Princeton’s Down on Main Street concert series returns for the summer
Princeton’s Down on Main Street concert series is back again for the season.
The popularly of this series continues to grow year after year. It’s become a favorite tradition to grab the family and head down to South Main Street, near the Prouty Building, to hear the live entertainment, enjoy summer eats from local food vendors, and chat with friends and neighbors long overdue for a visit.
Princeton Chamber of Commerce Director Kim Frey said she hopes the summer concerts continue to bring more attention to Princeton’s outside community.
“Excitement throughout the year continues to build. The number of families that have come in that have worked vacations around the dates is pretty telling. People want to be here to see the shows,” she said.
The Princeton Street Concert Committee has once again selected a wide variety of musicians and performances.
Frey said the committee is very excited to host the Evan Webb Band from the St. Louis, Mo. area, which features Princeton native Adam Hellman. They are also looking forward to bringing back (by very popular demand) the American English Beatles Tribute Band, which drew the largest concert crowd in Princeton last summer.
What’s in store for the rest of the summer
Evan Webb Band — Wednesday, July 3
Popular around the St. Louis area, this band is known to sing songs that speak to the collective experiences they have had in the places where they grew up and call home, drawing on diverse influences across the spectrum of country, Americana, folk and rock ‘n’ roll. One of their star performers considers Princeton home. Adam Hellman, son of Lynn and Lorita Hellman, will be sure to entertain for his hometown crowd.
Mike and Joe Band — Friday, July 19
Chicago and Midwest modern rock cover band widely regarded by its peers and the industry as one of the very best sounding cover bands in the nation, they perform a smile-inducing mix of rock and pop songs from the ‘90s, 2000s and today. You’ll want to bring your dancing shoes for this performance.
Phannie Rae and the Soul Shakers — Friday, Aug. 16
Group of five soulful rockers, with a little hip hop and blues in between. Based in Chicago, they provide undertones of jazz, rock, funk and blues, driving to make the music scene green and heal souls in need.
American English Beatles Tribute Band — Thursday, Sept. 5
From the Chicagoland area where they’re known as the Best Beatles Tribute Band, these musicians perform songs covering the entire career of The Beatles from 1963 to 1970, paying precise attention to every musical detail, costume change, vintage instrument and special effects.
Bourbon Aristocracy — Saturday, Sept. 28
Chicago-based band that plays 100-proof bottled-in-bond Kentucky bluegrass. Authentic traditional music from a simpler time. The Bourbon Aristocracy repertoire includes bluegrass classics from artists such as Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Del McCoy, Stanley Brothers, and many more — alongside more recent bluegrass favorites and songs by classic country artists such as Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.