Join us for a Thursday evening of live & local music on the plaza courtesy of Matt Phillips & the Philharmonic. Bring your lawn chair, family, friends, coworker, and anyone we left out to this free event!
Matt Phillips & the Philharmonic is a soulful band that strives to make music people can get behind. Based in the Eastern part of North Carolina, the five-member, instrumentally flexible band consists of Matt Phillips, Travis Huff, Connor Mangold, Greg Williams and Tre Harrison, who lay out a sly-jazzy feel with soulful vocals and big-band era horn solos. Add that to the thump of feel-good baselines, tight drums, and the occasional harmonica solo, and you can’t help but bob your head.
Their sound has been compared to groups such as Dave Matthews, a soulful pop sound with an essence of jazz. Not only is Phillips the front man and lead vocalist, but he writes as well. Their songs are stimulating and have that southern sound with an edgy flare - The East Carolinian