Downtown Gastonia Concerts

Free Concerts in Downtown Gastonia

Free downtown Gastonia concerts are returning in the summer of 2023. Gastonia East Rotary (GER) and the City of Gastonia will present 4 concerts on select Fridays from May through September. Watch this page for more info coming soon.

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Downtown Gastonia Concerts Schedule

2022 Gastonia Concert Series Sponsors

Tindol Ford & Subaru
Tindol Ford & Subaru
Beer and Wine

Food & Drink

Gastonia East Rotary will sell beer and wine at the event. Proceeds from beverage sales will go to GER’s community grant fund to support local charities.

Food trucks will be on-hand for dinner and snacks. Downtown Gastonia restaurants and retail businesses are also encouraged to stay open during the concerts.

Water is available free of charge.

No outside alcoholic beverages will be permitted within the concert perimeter. We check ALL IDs for any adult beverage sales.

Previous Concerts

Indian Outlaw: Tim McGraw Tribute Band

May 20: Indian Outlaw

Tim McGraw Tribute Band

High-energy, 7-piece band that gives you the ultimate Tim McGraw tribute experience. Their show takes you on a ride through Tim’s greatest hits.

June 3: Tribute

A Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band

Since its founding in 2013, Atlanta-based TRIBUTE has earned a reputation as the source for the authentic Allman Brothers Band sound around Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Rigged with vintage equipment, they interpret the Allman catalog in such a way that these songs written in the ‘60s and ‘70s come alive again.

Tribute: A Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band
Jim Quick & Coastline

June 17: Jim Quick & Coastline

Genuine Swamp Soul

Pulling from the threads of Soul, Blues, R&B, and Americana, Jim Quick and Coastline weave together their own genre of music known as Swamp Soul. Delivered with precision by frontman Jim Quick and his band, this group captures the true, honest spirit of traditions born and bred in the small southern towns of America.

July 8: On the Border

The Ultimate Eagles Tribute

On the Border treats fans to an authentic concert experience while journeying through The Eagles songbook. The band covers every big hit, from ballads such as “Desperado” and “Lyin’ Eyes” to rockin’ hits such as “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Heartache Tonight” with such accuracy, that listeners may permanently confuse “On the Border” with the real Eagles! It’s truly a masterful sound to witness for yourself.

On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute
Island Time: Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band

July 22: Island Time Band

Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band

Good time island party/dance music for all occasions and all ages. Island Time is a collaboration of North Carolina’s finest laid-back musicians. Featuring songs from Jimmy Buffett along with favorite party tunes loved by Parrot Heads everywhere.

August 12: Band of Oz

New Date!

The Band of Oz was formed in 1967 and has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast. The group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia. The band features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group. They perform over 200 shows per year.

Band of Oz

Rocktober Gastonia

October 15 3-9:30 PM Downtown

Gastonia East Rotary and the City of Gastonia present a rockin’ fall festival featuring 3 great bands, pumpkins & face-painting, and tons of fun!

Food trucks will be on-site. Beer & wine sales benefit United Way of Gaston County and other local charities.

  • 3-5 PM: Tangerine Trees, Beatles Tribute Band

  • 5 – 6 PM: Sammy O’Banion

  • 6 – 7 PM: DJ Johnny B

  • 7 PM – 9:30 PM: Eliminator ZZ Top Tribute Band

Eliminator: ZZ Top Tribute Band


ZZ Top Tribute Band

Hailing from Chicago, Eliminator has played from coast to coast for over 29 years recreating the complete ZZ Top concert experience at festivals, fairs, major motorcycle rallies, convention centers, bars, and casinos. Eliminator is regarded by major talent agencies, talent buyers, past clients, and our peers across the world, to be THE most authentic tribute to ZZ Top!

String Theory Beatles Tribute Band

Tangerine Trees

Beatles Tribute Band

Tangerine Tree (formerly String Theory) is the Carolinas premier Beatles tribute band. They recreate each song in a way that the audience feels that they are listening to the original recording.

Sammy O'Banion Carolina Beach Music

Sammy O’Banion

Carolina Beach Music

Get ready for some shagging-good fun with one of the most well-known Carolina Beach Music artists in the area. Sammy has been touring for the past 59 years and has 3 number-one records.