Past Events

ALIVE AFTER FIVE (now Finally Fridays)

Alive After Five Lineup Flyer

Alive After Five is how Forest City kickstarts the weekend every third Thursday of the summer! As the largest monthly free entertainment celebration, Alive After Five provides a way for friends, co-workers and families to gather, unwind and network while enjoying live music, tasty food and beverages and a fun, casual atmosphere.

Located at the brand-new Pavilion On Park Square (POPS), AA5's central location to historic Main Street allows you to access all of the restaurants, shops, boutiques and more that downtown Forest City has to offer! Come check out the newest entertainment venue in Forest City this summer!

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HOT SAUCE - THURSDAY, MAY 16 - 5-9PM

Based out of Charlotte, NC, the five members of Hot Sauce combine seasoned professionalism, first-class talent and the energy of an arena rock band to turn your event from routine to unforgettable. With a song list spanning several decades' worth of hits - from soulful Motown to chic disco, driving rock to today's modern hits - Hot Sauce has something for everyone to get down to.

Everything tastes better with a little Hot Sauce. 🔥 Check out what you'll be hearing at our first Alive After Five on May 16th!

Hot Sauce Music Video

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FANTASY - THURSDAY, JUNE 20 - 5-9PM

Take five dedicated musicians, add Beach, the hot sounds of Motown and the smoothed-out R&B, mix it with breathtaking vocals and a groove that's all their own, and you have Fantasy!

Fantasy has performed all over the world for venues such as Japan, Korea, Hawaii, Carnival Cruise Lines, the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Governor Bev Perdue's Inaugural Ball, Senator John Edwards' Birthday Bash and the Carolina Hurricanes' Stanley Cup Ball... just to name a few.

If you are looking for a high-energy show to keep you on your feet all night, then Fantasy is the one for you!

This band is beyond your wildest Fantasy! ✨ Watch the video to see why they have been voted "The Carolina's Most Entertaining Party Band"! Fantasy Music Video

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SUMMER BROOKE & THE MOUNTAIN FAITH BAND - THURSDAY, JULY 18 - 5-9PM

Since 2000, Mountain Faith Band has performed their unique brand of Americana/Roots music to audiences from coast to coast at fairs, festivals, colleges, universities, performing arts centers, corporate events and churches. MFB has gained great attention and success since their TV debut on America's Got Talent in 2015 where they advanced all the way to the semifinals.

Averaging 150 concerts per year, MFB has shared the stage with legends Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and Loretta Lynn to name a few. MFB has lit up the stage at the Grand Ole Opry and performed the National Anthem for the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, San Franciso 49ers and Atlanta Braves as well as performed halftime shows for the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons. MFB has celebrated multiple #1 songs over their career and has been nominated for multiple awards, like lead singer Summer McMahan's win as the IBMA's 2016 Emerging Artist of the Year.

We have a lot of faith that MFB will rock the stage on July 18th, just like they did during their TV debut on America's Got Talent!
MFB Music Video

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MINUTES & YEARS - THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 - 5-9PM

Witnessing a live performance by Minutes & Years can evoke many different feelings: elation, excitement, exhaustion, exhilaration… but never boredom.

The boys from Minutes & Years always put on a fantastic and energetic show which draws the crowd in and creates an interactive and exciting atmosphere. With nearly 1,000 shows worth of collective experience under their belts, Minutes & Years have rocketed to the top of the music scene and are taking their undeniably fun and high-energy show on the road for events across the country.

Minutes & Years consistently brings an eclectic mix of musical styles that range from pop to R&B to rock and spans multiple eras of popular music by bringing classics and fresh contemporary songs together while always keeping a fun and energetic vibe going strong. The band's shows are anything but typical and routine: you could hear tunes by Otis Redding mashed up with a freestyle rap, songs by Kings Of Leon, Lorde or The Police all the way through Motown classics in the same evening.

You only have to wait a few minutes (and no years!) until Minutes and Years takes the stage at our final Alive After Five!

Minutes & Years Music Video

ALIVE AFTER FIVE SPONSORS

We want to thank all of our sponsors for helping make this amazing AA5 season possible! Click on any of the links below to learn more about our sponsors and how you can support them. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page to learn more about sponsorship levels and to request more information.

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Facebook: facebook.com

McGill Associates: mcgillassociates.com

Carolina Pearl Boutique: facebook.com/carolinapearlboutique

Covenant Advisory Group: covenantadvisorygroup.com

Carolina Chiropractic Plus: carolinachiroplus.com

Carter Bank & Trust: carterbankandtrust.com

FREE MOVIE FRIDAYS

Free Movie Friday Flyer

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse PosterSPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE - FRIDAY, MAY 24

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Sing Movie Poster

SING - FRIDAY, JUNE 28

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same.

Trolls Movie Poster

TROLLS - FRIDAY, JULY 26

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS - FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

ICE CREAM SUNDAYS

It's time for music à la mode! The Town of Forest City is hosting this excellent musical experience featuring a relaxing concert series with live music and ice cream trucks. Ice Cream Sundays are FREE shows the second Sunday of the month from 3-5PM, and they are the perfect environment to set up a picnic with the family. Gates open at 2PM and chairs and blankets are encouraged.

CITIZEN MOJO - SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019 - 3-5PM

Citizen Mojo is a group of seasoned musical veterans that combine to make soulfully compelling interpretations of classic blues, funk, soul and rock 'n' roll. Superb ensemble sense, high energy grooves, and on-point musicianship. Original material fills out the always danceable repertoire.

OL' 74 JAZZ - SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2019 - 3-5PM

Ol' 74 Jazz is an 18-member big band that performs a variety of jazz, funk and rock from all decades with something for everyone to enjoy. The band formed in 2010 because they realized that there were no big bands in our area so they decided to start one! Their professionals perform a variety of hits from the Glenn Miller classics to the sounds of Earth, Wind, and Fire.

BACKLINE - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 - 3-5PM

Backline has a modern bluegrass sound with traditional flare that can be enjoyed by dedicated fans and a new generation of bluegrass lovers. They are a five- piece band from Spartanburg, SC that formed in 2016. Backline's choice of music material is mostly original music written by the band as well as traditional covers arranged to fit their personal style. They are all about God, country, faith, family and bluegrass, and these values shine through in their music.

FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY

The Town of Forest City and Friendship Nissan Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram are hosting a new series - a free movie night the first Friday of each month from August to October! Enjoy a free movie on a 25-ft. screen along with popcorn, candy, drinks and other concessions available for purchase. Trivia starts at 8:15PM and the movie starts at 8:30PM. Friendship will also be at POPS to showcase their top-of-the-line inventory. Come and enjoy the movie and concessions in a safe, family-friendly environment!

TRANSFORMERS - FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

The fate of humanity is at stake when two races of robots, the good Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, bring their war to Earth. The robots have the ability to change into different mechanical objects as they seek the key to ultimate power. Only a human youth, Sam Witwicky can save the world from total destruction.

MEN IN BLACK - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

50 FIRST DATES - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.