If you are considering a move to the area and will be spending time in town looking into Garner homes for sale, attending some local events can really help you get a feel for the community. The Garner Performing Arts Center is a great place to start. This center is located in a historic building, constructed in 1923, that was once the local high school and then became an elementary school before falling into disuse.
In 2006, its historic auditorium was extensively renovated into a modern performance venue and given new life as the Garner Performing Arts Center, a facility dedicated to preserving the arts and being of service to its community. As such, it hosts a wide variety of events year-round, and we'll outline some upcoming events here.
If you'll be in the Garner area at the start of the new year, here are some larger events happening in January and beyond at the Garner Performing Arts Center:
Garner's MLK Celebration, Jan. 20
Hosted annually by the Garner Performing Arts Center, Garner's MLK Celebration focuses on the life and teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Attendees can look forward to an evening of entertainment, including performances by the Wake Baptist Grove Youth Choir and the Creech Road Elementary School Chorus, among others.
Jeff Kready, Jan. 26
This event features a performance by Broadway star Jeff Kready. A top young leading man in the Great White Way, Kready has is currently performing in "Tootsie," and has distinguished himself in other top Broadway productions, including "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," "Billy Elliott," and "Les Miserables," among many others.
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Feb. 9
Known as the "Queen of Bluegrass," Rhonda Vincent is an award-winning performer backed by an award-winning group of musicians. Between them, they hold more than 80 awards, including a fistful awarded by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Attendees will be treated to a performance that is a unique blend of contemporary sounds and authentic bluegrass traditions.
Mike Farris, March 2
This event features a performance by Grammy Award winner Mike Farris, a Roots Gospel performer who will present his original material, as well as his famous interpretations of traditional gospel music. His musical style is described as funky, danceable, blues-rock with New Orleans swagger and vintage Memphis soul.
Duty, March 8, 9
The fifth installment of a series of plays about the local community, "Duty" explores the many ways the community, which lost eight men in the Vietnam conflict, was and still is affected by the Vietnam era.
The events listed above represent just a few highlights of the many events and happenings that are presented by the Garner Performing Arts Center. If you're interested in finding out more about the community or in buying or selling a home in the Garner area, please contact us. Our real estate agents are always happy to put their extensive knowledge and experience to work for new, potential or existing residents.
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