Music in the Streets offers ‘rock’ options

Published 4:39 am Thursday, July 15, 2010

Contributing Editor

If the rock ’n’ roll available at Music in the Streets on Friday does not provide enough rock, perhaps a rock wall to climb will provide enough rock and, perhaps, a few rolls.
The N.C. Army National Guard’s rock-climbing wall will be part of the lineup for Music in the Streets, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. The wall is slated to be set up at the intersection of Main and Respess streets, according to an e-mail from the Washington Harbor District Alliance, organizers of the event.
Carolina Still, a home-grown band, will play at the Music in the Streets main stage (intersection of Main and Market streets) from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
At 7:30 p.m., the July segment of this year’s Beaufort County Idol competition takes over the main stage. The top-three performers will move on to the Beaufort County Idol finals this fall.
The entertainment lineup for this month’s Music in the Streets offers an array of musical styles.
Grayson Schmitt, who is 11 years old and plays guitar, makes his Music in the Streets debut Friday.
Pamlico County’s Boogie Dawgs will perform retro rock.
Returning to the Music in the Streets lineup after performing last month during the street festival will be Chad Landen and Adams Jones, who will add a country-music element to the entertainment agenda.
The Shakedown brings its mix of 1990s rock, 1980s music, modern rock, alternative music, Motown and classic rock to the Music in the Streets lineup.
Southern rock will be offered by Band of Leftovers.
Donnie Harris is slated to provide gospel music with a country twist.
Joe Lloyd is expected to offer gospel sounds and country music.
The Music in the Streets Shaggers are scheduled to return Friday. Down East Rods &Classics members (and sometimes their guests) are scheduled to display their vehicles during the street festival.
Shaggers won’t be the only ones performing rhythmic moves at Music in the Streets.
Zumba dance demonstrations will be provided by Fitness Unlimited. Zumba is a fusion of Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves that creates a unique fitness program, according to the WHDA e-mail.
Music in the Streets, organized by the Washington Harbor District Alliance, takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the third Friday each month from April through October.
After Friday’s event, other Music in the Streets events take place Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 22.
Entertainers interested in performing during Music in the Streets events should contact Marc Brunon at Notes Cafe, 143 N. Market St., or by calling 252-940-4688. Any vendors or nonprofit groups interested in reserving a space (a 10-by-10 space), reserving a larger space or selling food at Music in the Streets events should call Beth Byrd, Washington Harbor District Alliance director, at 252-946-3969.
Singers interested in competing in Beaufort County Idol should contact Vail Stewart Rumley at 946-2072 or by e-mail at