Updated: 5 days ago
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.
The City Sunsets Concert Series runs 7-9pm, every Saturday from June 5th until August 28th.
Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc. would like to thank Well-Spring: A Life Plan Community for its support of this concert series.
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!
Check out our lineup of musicians for the summer to make sure you don't miss out on any of the music!
6/5 - Quilla: Quilla--the moniker of Anna Luisa Daigneault--is an electronic music producer, songwriter and vocalist. Based in Greensboro NC, Quilla is known for her vocal loop compositions, and draws from her Latinx heritage to create hypnotizing beats. Fresh, innovative and empowering, her music feels dreamlike while also being uplifting and catchy. Be sure to come out and see Quilla kicking of City Sunsets on June 5th!
6/12 - Rob Massengale Trio: These longtime Greensboro musicians with multiple band affiliations and solo projects will be playing some lively "Main Stream" jazz selections for this performance.
6/26 - Uncle John's Bone with Chris Hedrick & Friends: This collection of proprietors, artists, and like minded friends is the premier Live Music event promotion company in the southeast. Focused on curating performances that capture the mind, soul, and heart, these artists are sure to bring the excitement to City Sunsets on June 26th.
7/3 - 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.
7/10 - Admiral Radio: With sweeping harmonies often compared to The Everly Brothers, this pair of songbirds are making waves in the Carolina music community as their Johnny-and-June charm continues to turn heads. Occasionally joined onstage by a merry band of gentlemen, each suited with their own list of accolades, Admiral Radio is sure to woo audience members across the spectrum.
7/17 - 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!
7/24 - 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.
7/31 - The Grand Ole Uproar: The Grand Ole Uproar’s musical gumbo conjures up the Texas twang of Waylon Jennings and Doug Sahm, the electric carnival of Dylan, the improvisational impulses of the Grateful Dead, and the laid-back swampy sound of J.J. Cale, as well as many other (and older) songs and artists in the American tradition. The Grand Ole Uproar frequently tours the Southeast and Midwest, and has shared the stage with artists like Grammy Award winning Texas trio Los Lonely Boys, The Hackensaw Boys, PALEFACE, The Southern Gothic, Drunken Prayer, The Deadstring Brothers, A Boy Named Banjo, Empire Strikes Brass, Cosmic Charlie, and the Straight 8s.
8/7 - The Pinkerton Raid: The Pinkerton Raid has played with Illiterate Light, Ballroom Thieves, Lowland Hum and Noah Gundersen. Back-to-back releases in 2017 & 2018 brought them from Charleston to Chicago to Brattleboro, Vt., with slots at EnoFest, Shakori Hills and Daytrotter and acclaim from Paste, Popdose, Aquarian Weekly and more. Critics have compared their single “Rebel Mama Blues” to David Bowie, The Black Keys, The White Stripes and Cage the Elephant. Their fifth full-length album is due out in 2022.
8/14 - Soultriii: Soultriii is North Carolina's first hybrid band, refusing to be confined to one musical genre. Soultriii has the ability to perform any genre of music: R&B, Neo-Soul, Pop, Rock, etc. You name it, they rock it.
8/21 - XOXOK: Keenan Jenkins performs as XOXOK, crafting atmospheric soul music that is conceived on the fretboard, cultivated at the microphone, and cradled in headphones. The guitar and vocal influences are far-flung, but cohesive—see Jeff Buckley, Moses Sumney, and Anna Calvi, among others. His live performance is a model of intimacy and presence; armed with “sweet, ringing vocals” (Queen City Nerve), XOXOK delivers impassioned songs with unabashed conviction.
8/28 - Funkelstiltskin: With their new-age rock sound, this group's goal is to "unleash their chronic funkiness upon the lands." Their eccentric spirit is sure to have audiences in Center City Park grooving along with them.
9/4 - Viva La Muerte: Viva la Muerte was recently selected by YES! Weekly's readers as THE
BEST ORIGINAL BAND IN THE TRIAD (Greensboro, High Point, and Winston Salem). Born as a fiddle and two guitars back in 2005, VLM expanded their sound and released their first album, "All the Birds" in 2012. Critical acclaim for "All the Birds" came from all over the country. In 2015, VLM released their second album, "The Eyes of Men," and they are currently at work on their third album, "Storm Country."