Koka Booth Amphitheatre – Cary, NC

Koka Booth crowd

Koka Booth crowd (Photo credit: moonlightbulb)

Koka Booth Amphitheatre -Another great reason to call Cary North Carolina home.

From Abba to Alan Jackson to Beer, Bourbon and BBQ, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, located in the Regency Park area of Cary, hosts a variety of artists and festivals sure to appeal to and appease everyone. Nestled among fourteen acres of hardwoods, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre  sits along the north bank of Symphony Lake. The Amphitheatre stands as if a warehouse has been stripped of its rugged, excluding walls to now exposed spindles spaced about, holding a web of framed steel and transparent glass as its inviting shelter for entertainment. Patrons can either sit on the well-manicured, verdant lawn or seating is available on the charming crescent shaped deck.

The Koka Booth Amphitheatre was constructed in 2001 under the eccentric design prowess of William Rawn Associates of Boston. SMG, a privately held facility management company located in Pennsylvania, serves as the facilitator managing the Amphitheatre for the Town of Cary’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. Originally the amphitheatre was known under the title The Amphitheatre at Regency Park but was later renamed The Koka Booth Amphitheatre in honor of former Cary Mayor Koka Booth.

The Koka Booth Amphitheatre houses delightful, entertaining events during the months of Spring, Summer, and Fall. The following is a glance of some of the events held at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre:

Wake Med Movies by Moonlight–movies are shown on the Amphitheatre “big” screen

Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Series–Bluegrass artists do some “pickin’ and grinnin’”

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet–a production of Shakespeare’s timeless tale of woe

North Carolina Symphony–a night with the NC Symphony

Wine and Design–bring your wine, they’ll help you with the design