March 22

Koka Booth Amphitheatre Announces Plans to Reopen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 22, 2021 –With Covid-19 practices and protocols in place, Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre will reopen to the public on April 1 after 15 months.

The decision follows the Governor’s orders and Town of Cary approval that it is safe to do so. For now, all shows, and events will be at reduced capacity in accordance with safety guidelines established by the Governor’s Office. The schedule will begin with the popular WakeMed Movies by Moonlight and Josh Cellars Jazz Series. In addition, Booth Amphitheatre is pleased to welcome back the North Carolina Symphony to their summer home in June. Stay tuned for an announcement in April with the UNC Health Summerfest concert details. Last, but certainly not least, the national acts and festivals fans have come to know and love will be back in some capacity this season. Follow KBA on social media for all the latest announcements.

WakeMed Movies by Moonlight Series:

April 1                Green Book

April 2                Yesterday

April 9                The High Note

April 16              Captain Marvel

April 23              Aladdin (2019)

April 30              Impractical Jokers

May 7                Trolls World Tour

May 14              Aquaman

May 21               Little

May 28               Star Wars “The Rise of Skywalker”        

*Movies Subject to change without notice*


Josh Cellars Jazz Series:

April 7                La Fiesta

April 14              Will McBride Group

April 21              Peter Lamb & The Wolves

April 28              Tea Cup Gin

May 5                 Freeport Jazz

For details, pricing and ticket availability for WakeMed Movies by Moonlight or the Josh Cellars Jazz Series tickets visit

Venue officials will be taking a “dimmer-switch” approach to reopening, which translates into starting small and building capacity as restrictions continue to ease. Patrons will be required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. Pod seating has been created to keep visitors as safe and comfortable as possible.

While the list of new practices is long a few of the improved safety measures include:

  • The ability for guests to scan their own tickets.
  • Clear Bag Policy
  • Pod Seating
  • Advance tickets must be purchased on-line.
  • Transition to touch-free soap, hand sanitizer and paper towel dispensers.

Koka Booth Amphitheatre is owned by the Town of Cary and managed by ASM Global. Much of the re-opening procedures are derived from VenueShield, a comprehensive and best-in-class program, that will be deployed at more than 325 ASM Global facilities around the world, providing the highest level of cleanliness and safety, while inspiring consumer confidence, all in partnership with leading medical professionals, industry experts and public health officials.

For now, additional events will focus on local and regional talent, private rentals, Movie by Moonlight and Josh Cellars Jazz Series. As conditions continue to improve and restrictions are loosened Venue Management and Town staff will re-assess what events/shows make the most sense keeping safety a top priority. Advance tickets to all events must be purchased on-line.

A complete list of the venue’s new safety measures and upcoming event schedule can be found at:

Tickets can be purchased through or by phone at (800) 514-3849

Etix hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. EST

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST & Sunday/noon – 8 p.m. EST

For complete concert information go to or call (919) 462-2025.

PRIMARY CONTACTS: For questions, dial 311 anywhere in Cary, (919) 469-4000 outside town limits, or email