The Band: The Embers are widely considered a musical MARVEL and have laid the groundwork for what has become known as ‘Beach Music’ in the Carolinas, Virginias, the gulf coast region of North America and every beach in between. They are a true musical tradition with which many Americans have listened to from childhood to adulthood. The Embers featuring Craig Woolard are the heart and soul of beach music.
The venue: The tradition of live outdoor music downtown continues…with a twist! With a move of location from the Tarboro Street “grassy lot” to the newly opened Whirligig Park, the spring concert series historically known as Downtown Alive is now Gig in the Park!
The musical series will continue to bring some of the best of east coast beach music now blended with new sounds including classic rock, rhythm and blues, reggae, country, tribute bands and more! The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park brings wonderful new additions to the ‘gig including a grassy “green”, a new stage, large multi-purpose shade shelter, plentiful picnic tables, evening lighting, and, of course, the mesmerizing whirligigs.
* Family- friendly
* Bring a chair or blanket for seating
* Food trucks
* Kids Activities / Wilson Parks & Rec
* Frosty beverages
The Gig in the Park FREE Concert Series is brought to you by Wilson Downtown Development Corporation partnered with the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, along with community and corporate sponsors.
Find more information at www.HistoricDowntownWilson.com/events.