STAFF REPORTS

Discover Fun in Kannapolis returns this summer with a lineup of great concerts, movies and, of course, fireworks. Events will take place from April to August. All events are free to the public.

The Village Park Saturday concert lineup this year includes the legendary Air Supply, Don Felder, of the Eagles; The best of the mother; Everclear, Fastball and the Nixons; and country superstar Tracy Lawrence.

Additional opportunities to hear free live music concerts include: Thursdays on Main featuring beach music and the Sunday Music Series on the first and third Sundays will feature various performances from a variety of genres.

The Village Park family movie series returns on Fridays and a Spanish version of the movies will air on Sundays at the Atrium Health Ballpark.

With Stories Under the Stars this year, children’s books come to life with shows designed to entertain and delight children under 12.

Children 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. You are welcome to bring your lawn chairs. No pets or smoking, please. Food and beverages will be sold during the events.

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Jiggy with the Piggy Festival, NC Research Campus

Sammy Kershaw (opening act – Red Dirt Revival)

Concerts in the village park: 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 4, Don Felder, Eagles

Saturday June 25, air refueling

Friday, July 1, Charlotte Symphony

Saturday July 16, Tracy Lawrence

Saturday July 23, Mother’s Finest

Saturday August 6, Everclear, Fastball & The Nixons

Thursdays on Main: 6:00 p.m. at Veterans Park

Thursday, May 12, new local

Thursday, June 9, Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot

Thursday July 14, Jim Quick & Coastline

Thursday, August 11, Band of Oz

Thursday, September 8, The ToneZ

Sunday Musical Series: 1 p.m. at Veterans Park

1st and 3rd Sundays; April to October

Sunday, April 17, ThreePoint O’s

Sunday May 1, Diane Durrett & Soul Suga

Sunday May 15, Side Step Deluxe

Sunday, June 5, Bakaloa Etoiles

Sunday June 19, Casear and Creole Soul

Sunday July 3, UltimaNota

Sunday July 17, Crank Sinatra

Sunday August 21, Phillip Howe

Sunday September 4, JMS Trio

Sunday September 18, The Pioneers

Sunday October 2, Joseph Michael Mahfoud

Sunday, October 16, Carolina Gumbo Gumbo

Movies from the village park: 8:45 p.m.

Friday, May 20, Clifford the Big Red Dog

Friday, July 8, jungle cruise

Friday, August 12, Avengers Endgame

Atrium Health Ballpark Movies (En Español): 6 p.m.

Sunday May 22, Clifford the Big Red Dog

Sunday July 10, jungle cruise

Sunday August 14, Avengers Endgame

Stories Under the Stars: 7:00 p.m. at Kannapolis Library (unless otherwise noted)

Saturday, April 23 ⁠—Soap Bubble Circus—Downtown Kannapolis

Saturday, April 30 ⁠— Gray Seal Puppets

Saturday May 21 ⁠— Charlotte Ballet Dance A Story

Saturday, June 11 ⁠—Rockstar Magic—Royal Oaks Elementary

Saturday, June 18 ⁠— Sharon Clarke

Saturday, July 30 ⁠— Number Drummer — Kannapolis Middle School

Saturday, August 20 ⁠— Yasu Theater

Other Kannapolis events you can enjoy in 2022 include the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers baseball games (www.milb.com/kannapolis) starting this weekend, the annual Fire Truck Parade, Run Kannapolis 5Ks, Christmas events and more.

Kannapolis residents will receive a mail with all of the city’s 2022 events listed in their mailboxes in April. You can also download the program of events at www.kannapolisnc.gov or find him on the city’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page.