Bessemer City Community Concert & Cruise-In


Past events

May 27, 2017

Bessemer City Community Concert & Cruise-In

City: Bessemer City, NC
Produced by: Bessemer City Down Home Festival

Join us in downtown Bessemer City in the newly renovated Centennial Park for the 2017 Sounds of Summer Concert Series! This event includes:

  • Live music from your favorite bands
  • Classic car display (on the 4th Saturday of the month)
  • Beer and wine garden
  • Family fun
  • Much more!

May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017 - May 27, 2017

Lowell Freedom Festival

City: Lowell, NC
Produced by: Lowell Freedom Festival

Fri. 6PM – 10PM , Sat. 10AM – 10PM.

The event will be held at Harold Rankin Park located at 519 Park Circle. The festival features children’s rides, more than 50 crafts and food vendors, live music and the second annual Miss Freedom Festival.

For more information call: Gail Boyles at 704-661-2015 or Kevin Krouse at 704-824-3518

May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017 - May 27, 2017

Speed Street

City: Charlotte, NC
Produced by: Speed Street

Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola will be rocking the streets of Charlotte May 25-27 with live entertainment, access to racing’s brightest stars, giveaways and interactive displays.

Each day starting at noon, festival attendees will gather on Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte to enjoy vendor displays, kid’s activities, racing-related fun and more until 8 p.m. Then local, regional and national headliners will take the Coca-Cola stage starting at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are only $15 to enjoy Friday and Saturday night headliners and $10 for Thursday night entertainment. All other activities are free.

Speed Street 5K

City: Charlotte, NC
Produced by: Speed Street

Lace up your running shoes for a twilight run on Thursday, May 25. The PNC Speed Street 5K in Uptown Charlotte is the place to be as participants wind their way through the festival setting before crossing the finish line.

In addition to supporting the Speedway Children’s Charities, runners will receive entry into the after party with details coming soon.

May 21, 2017

City Of Asheboro Summer Concert Series

City: Asheboro, NC
Produced by: Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services

Come enjoy a great evening of entertainment during the City of Asheboro Summer Concert Series. This year’s line-up of artists promises to be the best yet! The Concert is Free and will be held in Bicentennial Park, located in Downtown Asheboro.

Concerts are held rain or shine!

Bring your friends and family and a picnic basket and enjoy the wonderful music! Water and Coca-Cola Products will be available for a nominal fee.

All concerts are free and are 7:00—8:30 p.m.


May 20, 2017

Pink Hill Rose Festival

City: Pink Hill, NC
Produced by: Pink Hill Area Preservation & Development Committee

Location: Downtown Pink Hill, NC

Time: 10 AM – 10 PM

BBQ Luncheon Plates

Live Music / Inflatables

Antique Car & Tractor Show

5K Walk / Run

Rose Festival Prince & Princess

Softball Tournament

Corn Hole Tournament

Dance Exhibition

Zumba Demonstration

Festival ends with an Evening STREET DANCE 7-10 PM

May Days Festival – Town of Long View

City: Long View, NC
Produced by: Town of Long View

Long View Recreation Center
3107 2nd Ave. NW
Hickory, NC 28601

Free Admission
10:00AM – 9:30PM

Entertainment, Vendors, Childrens’ Rides, and MORE!

Limited Seating Available – Bring your own chairs.

The Long View Recreation Center is an Alcohol Free Facility
No Coolers Allowed

Race City Festival

City: Mooresville, NC
Produced By: Race City Festival

The Race City Festival is a true celebration of our diversified community and brings more than 15,000 show go-ers every year. Rain or Shine. Please spread the word – we don’t want anyone to miss out on this spectacular community event.

Make a day of it, bring the family, friends and neighbors!! There is something for all ages and plenty of eats and things to see, do and enjoy the sounds and tastes of a true festival atmosphere.

May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017

World Famous Blue Crab Festival

City: Little River, SC
Produced by: World Famous Blue Crab Festival


May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Wings Over Wayne

City: Goldsboro, NC
Produced by: Goldsboro Wayne Co. Travel & Tourism

May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Kaleidoscope Fest

City: Waxhaw, NC
Produced by: Town of Waxhaw

Waxhaw’s spring festival is about all things art from fine art and crafts including woodworking, quilting, painting, pottery, etc., the performing arts like music, dance and theatre, the culinary arts and craft brewing, martial arts, and more. Music stages, kids entertainment stage, kids zone, performing arts stage, craft market, kaleidoscope of art, and farm fresh food court await.

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 - May 20, 2017

Stedman Party in the Park

City: Stedman, NC
Produced by: Town of Stedman

May 19, 2017 - May 20, 2017

Red Rose Festival

City: Lancaster, SC
Produced by: City of Lancaster

Red Rose Festival

May 19, 2017 - May 20, 2017

Carolina Roots MusicFest

City: Statesville, NC
Produced by: Carolina Balloon Fest

​Join us for a weekend of great performances by local and regional musical acts including nationally known bands. Enjoy delicious eats from a variety of food trucks. Campsites available!

May 13, 2017

Morrisville Spring Fest

City: Morrisville, NC
Produced by: Town of Morrisville

The Town of Morrisville SpringFest will take place May 13, 2017 from 4:00pm-9:00pm on Town Hall Drive. We will have great entertainment, midway games, rides, live music and some of your favorite food trucks! Admission is free but bring money for food trucks and games!


Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival

City: Charlotte, NC
Produced by: Trigger Agency

Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.

Carthage Buggy Festival

City: Carthage, NC

Produced by: Carthage Buggy Festival

Started in 1988, the Carthage Buggy Festival is a celebration of the rich history of Carthage, North Carolina. The Buggy Festival is held each year to commemorate the famous Tyson and Jones Buggy Factory that, from the mid-1800′s to the 1920′s, produced the carriages that were essential to life in rural North Carolina.

May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Bessemer City Down Home Festival

City: Bessemer City, NC
Produced by: Bessemer City Down Home Festival

Join us for Gaston County’s most popular spring festival! The 29th Anniversary Down Home Festival offers visitors a chance to enjoy two days of Festival Fun.

May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Carolina Strawberry Festival

City: Wallace, NC
Produced by: Town of Wallace


May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Cleveland County Strawberry Festival

City: Shelby, NC
Produced by: Cleveland County Fair, Inc.

May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Nashville Blooming Festival

City: Nashville, NC
Produced by: Nashville Blooming Festival

May 6, 2017

Music on the Corner

City: Robersonville, NC
Produced by: Robersonville Improvement Committee

The Fourth Annual
“Music on the Corner”
12:00—5:00 pm

Corner of Main and Railroad Streets

Tent Available
Hot dogs, chips, and drinks–$.50 each
Contact numbers 252-795-4157 or 252-795-4339

Food, fun, merchandise, other entertainment

Bring your own chair

Blue & Brews: A Festival at the Farm

City: Aberdeen, NC
Produced by: Town of Aberdeen

Ham and Yam Festival

City: Smithfield, NC
Produced By: Downtown Smithfield Development Corp.

Jacksonville’s Jamboree

City: Jacksonville, NC
Produced by: Jacksonville Parks & Rec.

Multicultural Festival

City: Lexington, NC
Produced by: Lexington Parks & Recreation

Taylorsville Apple Blossom Festival

City: Taylorsville, NC
Produced by: Taylorsville Hometown Apple Festival

MayFest Arts & Crafts Festival

City: Rutherfordton, NC
Produced by: Rutherford Town Revitalization


May 5, 2017

First Fridays – Downtown Salisbury

City: Salisbury, NC
Produced by: Downtown Salisbury NC

Friday, May 5, 2017

5 pm – 9 pm

Grand Unveiling of the 3rd Annual Come Tickle Our Ivories Piano Project

May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017

Jiggy with the Piggy Arts & Crafts

City: Kannapolis, NC
Produced by: City of Kannapolis


May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017

Kernersville Spring Folly

City: Kernersville, NC

Produced by: Kernersville Spring Folly Festival

Spring Folly is a weekend festival of free musical concerts on two stages, carnival rides, children’s activities, craft show, antique car show, great festival food and shopping opportunities. Discount tours of historic Korner’s Folly offered on Saturday & Sunday. Sunday afternoon Christian “music in the park.”

May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017

BBQ Festival on the Neuse

City: Kinston, NC
Produced by: BBQ Festival on the Neuse

May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017

S.C. Strawberry Festival

City: Fort Mill, SC
Produced by: S.C. Strawberry Festival

The award winning South Carolina Festival is definitely one you don’t want to miss!

Fort Mill’s signature salute to spring, bring your family and enjoy arts, crafts, amusements, car show, car show, top rated music and fantastic fire works display!

Join us in 2017 for a week of events and activities, culminating in the festival on May 5th and May 6th.

May 4, 2017

Rockingham Plaza Jam Concert Series

City:Rockingham, NC
Produced By:City of Rockingham

The popular outdoor concerts are free and staged on the hillside right next to Rockingham City Hall, at 514 Rockingham Road, the first Thursday of each month from May through October. The fun and entertainment continue from about 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Performing May 4: Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band