Fort Mill's Summer Concert Series kicks off June 14 with the Journey tribute band Trial by Fire and fireworks at Walter Y. Elisha Park in Fort Mill. (File photo/Fort Mill Sun)

The Journey Tribute Band “Trial by Fire” will try to perform again June 14 in Fort Mill during the kickoff to a Summer Concert Series.

Just a month after a thunderstorm ruined some festivities at the S.C. Strawberry Festival, Fort Mill is trying to make up for it next Friday with the return of the Journey tribute band at Walter Y. Elisha Park, which will end with an explosive fireworks show.

The show will be the first in a Summer Concert Series in Fort Mill. The venue opens at 6 p.m. June 14, with food truck dining available. The band starts at 7 p.m.

Comprised of five North Carolina musicians, the band recreates the sound of Journey by performing hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin” and “Wheel in the Sky.” And make sure to stick around for our highly-anticipated S.C. Strawberry Festival fireworks show at 9 p.m., which was rescheduled due to rain during the festival.

No pets, coolers or outside alcohol, food or drink are allowed during the Summer Concert Series.

Upcoming concerts and events

The Summer Concert series continues this summer with two other shows.

“The Extraordinaires” of Hickory, N.C.

On July 12, R&B group “The Extraordinaires” will perform July 12 at Veterans Park. The group performs a blend of R&B hits from the last several decades.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. and food trucks will be available.

On Aug. 3, head to Main Street for the town’s combination concert and hot pepper-eating contest.

“Cassette Rewind”

Grab your old boombox and get ready for some 80s tunes at 7 p.m. from “Cassette Rewind” who perform various pop hits from the decade. The hot pepper-eating contest is sponsored by PuckerButt Pepper Company. Food truck dining will be available during the events.

For more information about the Summer Concert series, contact Events Coordinator Caroline Hasty at

Greg Rickabaugh

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...