The NC Music Factory will begin a Friday After Five live music series beginning April 29th. It will feature national touring acts each Friday through mid-June. The weekly concert series begins with alternative rock band Eve 6 at the Coors Light Super Cold Activation Summer Kickoff Party where concertgoers can beat the oncoming summer heat with huge ice sculptures, ice block dancers, and a one hundred percent chance of snow in the Fountain Plaza at the NC Music Factory (1000 Seaboard St.).
The line-up includes several `90s alt-rock hit makers as well as Charlotte favorites. The weekly lineup is as follows:
1/29: Eve 6 (pictured above) with American Aquarium
5/6: Acoustic Syndicate
5/13: Fuel with U-Phonik
5/20: Cowboy Mouth with Simplified
5/27: Big Bad VooDoo Daddy
6/10: Vertical Horizon
6/17: To Be Announced.
Tickets to each show are $5 and a full season pass which includes admission to all eight shows is available for $20. Tickets are available at www.ncmusicfactory.com. Scott Clark's Toyota City (13000 E. Independence Blvd.) is also offering free passes.
Events open at 5 p.m. each day with headliners taking the stage around 9. Although the outdoor shows will be over by 11 p.m. Music Factory venues will continue the party inside until 2 a.m. Tickets include concerts admission plus entrance to Butter, Bask, Halo, Mattie’s Diner, The Saloon, VBGB Beer Garden, Wet Willies, and the Red Bull Outdoor Lounge. A portion of the proceeds from the events benefit Kids First of the Carolinas.