Updated May 2022. We love the summer months! There are so many things to look forward to, especially Concerts on the Green in Davidson NC.
Summer also includes some wonderful performances by the Davidson College Common Thread Theater Collective and the Davidson Community Players. We also have a bountiful farmer’s market where you can pick up some items for a picnic to enjoy during an evening outdoor concert. On these pleasant summer nights, it won’t even get dark until 9 o’clock! These concerts are a perfect family outing or romantic date night. To top your summer getaway off, book your stay at the Davidson Village Inn!
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This summer there are 3 free concert series available in Davidson. Since they are held on different days, you won’t miss any of them. Of course, that means you will be attending a performance virtually every weekend from April through the end of August, followed by several concerts in both September and October.
This year Concerts on the Green take place on the first and third Sundays from April through August, September 11 & 25, and October 2 & 16. They take place on a stage set up outside the Davidson Public Library, facing the town green in Downtown Davidson. Bring a chair or blanket, and enjoy the family-friendly music from 6 – 8 pm (rain or shine).
The line-up for this summer includes the Davidson College Symphony and Jazz Ensemble performing twice, along with gospel, Americana, and tribute bands to the Beatles, the 70s, the 90s, and Dave Matthews. There will be vendors with food and drinks to purchase, along with the proximity of some great Davidson restaurants. Get some takeout, or visit before or after the concert!
These concerts are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month beginning May 7 and going through October 22 (please note that these concerts will not occur in September). They are located on Jetton Street between Peninsula Drive and Griffith Street. The block of Jetton Street closes for traffic between 4 – 9 pm on concert nights. If you are staying with us at the Davidson Inn, it’s just about a mile away.
This year, the concerts will start at 5 pm with an acoustical performance until 6:30 pm. The main act begins at 7 pm and continues until 9 pm. The main acts for this year include rock, reggae, and R&B styles, as well as tribute bands featuring works of Bruno Mars, Bonn Jovie, the 80s, Survivor, REO Speedwagon, and Foreigner.
The Second Saturdays at the Square are held on (surprise) the second Saturday of each month (May – October) from 6 – 8 pm. They’re held at the South Main Square, located at 402 S. Main Street.
The artists planned for this series are bluegrass, Americana, and others.
Make a Night of It
Plan ahead and bring a picnic with you. Or check out one of our many great local restaurants and enjoy an excellent meal either before or after the show. We suggest Carrburritos if you enjoy Mexican cuisine or perhaps a burger and milkshake is your preference. For that, we recommend The Soda Shop. What better way to spend a warm summer evening than dinner and a concert!
If you need more information about the concerts or anything else in Davidson, we are the experts and would love to help! Our boutique hotel has 18 rooms with five different room types. Each offers a private bathroom stocked with Turkish Bamboo towels and Greenwich Bay bath amenities. We love our town, and want you to enjoy everything that Davidson has to offer! Check our availability and book your stay now!