The Down on Main free summer concert series kicks off Thursday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Fairpark.
This month’s free concert will feature the bluegrass band, Town Mountain, based out of Asheville, N.C.
Budlight and Coca-Cola products will be available to purchase that night. Local food trucks will also be available. Official 2016 Down on Main merchandise can be purchased during the event.
2016 marks the eighth summer of the Down on Main free summer concerts. The series is planned by a group of volunteers in partnership with the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.
ABOUT TOWN MOUNTAIN: The sound of the award-winning group Town Mountain can best be described as traditional bluegrass, albeit with a rough-hewn side to it that is not too slick or glossy. They are a band of the here-and-now, yet they have a groove that is based on the bluesy and swinging sounds explored by the first generation of bluegrass pioneers of the last century. Town Mountain was formed out of the fertile music scene of Asheville; locate in the mountains of western North Carolina. After recording their first two albums, Town Mountain signed with Pinecastle Records label. That led to a pair of acclaimed recordings with 2011’s “Steady Operator” as well as “Leave The Bottle.” In 2013, Town Mountain received “Band of the Year” and lead singer Robert Greer for “Vocalist of the Year” at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) World of Bluegrass convention. The band includes Greer on vocals and guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo and vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle, Phil Barker on mandolin and vocals, and Nick DiSebastian on Bass.
ABOUT DAPHNE & THE MYSTERY MACHINES: Daphne Culver went from turning wrenches to turning heads on stage with the help of Jenn Palmer, a fiery redhead with a voice and a story that will leave you covered in goosebumps. The two of them joined forces very naturally with a kindred friendship and a common love for music as an outlet. They sing of love, loss, death, addiction, hope, and the occasional lack there of. Daphne and the Mystery Machines have been on quite an extensive festival tour, and has plans to continue to bring this unique musical experience to music festivals across the US and to do a radio tour after the debut album releases.