First Friday concert chosen for $2,000 arts grant

Friday, January 17, 2014

The City of Wilson Human Relations office was recently awarded a $2,000 grassroots grant for its First Fridays on the Lawn International Night concert.

The grant was issued by the Arts Council of Wilson through the North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program with funding from the state of North Carolina, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Grants are awarded across the state to ensure opportunities for citizens to experience the arts in their own community.

The event afforded the Human Relations office the ability to bring a culturally enriching experience, bringing the Latin music band Soul Brazil.

First Fridays on the Lawn is a four concert series which dedicates one night specifically to international music and entertainment. This is done in recognition of Wilson’s growing international community. The goal of international night, as well as the other concerts in the series, is to celebrate diversity through music.

The concert series will celebrate its 11th season in 2014. Concerts are held the first Friday of the month from July through October and starts at 6 p.m. at the Wilson County Library lawn.

For more information about First Fridays on the Lawn contact the Human Relations office at 252-399-2308.