Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Concert Series Returns with The Ultimate 90’s Experience, Gump Fiction

Last Updated 5/20/2024In Live Music, Events

We’re kicking off the 2024 Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Summer Concert Series in Downtown Statesville, NC.  Join us this Friday, May 3 June 14 (RESCHEDULED) at 6pm, to rock and roll with Gump Fiction, the Ultimate 90’s Experience. 

Gump Fiction is a high-octane, nostalgia-fueled time-machine with one totally radical destination: the 1990s. Known as the Ultimate 90s Experience, they will take you back to the days of dial-up internet, slap bracelets, Tamagotchi pets, and the music you forgot you loved. Gump Fiction is your chance to go back in time and rock out to your favorite A-side tracks, from Nirvana to Britney Spears, and everywhere in between.

You think Gump Fiction is just your everyday cover band?  As if! These four guys and a girl bring an obsession with all things 1990s and an ability to interest and engage each crowd in front of them.  Since 2012, the band has performed hundreds of shows across the world, from small, corporate events to high-profile, city-wide festivals for crowds of over 25,000. Gump Fiction is committed to take your Friday night to the next level through quality music, entertaining showmanship, and of course, your favorite hits of the 90s!

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 October and features music of all styles. The series is also made possible by the presenting sponsorship of Flow Automotive of Statesville. Whether you like the sound of decades past, Country, Blues or 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.

This year, each Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 concert will support a non-profit organization, offering them a booth to share information about their program and collecting donations on their behalf. We are excited to announce that this week's event will be dedicated to benefiting Rainbow Kidz, a unique community resource provided by Hospice of Iredell County, dedicated to meeting the special needs of children and their families during grief or loss. Rainbow Kidz provides a wide range of services, facilitated by licensed clinical social workers, completely free of charge to families and schools. To discover more about Rainbow Kidz and its impactful initiatives, please reach out to Leigh Ann Darty, the Director of Rainbow Kidz, at 704-873-4719, or via email at [email protected].

Start your evening by visiting the welcome tent sponsored by New Image Services and Randy Marion Automotive of Statesville 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, Blue’sberry Ale, Angry Brunette Black Ale, Lemon Strawberry Shandy and Blueberry Seltzer.

Andrea’s Ice Cream & Sweet Shop along with Wilson’s Weenie Wagon and Mullin’s Madness 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 7 – Kids in America (Totally 80’s Tribute Band)

June 14 - Gump Fiction (The Ultimate 90's Tribute Band) (Rescheduled from May 3)

August 2 – Chocolate Chip & Co. (Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues)

September 13 – Camel City Yacht Club (Yacht Rock)

October 4 – Megan Doss Band (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, Flow Automotive of Statesville, New Image Services, Randy Marion Ford Lincoln, DENSO, Doosan Bobcat, Allen Tate Realtors, Gallaher Fleet Solutions, Kewaunee Scientific Corporation, Carolina BalloonFest, Mitchell Community College, Key to Escape,  Banner Drug, Greenbriar Grill, Drone Span, Iredell Free News, SoundCheck Live, 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 2024 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 champions, promotes and leads Downtown Statesville as the economic, social and cultural engine in the region. This is achieved in collaboration with public-private partners working together to enhance the appearance, desirability and vitality of downtown.  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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