Florence After Five kicks off 2019 season on Friday

Spring has sprung and that means it is time to kick off another season of Florence After Five downtown street concerts.

According to a press release, Florence After Five is held the final Friday of the month April through October and features bands from all over the Southeast. The band for April is the Pizazz Band from North Carolina. Pizazz plays it all, including current hits, soul, funk, beach and country.

A very special attraction to the April Florence After Five will be the kickoff of the exhibition of the Museum of The Moon, a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Measuring over 20 feet in diameter, the moon features a very detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. The internally lit spherical sculpture represents a very accurate scaled version of the moon’s surface, the release stated.

The Museum of the Moon is touring through various cities all over the world and will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors. It will hang over the 100 block of South Dargan Street in Downtown Florence from April 26 through April 28, and then will move to the Florence Center for an indoor display through May 5. It is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) which is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image (film, television and games) in the United Kingdom.

In addition to great music, Florence After Five also features a multitude of food vendors including include Wholly Smokin’, Victors, Edible Arrangements, Rita’s Italian Ice, Erica’s, Liberty Station, Big Stan’s, and Sweet Tooth. In addition to a variety of food, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available for purchase, according to the release.