First Fridays are the main fundraiser for the Sunrise Theater. The free concert is 5-8pm on NW Broad Street between W Connecticut and W New Hampshire Avenues. Everyone is welcome to come out and see old friends or make new ones, drink some Southern Pines Brewery beers & hard seltzers, and listen to great music while supporting the local theater.
RAIN OR SHINE! Admission is FREE!
* Southern Pines Brewing Company beer on tap.
* Rotating food trucks all summer.
* No outside alcohol. No rolling coolers.
* ID required to purchase alcoholic beverages.
* Two drink per person per purchase for beer & wine - It's the law!
* Beer & wine ticket sales end at 7:30pm
* Please leave your fur babies at home. Dogs are not permitted on the greenspace, the events can get extremely crowded and the pavement temps are very high during our summers.
Special Thanks to our 2021 season sponsor – Nikki Bowman, Realty World Properties of the Pines
Nikki has been in the business for 15 years and has a passion for her job! She has had the joy of growing her business with working with sellers, buyers, and renters along the way. When choosing an agent, whether to represent you on selling or buying, choosing one that is actively in the market and has experience under their belt with transactions closed is so important. An agent can make all the difference in the world to get to the goal you are trying to get to.
Find out more HERE
All proceeds support the Sunrise Theater for free live concerts and community events all year.
Be sure to thank our Sponsors who make First Friday possible!
FIRST FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 5-8pm
October Sponsor: KARMA SPA LOUNGE & BEAUTY BAR
Karma is cultivating more than beauty. Mindfulness, respect, and kindness are all tenets of the way they treat Mother Earth, their clients, and themselves. They created an inclusive and peaceful space for you to recharge and refuel, and continue life's tasks with vigor and beauty.
Band: SAM FRIBUSH ORGAN TRIO WITH CHARLIE HUNTER
FIRST FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 5-8pm
November Sponsor: SWANK COFFEE SHOPPE & HANDMADE MARKET
Swank Coffee Shoppe is located in Southern Pines, two doors down from the Sunrise. They serve a variety of espresso, coffee, scones, and more!
Band: EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS
Asheville-based BrassFunkRock band Empire Strikes Brass has a lot to say with a big sound.
FIRST FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 5-8pm
September Sponsor: PINEHURST SURGICAL - WOMEN'S COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH
Band: FIRESIDE COLLECTIVE
Blending the characteristic interplay of bluegrass instrumentation and harmonies with strong original material and exuberant energy, Fireside Collective has drawn on folk, blues, funk and a wide variety of bluegrass sounds to create a distinctive body of work that’s all their own. Each member—Joe Cicero (guitar); Alex Genova (banjo); Jesse Iaquinto (mandolin); Tommy Maher (resonator guitar) and Carson White (upright bass)— brings a strong, original voice to his instrument, and the unique contributions of different lead and harmony vocalists complement the variety in the group’s many original songs
Opener: TIM WILSON & FRIENDS
Tim Wilson and Friends perform music for all tastes...from Folk/Americana,Country, to Country Rock. Performing songs you know and can sing along with to original material you'll fall in love with.
Food trucks: MASA WRAP & MEAT & GREEK
Beer Servers: Cross Fit Baile
FIRST FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 5-8pm
Band: TRAVERS BROTHERSHIP
Travers Brothership are consummate musicians and live music aficionados with a deep understanding of their preferred genres - soulful, bluesy, rock n’ roll spun in psychedelic jam. Utilizing the band's unmatched live energy, they create a concert atmosphere that transforms an audience into a community and their enthusiasm, gusto, and talents carry the day.
Food Trucks: GONZAS and MEAT & GREEK
FIRST FRIDAY, JULY 2, 5-8pm
Band: THE JONATHAN ROBINSON TRIO
A jam band that’s a little outside the norm, with dynamic live shows and songs you’ll find yourself remembering long after the fact.
Opener: FLANNEL WEATHER
Flannel Weather is a musical duo composed of vocalist Jordan Cranford and guitarist extraordinaire Tim Fogarty. They cover a wide variety of musical genres, “we cover everything from Adele and Hall & Oates to Lizzo and Led Zeppelin.” They have been working together since 2018 and are really excited about being the first opening act for the First Friday series of 2021.
Food Trucks: THE HOUSE OF ODELL & LUELLA and MAS-A-WRAP FILIPINO
FIRST FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 5-8pm
June Sponsor: ritualx INTEGRATED HEMP SOLUTIONS
ritualx is a physician-led group of professionals inspired by what they have seen in clinical settings. ritualx is rooted in science and research, not sales and marketing. They know there is no one product that is right for everyone. That’s why they offer 20 different formulas of cannabinoid tinctures and a hemp-extract balm.
Find out more HERE.
Band: HANK, PATTY, AND THE CURRENT
Two of North Carolina’s veteran bluegrass musicians-- Hank Smith on Banjo and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw on fiddle, join forces with some of the most versatile musicians in the Carolinas to create modern, American, acoustic music featuring the full range of their talents as composers and arrangers. The Current includes Billie Feather on guitar and Stevie Martinez on bass.
Opener: JOHN McDONALD
John is a Moore county native with deep roots in the Sandhills. Influenced more by English musicians growing up, his songs blend Brit-pop hooks with American sentimentality.
Food Trucks: MEAT & GREEK and JAYA’S INDIAN CUISINE
Beer Servers: F3 Sandhills