The lineup for this year’s Sundown in the City may be smaller—the schedule’s been cut from 12 concerts last year to just five this spring—but the free music series hasn’t cut back on high-profile acts. The just-announced schedule, which starts in two weeks, includes a couple of big-name veteran rock acts, a rising country music group, some blues and funk, and one critically acclaimed alt-country band, as well as a handful of local opening acts.
The series starts on April 22 with New Orleans funk-rock horn player Trombone Shorty with an opening act still to be named. That’s followed by Texas country group the Eli Young Band and former everybodyfields singer Jill Andrews on May 6, alt-rock chart-toppers Tonic with local soul/funk ensemble Aftah Party on May 20, Blues Traveler with local roots-rockers the Dirty Guv’nahs on June 3, and Drive-By Truckers with New York blues guitarist Eli “Paperboy” Reed and the True Loves on June 17.
All shows will be held on Market Square, with music starting at 7 p.m.