With the coastal music vibes from Jim Quick and Coastline‘s performance at Alive After Five Thursday evening and the 70-degree weather, downtown Lincolnton was transformed into a beach-like paradise complete with ice cream treats served by Downtown Dairy Treats. Contestants in the Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant were also part of the event promoting their upcoming pageant in early August. The event was also current reigning Apple Queen, Destiny Self, last official public appearance before the crowning of the new Apple Queen Saturday, August 3.
The performance started around 6 p.m., but that didn’t stop concert-goers from lining up their personal lawn chairs, per usual, even before 5 p.m. When setting up the stage, the crew have come to expect that as they block off East Main St. earlier in the day. The Downtown Development Association provided a beer garden, and there were various vendors for concert-goers to purchase food from in between sets where they showed off their best Carolina Shag dance moves.
The party didn’t stop there as many of Downtown Restaurants and our local breweries and pubs remained open to further fellowship among friends. A few years ago many can remember when five-o-clock struck “Downtown L-Town” could be considered a ghost town. Not anymore. With great selections such as Court Street Grille, Crafted Southern Speakeasy, Downtown Dairy Treats, Graffitis, and Untapped Territory are simply in walking distance of each other. Tucked in the heart of Lincoln County and proudly operating in beautiful downtown Lincolnton.
The next concert on deck will be Thursday, August 29 featuring The Entertainers. For More information visit the Downtown Development Website via Facebook.
Melissa Cordell is an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Political Science and Women’s & Gender Studies. To email Melissa with a story idea or news tip email at firstname.lastname@example.org