Don’t miss out: Friday Night Live returns


This post is brought to you in partnership with the Belmont Tourism Authority and Visit Belmont, NC. All opinions are our own.

Looking for something new and exciting to try with friends and family this summer? Friday Night Live is a summertime concert series that takes place every other Friday in historic downtown Belmont.

The first event of the summer, held on May 10, drew a great crowd despite predictions for rainfall and bad weather. Expect nothing less as the series ramps up May 24 for its second show of the summer featuring Trial By Fire. This Journey tribute band is always a crowd favorite.

All concert events begin at 6 p.m. with a DJ. Scheduled performancess begin at 7 p.m., and last until 10 p.m. each evening. Belmont’s streets close off to vehicles at 2 p.m. each concert day, allowing for plenty of activity space surrounding the Main Street stage.

Friday Night Live festivities allow attendees to visit downtown Belmont’s restaurants and shops, along with providing a street filled with music, food and dancing with friends and neighbors. Each Friday Night Live (FNL) will have ample food trucks and a beverage garden along with FNL merchandise sales.


  • May 24: Trial By Fire (a Journey Tribute Band)
  • June 7: Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
  • June 21: 20 Ride (a Zac Brown Tribute Band)
  • July 4: JAVA Band and a fireworks show following the performance (hosted on a Thursday with the annual Red, White and Belmont celebration)

What: Great live concerts, food trucks, a beverage garden, and access to distinctive, local restaurants.

Where: South Main Street in Historic downtown Belmont — local streets close to vehicles at 2 p.m., making way for extra parking and areas for concertgoers to walk, dance, and explore the downtown area.

When: DJs get the crowd warmed up at 6:00 p.m. and performers begin at 7:00 p.m. Continuing until 10:00 p.m. each night.

Want to learn more about Friday Night Live? Click here for more information.



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