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May 24, 2022

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 14 UCW MAY 25 - 31, 2022 Half Pipe Dream concert to benefit local charities, food banks by ALYSON HANSEN Tri-State Underground and the Da- Ville Skate Shop are hosting a concert May 28 at 8 p.m. in the skate shop at Rowan Skate Park. e concert will showcase three bands, two local and one from New York, who will play until midnight. "I think it's going to be a really good time," said Timothy Day, co-founder of Tri-State Underground. "I book bands I want to see live, and as a result, I'm hyped about every show we put together. Hopefully, everyone else enjoys it." Machinegun Earl, out of Raleigh, Second Class Citizen from New Bern, and Like Minded Criminals from Long Island, New York, will all be playing throughout the night. "I had a large list of local bands I was able to choose from. I haven't seen the two local bands in person yet, but the recorded stuff they have sent me in their submissions is pretty fantastic. I'm definitely looking for- ward to seeing them live at a Tri-State show," Day said. "(Like Minded Criminals) have done a ton of shows for me over the years. Anyone who comes out to the show will very much enjoy these guys. ey have to be one of the best on-site bands I've ever worked with." Tri-State Underground began in the Wilmington, Delaware, area about five years ago. e purpose of the group was to bring together lesser-known bands with more well-established bands, but as Tri-State Underground evolved, they began to find another purpose: to help out communi- ties through their shows. Currently, several of the group members live in North Carolina and have been work- ing to bring shows to the area. ey ask concertgoers to bring non-perishable food items, which are donated to local food banks. Proceeds from the sales of their T-shirts and sweatshirts are donated to local chari- ties and food shelters. Rainbow Re- cords contributed used vinyl albums to Tri-State Underground, which they raffle off at every show. e proceeds of the raffle are also donated. Admission to the concert is $15, paid at the door. Part of the proceeds are paid to the bands, but the rest will be given to Friends of the Skateparks Foundation. "When I was a kid, I loved skate- boarding. It's cool to go back and live that era again in a sense by putting together a show at a skate park. Since I started Tri-State, there have been a few things that I have wanted to do and have been interested in doing that haven't come to fruition yet. One of those things was putting together a show at a skate park," Day said. Day says he hopes to continue to work with Terry Grimble, president and founder of the DaVille Skate Shop. "We are hoping that eventually, either in conjunction with Tri-State or just with Terry and other people he works with, we might be able to do full-on festivals outside at the skate park," said Day. "e goal for him, and I hope I get to be a part of this, would be to utilize the outdoor pavilion and host music events outside as well. It's a great spot; the scenery, the halfpipe, the bowl is there, the little creek with the walk-over bridge, the scenery at the park is just spectacular." e Half Pipe Dream concert will be held on May 28 at the DaVille Skate Shop and Rowan Skate Center. For more information about the show, visit https://stayhappening.com/e/ half-pipe-dream-E2ISUARIOBI. For more information about the Rowan Skate Park, including summer camps and taking lessons, visit www.rowans- katepark.com/. ALYSON HANSEN, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. (910) 484-6200 Photo courtesy of Pexels 2000 MULES EVENT Dinesh D'Souza Scholar, Best-Selling Author, Film-Maker, Commentator, Naturalized US Citizen Advance Tickets Only: Purchase on EventBrite/ by calling 910 885-4240/ or by emailing frwc2013@gmail.com Proceeds to benet Voter Integrity & 2022 Election Sponsored by The Fayetteville Republican Womens Club Exposing the United States' most signicant threat to Americans' Right to Vote. OMNI Cinemas Tuesday, 31 May 2022 $20 Ticket for Movie & Popcorn/Drink 6PM Showtime 3729 Sycamore Dairy Rd A must-see documentary for every American who values their Freedom. Special Thanks to Bill Bowman, publisher of Up & Coming Weekly VOTE VOTE EVENT

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