Apr 12, 2024 - Culture

The Avett Brothers' "Country Kid" filmed in Frye's Roller Rink in Concord

The Avett Brothers filming "Country Kid" at Frye's Roller Rink in Concord.

The Avett Brothers filming at Frye's Roller Rink in Concord. Photo: "Country Kid" director/executive producer Adam Rothlein

When The Avett Brothers recently released the music video for their song "Country Kid" from their upcoming album, viewers jumped into their Instagram comments guessing where it took place. Several correctly figured out the video was filmed at Frye's Roller Rink in Concord.

Why it matters: The Concord kids grew up and became a Grammy Award-nominated group. But as this music video shows, The Avett Brothers' hometown roots remain strong.

Catch up quick: The Avett Brothers routinely sell out shows in the Carolinas. Their New Year's Eve shows — in Charlotte up to Raleigh — are highly anticipated yearly traditions for many fans.

What they're saying: Frye's Roller Rink is an institution, Seth Avett said in a statement to Axios.

  • "It's been a hub of family enjoyment and an essential destination for kids in the area for decades … seemed like there was no better place to have fun, get goofy with our neighbors, and ultimately to connect some of our most enduring childhood (and grown-up) dreams," Seth said.
  • Many of the extras in the video are Concord residents.

If you go: Frye's Roller Rink is at 2800 Poplar Tent Rd., Concord, N.C., about 25 miles north of Uptown.

What's next: The Avett Brothers will release their new self-titled album on May 17. They will perform at the inaugural Lovin' Life Music Festival in First Ward on Sunday, May 5. The festival runs May 3-5.

The Avett Brothers filming "Country Kid."
Photo: "Country Kid" director/executive producer Adam Rothlein
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