Bermuda Run plans summer concert series

Published 9:05 am Friday, May 15, 2015

The Town of Bermuda Run is sponsoring three free events for folks to enjoy.

In cooperation with the Davie County Arts Council, the events are catered to appeal to everyone’s taste in music. All three events will be presented at the gazebo within Kinderton Commercial Center (off US 158).

The first concert will feature beach and popular tunes played by Special Occasion Band. This group has been playing together for more than 20 years and are known throughout the Carolinas for their versatility and depth of talent.

Members of the band are: Bobby Alspaugh, lead, rhythm guitar; Ben Rhodes, drums, lead & background vocals; Brian Fink, lead, rhythm guitar, lead & background vocals; Lindsay Owen, bass guitar, lead & background vocals; Mike Jenkins, keyboards; and Gary Warren, saxophone, lead & background vocals.

Bring a lawn chair (and a picnic, if you like) to hear their tunes at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 (May 31 rain date).

The second concert, in the series being called “Sounds on the Square,” is by the North Carolina Brass Band.

Established in 2014, the band is the newest professional music ensemble in North Carolina and the newest professional brass band in the United States.  Under the direction of Music Director Brian Meixner, the NCBB is a British-style brass band and is composed of the finest brass players and percussionists in the central region of the state.

Remember to bring your lawn chair to hear them present patriotic songs in tribute to the soon to follow 4th of July. This concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. If it rains, this concert will be held at the Brock Performing Arts Center in Mocksville.

The last event requires a special title.

“River Walk” is a celebration of art, antiques and music scheduled for Sept. 26..

Local artists and antique dealers can register now (no booth fee) with the arts council to be included in this day-long event. Special bluegrass music will be featured for people to bring a lawn chair and just listen to the bands. Plans are to have food trucks throughout the area for people to enjoy their day in Bermuda Run.  The day will begin at 11 a.m. and close with music by “Rain Check Band.”

For more information about any of these events, call the arts council at 751-3112.