FRIDAY: Downtown Sundown Concert Series presents ‘Funky Monks’

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Submitted: Sat, 05/04/2013 - 7:26pm
Updated: Sat, 06/08/2013 - 2:41am

DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY / WDI) — Join us Friday, June 7 for the FREE Downtown Sundown Concert Series.

Funky Monks, the Ultimate Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience, will headline from 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Opening act, On Time, will play from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Half of the proceeds from wristband sales will benefit Phoenix Employment Ministry.

No pets or outside beverages permitted. Wristbands will be sold for $1 per person to those who wish to drink alcohol at the event.

Beer/wine tickets available for $5 each.


  • Vog46 says:

    The forecast is indicating heavy possibly real heavy rain thursday night into friday. If you’re going be prepared.


  • Guest2020 says:

    Also, given that it is downtown you should be prepared to defend yourself.

  • GuestMan. says:

    they had Nantucket, a band in the NC MUsic Hall of Fame. They are a little older now but hardly a “copycat” band. Were you there? If you don’t go then shouldn’t have a problem with any band they book.

  • Guest Reply says:

    1. Budget cost…and/or…
    2. Justin Beeber and Lil Wayne are busy…
    3. Pink Floyd is outta town…
    4. Peter Gabriel has the hiccoughs…
    5. Josh Groban hasn’t return their calls yet…
    6. Teen Mom 2 is still in jail (cameo appearance)
    7. No hotel to stay at next to the CC…
    8. Wayne Newton is still in Vegas under contract…


  • Guesty101 says:

    Why are they only booking only “tribute bands” for the Sundown Concert Series?
    Seems like they could find some better entertainment than a bunch of uncreative copy cats??

  • SouthEastNC says:

    Go see how many folks are at the WECT Sounds of Summer concerts at WB Park, and compare that to Downtown Sundown. A free concert where you’ll know almost all the songs gets people to show up.

    The Talking Heads tribute band is awesome, looking forward to that one. They put on a heck of a show.

    Some of yall will complain about anything.

  • ilmNCnative says:

    I’ve been to many of the downtown sundown concerts over several years and never, not once have I had any issues with safety or felt the need to defend myself at these events. I have found that these concerts typically start and end early enough that it seems to avoid the late night crowd. Have you attended these events? Have you had any issues?

  • monkygrip says:

    The concert is not where you will need to defend yourself, its the nasty urine soaked parking decks or random obscure parking spaces you might end up in.

    IMO, I am ok with tribute bands but how about ones that play music from more popular artist. It seems like every year they eliminate some of the best shows.

  • Guesty101 says:

    No I didn’t attend the Nantucket show. I was referring to the line-up going forth. Seems it’s pretty “tribute band” heavy. I just don’t undersdtand the appeal of tribute bands?? I mean why not just go some where and play the juke box or put on the cd. Tribute bands capitalise on the backs of real musicians. I think it’s cool to do a 2-3 song mini tribute of an artist you really like but a whole show of it is pretty lame. – Whatever, more of the same from the simple minds that seem to get involved with most anything that goes on downtown. And one other thing, a Zac Brown tribute band……..really??? Good grief!

  • Guest100 says:

    Of the Funky Monks on WDI Facebook page…lots of people are enjoying this band. If you been out lately, country cover bands and country karaoke is growing in popularity. I would rather support local acts and not spend the money on the expensive tickets and gas and parking fees.
    Plus I been going downtown for over 40 years and I have never had a problem with safety. I always park in well lite areas and leave before 2:00 am.

  • Guest Reply says:

    After 5-6 beers…no one hears anything anyway except…”Hurry Up…Get out of the bathroom…I gotta GO TOO!!!”

  • Guest Reply says:

    Bring Y’alls umbrellas!

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