GREENVILLE, NC- Get ready to groove with us at the 5th Annual Carroll Dashiell Greenville Grooves Music Festival on Friday, June 29 from 5pm to 8pm at Five Points Plaza in Uptown Greenville come rain or shine!

Greenville is on the African American Music Trail of Eastern North Carolina and hosts this free annual music festival each year to celebrate African-American Music Appreciation Month first established in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. Greenville Grooves continues to draw a wonderfully diverse crowd of music lovers of all ages to the heart of Uptown Greenville for an evening of jams, dancing, food, and good company!

This year’s concert features the return of the Carroll Dashiell Motown R&B Classic Show playing Contemporary, Motown, and R&B hits sure to get the crowd on their feet and grooving! Dashiell is a world-renowned musician and bandleader, professor at East Carolina University’s School of Music, as well as the founder and director of the Dr. Billy Taylor Jazz Festival at ECU which honors his mentor’s legacy each year. Dashiell is also the music director of African American Music Series with brings in a special guest artist to play with the CVD Band at Emerge Gallery & Art Center on the second Friday of every month from September through May.

Festival attendees can also enjoy additional performances from local step teams, The Elite Vocal Choir, bounce houses, games, and art activities provided by Emerge Gallery & Art Center. The Greenville Museum of Art will showcase their exhibition “To the Core” presented by NC CIVIL designed to take viewers on a journey through the history, identity, culture, and expression of the West Greenville community. The full exhibit will be on display from June 22 – September 2, 2018, at the Greenville Museum of Art.

Several City of Greenville departments will also be on hand offering educational information and activities including Greenville Recreation & Parks, Greenville Fire/Rescue, Greenville Police, and Greenville Public Works, along with the Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Street eats and sweet treats will be available for purchase from the following food trucks: Tula’s Fish & Chips, Williams Catering, Carl’s Jamerican Hotdogs, and Kona Ice.

Greenville Grooves is organized by the City of Greenville, Uptown Greenville and the Greenville-Pitt County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Coastal Beverage and FRESH 97.9 sponsored the event.

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For more information, please contact:

Brock Letchworth, Public Information Officer | City of Greenville, NC

Phone: 252.329.4131 | Email: