Summer can be grossly hot and sticky but it is also the perfect time to head outside in the evening and enjoy some great events in the region. This coming week offers a couple free options – the PNC Downtown Movie Series and Oak City 7 Concerts.
Featuring notable local and regional bands, Oak City 7 is a summer concert series located in City Plaza at the 400 Block of Fayetteville St in downtown Raleigh. Free to the public, the events are held on Thursday from 5 – 10:30pm until the Thursday before Labor Day. Thursday June 26th features music by Fastball, JKutchma & The Five Fifths, Adam Pitts & The Pseudo Cowboys, Morgan Myles, and Youma. Food trucks with a variety of foods, local and craft brews, and goods from vendors including House of Swank, Oak City Collective, and the Record Krate will also be available. The band schedule and list of food trucks can be found online.
This year featuring movies that were filmed in North Carolina, the series wraps up with the Muscle Shoals Documentary on Friday, June 27th. A 2013 Full Frame fan favorite, the film tells the story of Muscle Shoals, Alabama and its colorful, memorable music scene, including FAME Studios and its founder Rick Hall. Movies begin around sundown (8:15 – 8:30pm) but festivities start at 5pm with live music, microbrews, and food trucks. A few chairs are provided but attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and join in at City Plaza. More details on the bands, movies, and food trucks is online.