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5 places to visit while in town for Pops at the Post

The first Saturday in June, Downtown Salisbury is host to thousands of people attending the annual ‘Pops at the Post’ concert. ‘Pops at the Post’ is a completely free community event, featuring contemporary and classic music performed by the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony, led by Maestro David Hagy. This year’s concert is Saturday, June 3, 2017. As usual, the concert will begin at sunset. Before the concert the Salisbury Swing Band will perform from 5-7 p.m. 

Food and refreshments will be available from on-site vendors. Some seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, otherwise you are welcome to set up your own chairs in the available space.  

If you are visiting from out of town, there are plenty of ways to “make a day of it” – here are a few suggestions

  1. Salisbury Sculpture Show: Discover What’s Outside – sprinkled throughout Downtown Salisbury are sculptures. Some in the current exhibit, others that have made their home here. Visit this link for information about the current exhibit.
  2. Rowan Museum: Cheerwine Exhibit – You might have heard, this is Cheerwine’s 100th Anniversary. Visit the museum for a vast collection of Cheerwine memorabilia.
  3. Gallery Gallop Art Festival –  Gallop to each art gallery in Downtown Salisbury on Saturday, June 3rd from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., spend a day with local sidewalk artists, vendors, food, music and family fun!
  4. NC Transportation Museum – Located one town over, it features an authentic train depot, antique automobiles, and a 37-bay Roundhouse that includes 25 locomotives, dozens of rail cars and other exhibit areas.
  5. The Price of Freedom Museum – The Price of Freedom Museum and Piedmont Military Vehicle Preservation Association are hosting the D-Day Remembrance event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. At 10 a.m., there will be a military ceremony. The museum will be open all day with military vehicles, weapons and demonstrations arranged by war era.

Need more inspiration? The ‘Visit Rowan County‘ Website can help


The first ‘Pops at the Post’ in 2005 was part of the Salisbury Post’s centennial celebration at the Salisbury Post loading dock near the intersection of Church Street and West Innes Street in downtown Salisbury. So many people came out to see the performance that ‘Pops at the Post’ has been turned into an annual community event and a 501(3)c charity organization.

Past performances have included music from “Star Wars,” The Beatles, the Beach Boys, famous musicals and movies, plus classics like “The 1812 Overture” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

Generous sponsors and donors have contributed to keep Pops at the Post a completely free event. 

‘Pops at the Post’ accepts donations throughout the year. Three ways make a donation: Facebook ; Mail: Pops at the Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145, Online: The Network for Good.

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