Fall concert lineup includes O.A.R., Railroad Earth
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 10:44 a.m.
Let’s get you caught up on some recent fall concert announcements, some of which are pretty impressive.
Tops on the list is the announcement by IBX Promotions that they’ll host a concert by the mega-popular roots-pop band O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) at Battleship Park Oct. 17. Expect a large crowd and three opening bands for an event IBX promoter Brett Keeler is calling “Rocktoberfest.” Tickets are $36 and on sale now at http://www.IBXpromotions.com.
IBX, which previously brought to town The Steve Miller Band and NeedToBreathe, whose new album, “The Outsiders,” is currently the seventh most downloaded from iTunes, is also promoting the Carolina Original Music Festival, or COM Fest, Sept. 19 at Hugh MacRae Park. The lineup includes Redwood, Greenshack, Daniel Parrish, Ten Toes Up, Jonas Sees in Color and Parmalee. Tickets are $15 in advance, $25 at the gate and are available now at http://www.IBXpromotions.com.
More big concert news: Katie Lucas, formerly of the Downtown Business Alliance and one of the masterminds behind the Downtown Sundown concert series, has branched out to help start the Live at the Lake concert series at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater with Greater Good Productions, she announced last week. It’s an impressive lineup that features jam band luminaries Railroad Earth (Oct. 4), rootsy rockers Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (Oct. 23) and multi-talented, genre-bending songwriter Alejandro Escovedo (Nov. 14). Tickets go on sale “by Sept. 4” (that’s Friday) according to a press release, and you can buy a three-show pass for $50. Ticket venues are Front St. Brewery, Moxie Floral Design, Tidal Creek Co-op, Yellow Dog Discs and Gravity Records, or go to www.GreaterGoodWilmington.com.
Also at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, radio station 106.7 FM The Penguin will bring the funky and soulful singer/songwriter JJ Grey & Mofro back Oct. 28 after a successful show there earlier this year. Go to www.1067ThePenguin.com for more info.
Check the StarNews andStarNews
Online.com for more extensive features on these events as they get closer, but as always, if you want to be sure to get a seat, buy your tickets early. Shows at Greenfield Lake often sell out.
One last note: I’m afraid it looks like the Southern Culture on the Skids concert scheduled for Ocean Isle Beach Saturday has been cancelled. That’s all right, though. With all of the good news above, we can handle a little bit of bad.
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