Look Who’s In Town

Think you have to head to the big city to find big-name fun?

Think again.

From retro grooves and classic cool to a this-minute star of stage and TV, several well-known acts are appearing in Cary this week.

Here’s a roundup:

Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion

Sunday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m. 

The America the Beautiful Tour 2015 features two-plus hours of Sweet Harmony, The Radio Rhubarb Band, News from Lake Wobegon and more.

Tickets are $69.50 reserved and table, and $42.50 lawn; boothamphitheatre.com.   

Culture Club

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Karma Chameleon band’s original lineup, including front man Boy George, are set to release their first new material in 15 years, the 2016 album release Tribes. See them live during a Cary stop, part of their North American tour.

Advance tickets are $65 reserved, $50 table and $35 lawn, or $40 day of show; boothamphitheatre.com.  

Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m.

Celebrated rock guitarist Peter Frampton, whose solo album Frampton Comes Alive! is one of the top-selling live records of all time, is back on the road and headed to Cary!

Frampton is co-headlining with American rockers Cheap Trick, who have more than 5,000 performances under their belts, spanning four decades.

Tickets are $75 reserved pit, $50 reserved table and $40 lawn, or $45 day of show; boothamphitheatre.com.

Jim Gaffigan: Contagious

Friday, Aug. 14, 8 p.m.

You know Jim Gaffigan for his stand-up comedy, but did you know he’s also a best-selling author and a father of five?   

Gaffigan’s latest project is serving as executive producer and star of The Jim Gaffigan Show, which premiered last month on TV Land and Comedy Central.

Catch him here in Cary, before he gets away: Tickets are $59.75 reserved and table and $39.75 lawn; boothamphitheatre.com.

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