Updated: Jul 8, 2021
Every Friday In August: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
11:00am - 2:00pm
Oval Lawn & Pavilion, Center City Park
Want to add it to your calendar? Register here. Drop-ins are always welcome.
Join us for some good eatin' and live music every Friday from 11am-2pm! Food truck Fridays are back and better than ever with live music! Each Friday will feature different trucks offering a variety of tasty eats. So come out, grab a bite, and enjoy the fresh air while listening to amazing local talent in Center City Park.
August 6th, 11am-2pm: Laura Jane Vincent
Laura Jane Vincent is a mainstay of the Piedmont music scene and writes original folk rock songs that plumb the depths of human nature and the redemption that can shine through that darkness. With a voice often compared to Natalie Merchant and lyrics as deep as the river she lives beside, she tells the wistful stories of those who should know better but simply can't help themselves. She is currently touring on her All These Machines album, a collaborative foray into electric space folk.
August 13th, 11am-2pm: Liam Trawick Trio
Liam Trawick is a Greensboro-area saxophonist, composer, teacher, and bandleader. Liam loves to make people dance, laugh, and feel good about living. His primary instrument is tenor saxophone, and he doubles on other saxophones, clarinet, and flute. Liam enjoys playing various wind instruments, writing original music and arrangements, and leading his own bands. He plays gigs across all of North Carolina and teaches private music lessons to kids at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Liam's excitement and love for music is palpable in his performances, and he can't wait to connect with the audience in Center City Park!
August 20th, 11am-2pm: XOXOK
Keenan Jenkins’ musical career began during his Ph.D. studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he played open mics and local showcases between long days on the third floor of the psychology building. By the time he’d finished his degree, drained and discontent, his musical moonlighting had meanwhile bloomed in full color. He took the cue and dove headfirst into the rich music scene in Carrboro, NC. Jenkins now performs as XOXOK, crafting atmospheric soul music that is conceived on the fretboard, cultivated at the microphone, and cradled in headphones. His 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.
August 27th, 11am-2pm: Colin Cutler
Pulling from Appalachian old time and bluegrass, Piedmont blues, and Dust Bowl storytelling songs, Colin Cutler is a banjo-and guitar-slinging songwriter with 3 albums and an EP under his belt already, including this summer's Hot Pepper Jam. His music ranges from tragic to joy-filled to hilarious and twisted, with inspirations from Southern literature, medieval ballads, and his own misadventures around the US and abroad. Colin cut his musical teeth while in grad school at UNC-Greensboro before the Army took him overseas, lived in England for a year and a half studying creative writing and playing music on the street, and taught and performed around in Romania and Bulgaria before the pandemic brought him back to North Carolina. He's had songs on stations around North Carolina and Virginia, Ireland, BBC Introducing, and a British zombie movie, and he plays regularly around the Southeast.