With a dozen restaurants and several entertainment venues and retail stores, there’s always plenty to do, day or night, at Fourth Street Live! And with the arrival of spring, music is springing up in the middle of Fourth Street with big-name concerts occupying the stage in the center of Fourth Street.

The entertainment venue is also hosting a pair of worthy charity events in the coming weeks.

When it comes to country music, the stars come out at Fourth Street Live! And so do the crowds. Lee Brice leads off the 2018 Hot Country Nights series May 19 with a street concert sure to bring out the cowboy boots and hats.

Brice, who has written hits for Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and the Eli Young Band, is touring the country promoting his new self-titled album. It’s a guarantee that when Brice plays his hit “Parking Lot Party,” Fourth Street will be alive with dancing country music fans.

For a different kind of cool, fans can come downtown to enjoy the sounds of one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. The Average White Band, from Scotland, just released its first studio recording in 15 years, Inside Out. The band topped the national charts with the hit “Pick up the Pieces” in 1975, and has been active since its founding in 1965.

The Average White Band show is Friday, May 25. Tickets to both show are available on Ticketfly, starting at $15 (Brice) and $5 (AWB)

Fourth Street Live! is also proud to be hosting two charity events.

Clips for Kids

First, on Sunday, May 20, the annual Clips for Kids event, sponsored by Chili’s, features a number of local barbers and stylists trimming and shaving hair for a cause. All the money raised goes to Norton Children’s Hospital’s Children’s Cancer Institute. The 2018 goal is $100,000.

Kids with cancer, in many cases, lose their hair. Clips for Kids is an opportunity for anyone to help show solidarity with these kids by getting a cut to raise awareness and help fight cancer locally.

Cancer is the second most common cause of death among children aged 1-14 in the U.S.  The first is accidents. That’s more than 10,000 children a year.

Another popular event comes back to Fourth Street Live! on June 10. The second annual “A Kid, A Cop, and A Cause” pairs local police with 125 local foster children. The duos build a bike together, and the kids get to take the bikes home.

It starts Sunday, June 10 at 10a.m. The non-profit organization Together We Rise will facilitate the event, while Fourth Street Live! together with Norton Healthcare will donate 125 bicycles and 125 helmets as part of the annual celebration of Muhammad Ali.