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Gig in the Park: Trial by Fire Journey Tribute

FREE concert at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Historic Downtown Wilson. THE GIG IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES HAS MOVED TO THURSDAY EVENINGS FOR 2019!

TRIAL BY FIRE is a tribute to Journey.

In 1996, arena rock superstars, Journey, put the band back together for their tenth studio album, Trial by Fire. Shortly after the release of this reunion album, lead singer and signature voice Steve Perry, injured himself while training for what was to be a high energy road show. With Perry unable to perform, the Trial by Fire tour became "the tour that never happened". Imagine if Steve Perry had never injured himself on that fateful day...what would the Trial by Fire tour look like?

Flash forward to the present. TRIAL BY FIRE is born out of the hearts of five seasoned North Caroline-based musicians who have decided to answer that question. It is their vision to bring that 1996 tour to Journey fans across the country; to embrace the sound and visuals of the Steve Perry era of Journey.

Prepare to let TRIAL BY FIRE take you back to an earlier day when lighters were held high and you couldn't help but sing along to such powerful choruses as "Don't Stop Believin' " , "Wheel in the Sky", Lights", Separate Ways" and "Faithfully".

The Gig in the Park spring concert series offers something for everyone with a blend of musical genres including classic rock, rhythm and blues, bluegrass/new grass, tribute bands and more! Beginning in mid-April, the five-concert series runs every other Thursday evening through early June. The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park features wonderful amenities including a lush green, performance stage, large multi-purpose shade shelter, plentiful picnic tables and, of course, the mesmerizing whirligigs.

* Family- friendly
* Food trucks
* Kids Activities
* Dancing
* Beer/Wine
* Bring chair/blanket

The Gig in the Park FREE Concert Series is brought to you by Wilson Downtown Development Corporation and the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park along with community and corporate sponsors.

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