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Our BIGGEST and Best Summerfest Ever!

The North Carolina Symphony returns to Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre for another
summer of great live music. Enjoy all of the family fun these concerts offer,
including contests, instrument zoos, picnics and more.

Join the state’s premier orchestra for extraordinary concerts and turn your weekends into summer fun.

Secure your single tickets for the biggest and best Summerfest ever by clicking the concert name below!

Plus, kids 12 & under are always admitted FREE on the lawn!

New this year! Gates open at 5:30pm.

Click here for FAQs before you attend your concert at Booth Amphitheatre.


FRI, JULY 4 | 7:30PM
Independence Day
David Glover, Associate Conductor

Celebrate with patriotic favorites, high-spirited classics and fireworks as we honor the USA on its birthday!
NOTE: Gates open at 3pm for this concert

SAT, JULY 12 | 7:30PM
The North Carolina Symphony presents
Around the World with The von Trapps

Cary's Booth Amphitheatre comes alive with the sound of music. Captain and Maria von Trapp's great-grandchildren will capture your heart once again in a concert of favorite family harmonies, including Dream A Little Dream, Edelweiss and Fernando, plus much more! The North Carolina Symphony will not be performing at this concert.

Summerfest Series presented by Rex Healthcare

Rex Healthcare Summerfest Co-Sponsors
Town of Cary, First Citizens Bank

Free Admission Children 12 & Under sponsored by Golden Corral

Instrument Zoos sponsored by MetLife

Rex Healthcare Summerfest Partners
LORD Corporation, Crabtree Valley Mall, CaptiveAire, The Umstead, Enrigo Italian Bistro

Picnic of the Week Partner
Whole Foods Market of Cary

Media Partners
Cary Magazine, FOX 50,, MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM

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