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Rocky Mount NC Summer Events schedule ready to “heat up” with Downtown Live!

Rocky Mount NC Summer EventsJust minutes away from your new dream home at Belmont Lake Preserve golf and retirement community, the schedule of Rocky Mount NC Summer Events is “heating up,” offering sounds that all ages can come out and dance to as a part of the “Downtown Live!” annual concert series.

Held every other Thursday night and running through until October 1, Downtown Live! Has become one of the community’s most anticipated Rocky Mount NC Summer Events each and every year. The concerts, are held on the lawn at the Imperial Centre for the Arts, right downtown, at 270 Gay Street in Rocky Mount. The shows begin every other Thursday evening at 6 p.m. and residents and concert goers are invited to arrive around 5 p.m., to set up a blanket or lawn chairs for seating and to enjoy the great atmosphere and community spirit in the air at these Rocky Mount NC Summer Events. In the case of rain, Downtown Live! Is moved indoors to the Booker T. Theatre at 170 East Thomas Street in Rocky Mount.

This years’ Downtown Live! Series has been extended to lead into October as a precursor to the annual BBQ Throw Down and Festival which will be held on the weekend of October 9-10. City of Rocky Mount Special Events Coordinator, Susan Ball spoke of the series continuing into October and the lineup set to play this year at “Downtown Live!” saying, “We have 11 dates this summer, and we will start it off with a bang… We have all returning bands this summer, and everyone is excited about coming back to Rocky Mount.” She continued, “We’re ending in October to really carry it up to our big event, the BBQ Throw Down and Festival. The longer season for Downtown Live! will also give residents and visitors something fun to do. Carrying it into the fall will be a perfect setting at the Imperial Centre.” Ball concluded enthusiastically, “It doesn’t get much better than summer in Rocky Mount at Downtown Live!”

The schedule for the remainder of the “Downtown Live! “series is as follows, with The Band of Oz returning on May 28. Following them, appearing every other Thursday will be Jim Quick & Coastline (June 11), Hip Pocket (June 25), North Tower (July 9), Steve Owen & Summertime (July 23), The Holiday Band (Aug.6), Legacy Motown Revue (Aug. 20), The Fantastic Shakers (Sept. 3), Fantasy (Sept. 17) and The Embers featuring Craig Woolard (Oct. 1).

For further details on this and all upcoming Rocky Mount NC Summer Events, visit Downtown Rocky Mount events and activities page on their website at www.downtown rockymount.com