Our hearts go out to all of those affected by COVID-19. We have been closely following the recommendations from federal and state officials. The health and wellness of our communities are our top priorities. Given guidance from federal and state officials aimed to protect our communities, registration will remain closed for the 2021 Cary Music and Arts Festival, tentatively set for April 25, 2021, until further notice. We take seriously the responsibility to do our part to slow the spread of this deadly virus.


Thank you for your continued dedication to Cary Music and Arts Festival! Please continue to check this website and our facebook page for updates.

The Town of Cary and The North Carolina Symphony proudly present the 8th Annual 



Cary Music & Arts Festival

Sunday, April 26, 2020 

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Rain Date TBD

The Cary Music & Arts Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting music and arts programs for high school students in the Cary, NC area. CMAF provides a non-competitive platform to showcase, to our community, the extraordinary talents of exceptional music, theater, dance and visual arts programs from Cary area high schools. 

2019 Participants

Athens Drive High School

  • Chorus

  • ​Vocal Ensemble

  • Jazz Band

  • Orchestra

  • Wind Ensemble

Apex High School

  • String Orchestra

Cardinal Gibbons High School

  • Jazz Band

Cary High School

  • Jazz Band

  • Orchestra

Enloe High School

  • Jazz Ambassadors

  • Theater

Green Hope High School

  • Jazz Band

Longleaf School of the Arts

  • Dance

  • Visual Art

Panther Creek High School

  • Jazz Ensemble / Jazz Combo

Philharmonic Association

  • Triangle Youth Jazz Band

Free Event

Thanks to our generous sponsors, The Town of Cary and the North Carolina Symphony, admission to this event is free. Bring a picnic, and relax and enjoy a day of music, theater and visual arts. Opportunities are available to win North Carolina Symphony tickets. Suggested donation of $5. Concessions are available. 

Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Located among 14 acres of hardwoods and pines, and beautifully situated next to Symphony Lake, Booth Amphitheatre blends with its natural setting as one of the most distinctive performing arts venues in the southeast. With a capacity of 7000, patrons can enjoy seating on the spacious lawn or the Crescent deck. 


How To Help
Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to distribute programs, sell raffle tickets and manage donations. If interested, register online through our Volunteer page. Program Ads & Shoutouts and sponsorship opportunities are available and Donations are always welcome.
 Funds received over the expense of the festival are donated directly back to the participating schools’ arts programs.

Growth and Excellence in the Arts

© 2019 by Cary Music & Arts Festival Inc

Find us: Cary, North Carolina

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