A free concert series will kick off Thursday in City Plaza.
The Oak City 7 will run on alternating Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Three local or regional acts will be on each bill, with genres including rock, folk, bluegrass and Americana.
It all starts this week with indie pop group Saints Apollo, alternative rock band Antique Firearms and country/Americana trio Tres Chicas.
Admission is free and there will be local and craft beers for sale on site.
OC7 is funded completely by sponsors, and hopes to encourage patrons to visit local bars, shops and restaurants before and after every show.
Here's the full schedule for the Oak City 7 concert series:
June 14: Nick Autry, The Balsa Gliders, Katharine Whalen & Her Fascinators
June 28: The Dune Dogs, Dark Water Rising, I Was Totally Destroying It
July 12: The Broadcast, Chris Hendricks Band, Crooked Fingers
July 26: Lila, Once and Future Kings, Annuals
Aug. 9: Archbishops of Blount Street, Jack The Radio, Hobex
Aug. 23: Paleface, Debonzo Brothers, Big Daddy Love
The first performers take the stage from about 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., with the second act on from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The headliners play from about 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.