Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Entertainment for the Independence Day Celebration

Here is a run down of the musical entertainment for the Barnett Reservoir Foundation's Independence Day Celebration.

Steve Azar performs from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Old Trace Park.  In 2002, Azar, from Greenville, Mississippi, scored a No. 2 country hit with "I don't have to be me (til Monday)".  His second album, "Wait'n on Joe" climbed to No. 29 on the country charts.  Azar released his fourth album, "Slide on over here" in 2007, after touring with Bob Segar.

Will and Linda precede Azar.  They begin playing at 2 p.m. at Old Trace Park.  Here is a write up from their website:  Will and Linda Pleasants are a husband and wife acoustic duo specializing in classic rock and soul from the  60's, 70's and 80's.  Utilizing the latest advancements in technology and sound reinforcement, Will and Linda are capable of providing quality entertainment in a wide variety of styles ranging from intimate acoustic ballads to more dancable "full band" arrangements. 

Luckenbach opens things up at Lakeshore Park at 2 p.m.  Luckenbach, pictured above singing at last year's Independence Day Celebration, are local and regularly play around the Reservoir. As you can imagine, they grab a bit of influence from outlaw country.  They did a fantastic job last year and I'm looking forward to hearing them this year.

Southern Steele plays Lakeshore after Luckenbach, but I'm having trouble finding online information for them.  Surely, not this New Jersey based, Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band.

The Chill takes the Lakeshore Park stage at 6 p.m.  From their website, "The "charter" Chill members originate from Vicksburg around 1970. The Chill name was adopted about 1984 and has held true since. The movie title and music of "The Big Chill" is what sparked the name.  See the great story with all the details in the Vicksburg Post article link below. 
Our style is Classic Rock and Roll, Motown, and Variety Dance Music. We bring added kick to concerts, festivals, corporate events, weddings, receptions and private parties. 
The Chill Sound is an exciting blend of horns, guitars, percussion and vocal harmony, with a unique combination of fun personalities ready to create a party.  When the Mid South wants a party they will be talking about for weeks, they call The Chill.
Individually, our members have performed with such national talents as Bob Hope, Lovin' Spoonful, BJ Thomas, Young Rascals, Spinners, Monkees, Chuck Barry, Ray Charles, Coasters, Guy Lombardo Orchestra, Guess Who, Grass Roots, Helen Ready, Wilson Pickett, Johnny Mathis, Temptations, Smokey Robinson ... and many, many more."

1 comment:

Sid Thompson said...

Steve Azar performs from 8 to 10. Sid Thompson & DoubleShotz preceeds Steve Azar from 6 to 8!