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Gate City Divas

May 01, 2016 at 7pm


The Gate City Divas’ debut record, Goin’ to Town, hit the Greensboro music scene in March 2016, and its fifteen original hits—filthy with funk, R&B, and blues—were quickly met with high praise, both on the streets and in the press. The Gate City Divas are eight veteran Greensboro music professionals, all of whom happen to be female. The project is a celebration of these women and their common—but diverse—musical backgrounds, their shared and singular voices as songwriters, and their eight hearts overflowing for their community. While the band features internationally touring artists, performers with larger-than-life stage presence, and plenty of songs about breaking hearts, stealing men and frustration over the representation of women in the media, “The ultimate irony is that there’s not a diva among us—not one,” said one of the principal “divas,” singer-songwriter-keyboardist Kristy Jackson. “All are approachable, humble, brilliantly talented and wonderful, good-spirited people.” 


Opening Act

Starting at 6pm

The Bailey Heavenly Sounds from Greensboro's United House of Prayer


Let’s get this party started! The shout band tradition dates back to the 1920s—and, because everyone loves great trombone music—the Bailey Heavenly Sounds Shout Band from Greensboro’s United House of Prayer for All People (UHOPFAP) will kick off our entire Levitt AMP Greensboro Music Series in a big way! Band leader Andrew “Drew” Kittrell certainly has “shouting” in his blood: His grandfather moved to Greensboro in the 1930s at the invitation of of UHOPFAP founder Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Grace, who wanted a fabulous shout band. And that’s just what we have here. We dare you to keep still when the tuba, baritone and all those trombones start swinging! (Hint: It’s impossible!) 


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1500 Dans Rd, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States
Jimmie I. Barber Park
1500 Dans Rd, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States



Location Info

For all concerts, grounds will open at 5pm, with the opening act starting at 6pm and the headliner starting at 7pm—unless indicated otherwise. All concerts should end by 8:30pm.


Over 250 paved parking places are available within Barber Park. Overflow parking will be made available at the Hayes-Taylor YMCA. Volunteers and signage will be on-site to help you find safe and convenient parking.

Please refrain from parking along streets in the surrounding residential neighborhoods.

Park Rules

Alcohol will be on-sale, therefore North Carolina law stipulates that no outside alcohol may be brought into the event. All alcohol purchased at the event must be consumed within the confines of the amphitheater/designated event area.

  • No weapons or firearms
  • No animals or pets
  • No fires or grills
  • No unauthorized vehicles driving or parking on unpaved surfaces

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