July 4th Harbor Nights is one you won’t want to miss! The event moves to Waterfront Park as Arts of the Albemarle is partnering with CapSan Media, (Classic Hits 104.9, 99.1 The Sound, ESPN 92.3 and Country 97.1) Radio Media Promotions and Promoter John Vick and to bring the band Mountain Heart straight from Nashville, Tennessee to perform as the headliner of the night.
Mountain Heart is the band that has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music can be presented and played. Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the cutting edge, Mountain Heart has gained legends of fans as a result of their superlative musicianship, and more notably, their incomparably exciting live performances. Mountain Heart’s name has been synonymous with cutting-edge excellence since their creation in 1998. As one of the most highly awarded ensembles ever assembled, Mountain Heart, or members of the band, have won numerous Grammy’s, ACM, CMA, and IBMA Awards. They have appeared on the revered stage of the Grand Ole Opry in excess of 100 times and have shared the stage with everyone from Lynyrd Skynrd, Montgomery Gentry, Merle Haggard, and Brad Paisley, to Alison Krauss, Travis Tritt, Yonder Mountain Stringband, LeAnn Rimes, and Patty Loveless. Now with the introduction of their phenomenally talented young lead singer, the band is poised to take their success to an even higher level. As the group leading the charge in taking acoustic music to the masses, Mountain Heart deftly combines elements of rock, jamband, country, blues, jazz, and bluegrass into a high-energy sound that is at once fresh, accessible, and unmistakable!
Harbor Nights begins at 5 pm as the Embarq Children’s activity tent opens and food vendors begin serving. CapSan media will present three top local bands, chosen by CapSan Media The runner ups will begin at 5:30 pm and the top local band will open for Mountain Heart.
At 9 pm the fireworks begin, bigger and better on a barge moored in the river.
For more information please call 252-338-6455 and/or check out www.artsofthealbemarle.com.