Downtown Greensboro celebrates the summer season with the 3rd Annual Pickin’ on the Greene music event on Friday, June 27, from 7-10 p.m. on North Main Street. The Greensboro Main Street Program in partnership with the Greensboro Business Association presents Pickin’ on the Greene as the summer’s main event. This family-friendly event will feature live entertainment, children’s activities and of course, shopping and dining.
“Pickin’ on the Greene will offer the community a new way to experience Downtown Greensboro,” explains Kendrick Ward. “We hear from visitors all the time that Greensboro is such a charming and welcoming place, which is why we share our town with others by inviting them to join us in a fun evening of music with our friends and neighbors.”
The event will feature live music from local band Pullin’ Strings and headliners, The Darnell Boys of Athens, Ga. With their original southern roots and a bluegrass and rock style, these bands are sure to get you tapping your foot and dancing along.
The Darnell Boys is a family band that creates a uniquely soulful sound through an authentic blend of blues, country and other traditional styles. Combining together the Darnell siblings and a smoking rhythm section, their debut album is an intoxicating blend of blues, old country and R&B.
With a musically-gifted family, the Darnell brothers grew up singing and playing music at family gatherings. Now the band wows audiences with their rock/blues/country sound of high-energy songs. Under Orange Twin Records, The Darnell Boys released their self-titled album on June 7, 2013.
The evening’s entertainment will begin with Pullin’ Strings, a local group that is no stranger to Greene County. In fact, the band bills itself as Greene County’s favorite string band and has been playing together since 2009. Featuring a set list of American favorites, Pullin’ Strings receives a warm welcome wherever they take the stage.
All are welcome and encouraged to bring a lawn chair and enjoy this free event. There will be plenty of activities for children and adults alike. Downtown shops and restaurants stay open into the evening offering the very best in Lake Country shopping and dining.
In addition to toe-tapping music, Pickin’ on the Greene will feature activities and vendor booths presented by local community organizations. Groups can participate in the event by offering goodies such as fresh lemonade, boiled peanuts, baked goods and other summer favorites.
“We have outstanding charities and community groups that help make Greensboro a vibrant city,” adds Ward. “One goal for the event is to showcase local nonprofit organizations as vendors.”
To register your organization, please contact the Better Hometown office at (706) 453-7674.
For more information regarding the event, please visit www.downtowngreensboroga.com.
About Pickin’ on the Greene
Pickin’ on the Greene is a summer music event that takes place in the heart of historic downtown Greensboro. Pickin’ on the Greene is produced by the Greensboro Better Hometown Program and the Greensboro Downtown Development Authority with support from the City of Greensboro. Since its beginning in 2012, this annual summer event has been downtown Greensboro’s main summer community event, attracting musical artists and visitors from across the state. The event’s goal is to attract people to the town with the hope that they will return to the community and future events.