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Gardner-Webb and the Town of Boiling Springs Host Four Bands for Webbstock ’24

Festival Also Features Kids Zone, Local Artisans, Food and Vendors 

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb University and the Town of Boiling Springs will host four bands at Webbstock ’24 on Saturday, April 20. Free performances are scheduled in the Brinkley Amphitheater and the Main Street stage. The festival opens at 11 a.m., and the first band performs at 1 p.m.

A variety of musical talent will entertain throughout the afternoon and evening. The bands will play music from several genres, and the evening concert features songs from the legendary Fleetwood Mac.

“This is our third annual Webbstock, and we anticipate it will be the biggest yet,” explained Gardner-Webb President Dr. William M. Downs. “Four bands, two stages, countless food options, and lots of local vendors … this will be a Saturday to enjoy and to remember!”

Main Street will be closed to traffic during the event, from College Avenue to Branch Street. In addition to live music, activities include a free kids’ zone on the lawn in front of GWU’s Noel Hall, unique items for sell by local artisans and other vendors, and a range of specialty food options. For attendees 21 and older, the Broad River Greenway will host a beverage garden in the parking lot that serves downtown businesses.

Webbstock ’23 featured music on one stage; this year bands will perform on the Main Street Stage and the Brinkley Amphitheater.

Music Schedule

Performers on the Main Street stage:

  • 1 p.m.: Java Band – These musicians have a versatile style that includes jazz standards, rock, Motown/beach, R&B, hip hop, and country. They perform all over the U.S., delighting audiences with their energy, creativity, knowledge, and attitude.
  • 5 p.m.: Exit 180 – A band formed by a group of guys with the same vision and purpose: Play authentic rock, classic and southern rock, as well as familiar country songs that inspire people to dance and sing along. They feature different sounds from acoustic and electric guitars to keyboards and multi-part harmonies. Their song list covers a wide range of artists that audiences know and recognize easily.  

Guests on the Brinkley Amphitheater stage:

  • 3 p.m.: Cassette Rewind – Born in the ‘80s and raised on radio, Cassette Rewind is the ultimate authentic ’80s experience with dynamic performances of Prince, George Michael, Journey, Whitney Houston and other ’80s pop icons.
  • 7 p.m.: LANDSLIDE (A tribute to Fleetwood Mac) – This group takes audiences back in time to an era when the greatest music in rock was being made and the careers of the legends were born.  LANDSLIDE recreates the hits from yesteryear, taking fans on an electric journey through Fleetwood Mac’s incredible catalog of music, including the hits from their solo-careers.
  • For partnership and sponsorship inquiries, contact Nate Evans, [email protected].
  • If you would like to be a vendor at Webbstock, complete the vendor application here. For more information, contact [email protected].
  • Find Frequently Asked Questions here.

A look back at last year’s event:

Webbstock is an accessible event for guests with disabilities. It is our mission to provide the best experience for all event attendees. For access/ADA inquiries, contact [email protected]

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to nine colleges and schools, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at Gardner-Webb.edu.

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