Downtown Alive, Main Street announce musical lineups

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Last year's Downtown Alive opening night was packed. | photo from Downtown Alive's Facebook page

It’s spring — and time for the city’s two outdoor music series.

The season kicks off on Thursday, March 16 with Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, which opens with a performance by a rock band and last year’s Gimme the Gig Contest winner, Brooks Dixon Band.

The Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays opens one night later with Zataban, a blues/funk/soul band.

Both concert series are held at NOMA Square.

Downtown Alive runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 31, culminating for the third year with the winner of the Gimme the Gig contest for local bands. Local visual arts organizations and individual artists will be spotlighted each week through the Arts Do Downtown Alive program.

Main Street Fridays runs weekly from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. through Sept. 29.

The March lineup at Downtown Alive also includes the James Radford Band on March 23 and Ashes of Old Ways on March 30.

Main Street Fridays includes a concert by southern-classic rock band Fortunate Sons on March 24. Blues and classic rock band Blues Revival take to the stage on March 31.

You can see the full lineups below.

 

DOWNTOWN ALIVE

March 16, Brooks Dixon Band

Pop Rock

March 23, James Radford Band

March 30, Ashes of Old Ways

April 6, TJ Lazer and the New Detroits

April 13, Retro Vertigo

April 20, JL Fulks Band

April 27, Local Green Family Band

May 4, Matt Fassas Trip

May 11, Jacob Johnson Group

May 18, Dead 27s

May 25, Nathan Angelo

June 1, Amongst the Trees

June 8, Gaslight Street

June 15, Amy Lynne Reed

June 22, Lyric

June 29, Little Lesley and the Bloodshots

July 6, Underhill Rose

July 13, The Excons

July 20, The Skallywags,Rock

July 27, Darby and the Peep Show

August 3, Dangermuffin

August 10, Vilai Harrington and the Hamptones

August 17, The Get Right Band

August 24, Jef Chandler Band

August 31, Gimme the Gig Winner

 

MAIN STREET FRIDAYS

March 17, Zataban

March 24, Fortunate Sons

March 31, Blues Revival

April 7, Tuxedo Junction

April 14, Jamie Wright Band

April 21, NuSound

April 28, Jazz Revolution

May 5, Xpresso

May 12, Hot as a Pepper

May 19, Mike Frost Band

May 26, Cleghorn/Erica Berg Collective

June 2, Power 2 Play

June 9, 5th and York

June 16, Rhythm Muscle

June 23, Shades of Brown

June 30, Jukebox 45

July 7, Masha Morgan Band

July 14, Conspiracy Band

July 21, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues

July 28, Soul Ripple

August 4, The Flashbacks

August 11, Soul Service

August 18, Groove Planet

August 25, Next Level Band

September 1, Soul Kitchen

September 8, Southern Crescent

September 15, Bantum Rooster

September 22, True Blues

September 29, The Jumpstart Band

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