10HeartPresented by Bud Light, the Fayetteville After Five season finale will have fun, music and food. Fayetteville After Five is a free summer concert series held in Festival Park every month from May to August. This season kept the crowds coming back with performances from headliners 120 Minutes, Bad Inc., Slippery When Wet and On the Border, with local bands opening each show. The August concert, which takes place on Friday the 10th from 5-10:30 p.m., is the perfect way to wind down the summer with families and friends. There will be food trucks on-site with tasty fare to enjoy along with the concert. 

The concert will open with Quilted Sky followed by Heart Breaker, a Heart tribute band. Heart Breaker’s vocalists, Suzi Nelson and Joan Burton, will serenade the audience with the greatest hits of Heart and the greats of Led Zeppelin that inspired Heart. 

The opening act, Quilted Sky, will perform classic rock sung by bandmates Stan Draughon and Ralph Justice. Festival Park lends itself to dancing on the promenade and sing-along, so come ready to enjoy the experience. 

Along with great music, guests can enjoy the diverse offerings of Food Truck Friday. There will be something delectable for everyone, be it savory or sweet. Food trucks such as My Daddy’s Barbeque, Thai Box Zing, Kona Ice and Wingski’s will make an appearance at Festival Park, serving BBQ, authentic German food, shaved ice, doughnuts and more. Enjoy a pulled brisket sandwich from My Daddy’s BBQ, a Kat-n-Around bratwurst, or Chicken and Waffles from Wingski’s. Finish it off with a flavorful or nutritious shaved ice from Kona Ice. 

Fayetteville After Five is a Fayetteville Dogwood Festival event. The festival also hosts the national- award-winning Spring Dogwood Festival, which won 2018 Event of the Year from the Southeast Festivals and Events Association; the Miss Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Pageant; and the Dogwood Fall Festival. 

A nonprofit organization, the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival organization is a volunteer-based nonprofit committed to giving back to other nonprofit partners who help produce their events, while providing free events for the community year-round. The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival’s estimated economic impact to date is over 8.1 million dollars.

For more information about Fayetteville After Five, contact the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival at 910-323-1934 or visit www.faydogwoodfestival.com. Admission is free. Bring blankets or chairs to sit on. Services dogs are welcome. Outside food and beverages, coolers, canopies, weapons and non-service animals are prohibited for the event. 

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