Airlie kicks off concert series Friday

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Airlie Gardens has unveiled its slate of musical performers for its 2015 summer concert series.

A concert will take place the first and third Fridays of the month from May until September. Along with returning favorites, though, this year’s program will offer several new local acts, including The Midatlantic Band, Boba Funk, and The Other Guys, according to a news release from New Hanover County.

“We love seeing people of all ages enjoying great music in such a beautiful setting,” Airlie Gardens’ Development Manager Janine Powell said. “All of us here look forward to shaking off the winter and welcoming summer in such a fun way.”

The schedule includes returning acts, including L Shape Lot and The Imitations. In addition, guests will have the chance to experience several new bands.

Concerts are held from 6 to 8 p.m.

The full schedule for the summer concert series is as follows:

  • May 1 Jack Jack 180 Pop/rock/alternative
  • May 15 ‘Shine Soft Rock
  • June 5 The Midatlantic Band New Grass/Folk Rock
  • June 19 BLP Dance
  • July 3 Heartbeat of Soul Dance
  • July 17 L Shape Lot Americana
  • Aug. 7 Bob Funk Funk/R&B
  • Aug. 21 Signal Fire Reggae
  • Sept. 4 The Other Guys Covers/Electroacoustic
  • Sept. 18 The Imitations Dance

For more information about the 2015 Summer Concert series, or to purchase tickets to the concert, please visit www.airliegardens.org. Tickets are $9 for adults, $2 for kids age 4-12. Parking is off-site at 5335 Oleander Drive with free trolley service into the concerts.