Music lovers, mark your calendars for the Alexander County Summer Concert Series on the Rotary Performance Stage at Alexander County Courthouse Park. Concerts are planned for May 20, July 15, July 29, September 9, and September 30 at 6:30 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public.
The May 20th concert features Trial By Fire – Tribute to Journey. These five seasoned North Carolina-based musicians embrace the sound and visuals of the Steve Perry era of Journey. Sing along with “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Wheel in the Sky,” “Lights,” “Separate Ways,” “Faithfully,” and many more of Journey’s greatest hits. View a sample video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/iHve3oePPik.
The July 15th concert features Mock of Ages – The Ultimate Def Leppard Tribute. Mock of Ages has brought together some of the best musicians in the southeastern United States for the sole purpose of paying tribute to their favorite rock band of all time. The group works very hard to meticulously replicate all of Def Leppard’s hit songs while capturing the feel and vibe of the band. View a sample video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/ET5bRRL3cls.
Following the Mock of Ages concert, Alexander County will then host a patriotic fireworks display beginning at approximately 9:45 p.m. at Alexander Central High School near Cougar Stadium. The best locations to view the fireworks will be in parking areas at the high school, the county administration building, the board of education, the county senior center, and other nearby lots.
The July 29th concert features southern gospel favorite, The Whisnants. This traditional gospel group dates back to its beginnings in 1970 in Morganton. Years passed and the group’s legacy and worship continue as they play for large crowds throughout the southeast and beyond. They celebrated 13 #1 songs from 2001 to 2013 and their first single in 2014 was nominated as a top 10 favorite song in the Singing News Top 40 Year End Chart. View a sample video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/yCy59_H9sxg.
The September 9th concert features The Ultimate Eagles Tribute – On The Border. The band performed in July 2022 at Courthouse Park and is back by popular demand. They will treat the audience to an authentic concert experience while journeying through the Eagles’ songbook. The band covers every big hit, from ballads such as “Desperado” and “Lyin’ Eyes” to rock hits such as “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Heartache Tonight” with such accuracy that listeners are amazed. Together, they reproduce the Eagles catalog with stunning guitar work, multi-lead vocals, and six-part harmonies which make you feel like you’re attending an Eagles concert. View a sample video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/bRUnUnQ8K1Y.
The September 30th concert features The Extraordinaires from the Hickory/Charlotte area. Formed in the spring of 2003 from a group that loves the classics and rhythm & blues, the band has a unique blend of music that is sure to get people out of their seats and on the dance floor. From the powerful horns to the smooth lead vocals of Alexander County native Sarah Davis Jones, The Extraordinaires have a live sound that is sure to please. View a sample video on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/762095536.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the Alexander County Summer Concert Series. Food trucks will be on-site for each concert. No dogs, coolers, or tents are allowed. All park rules and regulations apply.
Alexander County Courthouse Park, located at 101 West Main Avenue in Taylorsville, opened in May 2022. The park was the vision of late County Manager Rick French and the Alexander County Board of Commissioners, with supplemental financial assistance from the Taylorsville Rotary Club for the performance stage. The park is owned and operated by Alexander County Government for the citizens of Alexander County.
Learn more at https://alexandercountync.gov/concerts.