Blankets & Bands Concert Series Begins April 18

Free concerts return to Town Green this spring, with a variety of music every other Thursday evening from April 18 to May 30. Get your blanket or lawn chair, family and friends, to enjoy live music outdoors. Bring a picnic dinner or grab some takeout from your favorite local restaurant.

Opening the Blankets & Bands spring series is local favorite New Old Friends on Thursday, April 18. The musicians of New Old Friends met here in Camden, and quickly bonded over their shared love of tried-and-true sounds shined up with fresh arrangements. Each member brings a unique musical flavor to the band. The group is known to jump genres and mash up influences, making for memorable sets and happy audiences.

All concerts will be held on Thursdays, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm, weather permitting. Beer and wine are permitted on Town Green during the hours of the concerts. No glass containers are allowed on Town Green. In the event of cancelation due to weather, notifications will be placed on the City’s website and Downtown Camden Cultural District social media channels.

On May 2nd, Brighter Beginnings takes the stage at Town Green. With roots in Southern Gospel, R&B, and Soul music, these nieces and nephews of the late Brook Benton of Lugoff, SC have music running in their veins.

On Thursday, May 16th you can swing with Flat Out Strangers. This hot vocal gypsy swing & jazz band is danceable, addictive, and timeless. You’ll be on your feet in no time!

Officially welcome in summer with 10 Cent Rich on Thursday, May 30. Known for sets featuring classic hits and classic rock, 10 Cent Rich has become a staple of the Camden music scene. Always a crowd pleaser, their performance will close out the spring season of Blankets & Bands.

The Blankets & Bands concert series is a partnership between the Downtown Camden Cultural District and the Arts Center of Kershaw County, bringing free, live music to the community during the spring and fall months.

Blanket & Bands Spring Concert Schedule
New Old Friends – Thursday, 4/18
Brighter Beginnings – Thursday, 5/2
Flat Out Strangers – Thursday, 5/16
10 Cent Rich – Thursday, 5/30