BELMONT, NORTH CAROLINA – Plan to attend the best concert series around as Friday Night Live returns to Downtown Belmont this summer for a limited number of concerts! Bring your family and friends down to Main Street for a fun night full of live music, cold drinks, and lots of dancing!
The 2021 schedule includes three concerts held on various Fridays in July and August. The concerts will be held on South Main Street adjacent to Stowe Park at a new time for the 2021 season, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. The evenings will kick off with the opening of the beverage garden and music by DJ Eric Bowman. The featured bands will begin performing at 8:00pm. S. Main Street will be closed beginning at 2:00 pm on concert days, so please plan accordingly. Don’t forget to bring your best dance moves!
The Downtown Belmont Development Association (DBDA) is thrilled to announce the return of the series after being unable to host the events last Summer because of the pandemic. After receiving overwhelming feedback from the community and seeing gathering restrictions lifted, it was time to revive the popular concert series for everyone to enjoy.
Downtown Belmont debuted its first 2021 concert on July 3rd at the annual Red, White, and Belmont celebration. It featured “The Breakfast Club”, dubbed America’s favorite 1980’s tribute band. Attendees danced the night away and enjoyed all the festivities, including a spectacular firework show. It was an amazing turnout from the community. We received feedback that approximately 10,000 people were present in downtown for the event.
“We’ve never seen a crowd like this before. It was great to see the community come together and have Main Street back in action”, said Downtown Director Phil Boggan. “We hope this will be a catalyst for attendance at this year’s Friday Night Live”, Phil added.
Vendor, sponsor, and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, visit https://www.eventeny.com/events/2021fridaynightlive-1587/, or contact the Community Development Coordinator, Cassidy Lackey.
July 23 “Fix You” Cold Play Cover Band
August 6 “20 Ride” Zach Brown Cover Band
August 20 Dave Matthews Tribute Band
Belmont, North Carolina has historic roots as a distinguished textile and railroad hub that was once home to the North Carolina textile industry’s entrepreneurial legends. Mill-era charisma and upstanding community character pulse through Belmont today. Generation after generation has nurtured this bold spirit and creative spark to make way for a thriving historic downtown brimming with passionate local merchants and a burgeoning outdoor recreation scene. PO BOX 431 | 1401 E Catawba St, Belmont, NC 28012 |www.cityofbelmont.org
Cassidy Lackey, Community Development Coordinator PHONE: (704) 901-2068