Too Much Sylvia to be at Sounds of Summer

Published 9:47 am Thursday, May 11, 2017

Consistently rated as one of the top ten bands in the state, Too Much Sylvia will take the stage on the East Terrace porch at WinMock on May 19 as Sounds of Summer kicks off its 12th event.

Too Much Sylvia has the desire and ability to please and play something that everyone enjoys, “and we think our guests will really enjoy them and their music,” said Jane Simpson, foundation president.

According to spokesman Rick Lee, “We love to do what we do – play and sing great songs, make folks happy and meet some incredible people.  2017 is our 26th year.  We’ll surpass playing 2,600 shows this year and we are grateful to all of our friends, fans and buyers through the years.”

The band features four lead vocalists – from Eddy’s crystal clear voice to Steve’s funky, soul sound and Rick’s scratchy rock & roll, they pretty much have the vocal styles covered.  Their vocal blend and harmonies are a major part of the sound.

“Combine all the above, with their tight, tasteful musical arrangements and Drummer Don’s rhythms, and you get the groove appealing to dancers at a comfortable sound level for everyone,” she said.

“We are excited to feature Too Much Sylvia for this year’s Sounds of Summer,” said Simpson, “but they aren’t the only new face guests will see this year.  The Mobile Jukebox with locals Barry Rentz and Max Peterkin will provide music in the Loft as guests enjoy a more intimate seating section upstairs along with bourbon tastings with Cameron Brobst.

The Mobile Jukebox will feature a quieter music set in the early part of the evening and liven things up with their own brand of Karaoke after the live auction.

“The variety of music is sure to please guests as they move around the venue,” said Simpson.

Also in the Loft, Cameron Brobst will offer two guided American Bourbon/Whiskey tastings for an additional charge. Guests will sample Bourbon Whiskeys, Kentucky Rye Whiskey, Tennessee Rye Whiskey, and Tennessee Whiskey.

In addition to music, Sounds of Summer will feature a menu by Tricia’s Catering of Lexington, including beef tenderloin and shrimp cocktail with homemade cocktail sauce will be supported by lobster and crab seafood cakes with remoulade sauce, pasta primavera, miniature chicken cordon bleu with hollandaise sauce, along with salads and other favorites. Desserts will include a variety of ice cream bars and cookies when the “Good Humor” jingle plays; a favorite sound of summer for many. The $100 ticket also includes beer, wine, and Sounds of Summer margaritas.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in raffles and bid on silent and live auction items. More than 100 are available featuring jewelry, accessories and spa services for the women; rockers for the front porch;  furniture and art work for the home; sports and show tickets; restaurant gift cards; mountain and beach get aways; Disney Hopper passes, a gambling trip for two to Atlantic City and some unique items. Visit the online “Giving Center” at for details. Supporters may also make donations to the Community Impact Fund, Community Scholarship Fund, and the Healthy Davie Fund.

Auctioneer Todd Leinbach of Clemmons will headline the live auction as he moves guests through opportunities for prizes such as a Fall Getaway to Charleston, S.C., a “Panther Package for Four” and a weekend getaway with theatre tickets to the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va. along with other great surprises.

Guests who simply want to support foundation grants related to education, poverty and health may make a donation to the Healthy Davie Fund. The Healthy Davie Preschool Project will be spotlighted as the community works together to change the lives of 18 children and their families.

Limited tickets ($100 each) are still available. All guests will have the opportunity to win a prize simply for being there to kick-off summer. Contact the Davie Community Foundation office at 336-753-6903 or visit the Foundation website at

Anyone unable to attend but wishing to support foundation operations is invited to purchase a Sounds of Summer raffle ticket for cash prizes; bid on silent auction items; or make a donation to the Healthy Davie Fund by visiting