The intersection of Chatham and Academy Streets in downtown Cary will play host to a series of themed community block parties this spring, complete with dance lessons and live entertainment starting this Thursday, April 11 with the Seven O’Clock Rock Series, which will feature Latin Night with Caribe Vibe, a Raleigh-based band performing Tropical Latin dance music.
Salsa and Latin Jazz dance lessons start at 7 p.m.; the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The family-friendly concert and dance lesson are free and open to the public, and held “sprinkle” or shine.
“The merchants are open late, and good music and food will greet everyone,” said Sarah Hagan, Downtown Program Specialist. “Each season, the series attracts more and more people to downtown for a night of music while discovering the excitement surrounding the revitalization of downtown Cary.”
On the day of each concert, the Town of Cary will close Academy Street from Cedar St. to Chatham Street at 2:30 p.m. to begin setting up for the event; at 6:15 p.m., the intersection of South Academy and Chatham Streets will close for the event until 9:30 p.m. Access to downtown businesses will be maintained, and attendees are encouraged to park free of charge at the Town of Cary parking deck on Wilkinson Avenue next to the Herbert C. Young Community Center.
Latin Night with Caribe Vibe, FREE
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7 p.m.
Caribe Vibe is a seven piece band performing Tropical Latin Dance music. The band is from the Raleigh area. It's members are; Alberto Carrasquillo & William Villalba-trumpets, Phil Merritt -keyboards, Paul Dobelstein -bass, Josue Bracho - drums, Nelson Delgado - vocals & percussion, and Billy Marrero - congas. Caribe Vibe's set list includes Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Latin Jazz and Bolero.
Swing Night with the NC Revelers Orchestra, FREE
Friday, May 31, 2013, 7 p.m.
The NC Revelers Orchestra, while featuring the best music of the Big Band Era, carries that tradition to the present day with newer tunes from the ensuing years that lend themselves to the instrumentation of the classic Big Band. The Orchestra plays newer material from the likes of Harry Connick and Michael Buble' right along with the more traditional big band fare associated with Glenn Miller or Frank Sinatra. Show tunes are of necessity a large part of their presentation and they play the best of the best.
Beach Night with the Magnificents Band, FREE
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 7 p.m.
Magnificents Band has a wealth of live playing experience in varied styles of music including beach. The band has four distinctly different lead vocalists and some of the best musicians around. The Magnificents Band always enjoy interacting with the audience and strive to make every performance a memorable one for all.
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