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Arts: Concerts scheduled at Cape Fear Botanical Garden

May 11, 2014

By Rodger Mullen, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.

May 11--Along with plants and flowers, Cape Fear Botanical Garden is in bloom with music this spring.

The outdoor spring concert series starts Friday and continues through June. A fall concert series, featuring the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, begins in September.

Meg Suraci, director of marketing for the garden, said this is the third year for the concert series. She said audiences usually number 200 to 300.

"They are held rain or shine," Suraci said. "In the case of rain, we will move the concert into the orangery if need be."

The first concert, scheduled Friday, May 16 at 6 p.m., is for members only. However, guests are welcome to become members at that time, and members can bring guests.

Here's the spring concert lineup:

Friday, May 16: Jazz with Stanley Baird Band. Members only concert.

May 30: R&B with Fantasy Band

June 13: Classic rock with Coconut Groove Band

June 27: Latin sounds with Tropic Orchestra

The details: Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. No outside food is allowed. Guests can bring lawn chairs or blankets or rent chairs for $2 each.

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for nonmember. At the Friday, May 16 members-only concert, guests can purchase memberships starting at $40, and members can bring a guest for $15.

- Rodger Mullen


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