Next Wilson NC First Fridays on the Lawn is August 5

2016 1st Fridays on the Lawn run July through October in Wilson NC. Source: wilsonnc.org.
2016 1st Fridays on the Lawn run July through October in Wilson NC. Source: wilsonnc.org.

From July to October, join the fun in Historic Downtown Wilson NC for First Fridays on the Lawna free community concert offering music diversity alongside family entertainment and educational opportunities.

Residents of the Wilson community come together to relax, enjoy live music, and get to know each other a little better.

Held each month on the first Friday, the concerts are on the Wilson County Library lawn, 249 Nash Street NW, in Wilson NC. The first concert was held July 1, 2016, with the next event coming up August 5, 2016, 6-9pm.

This August event features rock music with the Swivelhip Band. “National Night Out” will be a part of the evening, including police and community programs.

In case of rain, all performances will be held at the same scheduled time in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, 108 Nash Street NE, in downtown Wilson NC. Vendors and information booths will be available as space allows. Doors open at 5 pm.

No alcohol is permitted, and the organizers ask that pets are left at home. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

The Swivelhip Band performs August 5 in the 2016 1st Fridays on the Lawn series, Wilson NC. Source: wilsonnc.org.
The Swivelhip Band performs August 5 in the 2016 1st Fridays on the Lawn series, Wilson NC. Source: wilsonnc.org.

Additional First Fridays on the Lawn dates for 2016 include:

  • September 2 — International Music with the Mickey Mills Steel Drums and Reggae Band
  • October 7 — Country Music with the Gal Friday Band

The concerts celebrate family fun and invite a variety of musical talent and local performance groups to entertain. The Human Relations Commission is always searching for community performance groups including bands, intermission acts, dancing, and other talents. Children and adult groups are welcomed.

To find out more or ask questions, contact the city’s Human Relations Office at 252.399.2308.

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