Residents can participate in downtown march

DAVIDSON – Citizens are invited to celebrate the Fourth of July with a homespun, downtown parade and a concert on the green.

The parade will include a color guard, fire engine and lots of patriotic residents.

A color guard comprised of members of the police and fire departments will lead the parade up South Street onto Main Street and onto the town green.

Parade marchers are asked to line up at 5:15 p.m. July 4 at McEver Field on South Street. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The town encourages citizens marching in the parade to dress in Independence Day attire and decorate their wagons, bicycles, tricycles and pets in red, white and blue.

“This is a great way for our entire community to come together and show our Davidson spirit,” Community and Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming said. “We hope to see neighbors from all over town – from Davidson Pointe to Davidson Landing to Summers Walk – in the parade and on the green for the concert.”

After the parade, Simplified will kick off the next installment of the Concerts on the Green series at 6 p.m. on the Davidson Public Library lawn.

Clee Laster and Chris Sheridan formed the Charlotte-based island rock band in 2003. The duo has performed in several outdoor concert series with their friends. Simplified’s music has been featured on ESPN Kick-Off to College Football Weekend in 2011.

Simplified will bring its blend of rock and reggae to several other Charlotte-area concerts this summer, including including July 5 at the Rusty Rudder in Cornelius, Aug. 2 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, Aug. 21 at the Pavilion at Epicentre in Charlotte, Sept. 27 at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte.

For more information on Simplified, go to www.simplifiedmusic.com.

Details: Kim Fleming, kfleming@townofdavidson.org or 704-940-9622.