Valdese, NC – Family Friday Nights in Valdese will begin the first Friday in May at 7:00pm located at the Wells Fargo/Town parking lot and continues through the month of September. “We are so excited for this year’s Family Friday Nights Summer Concert Series. New bands will join us for the first time and many favorites are returning to the stage”, states Morrissa Angi, Community Affairs Director for the Town of Valdese. “The concerts are offered all summer long and are a great place to meet up with old friends or to make new ones.” The season offers a wide variety of music including everything from country to beach music.

Kicking off the summer series this year will be The Crew on Friday, May 4th at 7:00pm located in the Wells Fargo/Town Parking lot. The Crew, a Asheville dance and entertainment band formed by William Jones and Steve Hughes in 1993. Through the years The Crew, has performed all over Western North Carolina at many public events, such as Bele Chere, the Hendersonville Apple Festival, and the Jackson Park Fourth of July Celebration. They have also been a favorite at local nightclubs, country clubs, weddings and private corporate events. Of course there have been a few name changes throughout the years. The group started out as Hansom Ranson, then shortened the name to Ranson, and now they are simply known as The Crew. In the past several years they have directed their musical interest to the legendary classics of the 60’s and 70’s. Today they continually expand their sets with salutes to more great artists, including classics of the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. Their main focus when performing is to provide great music and a good fun atmosphere. Whether you are into toe-tapping, shoulder swaying, a blast from the past, or dancing like nobody’s watching, this band will deliver.

Concessions will be for sale during the concert series and different civic groups will offer 50/50 raffles every Friday. Season lineup cards will be available for pick up at the concession trailer and will feature special offers and discounts from participating merchants. Checkers, Tic-Tack-Toe and other games will be available for public use. Myra’s Cruise In will begin every Friday night at 6:00pm and downtown shops will remain open later. For further information about events in Valdese and the full Family Friday Nights Concert Schedule go to

2018 Season Lineup:
May 4: The Crew
May 11: The Clydes
May 18: The Band 28690
May 25: Chad Triplett & 2 Lane Blacktop
June 1: The Tony Bailey Band
June 8: The Night Move Band
June 15: Little Johnny
Trailer Trash
June 23: The True Grass Band
June 29: Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks With Too Much Sylvia
July 6: The Shakedown Band
July 13: Jason Lee Mckinney
July 20: Shelby Rae Moore
July 27: Angela Easterling
August 3: Carson Hill
August 10 & 11: Waldensian Festival
Friday: Little Johnny Trailer Trash at 7pm & The Artimus Pyle Band at 8pm, Honoring The music of Ronnie Vant Zant’s Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Saturday: The Band Of
Oz at 7pm
August 17: Hannah Kaminer
August 24: Fox & Company
August 31: Skate Rink Jukebox
September 7: Gal Friday
September 14: Blind Justus
September 21 & 28: Tba

Image: The Crew plays this Friday night in Valdese