La Grange concert series returns
The annual La Grange Spot Jam concert series cranks back up on June 21 with beach music institution The Breeze Band.
"The La Grange Spot Jam is a free summer concert series that began in September of 2016," said Tyrone Morgan of the La Grange Chamber of Commerce. "The main focus of the Spot Jam is to provide La Grange citizens and those of neighboring communities an opportunity to enjoy a free concert while also associating with people of all ages, races, and backgrounds."
The concerts will take place at the La Grange Community Park on Railroad Street. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets, while limited bleacher seating will be provided. Hot dogs, chips, soft drinks, beer, and water will be available for purchase at concession stands. All shows will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
"The Spot Jam series takes place every third Thursday in June, July, and August," said Nathan Rhue of the La Grange Chamber of Commerce. We will also have 2018 Spot Jam t-shirts for sale, and the adjacent water park will be open during the concert."
Rhue said proceeds from the show will go towards producing additional Spot Jam concerts, the La Grange Christmas parade, and the annual Garden Spot Festival.
June 21 - The Breeze Band
Formed in 1980, The Breeze Band sprung from eastern NC and has been spreading their beach music gospel throughout the Southeastern United States ever since. Gaining thousands of devoted fans along the way, the band has been inducted into the Beach Music Hall of Fame and earned five Carolina Beach Music Awards. Expect to hear beach music classics such as "Little Red Book", "Lady Soul" and "Summertime's Calling Me".
July 19 - Dakota Blue
Dakota Blue is an American country rock/southern rock band from Snow Hill, NC. Their influences run the gamut from Pearl Jam and the Eagles to Waylon Jennings and Travis Tritt. The band has performed throughout North Carolina both as a headliner and as support for Colt Ford, Mattie & Tae, Love and Theft among others. During the band's concert at a 2016, La Grange Spot Jam concert, the performance was filmed for a music video for their song "Emerald Isle". Fans of the band refer to themselves as "The Blue Crew".
August 16 - The Donald Thompson Band
The Donald Thompson Band delivers rousing versions of blues, vintage r&b, and classic rock, delighting audiences of all ages wherever they go. Along with the choice sounds, the band's colorful stage attire alludes to the classic stage revues of the 1950s/60s, During a Donald Thompson Band performance, you'll hear classic songs from B.B. King, CCR, Muddy Waters, and Stevie Ray Vaughn - just to name a few. The band - which were part of the Smithsonian's American Roots Music Tour - have a devoted following throughout the southeastern United States.