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To learn more about all of the upcoming performances at Garner Performing Arts Center, visit GPAC's What's Playing page.

Free Music Festival to Feature Food Trucks, Variety of Acts

The Garner Revitalization Association's Downtown Sounds concert series on the back lawn of Garner Performing Arts Center (125 Avery St.) has been transformed into a one-day music festival with local food trucks and local craft beer. The festival will be held on Sunday, June 7 from noon to 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

Food trucks will include Ty's All Natural, The Humble Pig, Stuft, King's Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks, CJ's Street Food, D'Burritos, Dusty Donuts and Jam Ice Cream.

The live music lineup is as follows:

12:00 – 1:30: Nick Driver (singer/songwriter) –
2:00 – 3:30: Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboy Band (Americana) –
4:00 – 6:00: Spare Change –

For updates and more information on GRA, please visit

Friday Family Flick: 'SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water'

Enjoy "SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water," a free family-friendly movie showing, at beautiful Lake Benson Park on Friday, June 12 starting at 8:30 p.m. Bring your own food or purchase concessions. Families are invited to bring a tent and gear and camp overnight for a fee ($12 per family for Garner residents, $15 per family for non-residents). Pre-registration for camping is required and can be done online at THIS LINK. Rain location for the movie is Avery Street Recreation Center (125 Avery St.).

Independence Day Celebration Set for July 3

Garner's annual Independence Day celebration at Lake Benson Park (921 Buffaloe Road) will be held on July 3 starting at 5 p.m. The North Carolina Symphony will give a free performance. The concert will be followed by one of the best fireworks shows in the Triangle.