THE 11TH SEASON OF JUNE-TO-AUGUST SAND IN THE STREETS CONCERTS TO KICK OFF JUNE 9TH, 2016 IN DOWNTOWN KINSTON
Pride of Kinston announces the 11th season of summer-long concerts today with several new bands for the Pearson Park stage plus several performing groups who are no stranger to Kinston audiences.
JUNE 9th: THE ENTERTAINERES
The Entertainers have been entertaining southern audiences since 1980 with a unique sound coupled with high-energy choreography, concert lighting effects and quality wardrobe design. With songs such as "Living for the Summer," " Don't Let Your Love Grow Old," and the latest "The Inside Story," with "Thank Goodness She Cheated," this group of seven talented musicians have soared to the top of anybody's list on the East Coast who loves beach music.
JUNE 23rd: LEGACY MOTOWN REVUE
The Legacy Motown Revue was created by leader and pianist Stan Stigall as a tribute to Bill Pinckney's Original Drifters and the influence The Drifters, The Coasters, The Jacksons, Earth Wind and Fire, the Temptations and many more. With a six-piece horn band setting the pace, audiences are transported back to one of the most influential periods of American Musical History. Soul music is not just about our past.it's The Legacy! This performance will mark the Legacy Motown Revue's first performance on a Sand in the Streets stage.
JULY 4th: PIZAZZ
New Citizens Night acknowledging those who became new US citizens earlier in the day.
JULY 14th: JIM QUICK AND THE COASTLINE BAND
Jim Quick, who yearned for attention at an early age, finally got his wish and a platform for his yearning to entertain at age 14 when he took a job as a DJ at a small radio station in southeastern North Carolina. It was here he began to learn about the entertainment business and to create the stage character for which he is known. For 15 years, Jim Quick has toured all over the south becoming the face of the Coastline Band and sharing a special blend of Country, Blues, Soul, Southern Rock and Jazz with his special knack for connecting with his audiences now called "Coastline Crazies." Quick has been on a Sand in the Streets stage twice before: 2006 and 2011.
JULY 28th: MIKELE BUCK
Red Cross Recognition Night
Mikele Buck was born in the hills of West Virginia, in a family steeped in the traditional music of the Appalachians. Playing drums in rock bands for most of his high school days, Mikele bought his first guitar after graduation and started writing songs and playing local taverns and bars and around bonfire parties. His songs are a blend of all his musical influences, like Steve Earle, Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt and Red Dirt Artist like Randy Rodgers Band and Reckless Kelly. After returning from the Iraq war in 2005 Mikele went to Nashville and recorded his first CD and put his first band together near Greenville, NC. The band's popularity soon grew drawing record crowds. His latest iTunes release has been pouring through car speakers all over the east coast, with crowd favorite 'Sweet Carolina.." at the top.
AUGUST 11th: TOO MUCH SYLVIA
A band called "Too Much Sylvia" simply begs you to ask: "Who is Sylvia?"
AUGUST 25th: PEPSI NIGHT FEATURING THE BAND OF OZ
United Way Campaign kick off night
Final concert of the 2016 season
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE IN DOWNTOWN KINSTON SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR
Downtown Kinston Small Business Incubator offers spaces for lease with shared receptionist and lobby.
Enticing new investors
A growing campaign to highlight properties available for lease or purchase details information about each under the Invest in Downtown site on Pride’s website.
A project of Pride’s Economic and Property Development committee headed by Stuart Lindley, buildings deemed to be in good condition and available for immediate use are candidates for the enlarged promotional effort.
What Is Pride of Kinston?
The mission of Pride of Kinston, Inc., established in 1984, is to lead downtown revitalization in Kinston using the Main Street approach developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which promotes economic development within the context of historic preservation.
Pride of Kinston is one of 57 Main Street communities in North Carolina in a program coordinated by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Community Assistance. (www.nccommerce.com). For more information about Pride of Kinston, see About Pride.
Pride of Kinston • 327 North Queen Street • Kinston, NC 28501• (252)
Artist Bruce D. Ziegler has generously made available to Pride his portrait of