Downtown Gastonia Concerts

Free Summer Concerts in Downtown Gastonia

Gastonia East Rotary and the City of Gastonia present 4 downtown concert events on select Fridays from May through September 2023. Live music at the Gastonia Rotary Pavilion includes funk, soul, rock, and pop hits from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

  • May 19: On the Border with Garrett Huffman

  • June 23: The Voltage Brothers with Emerald Empire

  • August 11: Caleb Davis with Tangerine Trees

  • Sept 15: Kids in America with Akita

  • Showtimes: Live Music from 6 – 10 pm

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Downtown Gastonia Concerts Schedule
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Proceeds from adult beverage sales support local charities. 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.

Gastonia Concerts Lineup

May 19: On the Border with Special Guest, Garrett Huffman

Sponsored by Tindol Ford, Subaru, Roush
Gastonia Concert Series: On the Border with Garrett Huffman

Garrett Huffman

6:00 pm

Gastonia native Garrett Huffman entertains audiences with a variety of musical styles, including 80’s hits, country, and alternative pop.

On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute

7:30 pm

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.

June 23: The Voltage Brothers with Special Guest, Emerald Empire

Summer SOUL-stice
Gastonia Summer Concerts: Voltage Brothers with Emerald Empire

Emerald Empire

6:00 pm

Playing all your favorite high-energy songs from the ’70s to the ’90s. Emerald Empire will get you dancing and groovin’ all night long.

The Voltage Brothers

7:30 pm

“Electric” is just one way of describing America’s #1 show band: The Voltage Brothers. Performing top hits from every genre, The Voltage Brothers’ repertoire consists of your favorite R&B, Swing, Carolina Beach, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Pop, and even Classic Rock hits. There’s something for everyone to enjoy out on the dance floor at a Voltage Brothers show!

August 11: Caleb Davis with Special Guest, Tangerine Trees

Sponsored by Sundrop Citrus Soda
Downtown Gastonia Concerts: Caleb Davis with Tangerine Trees

Tangerine Trees

6:00 pm

Tangerine Trees is the Carolinas premier Beatles tribute band, recreating the authentic sounds of the original Fab Four and delighting audiences across the state.

Caleb Davis

7:30 pm

Caleb Davis takes sell-out crowds on a musical journey through the decades with his high-energy shows. Experience a diverse mix of blues, rock, pop, and dance hits from the ’60s through the ’90s.

September 15: Kids in America with Special Guest, Akita

80’s Night Live at the Pavilion
Gastonia Concert Series: Kids in America with Akita


6:00 pm

The Southeast’s premier party funk band, Akita forges a wave of infectious beats that draws a crowd and gets your feet moving.

Kids in America

7:30 pm

Ready to be blasted into the past? Kids in America is a high-energy, power-packed, ultra fun, 6 piece band paying tribute to the totally awesome 1980s. Kids in America covers all genres from this timeless decade. From new wave, pop, dance, rock, hair metal, and sing along iconic ballads. Kids in America specializes in recreating the 80s visually and musically by delivering authentic sound with a vivid show for your favorite 80s hits.

2023 Gastonia Concert Series Sponsors

Tindol Ford & Subaru
Tindol Ford & Subaru