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Koka Booth Amphitheater


Location Overview
ASM Global, which was created in October 2019 from the merger of SMG and AEG Facilities, has managed the Koka Booth Amphitheatre since its opening. Built in 2000, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre is unlike any other venue in the area. Designed by architect William Rawn Associates of Boston, the park has been described as truly magnificent. Located among 14 acres of stately hardwoods and pines and beautifully situated next to Symphony Lake, the Amphitheatre blends with its natural setting.
ASM Global is a good neighbor, creating an Amphitheatre Advisory Committee back in the first years of the contract to establish open communication with the people we knew would be the most impacted (sound and traffic) by amphitheatre events. ASM Global is a venue management powerhouse spanning five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibit centers, and performing arts venues. (www.asmglobal.com)


Location Highlights
  • Voted Best Outdoor Amphitheatre by readers by the Independent Weekly each year since 2003.
  • The summer home for the North Carolina Symphony 10 show Summerfest Series. The Summerfest series is a family friendly series featuring popular and symphonic charts all while allowing patrons to picnic on the lawn.
  • National concerts recently presented at Booth Amphitheatre include Kacey Musgraves, The Lumineers, Little Big Town, Jason Isbell, Wilco, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Steve Miller Band, Ray LaMontagne, My Morning Jacket, The Avett Brothers, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and many more.
  • 70% of Booth Amphitheatre events have a tie to local non-profit organizations with either a portion of proceeds benefiting a particular group, a canned-food drive collection summer campaign or offering reduced rental rates to area organizations looking to host their own private events.
  • Operating as Cary’s community-focused performing arts venue, SMG works extensively with local non-profit arts and non-arts organizations to make it possible for them to produce events at the Amphitheatre. These partnerships increase engagement and help make the case for broad based community support for the Amphitheatre and the participating organization(s). Hum Sub of Cary, Triangle Asian Focus, Cary Rotary, SPCA, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and more.


Location Detail Information

Opening Date

  • June 10, 2000

Length of Service

  • 18 years

Facility Owner

  • Town of Cary, NC

Major Tenants

Seating Capacity

  • 7,000

Facility Manager

  • ASM Global
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