Best Music Venue

Koka Booth Amphitheatre

From rock to bluegrass, our readers love moving to the music under the stars. But for all the times you’ve enjoyed concerts at Koka Booth Amphitheatre since it was built in 2001, here are some things you might not have guessed: 

First performance here:
N.C. Symphony

Fastest sell-outs:
Tie between Norah Jones and Jack Johnson; both took a few days

Biggest names to hit the stage:
Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Harry Connick Jr., Alison Krauss, Black Eyed Peas

These stars all said:
Amazing scenery! (The artists’ green room includes a lakeside set; Krauss loved feeding the ducks.)

Number of audio speakers in use:

Guest Capacity:

14 acres beside
Symphony Lake


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