The Town of Louisburg’s free concerts return, offering an evening under the stars as people emerge from the cocoon of winter.
Well, not really a cocoon in this part of North Carolina, where our winter weather comes in small spurts and we can be outdoors most days, year round.
“Friday Nights on the Tar” include music, food trucks, and a community gathering, with the first concert planned for April 12, 2019.
Why “on the Tar”? Because the town is located along the Tar River. Concerts take place in the downtown Amphitheatre, located at address is 116 N Main Street, Louisburg, NC, this will be the third year that the Town of Louisburg has provided these free, outdoor happenings, appropriate for all ages.
For 2019, Friday Nights on the Tar concerts are planned for mid-April and the third Friday of each month May through September. Dates and lineup may change; scheduled so far:
- Love Tribe: Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 6:30-9:30pm
- The Castaways Band: Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 6:30-9:30pm
- The Tyson Brothers: Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 6:30-9:30pm
- East Coast Rhythm and Blues: Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 6:30-9:30pm
- Shine: Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 6:30-9:30pm
- Johnny Folsom 4: Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 6:30-9:30pm
Entry to concerts is free, and there is parking around town. Find a seat in the outdoor amphitheatre, and enjoy! Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for comfort.
Food trucks will be located in the parking lot adjacent to the amphitheatre, offering a variety of foods and treats. Parking is not available in this lot during concerts. The parking lot and food trucks are located next to the Franklin County Arts Council, which is often open, even holding its own arts events, during Friday Nights on the Tar.
Just around the corner from the food trucks and FCAC, patrons may purchase a cup of coffee or tea at Blue Collie Coffee. This unique coffee shop also served sweet treats and bagels.
Adults will be “carded” to ensure alcoholic beverage drinkers are of age, so bring ID. Check out the offerings of Tar Banks Brewing Company, if seeking adult beverages. They are open during the Friday night free concerts.
Pets are not allowed at Friday Nights on the Tar concerts, nor are coolers. There will be games including corn hole, and portable toilets nearby.
Arriving early? Check out the Quilt Trail spots in and around Louisburg.
Full Friday Nights on the Tar details and band details may be found at townoflouisburg.org/town-services/parks-recreation/friday-nights-on-the-tar.
Source: Town of Louisburg