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Outdoor music concerts in Gaston County, NC 2023

Updated: Jul 13

We are excited to share our outdoor evening concert series taking place on the main streets and in our downtowns of Gaston County this summer. Check out our FREE music concerts going on this spring, summer and into the fall. This year you will find music, fun, and entertainment in Gastonia, Belmont, Mount Holly, Stanley, Bessemer City, and Kings Mountain. Couple these events with a unique dining experience and/or shopping and you will have a night to remember.

Gastonia Concert Series

Gastonia East Rotary and the City of Gastonia present 4 downtown concert events on select Fridays from May through September 2023. Live music at the Gastonia Rotary Pavilion includes funk, soul, rock, and pop hits from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Live Music from 6 – 10 pm

  • May 19: On the Border with Garrett Huffman

  • June 23: The Voltage Brothers with Emerald Empire

  • August 11: Caleb Davis with Tangerine Trees

  • Sept 15: Kids in America with Akita

Belmont Friday Night Live Concert Series

The street party you know and love is back for 2023 with some rockin' music and cold drinks! Join us in Historic Downtown Belmont on South Main Street for our annual Friday Night Live Concert series. Music starts at 6 pm and goes to 10 pm.

  • April 28: Thurston Howell - Yacht Rock

  • May 12: Nightrain - The Guns N' Roses Tribute Experience

  • June 2: Java Band - Rock, Motown/Beach, R&B, Hip Hop, and Country

  • June 16: 2X Grammy Award Winner Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

  • June 30: 20 Ride - Zac Brown Band Tribute


Mount Holly Nights

The Mount Holly summer concert series features music, food trucks, vendors, and small businesses. These concerts take place in downtown Mount Holly on select Fridays with music starting at 6 pm.

  • May 12: Blue Monday

  • June 9: Thurston Howell

  • June 29: Coming Up Brass

  • August 11: Liquid Pleasure

  • September 8: 20 Ride

  • October 13: On The Border


Cherryville Concert Series

Grab your favorite people and head to Gazebo Mini-Park in downtown Cherryville for these FREE outdoor live music concerts!

  • April 21 at 7 pm – CAT5 Band

  • April 22 at 3 pm – Dirty Grass Soul

  • May 18 at 6 pm – Blew Money

  • June 15 at 6 pm – Gary and Wyatt

  • June 30 at 7 pm – The TAMS

  • August 17 at 6 pm – Bailey Marie

  • September 21 at 6 pm – Seth Fox

  • October 21 at 7 pm – Shot Thru the Heart


Coolin Out Concerts on Main in Stanley

This concert series takes place select Saturdays on Main Street in downtown Stanley and not only offers live music but food trucks, a beer garden and more. DJ starts the party at 6 pm and the band goes on at 7 pm.

  • May 6: Envision

  • May 20: Cassette Rewind

  • June 10: Too Much Sylvia ft. Bo Schronce

  • September 9: The Magnificents

  • September 23: Cat 5

  • October 21: The Tonez


Bessemer City Sounds of Summer

This is a concert series and classic car cruise-in. Join us in downtown Centennial Park in Bessemer City for our 2023 Sounds of Summer Concert & Cruise-In Series! We will feature live music, food vendors, classic cars, and family fun! Don't meet us there, beat us there!

  • April 22: Cat5 Band **

  • May 12: East Coast Party Band (Down Home Festival)

  • May 13: Dirty Grass Soul (Down Home Festival), Fireworks Show

  • May 27: Gary Lowder/Smokin’ Hot **

  • June 16: ACE Party Band (Juneteenth Festival)

  • June 30: Too Much Sylvia (Fourth of July Celebration), Fireworks Show

  • July 22: Jim Quick and Coastline Band**

  • August 26: The Extraordinaires**

  • September 23rd: On The Border (Brew & Que Festival)


Live Music at Patriots Park in Kings Mountain

Bring your favorite people and lawn chair to the Liberty Falls Amphitheater at Patriots Park in Downtown Kings Mountain to enjoy our brand-new exciting concert series. FREE to the public. Live music, food trucks, and family fun for everyone featuring some of the best acts from near and far. This line-up is sure to have your toes tapping and your hands clapping. Concerts begin at 6 pm.

May 6th - Ace Party Band

June 3rd - Ryan Perry

Sept 9th - The Main Event Band

October 7th - Carolina the Band


Town of Dallas Summer Concert Series

Bring your lawn chair to the Historic Dallas Square for live music.

Daniel Jeffers - May 13, 2023

Coming Up Brass - June 10, 2023

Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot - August 12, 2023

The Catalinas- September 16, 2023


Music in the Park in Lowell

Join us for Music in the Park at the new McCord Family Park in downtown Lowell with live music by Caleb Wolfe! Jive Turkey food truck will also be on-site offering a variety of options from turkey legs to tacos to vegetarian quesadillas. This event is sponsored in part by CaroMont Health.

June 3rd - Caleb Wolfe


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