Come see the Garden in a different light, we are extending our hours to bring you Third Thursdays! Beginning March 16th and continuing through September, come soak up nature till 9 PM in the Garden. Each month’s “Third Thursday” is a bit different from the next and sure to be fun! Evenings are free with a membership or paid admission!

Piano Pizzazz

June 15th, 2017 6pm-9pm

A night of tickling the ivories with Casey T. Cotton who will have you laughing the night away! Purchase yummy food from R Burger and beer & wine from our cash bar!

Casey Cotton – Is a professional pianist, singer/songwriter. Casey has traveled all over the USA performing live for venues and corporate events. He started off at the age of 7 playing the piano and by the time he was 16 was heavily involved in directing church choirs. In college he founded the first gospel chorus for the college campus in his local town.

Born in St Louis MO and Raised in California he went off to serve in the military in 2000 until he was medically discharged in 2009. During his military service he joined a Trinidadian band in Mannheim Germany while stationed overseas and when he moved to FT Bragg in 2004 he partnered with several local churches in their music programs. After several years in the defense contract business he decided to pursue his music career full time.

Casey currently travels around the country performing live for solo acts and dueling piano bars as well as cruise ships. He founded and launched Blazin Keys Entertainment in 2016 to provide quality entertainment to both local and international venues. The company specializes in live dueling piano shows.

Tango unTapped

March 16th

A performance of Tango throughout the years with tacos and beer!

Beer, BBQ, & Boots

April 20th, 2017

Whiskey Pines from Southern Pines will be performing live all night! Enjoy BBQ from My Daddy’s BBQ food truck and craft beer from our cash bar!

Beachy Keen

May 18th

Relax and dance the shag to Carolina beach music and grab food from Skewed up!

Garden Folk

July 20th 6-9PM

Enjoy folk music and meet Mark Weathington, author of Gardening in the South.

Latin Soiree

August 17th 6-9PM

Anna Fiore is back at the Garden to dance and immerse you in Latin culture.

Foodscaping 101

September 21st 6-9PM

Want to learn how to be sustainable? Author & Horticulturalist, Brie Arthur, explains how you can eat your yard with edible landscaping.

Third Thursday Series brought to you by:

“Music in the Garden” program support provided in memory of Jerry Leggett

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