Lansing-based band Unlimited will take to the Summer Concerts on the Square stage for the first time this coming Thursday evening, July 27. A band of family and friends, Unlimited will bring their special mix of bluegrass and blues, country and classic rock to Charlotte for a fun night featuring five lead singers.

“Every year, we bring back bands that our audience asks for, but we also try to feature acts we’ve never had in the series before,” said Bryan Myrkle, who organizes the concert series. “I think Unlimited is going to be great, and I am very happy to have them with us this year.”

The members of Unlimited have been playing for more than 40 years, and the band features David Franklin on guitar, Mike Franklin on percussion, Judy Franklin on guitar and keyboard, Nancy Gyger on bass and Jack Gyger on guitar. The vocal duties are split between all of them. The family harmonies, dual lead guitars and solid rhythm section allows the band to play music from many different eras and styles. They list as their influences the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, Robert Johnson, Dire Straits, the Doobie Bros., Vince Gill and the Old Crow Medicine Show.

The Summer Concerts on the Square free music series continues each Thursday evening through the end of August. All shows begin at 6:30 p.m. and run approximately two hours. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, picnic baskets and non-alcoholic refreshments. Beginning July 27, the concerts will be moved to the First Congregational Church (right across the street) in case of rain. Be sure to check out the Charlotte Artisan and Farmer’s Market on the Courthouse Square on Thursdays, too.

For more information, contact Bryan Myrkle at  (517) 543-8853.

Article submitted by the City of Charlotte.