see story) for tickets to the first concert of the Cary Cross Currents Chamber Music and Arts Festival. Read more

Contest: Win 4 Tickets to Cross Currents Music Festival

Calling all student-musicians: Here’s your chance to win 4 concert tickets to the first night of the Cary Cross Currents Music & Arts Festival. All you have to do is send us a picture of yourself with your musical instrument.

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Music: Miranda Lambert in Cary on Friday

Cary, NC – This Friday, June 3, rising country star Miranda Lambert is coming to Cary for a show at Booth Amphitheatre. Is she the next Taylor Swift or the next young star swiftly forgotten?  Read more

Music: Temptations, 4 Tops, Styx and Ray LaMontagne Coming to Booth

Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary has added several more shows to the Summer line up.

Styx

If it’s classic progressive rock you’re after, get some tix for Styx on September 16.

If it’s been too long or your can’t remember anything prior to 1990, Styx had big hits with Lady, Come Sail Away and Mr. Roboto.

Watch a Styx Mix on YouTube.

Temptations & Four Tops

Nothing says good-times like the music of Motown. And two of Motown’s best will be sharing the bill at KBA on Saturday July 30.

Just to refresh your memory, the Four Tops had hits including Standing in the Shadows of Love, Bernadette and Sugar Pie Honey Bunch. Listen to some classic Four Tops on YouTube.

The Temps had a massive string of hits including My Girl, Ball of Confusion, Get Ready and Cloud Nine.

Watch a clip of the Temptations from 1965 performing My Girl on YouTube.

Ray LaMontagne

Ray LaMontagne may not be a household name like the Temps or the 4 Tops, but you’d probably recognize his hit song Trouble. LaMontagne is a singer-songwriter from Maine with a husky voice that sounds a little a blend of soul and Cat Stevens.

Watch Trouble on YouTube.