LUMBERTON — Beach music band Jim Quick and the Coastline will kick of this year’s edition of the Alive After Five free concert series in downtown Lumberton on Thursday.
A prolific live act, the band has toured the Southeast for more than 22 years and typically plays about 250 shows annually. Its frontman has been named Entertainer of the Year by the Carolina Music Award 13 consecutive times.
Though he currently lives Wilmington, Quick was raised in Laurinburg and attended school in Pembroke.
“It’s my old stomping ground,” he said. “Alive After Five is almost like an annual family reunion for us.”
The band performs original material as well as covers of classic beach tunes — something Quick said sets the Coastline apart from similar groups.
“We’re a little different from most beach bands because we do play original material,” he said. “Probably the fans that have been with us the longest are from the Robeson County area and we’re blessed to have a home base like Lumberton to always fall back on.”
Following its Alive After Five performance, the band will embark on a lengthy tour through North Carolina and South Carolina.
“This show is the very beginning of our summer season,” Quick said. “It’s almost a big kickoff party for our Coastline Summer Tour.”
The full lineup of this year’s concert series, which takes place during six Thursdays throughout May and June, includes Black Water Rhythm and Blues on May 15; Craig Woolard on May 29; Band of Oz on June 5; Carolina Breakers on June 12; and The Castaways on June 26.
Alive After Five is sponsored by BB&T, Budweiser, Lumberton Honda, Lumberton Kia, Southeastern Health, Lumber River Trading Company and True Value.
Each show is free to the public and runs from 7 until 9:30 p.m. at the corner of Third and Water streets. In the event of rain, the concert will be rescheduled. For information, call 910-671-3876.
Jaymie Baxley can be reached at 910-272-6146, or on Twitter @Jaymie_Baxley