Get Your NewtOn!

NEWTON, NC (May 25, 2017)— Newton’s historic 1924 Courthouse Square will resound with music and art this summer as Carolina Vines and the Downtown Newton Development Association present “Get Your NewtOn!-Art Evenings on the Square”on Thursdays in June, July and August.

The series of outdoor events will begin Thursday nights at 7 p.m. with music beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

The series is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the United Arts Council of Catawba County with the City of Newton joining as a sponsor.

The nine-week series begins June 8 and continues through August 10. Musicians from throughout the region will be featured. Visitors are encouraged to bring a chair and enjoy a wide variety of musical styles, including bluegrass, jazz, blues, funk, country, and even a DJ for shag dancing in the street.

Located on North College Avenue between A Street and 1st Street, the series is free and open to the public. 

The music lineup is:

» June 8: Fried Melon Blues Band
» June 15: Wayne Taylor and Friends
» June 22: Sycamore Bones
» July 6: Shag Night (Dance with DJ)
» July 13: The Cosmic Cowboys
» July 20: The Ya Yas
» July 27: The Message
» Aug 3: Taylor, Sipe, and Black
» Aug 10: Goodfoot Down

The 1924 Courthouse lawn will be the location of art events including classes, demonstrations, activities, and a public art project.

For more information, please contact Michael Waltuch at 704-325-3026 or or Shannon Johnson at 828-695-4360 or