Hosted by: The Downtown Belmont Development Association 

A group of civic minded local businessmen are to thank for the birth of the Friday Night Live concert series that soon became a staple of Belmont living.  Who doesn’t enjoy spending a beautiful Carolina evening in the company of your friends and neighbors listening to music, and dancing the night away?  When the Belmont Merchant’s Association disbanded and the beloved series was in danger of disappearing, the DBDA stepped up to take the reigns.  Over the years, the music may have evolved, but the joy and energy of those lovely spring and summer nights has not.

🗓️ Select Friday Nights May to June 2024
⏰ 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

📍 Downtown Belmont, NC

💲 FREE to attend, bring your lawn chairs or blankets



May 3rd, 2024 – On The Border – the Ultimate Eagles Tribute – Main Street
May 17th, 2024 – Bourbon Sons – Main Street
May 31st, 2024Night YearsMain Street



June 14th, 2024 – Caleb Davis – Upper Field Stowe Park
June 28th, 2024 – Today’s Yesterday Band – Upper Field Stowe Park
July 4th, 2024 (Red, White, & Belmont) – 80z Nation – Upper Field Stowe Park

Friday Night Live Schedule

DJ – 6 PM

Food & Beverage – 6 PM

Band – 7 PM to 10 PM

Thank you to our Event Sponsors

About the bands

 The Ultimate Eagles Tribute – On The Border

May 3rd, 2024

South Main Street

On the Border pulls it off like no other Eagles Tribute can. These guys emulate the true sound of the Eagles music. Note for note musically, along with 5 part harmonies, these guys nail it on all the hits. Having played all over the U.S selling out venues and wowing crowds of all ages, you can’t miss this band when they come to your city!

Bourbon Sons

May 17th, 2024

South Main Street

Forged in the southern heat of the Carolinas, Bourbon Sons bring big guitars, tight harmonies, and a setlist full of your favorite country mega-hits spanning the decades. From traditional country to huge modern pop country singalongs, Bourbon Sons brings all the best country music has to offer. Dropping jaws every time they take the stage, they’re sure to bring a little southern charm and a bunch of your favorite songs!

Night Years

May 31st, 2024

South Main Street

Night Years is a premier corporate, wedding, and event band specializing in keeping guests out of their seats and making parties unforgettable. Their 9 piece all-star lineup features two dynamic lead vocalists on the frontline and a backline of international musicians & entertainers. That, combined with a multi-decade range of music, state of the art light show, and studio quality live sound is a guaranteed recipe for the ultimate dance party!

Caleb Davis

June 14th, 2024

Upper Field of Stowe Park

Caleb Davis is a local Charlotte musician and a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. Caleb began playing the guitar at the age of 11, initially trained by his father and later studied under the direction of Charlotte Jazz legend, Bill Hana. After graduating from Berklee, Caleb moved to Nashville and toured as a sideman with a number of Country, Gospel, and R&B acts. Desiring to create something of his own, Caleb moved back to Charlotte in 2009. After two years of writing, countless hours of rehearsal, and 7 months in the studio, Caleb Davis released his debut, self-titled album in 2011. You can find him playing 4 to 5 nights a week in the Charlotte area ranging from his unique solo performances using live “looping” to full band performances.

Today’s Yesterday Band

June 28th, 2024

Upper Field of Stowe Park

Husband and wife Donnie & Danielle Wilson with a powerhouse full band are based out of Opp, Alabama.  Today’s Yesterday Band primarily travels in the Southeast region of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi.  They have opened for Drake White, Shenandoah, Jeff Bates, Frank Foster, Doug Stone, Ashton Shepherd, David Ball, Neal McCoy, Chris Cagle, Darryl Worley, and The Lacs. To date, Today’s Yesterday Band has released two singles titled “The Pain” and “Current Situation.” The Pain currently has over 500,000 views on its music video.  Today’s Yesterday Band covers new and older country and classic rock from Miranda Lambert, KT Oslin, Merle Haggard, Journey, Guns N’ Roses, Hank Jr, Gretchen Wilson, and many more.

80z Nation

July 4th, 2024 – Red White & Belmont

Upper Field of Stowe Park

The Carolinas premier 80’s pop tribute band. 80z Nation is dedicated to the authentic look and sound from the decade that never dies. Their goal is to transport the audience with faithful renditions of the hits, an engaging light show, entertaining multimedia as well as trivia and challenges designed for maximum audience participation. The band’s six member band, led by an outstanding husband and wife team, musically and visually takes the listener back so they can enjoy the complete 80’s experience.

Friday Night Live FAQ

Before you head to a Friday Night Live concert, check out our most frequently asked questions regarding policies, parking, and more.

Do these cost or are there tickets?

No! Friday Night Live concerts are a FREE events thanks to our generous sponsors.

Is there seating?

No, please bring your own chair or blanket to the concert series. There is no provided seating. 

Is the event rain or shine?

In the event of inclement weather that cancels an event, this will be announced on our social media pages: Facebook or Instagram

Is there food? Can I bring a cooler?

Yes, we will have multiple food trucks on site at every concert serving a variety of food available for purchase. Also, you can grab take-out to bring to the concert from one of our many downtown businesses. Coolers are allowed with NON-ALCOHOLIC drinks only, no outside alcohol is permitted at the event.

What about alcohol?

Alcoholic beverages will be available for sale at the event. You must be 21 to drink and you must possess a valid ID to purchase alcohol. Local and State laws will be strictly enforced. There will be no tolerance for illegal activities. Outside alcohol is not allowed into the event. Patrons must receive a wristband at check in to purchase alcohol. Wristbands must be visible at the time of purchase.

Is this a cashless venue?

YES! The beverage tent at Friday Night Live is now a cashless venue. Major credit and debit cards will be accepted. There will be no cash options for the beverage tents.

Food trucks may take cash at their discretion but is not guaranteed. 

What is the tobacco policy?

Pursuant to Gaston County and City of Belmont Ordinance, Stowe Park is a tobacco-free zone. This includes both smoking, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and other such devices.

Are pets allowed?

Friday Night Live concerts are pet-friendly on a leash. All pet owners are responsible for their pet and will be held accountable for any actions involving their pet.

Will there be restrooms at the event?

Public restrooms, as well as restroom trailers, along with hand washing stations will be accessible during the event. Refer to the event map for specific locations.

Where can I park?

Free public parking will be available. Parking can be limited during the concert series, we also recommend utilizing ride share programs. Use Stowe Park (24 S Main St, Belmont, NC 28012) as the ride-share address.

Parking Map

Where can I stay if I'm traveling in?

You can stay at one of our wonderful Belmont hotels if you are traveling in for a concert: