Special to Iredell Free News
Is summertime calling you? Bring your friends and family to Downtown Statesville on Friday, July 16, as The Catalinas return to perform at the Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Summer Concert Series.
The Catalinas, America’s Premier Beach Music Band, is celebrating their 64th Anniversary in 2021. The band’s popularity is based primarily in the southeastern U.S.; however, their music is played on radio/internet stations all over the world. Known for their quality, tight sound, and energy onstage, they are one of the “in demand” groups for festivals, weddings, and private parties. Though known for Beach Music, they play all styles of music. “Summertime’s Callin’ Me” has been the anthem of southeastern beach lovers for decades! Based in Charlotte and Statesville, The Catalinas currently have three songs on the beach music charts as of June 2021.
Lake Norman Pool & Spa is the Entertainment sponsor for the July 16 concert.
“Lake Norman Pool and Spa is proud to be the Entertainment Sponsor for The Catalinas! We think these concerts help to bring people together after a hard 18 months apart due to Covid-19,” said Mike Crawford, owner of Lake Norman Pool & Spa. “We feel blessed to be able to sponsor this special band and look forward to the music and hope that “Summertime is Calling you.”
The 2021 Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Summer Concert Series offers free entertainment to Statesville’s residents, neighbors and visitors in Downtown Statesville from June through October and features music of all styles.
The concerts are held on West Broad Street in front of Mitchell Community College from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Beer, wine, soft drinks, sweets from Andrea’s Ice Cream & Sweet Shop and food from Wilson’s Weenie Wagon food truck will be available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. so come early with your chairs and enjoy a night of music.
No Dogs, pets, coolers, outside beverages or containers are allowed.
Concert goers can also enjoy featured craft beers from our local breweries. Fourth Creek Brewing Co. and Red Buffalo Brewing Co. will be back for a second appearance.
Mark your calendars and make sure you do not miss any of these upcoming dates:
July 16 – The Catalinas (Sponsored by Lake Norman Pool & Spa)
August 20 – Bantum Rooster
September 17 – Darrell Harwood
October 8 – Red Dirt Revival
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://www.downtownstatesvillenc.org/maps-directions/
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, Connect Iredell, Lake Norman Pool and Spa, WAME 92.9 & 550 Real Country, Banner Drug, Maymead, Hilton Garden Inn, Allen Tate Realtors, Centralina Realty, AP Vintage Motors, Mitchell Community College, Randy Marion Chevrolet Ford Lincoln, Griffin Insurance/Nationwide, Home Paramount Pest Control, ISCEC – Iredell Statesville Community Enrichment Corporation, Purple Heart Homes, Iredell Free News, Carolina BalloonFest, OPUS Financial Advisors, EnergyUnited, All American Stage Sound Lights and Benfield Sanitation (BSS).
To learn more about the 2021 concert series, visit www.svlfridayafterfive.com. For additional information contact Downtown Statesville at 704-878-3436 or the Chamber of Commerce at 704-873-2892.