05-10 SRL Wild Art The Polyester Apocalypse kicked of the Piedmont HealthCare Friday After Five Summer Concert Series Friday night before the rain cut the event short. The band performed hit R&B, funk and disco hits from the 70's. The next concert will feature The Catalinas. The concert series takes places on W. Broad St., downtown statesvilel from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Regan Hill/rhill@statesville.com

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The Polyester Apocalypse kicked of the Piedmont HealthCare Friday After Five Summer Concert Series Friday night before the rain cut the event short. The band performed hit R&B, funk and disco hits from the 70’s. The next concert will feature The Catalinas. The concert series takes places on W. Broad St., downtown statesvilel from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Regan Hill/rhill@statesville.com

Statesville, NC – The Piedmont HealthCare Friday After Five Summer Concert Series returns to Downtown Statesville on Friday, May 6. This popular event will kick-off with Polyester Apocalypse, playing 70s Disco, Funk, & Rock, from 5:30-8:30 pm. This is the first of nine concerts in the 2016 summer series.

The Piedmont HealthCare Friday After Five summer concert series has become one of Statesville’s most anticipated events. “The concerts are attended by people from all over the region, and we love to see them mingling, laughing, and dancing in the streets of Downtown Statesville,” said Marin Tomlin, executive director of DSDC. “During and after the concerts, we love to see people out enjoying the revitalized streetscape and downtown businesses.”

The Piedmont Healthcare Friday After Five Concert Series is produced by Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC) and the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Piedmont HealthCare, City of Statesville, Griffin Heating and Air Conditioning, Comfort Inn and Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, AlarmSouth, Carolina Crossroads Dental, GoPro Motorplex, Iredell-Statesville Community Enrichment Corporation, Mitchell Community College, Policyline Insurance, Randy Marion of Statesville, R.H. Barringer Distributing, Yadkin Bank, Iredell Living Magazine, Real Country WAME 92.9 and 550, and D’Laney’s Sports Bar & Grill.

This concert series offers FREE entertainment to Statesville’s residents, neighbors and visitors in Downtown Statesville May through August and features music of all styles. Whether you like Beach Music and Country, or Blues and Rock and Roll, you’ll hear something you like during the Friday After Five Summer Concert Series.

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

For more information about the 2016 concert series, contact Downtown Statesville at 704-878-3436 or the Chamber of Commerce at 704-873-2892. Learn more by visiting www.downtownstatesvillenc.org and following Downtown Statesville on Facebook! www.facebook.com/DowntownStatesville

2016 Concert Schedule:
May 6 – Polyester Apocalypse (70’s Disco, Funk, and Rock)
May 20 – Catalina’s (Beach)
June 10 – Darrell Harwood
June 24 – Carolina Soul Band (Soul, R&B)
July 1 – Tonya Wood Music Company (Rock, Soul, Blues)
July15 – Thirsty Horses (Rock, Pop)
July 29 – Mel Jones & His Bag O’Bones (Acoustic Blues, Vintage Jazz, Americana)
August 12 – Smitty & the Jumpstarters (Blues, Rock, and Rockabilly)
August 26 – Cookie Band (Dance, Funk, Motown, R&B)
Polyester Apocolypse plays Friday night in Statesville