Wood Family Tradition Kicks Off This Year's Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Concert Series

Last Updated 7/5/2023In Live Music, Events

We’re kicking off the 2023 Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Summer Concert Series in Downtown Statesville, NC.  Join us this Friday, May 5, to hear the timeless sounds of Wood Family Tradition. 

Wood Family Tradition brings more than 150 years of combined experience in the Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel genre.  Family values, legacy, faith, and humor are just a few things that Wood Family Tradition bring to the stage.  Music, however, is nothing new to this family.  Stemming from the legacy of hard-driving, traditional, and original Bluegrass music that the legendary banjoist/singer/songwriter Al Wood began in the 1960’s, band members Mike, Bobby, Jason, and Brian Wood were raised on a strict diet of Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel Music.  On Friday night you’ll be entertained, inspired, and comforted by the sounds of Mike Wood on guitar and vocals, Bobby Wood on bass and vocals, Jason Wood (formerly of The James King Band and Audie Blaylock & Redline) on mandolin and vocals, Mackenzie Wood on vocals, and Brian Aldridge (formerly of Sideline) on Banjo and vocals. 

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!

Red Buffalo Brewing will be on hand pouring their well-loved Clocktower IPA, Center Street Ale, Blue’sberry Ale, and Cranberry-Apple Seltzer.

Andrea’s Ice Cream & Sweet Shop along with Wilson’s Weenie Wagon and Foxy Roxy’s Pizza 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:

 June 2 – The Chairmen Of The Board

July 7 – The Pizazz Band

August 4 – Dani Kerr & The Skeleton Krew

September 1 – Chicago Rewired – The Premier Chicago Tribute Band with REO Survivor & Co.

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, DENSO, Allen Tate Realtors, Carolina Specialty Care, Carolina BalloonFest, AFC Urgent Care, Hilton Garden Inn, Mitchell Community College, Banner Drug, Sound Check Live, HunkaJunk Hauling, City of Statesville, Iredell Free News, Homerun Markets, WAME Radio 92.9.

In the 2023 season, we are especially proud to celebrate 15 years of sponsorship from Piedmont HealthCare.  Their consistent involvement and support of our community through this event is very appreciated.

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 2023 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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