This concert is sponsored by SCOTT MATTHEWS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY and DR. PRADEEP ARUMUGHAM - y’all rock!!
After more than two decades of bringing audiences to their feet the band, Liquid Pleasure, has become a multi-cultural icon. The band has been paired with greats like Chuck Berry, Eddie Floyd, Ben E. King, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, and Whitney Houston.
Since 2004, Pride of Kinston has held a summer concert series that has entertained thousands in beautiful Pearson Park. When the new executive director, Leon Steele, assumed his new role, this concert series, Sand in the Streets, was rebranded to Kinston Summerfest.
Kinston, NC Summerfest continues to showcase a diverse selection of the finest talents from North Carolina. Get ready for beach, boogie and blues!
Summerfest brings people downtown
Kinston Summerfest is Eastern North Carolina’s hippest free outdoor music festival! This concert series is part of Pride of Kinston’s economic package to revitalize our historic downtown. Kinston Summerfest attracts thousands of people from Eastern North Carolina to shop and dine in our walk-friendly historic commercial district.
Pearson Park, the site of Kinston Summerfest, is a block away from nationally-recognized restaurants, bars, shops, and boutique hotels. Kinston Summerfest is great for people to relax and socialize in the evening. Bring the kids to enjoy the new Pearson Park playground!