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Showtime next week at the Cain Center

Cain Center for the Arts tour

Photos by Jason Benavides

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Dec. 29. The Cain Center for the Arts, named for Ericka and Bill Cain, officially opens next week, with ribbon cuttings, an open house, parties and a special performance by “Hamilton” star Renée Elise Goldsberry.

The Cains, who thanked residents for the opportunity to support the $25 million facility, are the founders of the Cornelius-based Financial Independence Group. They made a foundational $5 million gift in 2018.

Here’s the lineup of special events to celebrate the opening:

Tuesday Jan. 3

4 – 8 pm | Community open house

Thursday, Jan. 5, Friday, Jan. 6

Cain Center for the Arts Dedication & Donor Appreciation Receptions

5:30 – 8pm | Private Donor Appreciation events with cocktails, passed light hors d’oeuvres, Cain Center dedication

Saturday, Jan. 7


An Evening with Renee Elise Goldsberry

Reception starts at 6 pm, performance 8 pm. $250 per ticket

Ticket purchase includes catered station-style dinner/reception & beverages, memory keepsake and performance.

For the full schedule of grand opening and regular season events, go to www.cainarts.org The Lake Norman Chamber will hold a ribbon cutting Jan. 3 at 10:30 am.