Swing by Newland Friday Night for a Free Concert with the ‘Swing Set’ Big Band

Published Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 3:57 pm

Big band swing, jazz and pop music from the local group Swing Set will keep you on the dance floor this Friday night, July 15 at this week’s installment of free summer tunes in Newland.

Swing Set

The Swing Set was a big hit last summer and everyone wants them back! The full, big band sound fills the summer air with great classic tunes from the ’40s up to today. Concert Series emcee Jason “J-Man” DeWitt will be calling the show Friday night with food vendors, dancing, 50/50 ticket cash drawings and fun surprises.

The concert series is held in Newland Riverwalk Park at a covered stage from 6 to 9 p.m. York suggests that visitors arrive a little before 6 p.m. in order to find parking. The music will take place rain or shine, but in the case of heavy rain or storms it will be moved to the Avery High School gym.

The Newland summer concert series is organized and sponsored by the Greater Newland Association, formerly known as the Newland Business Association. This group has the purpose of enhancing the community of Newland as well as promoting smaller, surrounding communities such as Mineola, Elk Park and Linville Falls. It is a completely volunteer organization and raises money through membership dues and fundraising events.

The summer concert series began as a way to draw people to the Newland community, to celebrate the area and to just be a fun event for locals and visitors alike.

Click here to see videos of Swing Set in action and be sure to check them out on Facebook.

Alternate rain concert locations posted on our website by 4 p.m. each Friday.

For more information, check out greaternewland.org.

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