Guitars USA and City to host concert series

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - From the City of Salisbury: If you missed the opening act in Parks and Recreation's Bell Tower Concert series on July 10, not to worry. The free concerts will be staged every second and third Thursday through October 16 at Bell Tower Park.

Salisbury Parks and Recreation has teamed up with Guitars USA to feature dozens of local artists who sing and play everything from Motown to rock to folk and more. Each concert will feature two different bands of different musical genre.

"This is the first year for us to try a concert series," says Teri Shaw, Parks and Recreation Supervisor. "We hope it will be a chance for families to unwind together as their busy week comes to an end."

Bell Tower Park at West Innes and South Jackson Street is a perfect location to host the concerts. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, food and refreshments. Remember, Park and Recreation events are always fun, family-friendly and alcohol-free.

So mark your calendar. The next concert is July 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Watch the City of Salisbury's Facebook and Twitter social media sites for the names of bands playing and other information of interest.

Questions can be directed to event coordinator Vivian Koontz at 704-216-2708. Vivian also would like to get your feedback about the bands, the location and the evenings selected for the concert series.