Koka Booth Amphitheatre Aerial View

The Lumineers

Little Big Town

The North Carolina Symphony

4th of July Annual Celebration

Diwali 2018

Former Mayor Koka Booth

North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival


Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre is a vibrant outdoor shed playing host to some of the biggest touring shows in the country. National acts like Kacey Musgraves, Paul Simon, Chris Stapleton, the Lumineers, Little Big Town, Jim Gaffigan, Jack Johnson and more have performed under the stars to stellar crowds. Nestled in a grove of stately pines and situated next to Symphony Lake, the eclectic mix of music and nature is an experience like no other. Owned by the Town of Cary and managed by ASM Global, the venue is in Cary, North Carolina.

In addition to national acts the venue is the summer home to the NC Symphony Summerfest Series. The venue serves the surrounding Triangle but attracts visitors from across the state and beyond. Hosting over sixty events between the months of April – October, Koka Booth Amphitheatre promotes a variety of events including food festivals, large scale community events like the Diwali Festival, Oktoberfest, and July 4th celebrations. The venue has received wide acclaim for the annual NC Chinese Lantern Festival that fills the grounds with amazing silk sculptures from November – January and draws more than 100,000 each year.

Built in 2001, Koka Booth Amphitheatre was designed by architect William Rawn Associates of Boston. With seating for 7,000 patrons can choose from seats in Gold Circle, the Crescent Deck or spacious lawn.

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