Concert kicks off Mumfest 2017

NEW BERN, NC (WITN) A sellout crowd gathered on the South Lawn of Tryon Palace Friday night for the Kickoff Concert to Mumfest 2017.

The concert featured New Bern's Bryan Mayer, season 4 winner of The Voice, Danielle Bradbery, and headliner Brett Young.

Young said, "It has a really special small town feel, and being that the concert was tonight they had streets blocked off you could just see the traffic and feel the energy and everybody was getting ready for it. So we're excited to be here. "

Concert goer Jaimee Reyes told us, "I said let's go! Brett Young is going to be here, Bryan Mayer is going to be here! It's going to be fun to see everybody, so he bought the tickets!"

Samantha Uanino attended the concert and says, "This is really cool, you know New Bern is a really small town not many people have heard of, but it has so much character, it's so much fun. The birth place of Pepsi, it brings in these awesome acts every year, I mean, it's a lot of fun."

And the fun continues Saturday and Sunday with a number of street performers, acrobats, amusement rides, and much more.

You can check the full schedule of events by clicking on the related link.

WITN is a proud sponsor of Mumfest and we hope you'll stop by our booth and say hello.