Updated: Jun 10, 2022
Every Saturday, June 4 - August 27
Center City Park Oval Lawn (see map below)
This program is supported by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Yost & Little Realty
Our favorite summer concert series is back with a stellar lineup of musical artists from around the region! Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket (and your dancing shoes) for nights of awesome live entertainment in Center City Park. Enjoy concessions from local food trucks or bring a picnic as you enjoy a series of summer serenades.
This is a FREE program, and no tickets are required, but if you want to save the dates of our lineup for yourself, feel free to register through Eventbrite here!
2022 City Sunsets Performer Lineup:
6/4 - Alter Egos Band & Show: Alter Egos Band was birthed out of Greensboro, North Carolina, in September of 2015, with the intentions of highlighting and showcasing the diverse talents of female entertainers in the city; and breaking barriers to the perceptions of a female-dominated stage presence. The All-Female, Front Line Band, brings a unique style of entertainment through the eclectic sounds of funk, jazz, neo-soul, R&B, and rock. Commanding and captivating audiences while prompting them to dance to the dynamic sounds and beats of GoGo. The incredible ladies of Alter Egos, backed by an amazing group of musicians and artists, consistently aim to represent empowerment, strength, and energy as they continue to construct a variety of, cutting-edge performances with a theatrical twist. If a good time is what you want, The AlterEgos Band is what you need! They are an amazing mix of Musicianship, Showmanship, Leadership, and Presence. Just an all-around Good Time, who always rises to the occasion and is never afraid to let their "AlterEgos" Show.
Dreamroot Trio is comprised of Theous Jones (drums), Ittai Korman (bass), and Joe MacPhail (keys). They are performers and educators based in Durham, North Carolina. Dreamroot Trio is the rhythm section for the group Dreamroot, who released their debut album Phase Is in 2020. Indy Week described the album as "represent(ing) one of the distinctive strains of the Durham jazz scene, melding R&B forms with modern jazz solos that all fit nicely into the length of a longish pop song." In the Dreamroot Trio formation, Theous, Ittai, and Joe will focus on instrumental group improvisation. They will perform a selection of songs from Dreamroot's debut album and upcoming release, find out more at dreamrootmusic.com.
6/18 - Gregory Amos: A North Carolina native, saxophonist Gregory Amos has been on the Richmond, Virginia music scene for the past 11 years. He is a songwriter, music producer, multi-talented musician, and entrepreneur. Amos pours himself into his instrument, captivating your soul. He delivers heartfelt performances that are sure to speak to you and touch your spirit.
6/25 - Gooseberry Jam: Gooseberry Jam is a roots based, original rock band originated in and around the Triad of North Carolina. Originally formed in 2007, the band has gone through several iterations to arrive at the current lineup. Led by principal songwriter and vocalist/rhythm guitarist, Darrell Craig, GBJ is rounded out by Randy Wagoner on bass guitar, Sean Cox on drums, and Doyle Hinkle on lead guitar. All of whom contribute to vocals as well. If you like true to the core music. I mean True Grit Rock & Roll with a Southern Fried taste of Soul, then make a plan to catch Gooseberry Jam. You’ll be glad ya did!
7/2 - Drew Foust: North Carolina based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; old fashioned but not old timey with a sound that’s steeped in American roots music with rock and soul sensibilities. For fans of americana, blues, folk, soul, rock.
7/9 - Abigail Dowd: Known for her storytelling and command of an audience, Abigail Dowd is a North Carolina-based Singer/songwriter/guitarist, on tour with her new album “Beautiful Day.” Her soulful voice and unique classical guitar style combined with the edgy bass and foot percussion of Jason Duff has been described by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as “The guitar-driven introspective folk of the 1970s is a touchstone, but so are blues and roots rock ’n’ roll."
7/16 - The Grand Ole Uproar: Since 2010, the Grand Ole Uproar has frequently toured the Southeast. The Uproar has shared the stage with artists like Grammy Award winning Texas trio Los Lonely Boys, Zach Deputy,The Hackensaw Boys, PALEFACE,The Deadstring Brothers, The Corbitt Brothers, Dr. Bacon, Boy Named Banjo, The Way Down Wanderers, Empire Strikes Brass, and Cosmic Charlie.
7/23 - PureFiyah Reggae Band: Roots, Rock, Culture Reggae Music with high positive vibrations.
7/30 - Ashley Virginia: North Carolina singer/songwriter Ashley Virginia’s style synthesizes an eclectic spread, somewhere between Indie-Folk, 70s Country cool, West Coast cosmic Americana, and 60s Rock n’ Roll. Beyond an obvious artistic aptitude, complete with ear-catching melodies and soul-baring lyricism, Ashley's music conveys a deeply intimate ability to share the most terrifying pieces of herself. In August 2021, she released her debut album, And Life Just Goes On Living, which leans into themes of mental health, healing, and socio-political commentary.
8/6 - SunQueen Kelcey & The Soular Flares: SunQueen Kelcey has two things at the center of her music: body positivity and radical self love. These are more than ingredients to her lyrics, they are her soul; and she has such a strong calling to these tenets that watching her at the mic is more than a concert. Her musical style is a genre-bending collage of hip-hop, soul, rock, and contemporary R&B, call it soul-rock. She delivers an energetic and passionate performance complete with her live band The Soular Flares. Specializing in blending her original music with Top Billboard Hit covers, she is the center of a universal sound that aims to unite her listeners over a shared experience.
8/13 - Casey Noel: Casey Noel is a Costa Rican American whose timeless, captivating music will remind you of the many ways songs can enrich a life. A skilled singer-songwriter crystallizes the grace of a moment, honors and beautifies sadness, gives wings to something tender, something fun – something longing for flight.
8/20 - DJ MikeWawa and Geigespazz: DJ MikeWawa grew up in the small town of Staunton, VA. In his teen years, he discovered his passion for the arts and curating fun social events. At James Madison University, he developed his special skills as an entertainer, and this is where he found his love for DJing. After leaving college, he relocated to Virginia Beach, where he began to learn about music production. He and a best friend created a music production group called NesLace, producing for the local artists. After some years in the area, he wanted to expand, so he decided to relocate to Greensboro, NC. Here in Greensboro, he and his cousin decided to create an event company called Otis & Wawa. Since then, Otis & Wawa has held several events in the city that bring high energy and a very cool vibe! He hopes to bring these vibes to Center City Park with the help of his friend, talented local violinist Geigespazz!
8/27 - MoSoul: Hailing from various areas of North Carolina, and based in Greensboro, we present to you MoSOUL. Combining sensual and mesmerizing harmonies, intricate choreography, and charismatic showmanship, be prepared for a live entertainment experience you won't forget. From classic Motown/Sounds of Philadelphia to the contemporary sounds of today, this group does it all. Allow them to take you on a trip to a past, magical time of your life or become mesmerized by an original piece composed by the group itself that creates a new special moment. No genre is left untouched; these guys can (and will) do it all. Get ready for The entertainment experience that is destined to give you more...~ MoSOUL
Our 2022 City Sunsets concert series is made possible by the generous support of Community Sponsor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Yost & Little Realty