"Every couple of years the 4th of July holiday overlaps with the concert series," said
As in years past, this year's 1st Fridays on the Lawn concerts will feature a different style of music each month in the evening concert on the lawn of the
This year's intermissions will include an international flair. Mathis said organizers are researching hula dancers, fire performers, stilt walkers, hoop spinners, belly dancers, snake charmers and more. If you have any of these skills and are interested in performing, contact the Human Relations Office. As the concert dates approach, performers will be announced, she said.
Local groups will be invited to once again participate in community booths, bringing awareness to a number of nonprofit organizations.
Food vendors will also be on site again this year selling a variety of foods including hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, snow cones, churros, chicken, barbecue and fish. New vendors are always encouraged to apply.
And fun events will be planned for the children in the crowd.
Mathis said it's nice to see the same families come out each month to enjoy an evening on the lawn, including a gentlemen who comes from
"To see those new faces each year is always exciting," she said.
1st Fridays on the Lawn is a free family-friendly event. All concerts are alcohol free.
For more information visit the 1st Fridays on the Lawn web page, wilsonnc.org/departments/humanrelations/1stfridaysonthelawn or contact the Human Relations Office by calling 399-2308.
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