Eric and The Chill Tones in free concert Saturday

Published 11:28 am Thursday, August 24, 2017

The final free summer concert sponsored by Town of Bermuda Run in partnership with Davie County Arts Council will be Saturday, Aug. 26 (rain date Aug. 27) at 7 p.m. at Town Center.

It will feature Eric and The Chill Tones.  The audience will hear favorite tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s and come away knowing why this group has been selected to play at town festivals across North Carolina.

Chilton, familiar to concert goers through his career with WFMY-TV as the anchor man on the “Good Morning Show,” have listeners talk to at concerts him as if he is a member of their family.  That’s the reason Chilton wears a wireless microphone in order to interact with those attending their concerts.

Band members include:  Tim Blair on the keyboard;  Rick Everly, bass player;  David Garrett, trumpet;  Jack King, guitarist/vocals;  drummer, Scott Koehler; Dillard Moss, on trombone; and sax/vocalist, James Whitley.  A new addition to the group is vocalist Dana Bett, formerly of Sleeping Booty.

The band got its start in 2010 when Chilton, Everly and Koehler merged their talents. Until that time, Chilton exercised his musical talent winging with the Greensboro Big Band.  Chilton attributes his love of beach music to his youth, growing up spending summers in Myrtle Beach and Ocean Boulevard.

Be sure to bring a lawn chair and, if you wish, a picnic/cooler. There will be two dance floors.

The concert will be held at Town of Bermuda Run’s Town Center which at the end of Kinderton Boulevard off US 158. For more information, call the arts council at 336-751-3112.