Summer Concerts return July 13

Billy Mack and the Juke Joint Johnnies

Billy Mack

Charlotte’s popular Summer Concerts on the Square Free Music Series will return on Thursday evening, July 13, at 6:30 p.m.

The 2017 season kicks-off with Billy Mack and the Juke Joint Johnnies, one of the series’ most requested acts. Their wildly popular Rockabilly sound will be followed by nearly two full months of summer music with many of Charlotte’s favorites like The Springtails and Life Support. There will also be special events throughout the season, such as the Lions Club’s Taste of Charlotte on August 24, and the First Congregational Church’s Ice Cream Social on August 10.

Other returning favorites this year will be the unparalleled World Class City Band on July 20 and the EZY Street Band on August 24. Three acts will be making their Summer Concerts debut in 2017. These include The Brenda Loomis Band on August 3, Unlimited on July 27 and Full Circle on August 10.

“This may be the most solid line-up we’ve ever had,” Bryan Myrkle said. He is the organizer of the concert series. “I am really excited to get this year started – it’s going to be one great week after another.” He also thanked the Charlotte Downtown Development Authority and the many local businesses that sponsor the concerts. “Without financial help, we could not afford to hire the kinds of professional acts that we do,” he said. “I don’t think there is another concert series in this area with 8 weeks of music of this high caliber, and it’s the sponsors who make that possible.”

Charlotte’s Summer Concerts on the Square are held each Thursday evening through the end of August. The concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 2 hours. The atmosphere is family-friendly, and concert-goers are invited to bring their blankets, lawn-chairs and non-alcoholic refreshments.

The full season’s schedule can be viewed here.

The Charlotte Artisan and Farmer’s Market is always open on the Courthouse Square right before the concerts start, and residents are encouraged to visit those vendors, too.

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