Downtown Beats & Eats

Downtown Beats & Eats

NEW day, time, and place! SAME homegrown music, food trucks, specialty beverages!

Two dates; two bands per date.

We hope to see everyone on Saturdays in the Beer Garden at 217 Brew Works from 11 am – 3 pm. 217 Brew Works will not be open just yet; however, tours will be available.

FREE concerts. Food and beverages available for purchase. Wrist bands needed only with alcoholic beverage purchase. Be sure to bring a chair and/or blanket. No coolers or pets please.

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Saturday, September 24


Fireside Collective Fireside Collective’s, Carson White is originally from Wilson, NC. The group played at last year’s Beats & Eats. We are excited to have Carson and Fireside Collective back for Downtown Beats & Eats 2016!

Asheville, NC based newgrass band Fireside Collective is a group of folk music enthusiasts who blend elements of traditional bluegrass and American roots music with modern acoustic arrangements. With an energetic live show, the band presents finely crafted original music infused with impeccable solos and tight harmonies. Captivating listeners with songs centered around change, relationships, and being on the road, they transition smoothly between danceable bluegrass numbers and passionate folk ballads. With mandolin, fiddle, Dobro, and acoustic guitar layered eloquently on top of rock solid stand up bass, the band has quickly made a name for themselves as a must-see progressive acoustic ensemble.

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 Bombadil Bombadil’s, Daniel Michalak is originally from Wilson, NC. The Durham, NC based band is known for their unforgettable melodies, imaginative sonic landscapes and irresistible harmonies. All are reasons as to why Bombadil is championed by KCRW, the New York Times, NPR, and Diffuser.

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Saturday, October 22

the old regime The Old Regime has gotten the band back together! With all Wilson locals – Andrew Busch, Erik Krug, Adam Skinner, & Drew Hackney – they will be performing a mix of rock, progressive rock, and funk fusion.

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greg humphreys electirc trio II Music fans are familiar with Humphreys’ songs, voice and guitar from his years leading North Carolina faves Dillon Fence and Hobex. With songs influenced by the best in pop, funk, soul, R&B, and rock n’ roll, you might find Greg Humphreys Electric Trio in the same idiosyncratic corner of the big Americana tent where you’d find Alabama Shakes, Chris Stapleton, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, or the North Mississippi Allstars.

The Electric Trio formed in 2014 in New York City. Drummer Keith Robinson brings Texas flavor, having toured and recorded with Marcia Ball and Charlie Robison. In demand bassist Matt Brandau has backed up Elvis Costello and Joan Osborne, among others. These seasoned southern transplants played over 130 live dates in their first two years, but they took their time to make a debut studio album.

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