2015 Downtown Concert Series

Presented by
Pride of Kinston, Inc.

Sand in the Streets

June 11 - Spare Change

Spare Change got its start in 2002 when a group of friends got together to make music. They traveled throughout the Southeast and became one of the most sought after bands in the market. They energize every function with their diverse selection of music. When Spare Change climbs onto the 2015 Sand in the Streets stage, it will mark the seventh time that the band has appeared in the concert series.

Event Sponsor: Pride of Kinston

June 25 - Super Grit Cowboy Band

Super Grit Cowboy Band was formed in 1974 by Clyde Mattocks and a group of like-minded musicians. They quickly became a favorite country music band entertaining crowds all over country and beyond. The band has also recorded a number of record-winning albums, sometimes under it own label. When Super Grit enters the 2015 Sand in the Streets stage, it will make the 5th appearance in the concert series.


Event Sponsor: City of Kinston & the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association

July 4 - Liverpool: Beatles Tribute Band

Liverpool: Beatles Tribute Band as the Carolina’s Beatles Experience is based in Raleigh as a five man band paying tribute to the music of the Beatles. Liverpool provides the authenticity of the Beatles sound by adding keyboard effects of the piano, organ, symphony strings, harpsichord, accordion, clavinet and brass horns. The 2015 concert series marks the first performance by this group on a Sand in the Streets stage.

Event Sponsor: Spirit Aerosystems

July 9 - Too Much Sylvia

Too Much Sylvia features four lead vocalists taken together pretty much cover most vocal styles: funky, soul and scratchy rock & roll. Combining their harmonies and tight Motown, Funky 70’s, Retro 80’s and some beach arrangements, they appeal to dancers and listeners of all tastes. This marks the first appearance on a Sand in the Streets stage.

Red Cross Recognition Night ~ Event Sponsor: Corporate Resources

July 23 - The Entertainers POSTPONED

The Entertainers have been around since the 1970s’ scoring their first hit in 1980 Living for the Summer. The goal since the beginning has been to create an unmatched sound, coupled with high-energy choreography, ultimate sound system technology, concert lighting effects and quality wardrobe design. Beach music is a staple of this group. The 2015 series is The Entertainers’ first appearance on a Sand in the Streets stage.

Pepsi Night ~ Event Sponsor: Minges Bottling Group

Aug 6 - Jim Quick and the Coastline Band

Jim Quick & the Coastline Band. Jim Quick has been touring the Southeast for more than 15 years, playing nearly 300 shows per year and has released more than 11 albums including his newest DOWN SOUTH. Coastline Band played Carolina Beach bars for years and pushed Quick the forefront transforming the band into Jim Quick and the Coastline Band. Known for his all-out performances and deliberate off-the-cuff wisecracks, Jim has been the recipient the Carolina Music Awards Entertainer of the Year Award nine times.


Event Sponsor: Perry Management

Aug 27 - Band of Oz

Band of Oz has graced the Sand in the Streets stage more than any other single band. The 2105 series will mark the group’s 9th performance creating a tradition of ending each season with its special brand of music. Band of Oz dates back to 1967 when a group of youngsters got together to play frat parties and high school proms. Known for its beach music, the band plays for more than 200 venues each year…and if a favorite of Sand in the Streets fans.

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

United Way Fall Campaign Kickoff Night ~ Event Sponsor: First Citizens Bank


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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Sponsored by...

Minges Bottling Group

Pride of Kinston

R. A. Jeffreys

Realo PhramacySpirit AeroSystems

Lenoir Memorial Hospital

Dr. Courtney Mitchell

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