Sounds of Summer entertainment set

Published 12:52 pm Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Davie Community Foundation is bringing Nashville to WinMock for Sounds of Summer in Music City on June 1.

In the spirit of Nashville, the event will be filled with all types of music.

Jukebox Rehab will be featured on the Grand Ole Opry Stage (East Terrace), and will bring country music to the event for the first time. Based out of Winston-Salem, this group formed in the fall of 2017, blending modern country with everything in between. ReverbNation describes their originals as “Nashville ready.”

Dueling Pianos are back by popular demand and will be featured in the Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, located in the Loft. Greg and Clarence are excited to bring “a touch of Nashville” to the dueling pianos stage.  In addition to standard piano bar favorites, such as “Piano Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Sweet Caroline” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” this year’s show will feature hits that made Nashville famous, including songs by Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., and more.  It’s an all-request show. Let them know what songs you’d like to hear.

Clarence Thomas has played dueling pianos gigs coast-to-coast for many years, with roots at the Howl At The Moon and The Penguin piano bars. His wheelhouse is classic rock, but can cover song choices from Motown, to today’s hits. Greg Cloninger has performed dueling pianos shows throughout the southeast for more than 20 years, including Crocodile Rocks, Howl At The Moon, Savannah Smiles, and many similar venues.  This will be a night of high-energy sing-along, clap-along dueling pianos fun…with a taste of Nashville.

The Bluebird Café, located in the Davie Room, will be true to Nashville in that local musicians will have the opportunity to perform their original songs.

W. Kiley Smith has been writing and performing around the area for a little over 10 years. He writes about love, loss, and life with a folk vibe and touch of good old blues.

Erin Carter Davidson is a country/gospel singer, as well as a mom here in the county. Her gospel album, You Led Me, made the Grammy nomination list.

His & Hers is a dynamic folk/bluegrass duo comprised of Davie High School sweethearts, Caleb and Sara Davis. The pair have been playing together since 2015 but their story traces back to when they were 14 years old.

Seth Carter and Chris Hendrix met while attending Davie High. After venturing into life and going their separate ways, these two locals found their way back to playing music together in a singer-songwriter focus.