2015 Downtown Concert Series
June 11 - Spare Change
Spare Change started in 2002 as a 4 piece band made up by a group of friends roaming Eastern Carolina. The band is now one of the most sought-after bands on the party and festival circuit. They energize every function with its diverse selection of rock, country, beach, funk, rap and classic rock.
June 25 - Super Grit Cowboy Band
Since 1974, Super Grit Cowboy Band has toured throughout the US and Canada with its western swing, country, bluegrass and rock and roll music to the delight of its legions of fans. Along the way the band has released five albums and has seen five singles on Billboard Magazine’s Top 100. Kinston’s Clyde Mattocks is the spiritual leader of the group.
July 4 - Liverpool: Beatles Tribute Band
July 9 - Too Much Sylvia
July 23 - The Entertainers
Aug 6 - Jim Quick and the Coastline Band
Artist or in person, Jim Quick is the kind of guy you genuinely want to call a friend. With the charm only a true Southerner can possess, he brings his talent to the stage with a quick-witted, knee-slapping sense of humor coupled with the clear sincerity of his love for his craft.
"I want my music to be a bridge for many genres; a place where traditional and contemporary music can unite. But, I do love the pure emotion and simple-yet-deep concepts of country music. I'm a Southern boy and it all hits home; the lyrics and roots of the music - from the melodies to chord progressions - seem to strike an ancestral nerve with me.
Quick's been touring the Southeast US for more than 15 years, playing nearly 300 shows per year, and has released more than 11 albums including his newest, DOWN SOUTH. Originally introducing their music as the Coastline Band - a band of friends who played the Carolina beach bars day in and day out - the group pushed Quick to the forefront and naturally transformed into Jim Quick & Coastline. Known for his all-out performances and deliberate, off-the-cuff wisecracks, Jim has been a gracious recipient of the Carolina Music Awards "Entertainer Of The Year Award" nine times.
Aug 27 - Band of Oz
This crowd popular ensemble continues the tradition of concluding a Sand in the Streets season. A group of youngsters got together in 1967 playing frat parties and high school proms all over the South. Today the Band of Oz, with its beach music flavor, featuring a full horn section, takes its music to more than 200 venues each year all over the region.
For more information call: Adrian King 252-522-8003
Pride of Kinston • 327 North Queen Street • Kinston, NC 28501• (252)
Artist Bruce D. Ziegler has generously made available to Pride his portrait of