LUMBERTON — If your music taste is rhythm and blues, then the place to be on Thursday is at the plaza in downtown Lumberton.
Jim Quick and Coastline will perform during this year’s first Alive After 5, a city-sponsored series held throughout May and June. The concert will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the corner of Third and Chestnut streets.
Those attending are encouraged to bring their own chairs, but no coolers because the concerts also serve as a fundraiser. Beer and wine will be available through Rediscover Downtown Lumberton, a nonprofit which uses proceeds to help support its mission of attracting more businesses and visitors to downtown.
There will also be a food for sale.
Quick has been touring the Southeastern U.S. with Coastline for ab0ut 20 years, playing nearly 300 shows per year. The band has released 13 albums.
Joining Quick as Coastline are Albert Rogers on bass and vocals, Casey Meyer on guitar and vocals, Camron Dudley on drums and percussion, and Glen Tippett on keyboards, sax and vocals.
The forecast call for temperatures to be in the 70s at concert time; there is a slight chance of rain.
Other performers and their dates are: May 18, The Fantastic Shakers; May 25, Carolina Soul; June 1, Band of Oz; June 8, Punch; June 15. Sand Band; and June 22, Hip Pocket.
There will not be a concert on May 11 because the United Way’s Lip Sync Battle fundraiser is being held nearby at the Carolina Civic Center.