I stopped by North Hills last night and found it jumping! I forgot that the put host live music every Thursday evening from 6-9pm as part of their Midtown Summer Beach Music Concert Series. The band performing last night was called Liquid Pleasure. As you can see from the pictures they drew quiet a crowd.
The stage is set up in front of the movie theater inbetween Chick fil-A and Five Guys and has a nice area in front for dancing. There is also a “kid zone” set up to the left of the stage. Folks arrive early to set up seats throughout the courtyard (which is closed to traffic during concert nights). There are several good palces to grab a quick bite to eat or drink in that section of North Hills and I also spotted a budweiser beer truck selling drafts for $4.
The band playing last night did a great job getting people up on their feet and on the dance floor. The theme for the concert series is “Beach Music”, but each band is different featuring different styles and instruments. For a full lisiting of the bands booked for the summer series check out the North Hills website here.
While the “Beach Music” theme in general lends itself to a slightly older crowd, the turnout was a good mix of older adults, young families, and teens. It is a popular event so make sure you get there early to avoid parking hassles. I arrived around 6pm and the area was already filling up and parking was starting to get challenging.
On my way back to my car I spotted the “ShuttleBug” transporting folks over to the concert from the other side of North Hills across Six Forks Road. I think this is a great idea and hope to see them build on this service in the future as the complex continues to expand. You can view additional photos from last night’s concert in my flickr photo album here.