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Reedy River Concerts
Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical
concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center.
This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer
For nearly seven years The Soulfeathers have lived, played, and made their music from the heart. Honing their craft and learning to fly, they have developed a faithful following lovingly known as “Featherheads.” Their diverse musical heritage leads to a style of music that defies definition. From Country Blues to Funk Jams, The Soulfeathers create music all their own, bringing a hard-driving, hook-laced, roots rock attitude. Blending thoughtful songwriting with an unmistakable southern soul. The Soulfeathers’s sound is like a sipping whiskey that goes down smooth, but the burn lets you know its working. They have played many festivals including four years at Fall For Greenville and Spittoono music festival. They have opened for Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Alabama Shakes, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, Truth and Salvage Co., Yo Ma¬ma’s Big Fat Booty Band just to name a few. Home grown in South Carolina and raised in Clemson The Soulfeathers offer purely organic energy that is timeless and yet boldly pioneering.
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The Long Road Home
The Long Road Home is a band of upstate musicians that have played in many different bands and projects over the years. The band is currently writing songs for their first album and have just returned from Nashville TN performing for the owner of the world famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge and landing a spot to play CMA fest in June 2014. The Long Road Home has a dynamic like no other band in the upstate blending a mix of today's and yesterday's country with a hint of southern rock and blues. So grab your boots and get ready to be country rocked!
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Based out of Spartanburg, SC Hott Gritz is an eleven piece musical powerhouse comprised of three different entities: Hott Music: - five piece rhythm section, Hott Hornz: a two piece horn section, and Hott Vocalz: four very distinct but equally powerful lead vocalists. Hott Gritz takes you on a musical ride from yesterday’s favorite crowd pleasers to today’s biggest radio hits. More than just another average band Hott Gritz is truly a musical experience you don’t want to miss. This versatile and unique blend of musicians and singers cater to all crowds and specializes in weddings, corporate events, parties, festivals and any other type of occasion. Hott Gritz does it all, allowing you to experience relaxtion & enjoyment during your event. Whether you’re looking for soft background music or a propelling beat to keep the dance floor moving Hott Gritz has it all. A professional crew making it a priority to be prompt, versatile, and most importantly entertaining. So if you looking for entertainment that not only sounds good and looks good Hott Gritz is sure to be the group to have at your event everyone feel good.
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Kelly Jo Connect
Soul. Rock. Party. The three words to describe the Kelly Jo Connect. Hailing out of Greenville, SC the KJC brings funkalicious soul-rock musicality, a perfect match for Kelly Jo's fiery vocals. Critically acclaimed by Bass Frontiers Magazine, Metromix, and Vinyl District -DC, the KJC is quickly becoming a force in the rock world.
246th SC National Guard Army Band: Moment's Notice (Variety)
Serving the popular music genre, Moment’s Notice is made up of guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, and vocalists covering many styles of contemporary music including rock-n-roll, R&B, country, and patriotic. This group is frequently called upon to support musical missions throughout the state including the Bojangles Southern 500, the Reedy River Concert Series, the Charlotte Knights 4th of July Celebration, USO shows, Broadway at the Beach summer concert events, and many more.
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Clay Page Band
Clay Page plays country and southern rock music. However, he can play everything from Top 40 songs to a selection of his own original songs. Clay is also a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, out of Nashville, TN for his songwriting. Clay has opened for artist such as Craig Morgan, David Allen Coe, Jake Owens, Steel Magnolia, and Andy Griggs. Clay recently won the "Kenny Gate - Battle of the Bands," which was held state wide throughout South Carolina at Wild Wing Café locations, which gave him the opportunity to open for Craig Morgan before the Kenny Chesney/Zac Brown Band concert at Williams-Brice Stadium at the University of South Carolina. Clay achieved exactly 100 shows for 2013, with the support of his followers and release of his album “Out In The Woods”. Now, for 2014 Clay is hard at work with his newest Acoustic EP (in which he is producing himself) “Homemade”. “This album is going to put off a laid back, mellow, low key kinda vibe”, says Page I’m so anxious to release it!
Palmetto Swamp Congregation
The Palmetto Swamp Congregation consists of Joey Gunter on lead guitar and vocals. Pete Cash on bass, Freddie Wooten on drums and Wolfman Grant on rhythm guitar, lead vocals and harp. We promise you we will keep your feet stomping and your hands clapping and your musical soul finding a rebirth of the love of music. We lay blues, gospel and rock and roll at your feet. You can dangle your feet or jump right into The Swamp. Where ever the music takes you.
Cecil Thompkins writes and performs bluegrass-inspired acoustic folk with a unique perspective and passion. Born and raised in northeast Alabama in a rural area of tin-roofed barns and barbwire fences, Cecil has traveled throughout the Southeast gathering inspiration from the people, landscape, and stories of this beautiful region.
Blending modern subjects and musical forms with those of old, Cecil's performances include high-energy bluegrass-styled tunes and explorations of blues rhythms punctuated with mournful heart-felt songs. Rooted in tradition yet committed to bringing the music forward, Cecil Thompkins has recently released Eat the Ghost. This collection of songs features Glen Crain on dobro, Glenn Pace on bass, and Sarah Caldwell on banjo. With a magnetic mixture of toe-tapping rhythms and emotionally charged lyrics, Eat the Ghost is likely to be a favorite of many Americana listeners.
The WireDogs are a Greenville based Classic Blues/Rock 3 piece band with over 100 collective years playing experience. Each member has been playing in a local band for most of their lives. As a group they have been a featured act at The Handlebar, Smileys, Brown Street, Greenville’s Main St. Fridays as well as many of the past Greenville events (4th of July, Fall For Greenville, Riverplace Festival and Downtown Alive).
The strong roots of Mystic Vibrations began in Little London, Westmoreland, Jamaica and brought to the US in 1992 by Ric Williams. Credited to their name are two self released studio albums (People Get Ready and Busy Street) and one live recording (Live In Finlay Park). A busy schedule keeps the band constantly on the road touring the eastern US from New York to Florida. The band is a four-piece rhythm section of exceptionally talented musicians; Andrew Whitaker (drums), Frank Mitchell (bass), Trescott James (keyboards and backing vocals) and Ric Williams (guitar and lead vocals). The band has established a large fan base that has steadily grown over the years. Their music speaks of love, unity, peace amongst all mankind, and the trials and tribulations of oppressed people.
Honey and the Hot Rods
The foundation of this band is compiled of old-school rock with hints of hillbilly, belonging to the genre of early blues-enfused rock of the 50's. Pin Up Sultry Singer Katie Rockwell, nick named "Honey", brings a raw, gritty, and sexy flare to the front of the stage. Backing her up is Three Greaser Musicians that pump old school 50's tunes that will have you up and dancing all night long! With licks that will make your head spin is Lead Guitar Player Larry Hoskinson Rockwell who goes by "LA". Charismatic and Bass Boppin' player Jeffry White sports the name "Rev". With an arsenal of rolls, stops, shots, train beats and “spooky” tom fills, the drum beats are laid down by Freddie Wooten, also known as "Lucky". Honey and the Hot Rods brings a show of subculture that brings back the fashions, attitude and music of the 1950's!
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True Blues has become a Greenville and Upstate South Carolina mainstay since its inception in 1990. They started as a power trio with Joey Gunter on guitar and vocals, Pete Cash on bass, and Pete's brother Joe Cash on drums. In 2003, they added Bill Pappas from Athens, GA on keyboards and guitar. Members of the band write about half of the material they play, which ranges from straight-ahead blues, to rockin' Texas style blues, to jazzy blues, to songs that can be categorized only as original "True Blues".
In addition, they cover songs by B. B. King, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and others.
Parade of Nations - Retro Vertigo
The Reedy River Concert Series welcomes the delegation of international athletes participating in the 2014 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships. Prior to the music, enjoy the "Parade of Nations" celebration.
About Retro Vertigo: Partygoers find this explosive, high-energy cover-band irresistible when they start playing favorites from the 1980’s and more. RetroVertigo taps into its member's history of quality musicianship and showmanship to bring the most colorful music from the 80’s back to life. www.retro-vertigo.com