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The lowdown on downtown Rome entertainment by Bryan Mullins of Mullinsmania.com
Russell McClanahan & the mOOn Crew are up to their usual tricks in the Harvest Moon dining room, entertaining diners with their skillful homage to old time string band music.
Todd Weaver is an acoustic alternative rocker from Columbus, Ga. He’ll be doing his thing at 333 on Broad on Thursday night.
We’re celebrating Rome’s 175th Anniversary this weekend so many of the events listed will be coinciding with those festivities.
The final installment of the First Friday Concert Series will take place at Bridgepoint Plaza. Of course, we hate to see the end of that series but who better to wrap it up than country rockers Scott Thompson & Peachtree Station. These guys pack ‘em in every time and always put on a great show.
Roy Clark, the country music hall of famer and living legend, will be performing at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center. Like I’ve said time and time again, this place has great shows. And Roy Clark is no exception with his decades of performing in serious picking.
Francisco Vidal always draws a big crowd up at 333 on Broad. He is a top shelf songwriter in the Atlanta area circuit and will return to 333 this Friday.
The Moon Roof Bar is in prime season in weather like this. Add Backswing, who always bring a great crowd, and you’ve got a wonderful option for some Friday night entertainment.
The 400 Block Bar will host a First Friday after party with a band that will play all night if you let them. Red Eye Jedi has added many classic cover songs to their original lineup of funk driven space jams.
And, of course, don’t forget to check out the Rome Little Theatre’s production of the classic Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. This show runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
TOGA PARTY!!! Yes, the time has arrived where all Romans must respond to their call of duty and help our lovely city break a Guinness Book World Record for largest toga party. This will be something to see, I assure you. This is in correlation with Rome’s 175th Anniversary Celebration going on all weekend. There are many things going on along side of the toga party and the details are online. Some highlights will be performances from the Georgia Blues Brothers, Southern Thunder and Backswing.
Dating back even further than Rome’s existence is that of the native Cherokees who once claimed this land that we enjoy daily. So, it is a must to pay respects to this culture. One way is to check out the Running Water Pow Wow Cherokee Homecoming and Ripe Corn Festival. They have it all, from performing musicians and storytellers, to Native American cuisine and crafts. This event will span Saturday and Sunday and will be held at Ridge Ferry Park.
McCrobie’s will host another exciting band on the rise Saturday night with Lynam, the Birmingham, Ala., alternative rock band that has been making waves all over the Southeast.
Kneckdown definitely knows how to celebrate Rome. They have performed many times for city events to a welcoming crowd. It’s only fitting that they’ll be performing live at 333 on Broad to help celebrate the city’s big birthday.
So, don’t forget to have a great Labor Day weekend and help celebrate out great city. But, remember to do it responsibly. Labor Day weekend is traditionally the most dangerous weekend on the roads all over the country. And try to keep your toga on.
For a more extensive list of entertainment options, please see Bryan Mullins‘ Mullinsmania.com
Listen for Bryan on The Ridge 95.7 FM with Matt D in the Morning just after the 8 a.m. news on Friday. Or catch him just before the news, at 7:50 a.m., with Elizabeth Davis on Talk Radio WLAQ 1410 AM.