BREAK OUT YOUR DANCING SHOES! Join your friends and family for a night of Classic Country, Western Swing, Honky Tonk, and Rockabilly music from the 50s, 60s and forward that is rooted in tradition as the Mystery Hillbillies come to the Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Summer Concert Series on August 23, 2019.
Michelle Belanger fronts the Mystery Hillbillies, applying her powerful voice and dance as well as inspiring guitar skills to a selection of tunes that sit at the intersection of 50s R&B, Classic Country, Rockabilly, Hillbilly Boogie and Swing. She combines familiar and classic tunes from Hank, Patsy, Elvis, Emmylou, Chuck Berry with surprises from Brenda Lee, Webb Pierce, Rosie Flores and Jerry Reed- stuff you won’t hear anywhere else. She will be ably assisted by the very excellent Calvin Johnson on upright bass, Mel Jones on drums, and (Statesville’s own) John Marler on lead guitar. All are seasoned players with over 30 years experience each, playing classic country, rockabilly, swing and R&B. They are sure to get you moving, so bring your dancing shoes.
The Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Summer Concert Series offers FREE entertainment to Statesville’s residents, neighbors and visitors in Downtown Statesville from May through September and features music of all styles. Whether you enjoy Beach Music and Country or Blues and Rock and Roll, you’ll hear something you will enjoy to dance and sing along to!
The concerts are held in Downtown Statesville on West Broad Street in front of Mitchell Community College from 5:30–8:30 pm. Beer, wine, soft drinks, sweets from Andrea’s Ice Cream & Sweet Shop and food from Wilson’s Weenie Wagon will be available for purchase. Bring your chairs and enjoy a great night of music, but pets, outside beverages, or coolers are NOT allowed.
Be sure to bring cash to the welcome tent near the entrance by Kelly Street to purchase tokens to use in the beer and wine tent. Concert goers can cool off with a selection of soda, water, wine, domestic bottled and craft beer on draft from local breweries “Fourth Creek Brewing” and “Red Buffalo Brewing.” The selection of craft beer will be:
Fourth Creek Brewing’s ‘Liberty Smash’ is a light and refreshing pale ale coming in at 4.5% APV with a mild flavor and aroma of Liberty hops. This beer proudly showcases 100% Iredell grown barley.
Red Buffalo’s flagship beer, ‘Red Ale’ at 5.8%, provides mellow hints of malts and grains with a crisp finish.
‘Wilsons Weenie Wagon’ will be returning to offer delicious hotdogs and brats for your enjoyment. This is a crowd favorite so you won’t want to miss it!
Mark your calendars and make sure you don’t miss any of these upcoming dates:
August 23 – Mystery Hillbillies (Rockabilly, Boogie & Blues, Classic Country)
September 6 – Caribbean Roots (Latin)
The Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Summer Concert Series is produced by Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC) and the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and is made possible by our gracious volunteers and these valued sponsors:
Piedmont HealthCare, City of Statesville, WAME Radio - Real Country 92.9, Iredell Living Magazine, Lake Norman Pool and Spa, Spokeology, Hilton Garden Inn Statesville, Comfort Inn & Suites Statesville, Allen Tate Realtors, Banner Drug Co., blueharbor bank, Home Paramount Pest Control, Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, P.A., Griffin Insurance/Nationwide Insurance, ISCEC, Maymead Materials Inc., Mitchell Community College, Benfield Sanitation Services, and RH Barringer Distributing.
Parking is available throughout Downtown in our 9 public parking lots. Our partners at Mitchell Community College have also once again invited guests to park in their various lots surrounding the event. For public lot details, visit https://downtownstates.wpengine.com/maps-directions/
For more information about the 2019 concert series, contact Downtown Statesville at 704-878-3436 or the Chamber of Commerce at 704-873-2892. Learn more by visiting www.downtownstatesville.com or by visiting www.facebook.com/SVLFridayAfter5
About Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC)
Downtown Statesville Development Corporation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization charged with administering the Main Street program for Statesville and whose mission is to provide leadership dedicated to the historic preservation and enhancement of Downtown Statesville and promote downtown as the primary center for economic growth opportunities, social experiences and cultural arts in Statesville. The Downtown Statesville Historic District is home to 19 restaurants, 2 coffee shops, 2 breweries, over 25 specialty shops to include 6 boutiques and 4 outdoor sporting goods destinations, an amazing unique gift shop where you can find something for everyone AND an escape room! Visit www.downtownstatesville.com for details.
About Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce
The voice of business and professionals in our region for over 100 years, the Chamber supports policies that foster a positive business climate through job creation and economic development. The Chamber also supports innovative ideas to educate, attract, and retain a quality workforce.
A not-for-profit membership organization, The Chamber provides the leadership to achieve a diverse balanced economy that enhances the quality of living and working in our region.
The Chamber is a bridge that links businesses, organizations, and residents together with innovative programs that strengthen our long-term economic vitality, business success, job creation and quality of life. Visit www.statesvillechamber.org for details.