CLAYTON — Grab a chair and slip on your dancing shoes. Live music takes center stage in the first “Concert at the Crossroads” series in Flowers Plantation.
In all, the series will offer six free Thursday night concerts by popular beach music bands from the South. The series opened April 12 with a performance by Jim Quick and Coastline.
Concerts begin at 6 p.m. rain or shine. Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and arrive early to stake out a prime spot for shag dancing. Concerts are at Flowers Crossroads, located at the intersection of N.C. 42 East and Buffalo Road.
Organizers say they are prepared to accommodate a large number of attendees for each show.
“This series has been accepted with great enthusiasm, and we expect thousands of guests for food, music, beverages and entertainment,” said event coordinator Charis Painter. “Local residents can enjoy great live music and easy-to-shag-to grooves. Carolina beach-music concerts are great shows for visitors and local residents to socialize and have a great time.”
Concerts at the Crossroads will offer beer, wine and food for purchase. Double Barley Brewery, owned and operated by Cheryl and Larry Lane, will serve craft beer from its brewery near Wilson’s Mills. Mt. Airy’s Old North State Winery will provide a selection of its wines. Food tents will serve up an assortment of family-friendly items, including hamburgers, hot dogs, ribeye sandwiches, fries, hand-dipped ice cream and cheesecake.
Painter said 50 percent of sales of Flowers Plantation hats and bottled water will go to local schools River Dell Elementary, East Clayton Elementary, Archer Lodge School and Corinth Holders High School.
Here’s the remaining lineup of performers: The Entertainers on May 8, Liquid Pleasure on June 12, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard on July 10, the Holiday Band on Aug. 14 and the Band of Oz on Sept. 4.
Flowers Crossroads is a 28-acre multi-use site anchored by Harris Teeter. More than 100 subdivisions are within a five-mile radius of the commercial development.
For more information, visit flowerscrossroads.com.