Bermuda Run concert series kicks off May 27

Published 9:27 am Thursday, May 18, 2017

BERMUDA RUN – The town and the Davie County Arts Council will once again partner to bring outdoor events for the community to enjoy this summer.

The “Sounds On the Square Concert Series” is free to the public. The series start with a beach concert by “Special Occasion Band” on Saturday, May 27 (rain date May 28) at 7 p.m.

For more than 20 years “Special Occasion Band” has been entertaining all over the Carolinas with beach music, top 40, oldies, and country music. The band has been together since the 1980s and includes members Bobby Alspaugh on rhythm guitar and lead, Ben Rhodes on drums, lead and background vocals, Brian Fink on rhythm guitar, lead and background vocals, Lindsay Owen playing bass guitar, lead and background vocals, Mike Jenkins on keyboards, and Gary Warren on saxophone and lead and background vocals.

The second concert this summer will feature “Ardmore Brass Quintet” on Saturday, June 24 (rain date June 25). They will perform, as only they can, those well-known tunes from Broadway and American songbook. They also plan to present a few patriotic and classical tunes.

The quintet was formed in 2011 by five professional brass musicians who live in and around the historic Ardmore neighborhood of Winston-Salem. Each member has years of playing and teaching experience encompassing orchestral, chamber, and jazz music. They hold positions with groups such as The Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, The N.C. Brass Band, The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, The Roanoke Symphony, The Spartanburg Philharmonic, The Salisbury Symphony and the Camel City Jazz Orchestra.

On Saturday, Aug. 26 (rain date Aug. 27) “Eric and The Chill Tones” will play top 40 hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.  Eric Chilton, anchor man on WFMT TV, is the group’s lead singer. Every member is an accomplished musician, many having played for and with known performers.

All of the concerts start at 7 p.m. and are presented on Town Square at the end of Kinderton Boulevard (off US 158). If you attend a concert be sure to take a lawn chair, and if you like – a picnic and/or cooler.

For more information about the concerts, contact the Davie County Arts Council at 336-751-3112.