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Kinston Summerfest! North Tower

  • Pearson Park 210 W Gordon St Kinston, NC 28501 (map)

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North Tower has been one of the South’s great party bands for over 35 years providing the best in Top 40, Beach, Funk and Oldies. Sizzling brass, super vocals, and a wide ranging repertoire.

United Way will be on site to do their special United Way Annual Kickoff! Kinston Lenoir County Parks and Rec will be also be at Kinston Summerfest to host a special ‘Rise and Shine’ back-school-event for the kiddos. Woot!


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!

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