2015 Downtown Concert Series

Presented by
Pride of Kinston, Inc.

Sand in the Streets

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.

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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.


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July 4 - Liverpool: Beatles Tribute Band

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July 9 - Too Much Sylvia

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July 23 - The Entertainers

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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.


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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.

Visit the Band of Oz web site. Sample music available.

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For more information call: Adrian King 252-522-8003

To listen to the sample music clips, please visit the respective bands' web sites, as linked. Most have lots of good information and samples of the bands in concert.

Updated 3/25/2015


Pride of Kinston

2015 Sand in the Streets

Free to the Public! The music starts at 6:00pm.

Join us at from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Pearson Park.

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