The third annual Norfolk Downtown Concert Series is scheduled for this summer at Riverpoint Plaza between Third Street and Norfolk Avenue. These events are free to the public and open to all ages.
The Norfolk City Center Association will return to the concert series this year with the addition of a fourth concert, all on Friday nights. The beer garden will open at 5:30pm with opening acts from 6pm to 7pm and headline acts from 7pm to 11pm. A portion of Third Street will be closed from the beer garden south of Norfolk Avenue to the alley.
The first concert will be on Friday, June 2nd featuring Trick Police, a Cheap Trick tribute band from Omaha. In addition to performing popular Cheap Trick hits, the band also focuses on providing guests with a live music experience, including performing in authentic Cheap Trick costumes. Trick Police will be playing that night from 9pm to 11pm. Party band Whiskey Tango Foxtrot will open Trick Police.
The second concert will be on Friday, June 23rd, featuring Hammer’s Entertainment Dueling Pianos. It will be a highly interactive performance, with the piano centered around the event space and the crowd gathering around the piano. Sing and dance together as they play their many classics. Local acoustic musician Jeff Conrad will open Hammer’s Entertainment Dueling Pianos.
A third concert will be held on Friday, July 21st featuring Omaha cover band eNvy. Enjoy classic and contemporary hits with soulful vocals and vibrant instrumentation as the band returns for the second year in the concert series. eNvy opens with husband and wife duo Joe and Tay, whose electronic connection stands out through their music.
The fourth and final concert will be on Friday, August 18 with Mason Michaels on lead vocals. As a musician and songwriter, Michaels is passionate about country music, both new and classic. During his shows, attendees will hear top 40 country hits, as well as many classic country songs and even a little rock and roll every now and then. Local singer, songwriter and performer Vito Cole will open.
Some downtown restaurants will offer food, including pizza, sandwiches, kid-friendly meals and desserts. Attendees will be able to order and pick up food from within the beer garden. Seating is limited, but attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.