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Koka Booth Amphitheater, Cary

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Koka Booth Amphitheater, Cary, North Carolina NC

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To soak up some nature and music, see a concert at Koka Booth Amphitheater. The atmosphere is lovely with an awesome stage, unique stage lights, the clear North Carolina sky and stars above, views of the sparkling lake, and tall pines stretching above you. There are several different concessions for food and drinks. 
The security people can be unfriendly, and some nights lawn ticket holders aren't allowed to bring blankets in and must rent very uncomfortable chairs instead (or bring your own). Check the concert listing to be sure. 
There is seating on the Crescent Deck that's very comfortable, on plastic chairs, that you must choose when you buy your ticket. 
The only other option is to be in the pit, standing. 
Be aware that some nights the opening band might play for 1.5 hours, leaving little time for the concert you came to see, if you came with kids who must get to bed on time.
The restroom to the right when facing the stage is much less crowded than the restroom by the concessions on the Crescent Deck.
During some concerts, such as the Josh Cellars Jazz Series concerts in May, they set up wonderful games for kids to play on the lawn: giant jenga, connect 4, ladder golf, and corn hole. It's idyllic.
It's lovely to walk around Symphony Lake, which borders Koka Booth. Koka Booth Amphitheater feels out of place in suburban Cary, where endless cookie cutter houses line up along perfect streets.
Before the concert, your kids can play at Harold D. Ritter Park, an eight minute drive away.

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Waiting for the music to start...
Waiting for the music to start...
Walkway in front of concessions.
Walkway in front of concessions.
Pine trees and the stage.
Pine trees and the stage.
Moon, concessions, and dark pines in the distance.
Moon, concessions, and dark pines in the distance.
Sitting in the woods, like camping!
Sitting in the woods, like camping!
The cool lights.
The cool lights.
The pines lit up by the spotlight.
The pines lit up by the spotlight.
Lanterns that go on for a long time! At the Chinese Lantern Festival in November!
Lanterns that go on for a long time! At the Chinese Lantern Festival in November!
Drum to bang, at the Chinese Lantern Festival in November!
Drum to bang, at the Chinese Lantern Festival in November!
Panda and umbrellas, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Panda and umbrellas, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Beautiful umbrellas, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Beautiful umbrellas, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Red umbrella, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Red umbrella, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Fairy, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Fairy, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Pandas in a tree, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Pandas in a tree, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Pegasus pulling a carriage, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Pegasus pulling a carriage, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
You can stand inside the carriage and get selfies.
You can stand inside the carriage and get selfies.
Fairy godmother.
Fairy godmother.
Pegasus and carriage.
Pegasus and carriage.
Cinderella's glass slippers.
Cinderella's glass slippers.
Swans, reflected in Symphony Lake Greenway.
Swans, reflected in Symphony Lake Greenway.
Amazing large palace, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Amazing large palace, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Chinese acrobat show, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Chinese acrobat show, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Flowers, with swans behind in the distance.
Flowers, with swans behind in the distance.
Pandas eating with chopsticks!
Pandas eating with chopsticks!
Tunnel of light, with Chinese years explained, for example Year of the Tiger.
Tunnel of light, with Chinese years explained, for example Year of the Tiger.
Blue icy tree.
Blue icy tree.
Pandas in a bamboo forest.
Pandas in a bamboo forest.
Pandas playing Mahjong!
Pandas playing Mahjong!
Panda riding a dino, at the Chinese Lantern Festival in November.
Panda riding a dino, at the Chinese Lantern Festival in November.
Pandas riding bikes, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Pandas riding bikes, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Fish and lotus flowers, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Fish and lotus flowers, at the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Amazing huge dragon, reflected in Symphony Lake Greenway.
Amazing huge dragon, reflected in Symphony Lake Greenway.
Corn hole on the lawn.
Corn hole on the lawn.
Flowers by the deck.
Flowers by the deck.
Goose!
Goose!
Shimmering lake.
Shimmering lake.
Flowers by the deck.
Flowers by the deck.
Kids gather around the giant Connect Four.
Kids gather around the giant Connect Four.
Comfy seats on the Crescent Deck.
Comfy seats on the Crescent Deck.

Directions

Koka Booth Amphitheater is located at 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27518. There is plenty of free parking, and sometimes golf carts to bring you from the parking to the venue.

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Last Updated: Sat, 18 May 2019 11:28:42 GMT