Downtown Morehead City Inc. has announced the 2019 Alive at Five concert series lineup.
The free, family-friendly music series is hosted at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St., from 5 to 8 p.m., on the waterfront in downtown Morehead City.
“Downtown Morehead City, Inc., is thrilled to host this staple concert series for the ninth year,” said Lisa Rueh, executive director of Downtown Morehead City Inc. in a recent press release. “Alive at Five has grown to be a staple of downtown over the years. We wanted to add a few concerts into the fall season, so look for two Thursday concerts in September and October. We look forward to hosting the bands, enjoying time with locals and visitors and showcasing all that our downtown area has to offer.”
Below are profiles of this year’s Alive at Five acts, as provided by Downtown Morehead City Inc.
Friday, June 7: The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra
The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra band has an extensive music library than spans style from the 1940s big band sounds to beach music, R&B, rock, reggae, Latin and the best of today’s music.
Friday, June 21: Liquid Pleasure
The six-man Liquid Pleasure Band has been playing for more than 20 years, touring with national acts like Hootie and the Blowfish and REM. Other notable bands Liquid Pleasure has paired with include Chuck Berry, Whitney Houston, the Temptations and Aretha Franklin. Liquid Pleasure has performed at high-profile events, including the Inaugural Ball for presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and for professional sports teams, including the Ravens, Panthers and the Hornets.
Friday, July 19: North Tower Band
North Tower Band has been one of the South’s great party bands for more than 35 years, providing the best in oldies, beach, top 40 and funk. Sizzling brass, super vocals and a wide-ranging repertoire will all make this Alive at Five concert one to remember.
Friday, Aug. 16: The Bounce Party Band
From Burlington, The Bounce Party Band takes center stage as six-piece, high-energy group complete with male and female vocalists playing dance songs from the last 40 years. The Bounce Party Band is an eclectic group of musicians with years of experience, tremendous talent and unmistakable chemistry.
Thursday, Sept. 19: Jim Quick & The Coastline Band
Jim Quick, with his Southern charm, sense of humor and quick wit, originally played Carolina beach bars with a group of friends, the Coastline Band. Mr. Quick swiftly moved to the forefront and transformed into Jim Quick & Coastline Band. Known for his all-out performances and deliberate, off-the-cuff wisecracks, Mr. Quick has been a recipient of the Carolina Music Awards “Entertainer of the Year Award” 16 times.
Thursday, Oct. 17:
featuring Craig Woolard
This musical institution left its mark on listeners with numerous albums and single releases that span decades. Having been inducted into the S.C. Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and the S.C. Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers carries the moniker of North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music. In 2007 and 2008, The Embers traveled through South Korea to perform “Christmas with the Embers” on American military bases for America’s troops and were awarded Military Coins of Excellence for distinguished service.
The Alive at Five Concert Series is sponsored by Sound Bank and West Town Bank. Beverages are sponsored by Adams Beverage/Golden Road. The concerts are hosted by Downtown Morehead City Inc. and the town of Morehead City.
Downtown business sponsors include BG Digital, Beach Bumz Pub & Pizzaria, Chalk & Gibbs, Dee Gee’s Gifts & Books and Ginny Gordon’s.
Beverages will be available for purchase, and no coolers or outside beverages are allowed.
For more information about Alive at Five or Downtown Morehead City Inc., visit downtownmoreheadcity.com.