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After-Market Music

2023 Season

May 12th & 26th, June 9th & 30th, July 14th & 28th, Aug. 11th & 25th, Sept. 8th & 29th

After-Market Music started in 2021 as a way to celebrate and continue Brunswick’s long association with live music. Whether it was Patsy Cline singing at the Moose lodge or Duke Ellington performing in the fire station social hall, for decades Brunswick provided space and an audience for up-and-coming musicians spanning genres, from the old-time and bluegrass sounds native to our Blue Ridge foothills to country, big band, jazz, rockabilly, and rock.

In addition to downtown events spaces like Beans in the Belfry and Cannon’s, After-Market Music is Brunswick Main Street’s way of continuing our musical heritage and supporting working artists and musicians.

We host concerts twice a month on the second and last Fridays of May through September. Shows take place in Square Corner Park (1 E. Potomac Street, Brunswick) from 7pm-8:30pm and are FREE for anyone to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs, and picnics, but alcohol is prohibited. Join us for this relaxing, family-friendly highlight of summer in Brunswick.

This Year’s Lineup

May 12, 2023 Dargan Benders Old Time Explore the Sound
May 26, 2023 Zootu feat. Tad Achey Electronic Explore the Sound
June 9, 2023 Jason & Michelle Hannan Country Explore the Sound
June 30, 2023 The Shade Tree Collective Bluegrass Explore the Sound
July 14, 2023 New Way Drive Bluegrass Explore the Sound
July 28, 2023 Bilgewater Bluegrass Bluegrass Explore the Sound
August 11, 2023 Craggy Island Irish  
August 25, 2023 NO SHOW SCHEDULED    
September 8, 2023 Kate MacLeod’s Mind the Gap Americana Explore the Sound
September 29, 2023 Rock Creek Revival Bluegrass Explore the Sound

How to Support After-Market Music

As much as we rely on volunteer help when doing our work, Brunswick Main Street believes very strongly that when it comes to musicians and other artists practicing their crafts, they deserve to be paid.

In order to pay the musicians who perform at After-Market Music (and keep the concerts free for the general public), BMS seeks out grants from county and state funding sources on an annual basis. However, grant awards are not guaranteed, so we also rely on donations from arts supporters to help keep some money in our musician fund. We would be delighted if you would make a one-time or monthly recurring donation to keep After-Market Music thriving.

Click the button to donate, and remember to choose the second item in the drop-down box to direct your gift specifically to our free concert series. We thank you in advance!