Prepare to be ‘Taken Back’ by TRIAL BY FIRE at the Next Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Concert.


Prepare to let TRIAL BY FIRE take you back to an earlier day when lighters were held high and you couldn't help but sing along to such powerful choruses as “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Wheel in the Sky”, “Lights”, "Separate Ways" and "Faithfully". Trial By Fire will take the stage on July 1, 2022, for the Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Summer Concert Series

In 1996, arena rock superstars Journey put the band back together to record their tenth studio album, Trial by Fire. Shortly after the release of this reunion album, lead singer and signature voice, Steve Perry, injured himself while training for what was to be a high energy road show. With Steve Perry unable to perform, the Trial by Fire tour became "the tour that never happened".   Imagine if Steve Perry had never injured himself on that fateful day. What would the Trial by Fire tour look like?  Flash forward to the present. TRIAL BY FIRE is born out of the hearts of five seasoned North Carolina - based musicians who have decided to answer that question. It is their vision to bring that 1996 tour to Journey fans across the country; to embrace the sound and visuals of the Steve Perry era of Journey. 

Special thanks to Randy Marion for being 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. Whether you like Beach Music and Country or Blues and Rock and Roll, you’ll hear something you will enjoy dancing and singing along to!

The concerts are held in Downtown Statesville on West Broad Street in front of Mitchell Community College from 6 – 8:30 pm. Beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, water, and food will be available for purchase beginning at 5pm. Bring your chairs and enjoy a great night of music, but remember no pets, outside beverages, or coolers are allowed.

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

Head over to the beverage tent sponsored by Connect Iredell for a selection of wine and beer. NEW this year will be a signature ‘Southern Sour’ cocktail offered from our sponsor Southern Distilling Co.

Red Buffalo Brewing Co. will be on hand pouring their well-loved ‘Clocktower IPA and ‘Blue’sberry Ale. Perfect for a warm evening.

Andrea’s Ice Cream & Sweet Shop along with Wilson’s Weenie Wagon and Durty Thumbs Jamaican food trucks will be serving food, sweets, water & soft drinks.

Mark your calendars and make sure you don’t miss any of these upcoming dates:

July 1 - Trial By Fire (A Tribute to Journey)
Aug 5 - Phatt City (Beach, R&B, & Dance)
Aug 26 - The Catalinas (Beach)
Sept 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 valued 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, 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 https://www.downtownstatesville.com/directions-parking

For more information about the 2022 concert series, contact Downtown Statesville at 704-878-3436 or the Chamber of Commerce at 704-873-2892. Learn more by visiting https://www.svlfridayafterfive.com/

About Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC)

Downtown Statesville Development Corporation is a 501©3 nonprofit organization charged with administering the Main Street program for Statesville and whose mission is to provide leadership dedicated to the historic preservation and enhancement of Downtown Statesville and promote downtown as the primary center for economic growth opportunities, social experiences, and cultural arts in Statesville. The Downtown Statesville Historic District is home to 19 restaurants, 2 coffee shops, 1 brewery, over 25 specialty shops to include 6 boutiques and 4 outdoor sporting goods destinations, an amazing unique gift shop where you can find something for everyone AND an escape room! Visit www.downtownstatesville.com for details.

About Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce

The voice of business and professionals in our region for over 100 years, the Chamber supports policies that foster a positive business climate through job creation and economic development. The Chamber also supports innovative ideas to educate, attract and retain a quality workforce.

A not-for-profit membership organization, The Chamber provides the leadership to achieve a diverse balanced economy that enhances the quality of living and working in our region.

The Chamber is a bridge that links businesses, organizations and residents together with innovative programs that strengthen our long-term economic vitality, business success, job creation and quality of life. Visit www.statesvillechamber.org for details.
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