Outside food and beverage are allowed, but outside alcohol is not. A limited number of low-level lawn chairs are available, or you can bring your own.
Multiple parking areas are available around Downtown Park, including the Cary Arts Center (101 Dry Ave.) and parallel parking along S. Academy St. Please mind all parking signs if parking in private lots.
Park After Dark
This free concert series will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on select Wednesdays. In addition to the music there will be food trucks and local vendors.
The dates for Park After Dark 2018 are:
- June 27: Sidecar Social Club
- July 11: JazzSynergy
- August 8: Lydia Salett Dudley
- September 12: Mint Julep Jazz Band
Learn about more summer concert series in the Triangle.
Cary Live takes place select Saturdays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Joe Pug is an American singer-songwriter from Greenbelt, Maryland. He has released two EPs, as well as the albums Messenger, The Great Despiser and Windfall. While working as a carpenter in Chicago after dropping out of the University of North Carolina, Pug wrote and recorded what would eventually become his debut EP, Nation of Heat. Its literate lyrics received widespread acclaim and Pug’s unorthodox promotional strategy of distributing free CDs to anyone interested in sharing his music resulted in the EP selling over 20,000 copies. After touring with Steve Earle in 2009, Pug was signed by Nashville indie label Lightning Rod Records and released Messenger in 2010. After moving to Austin, Pug released The Great Despiser in 2012.
Pug’s acclaimed narrative songwriting has led critics to draw comparisons between his work and that of John Prine and Bob Dylan. His stated influences include John Hiatt, Warren Zevon, and Beck, as well as literary figures such as John Dos Passos, John Steinbeck, Raymond Carver and most notably, Walt Whitman.
And here is a day-by-day list of upcoming outdoor concerts: