Save the date: Old Town Winchester’s Friday Night LIVE music series will kick off on June 14th! The event will bring six bands to two stages as well as tons of street performers to create an unforgettable evening of entertainment.
“The atmosphere you’re going to see in Old Town Winchester during Friday Night LIVE is going to be phenomenal,” said Dario Savarese, President of Full Circle Marketing. “There will entertainment along the entire walking mall such as acoustic guitar players, magicians, comedians, dancers, and much more. You throw in two concert locations with live music, and you have yourself one long block party for the entire valley.”
Headlining the Hable Street parking lot stage is June Divided, a rock band from Philadelphia, Pa., who recently completed their first full-length album titled Backbone. The combination of Melissa Menago’s haunting vocals are complemented perfectly by Chris Kissel on guitar, Keith Gill on drums and Lenny Sasso on bass. June Divided plays the kind of rock the entire family can enjoy. They will be preceded by Dance for the Dying, a Washington, DC, synth-drive dance-rock quartet that is sure to bring audiences to their feet. Their distinct sound is reminiscent of the 80’s and 90’s Goth and pop, but they mix it with fast-paced rock rhythms. Warming up the crowd will be Swell Daze, a young and talented alternative rock band hailing from Purcellville, Va. The group will perform original songs as well as covering some great rock tunes.
Headlining the Cork Street parking lot is Everett Rae. Based in Nashville, Tenn., Rae, 20, is a rising pop country act that is sure to deliver a “party within a party.” Supporting Rae are The Judy Chops, an award winning Americana band from Staunton, Va., known for playing an assorted mix of original and cover tunes with elements of western swing, rock, jazz, blues, rock-a-billy, classic country and more. Opening up on the Cork Street parking lot is Lost Indian. Hailing from Staunton, Va., Lost Indian is a southern gothic, old-time bluesy country band that won First Place at Best Tune at 2011’s Appalachian String Band Music Festival.
Friday Night LIVE will feature two different music venues, one located in the Hable parking lot and the other at the Cork Street parking lot. Each of these venues will showcase different styles of music and feature some of the area’s top musical talent. Within the music venues food and drink vendors will be on hand selling both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. These venues will open at 5:00 pm and the bands will play from 5:30 pm until 10:00 pm. To purchase tickets in advance for $10 visit http://www.showclix.com/event/FridayNightLIVE or purchase them the day of for $15.
Businesses interested in participating can apply to be a vendor or exhibitor here. For questions about Old Town Winchester and other upcoming events, contact Jennifer Bell, Downtown Manager, at 540-535-3660 and firstname.lastname@example.org.