BOGO Goes Groovy

Who doesn’t love a BOGO deal?

A musical buy one-get one is coming soon to Garner, as two bands perform on one ticket.

The John Brown Quintet and The Groove Shop take the Garner Performing Arts Center stage on Friday night, April 13, at 7:30.

The second chapter in the GPAC’s new It’s Showtime series, the evening will feature the award-winning John Brown Quintet jazz group, specializing in the bebop and hard bop eras of jazz.

The Quintet grabbed national music attention when its first recording reached No. 8 on the national JazzWeek chart, and stayed in the top 50 for 16 consecutive weeks.

The April 13 show also features The Groove Shop, a 12-piece ensemble of musicians and singers performing a wide variety of musical styles, including Motown, swing, 1970s to ‘90s pop, and Latin rhythms.

For individual show or It’s Showtime series tickets, or for more information, visit or call GPAC at 661-4602.

Dads & Brides
Also this month, the award-winning Towne Players of Garner hit the stage with their performance of the comedy Father of the Bride.

As the story goes, the Banks family sets out to throw an intimate wedding that grows larger each day till florists, dressmakers, furniture movers — and debt — overwhelm them. The fun really kicks into high gear when the bride-to-be calls off the wedding in a fit of temper, and her dad has big decisions to make.

Show dates are April 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m., and April 28 at 2 p.m. All shows take place at the Garner Performing Arts Center.

For tickets and more information, visit

Expo Mania
April is also the time for the annual Garner Chamber of Commerce Business and Consumer Expo, set for Thursday, April 12, at Garner United Methodist Church.

The sixth-annual expo runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is open to the public. Admission is free.

Whether business-to-business or business-to-consumer, the expo showcases local businesses and gives consumers the opportunity to experience the best products and services Garner has to offer.

For more information, visit or call (919) 772-6440.

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