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Cain Center adds new shows to spring schedule

March 1. Cain Center for the Arts has added two completely new spring performances, including one with a strong local connection. Dustbowl Revival is a totally new show, at 8 pm on Friday May 10. They have “always been about pushing the boundaries of what American roots music can be. In many ways, they could […]

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Black History Month observance at Cain Center Feb. 24

Feb. 23. Cornelius’ Black History Month celebration on Feb. 24 will be a three-way partnership between the Town of Cornelius, Cain Center for the Arts and Smithville Community Coalition.. It all starts at 4 pm at Cain Center, where Sons of Mystro will do a private strings workshop for 30 members of the Cornelius Youth […]

‘Be More Chill’ comes to Cain Center in early March

Feb. 5. The Cain Center for the Arts will showcase local youth talent in “Be More Chill,” a groundbreaking musical that delves into the complexities of the teenage experience. Based on the 2004 novel by Ned Vizzini, the musical follows Jeremy Heere, an average teenager until he finds out about “The Squip,” a tiny supercomputer that […]

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Pianist of note will perform at the Cain

Jan. 16. Billboard-charting American pianist, composer and Steinway Artist Robin Spielberg, renowned for her emotive and masterful piano artistry, will perform at the Cain Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 9. Spielberg will take the audience on a journey through time and emotions, sharing engaging stories between selections. Concert films produced specifically for the […]

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Cain’s first anniversary was a stellar event

Jan. 8. Mandy Gonzalez sat on the edge of the Cain Center for the Arts stage on Saturday night and fielded about a dozen questions from members of Lake Norman youth choirs who joined in her next to last song. It all happened during rehearsal where the star of “Hamilton”—she played Angelica Schuyler—was down to […]

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Cain saw 15,000 attendees in its first year; gala is this Saturday

Jan. 2. [One year anniversary] It’s hard to believe, but it’s been one year since the Cain Center for the Arts opened in downtown Cornelius to rave reviews. —Total attendance during the first year was 15,000, including all programs and town events. —More than 200 volunteers supplemented nine full-time and four part-time staff members. First […]

Cornelius Youth Orchestra Christmas Showcase is Dec. 1

Nov. 28. You can experience the magic of the holiday season at the Cornelius Youth Orchestra’s Christmas Showcase this Friday at Lake Forest Church Huntersville. The Christmas concert which starts at 7 pm will feature all of the CYO’s performing ensembles: Orchestra, Philharmonic, Brass Ensemble, Junior Brass Ensemble, and Woodwind Ensemble. General admission is $9; […]

Mandy Gonzalez Jan. 6 at  Cain Center

Wide variety of performances set for Cain Center’s Spring 2024 season

Nov. 3. Cain Center for the Arts Spring 2024 season gets under way Jan. 6 with a black-tie optional celebration of its first anniversary featuring Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez. She performed as Angelica in “Hamilton.” Tickets Tickets may be purchased on the Cain Center website. Shows Also on tap are Doo-wop and R&B legends The […]

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CYO Philharmonic premiers alongside brass ensembles

Nov. 1. The Cornelius Youth Orchestra Philharmonic premier was held at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville on Monday, along with Brass Ensemble and Junior Brass Ensemble programs. Under the guidance of directors Jen Bassett and Andrew Fierova, the concert program blended traditional pieces and contemporary compositions. The Brass Ensemble and Junior Brass Ensemble […]


Davidson Community Players will perform Disney’s Frozen Jr. at Cain Center

Oct. 12. Davidson Community Players (DCP), one of Charlotte’s top theatre producing organizations, will mount two of its 2024 shows at Cain Center for the Arts. DCP’s first show at Cain Center will be Disney’s Frozen Jr., which will run from Jan. 25-27, 2024. Adapted from the beloved 2013 movie, this one-hour version of the […]