Shake Down Band


Shake Down Band, a six-piece variety band based in the foothills of North Carolina, will headline Downtown Newton's Juneteenth Celebration Concert, beginning at 5:30 p.m. June 13. Carolina Soul Band, which was scheduled to perform, withdrew from the concert due to a family situation affecting multiple band members. We look forward to welcoming Shake Down Band to Downtown Newton and hope to see you at the concert!

Join us Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. for Music on Main — a Juneteenth Celebration at the Frank & Sue Jones Amphitheatre! Tonight's performer is Carolina Shake Down!

Event Info:
• Dancers from In My Fathers House Community Support Services Network Inc.
• Songs from Kisha Hightower
• Words from Catawba County NAACP's Jerry McCombs & Terrill Davis-Coulter

Food Trucks:
Bam's Sandwich Bistro, Caribbean Sandwich and Pinchos, Chugar Frappe, Gas-Up, Gjsouthern, Hotshots Hotdogs, One Sweet Farm, Pooter Pop Kettle Corn, RiQras de Empanadasrus, and all of our great Downtown Newton establishments!

Adult Beverages:
No outside alcohol or coolers will be permitted during the event, but beer will be available for purchase on N. Main starting at 5 p.m. Please note that wristbands will be utilized for age identification and required for alcohol purchases available at the beer tent beginning at 5 p.m. The Newton Social District will be in observance of purchases of beer and wine at several Downtown Newton beverage providers.

What to bring:
Bring a lawn chair, blanket, or something comfy to sit on for the show! It's also recommended to bring sunscreen and sunglasses — the sun sets directly behind the Frank & Sue Jones Amphitheatre!

Please note: Due to the popularity of Music on Main in Downtown Newton, organizers make every effort to proceed with each concert as scheduled. However, when severe weather threatens, the safety of visitors, sponsors, and performers is of utmost concern. As a result, decisions on whether to continue or cancel a concert are based entirely on the potential risks posed by inclement weather. Should there be a weather threat, the decision to proceed will be made no later than 4:00 pm. Updates will be posted on the Visit Downtown Newton, North Carolina, Facebook, and the Downtown Newton Development Association website (

Bring the family, tell your friends, and share on social media! We hope to make your Thursday nights in Downtown Newton rockin'!