5 Live Music Musts: Friday, August 30th
Friday, August 30, 2013
The weekend is here again, and this time it's a long one. That means they are sure to be plenty of live music acts in the area over the next couple of days you'll want to check out.
Each week, GoLocalWorcester highlights five of the best concerts that weekend within an hour's drive (because we know music lovers will make the drive!). Here is the list for this weekend.
On Sunday, September 1st 38 Special will take the stage at Indian Ranch. After more than three decades together (the band formed in 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida), 38 Special continues to bring their signature blast of Southern and Arena Rock with hit songs like "Hold On Loosely," "Rockin' Into the Night," "Caught Up in You," "Fantasy Girl," "If I'd Been the One," "Back Where You Belong," "Chain Lightnin'," and "Second Chance." Opening the show is Adam Ezra Group and on the Corral Stage at 12:15PM is Sheez Late. 38 Special will take the stage 2 pm.
Rhythm & Roots Festival
It's a bit of a longer drive, but it will surely be worth it. Head down to Ninigret Park in Charlestown, Rhode Island to experience the 16th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival. It has become a Labor Day weekend staple in the area. The event lasts three days, from August 30th to September 1st. The festival features a multitude of award-winning roots music artists from around the country, a main stage and two big tented dance floors. The music lasts until midnight each day. As they say, it's "big Mardi Gras fun, New England-style." The host band is Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole.
James Montgomery Band
Legendary blues powerhouse James Montgomery is coming to the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Friday. James Montgomery has been fronting his band for almost 30 years, and has played with legends like Gregg Allman and Kid Rock, and he continues to be one of the most dynamic members of the blues scene. The concert begins at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.
All the way from Hollywood, the always entertaining Mullethead is returning to the Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester on Saturday to play their unique "face melting" brand of 80's hair and glam metal with a humorous, mocking twist. Other special guests will include the Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band The Funky Monks and Lone Wolf James. The cost is $8 at the door. The concert begins at 8:30 pm.
The River Neva/Bottlefight
Two big-time local acts that GoLocal has featured in the past will be performing at Ralph's Rock Diner on Friday. The River Neva are quickly building a reputation as one of the premier progressive metal bands around. They are loud and intense, but artistically savvy at the same time. Bottlefight is famous for its loud, explosive and over-the-top live shows. This is a concert you will not want to miss. It all begins at 9 pm.
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