Phatt City will perform in Downtown Statesville on Friday, August 5.

Special to Iredell Free News

The Downtown Statesville Development Corporation & the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce invite you to join them in Downtown Statesville as beach, R&B and dance music band Phatt City takes the stage on August 5 for the Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Summer Concert Series.

Phatt City is celebrating its 50th year. The band was originally founded by a group of regional band directors. The name came from a saying that describes a big, “fat” sound. The spelling was a play on words that was common in that era. Phatt City’s original influences came from groups like Chicago and Earth, Wind, & Fire. Phatt City plays the best of beach music, R&B, Motown, and dance music. The band consists of nine members, including a four-piece horn section. Along with a rhythm section, there are three lead singers in the group. 

DENSO is the Entertainment Sponsor for this concert.

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. 

The concerts are held in Downtown Statesville on West Broad Street in front of Mitchell Community College from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, water, and food will be available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. Bring your chairs and enjoy a great night of music. Pets, outside beverages and coolers are not allowed.

Start your evening by visiting the welcome tent sponsored by Randy Marion to purchase your tokens before heading over to the beverage tent.

Sponsored by Connect Iredell, the beverage tent offers a selection of wine and beer, along with a signature “Southern Sour” cocktail from Southern Distilling Co.

Red Buffalo Brewing will be on hand pouring their Clocktower IPA and Blue’sberry Ale. 

Andrea’s Ice Cream & Sweet Shop, Wilson’s Weenie Wagon and Foxy Roxy food trucks will be serving food, sweets, water & soft drinks.

Upcoming Concerts

August 5: Phatt City (Beach, R&B, & Dance)
August 26: The Catalinas (Beach)
September 2: Red Dirt Revival (Country)


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 sponsors: Piedmont HealthCare, Randy Marion Ford Lincoln, Southern Distilling Co., Accellacare, Connect Iredell, Denso, Lake Norman Pool and Spa, Allen Tate Realtors, AP Vintage Motors, Carolina Specialty Care, Carolina BalloonFest, Centralina Realty, Hilton Garden Inn, Home Paramount Pest Control, ISCEC, Lowe’s, Maymead, Mitchell Community College, Banner Drug, All American Stage and Sound, City of Statesville, Homerun Markets, WAME Radio 92.9.


Parking is available throughout Downtown in our 9 public parking lots. Our partners at Mitchell Community College invite guests to park in their various lots surrounding the event. For public lot details, visit


For more information about the 2022 concert series, contact Downtown Statesville at 704-878-3436 or the Chamber of Commerce at 704-873-2892 or visit

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