LUMBERTON — The Alive After 5 concert series is returning to the downtown plaza with some new performers this May and June.
All shows will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the plaza on the corner of Third and Chestnut Street. Admission is free, and food will be available for purchase.
The Holiday Band will be performing first on May 10. The band is comprised of Mike Taylor, vocals, guitar and keyboards; Bob Martin, saxophone; Tim Taylor, vocals and bass guitar; Ronnie Farrington, vocals, bass guitar, keys and guitar; Wayne Moore, drums and vocals; and Maurice Leggett, who runs to sound.
Next will be the The Fantastic Shakers on May 17. With five lead vocalists and up to four horns, the band can perform almost any style of music, from Carolina beach, up-tempo dance and rock, to smooth easy listening for the more subdued occasions.
Liquid Pleasure will takes people who grew up listening to and enjoying The Temptations, The Four Tops and Aretha Franklin on a nostalgia trip on May 24.
Jim Quick and the Coastline Band will perform Carolina beach/shag music and a little rock and blues in a May 31 show that will include showmanship and humor.
The three shows in June will feature Bounce, North Tower Band and Hip Pocket.
Bounce is a high energy party band from central North Carolina that will perform June 7. A DJ will keep the music spinning between sets.
North Tower Band has been one of the South’s party bands for more than 35 years, performing top 40, beach, funk and oldies. The band takes the stage on June 14.
Hip Pocket performes the final show, on June 21. The cover band performs songs both old and new from all genres, with a song list that includes “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift, “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars, “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love” by Berry White and “I Want You Back” by Jackson 5.
Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair for comfort. For information, call 910-671-3876.
The shows are sponsored by the city of Lumberton, the North Carolina Arts Council and the Robeson County Arts Council.