Event Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015 – 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Event Venue: Market Pavilion
Ticket price (advance): $7.50
Ticket price (door): $10.00
Please note: advance ticket sales end 2 hours prior to show time. At that point, tickets may be purchased at the gate with cash or check only. Seating is virtually unlimited, so come on and join us!
The Tams (the “Joe Pope Tams”) have been entertaining and thrilling audiences for over 50 years! Known for such hits as “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, “What Kind of Fool”, “I’ve Been Hurt” and “Untie Me #12 on the R&B Charts”, The Tams have had Several Gold Records, and 1 Platinum Single. “What Kind of Fool” hit #9 on the Billboard charts, and #6 on the R&B charts. “Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me” hit #1 in the UK in 1971. While “Be Young, Be Foolish” only hit #26 on the Top 40, the single sold over 1,000,000 copies, sending it to Platinum status. In 1986, “Ain’t Nothin Like Shaggin’ ” hit #6 in UK Billboard charts, before being banned due to the UK’s definition of “shag”. Though their style of music has historically been referred to as Beach Music (of which they have had many Beach Music hits), it can be also classified as a mixture of Smooth Soul, and R&B. Their show is fun, fresh and exciting and appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes. The Tams toured with Jimmy Buffett during his 1999 “Beach House on the Moon Tour” and recorded “Flesh and Bone” with him. Like many other musicians, Jimmy Buffett grew up listening to and being inspired by The Original Tams. The Tams have also performed with many other well known entertainers, including Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Four Tops, James Brown, Gladys Knight and Pips, Jackie Wilson, Platters, Little Richard, Diana Ross, Chuck Jackson, Patty LaBelle, Rod Stewart, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Chubby Checker, Coasters, Otis Redding and The Drifters, just to name a few.
Well known in The Carolina’s for their signature “Beach Music” sound, The Tams travel all over the country, frequenting the Southeast, and up & down the East Coast. They have also performed in the Midwest and United Kingdom. The “Mighty” Tams have been elected into the Beach Music Hall of Fame, the Georgia Hall of Fame and the Atlanta Music Hall of Fame. They have also been named “Beach Band of the Decade”. The Tams are backed by the 14 Karat Gold Band.
Barlow Gin and the Hatchetmen are a band based out of Bristol, TN. They focus mainly on Rockabilly and blues with some classics thrown in there as well. Barlow Gin was the 2014 Virginia Highlands Festival Signature Artist with their song “Open Road.”