Archive for September 17th, 2009

Rome Beer Festival + much more!

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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 The lowdown on downtown Rome entertainment by Bryan Mullins of


The Rome Area Council for the Arts is hosting A Tasting of Downtown. Participants will sample beers and food items from 10 local downtown businesses. Sounds like a good time. Contact RACA soon as tickets are going fast.

Russell McClanahan & the mOOn Crew will be burning up the strings at the Harvest Moon dining room. They pay homage to that old time string band music, while rotating in modern songs as well.


333 on Broad continues its steady rotation of quality singers and songwriters with local crowd pleaser Scott Thompson. He’s an excellent performer who is well liked around these parts.

The Nest will host a night of songwriters as well beginning with Chris Hayes, who will be accompanied by friends. Acoustic-emo song slinger Andrew Watson & the Army of Hott follows.

Alternative rock band Kadense will be kicking off their “Cannonball Run Tour” at McCrobie’s. They are from Atlanta and have been revving up pretty big stir in the alt rock world. Great musicians on these tracks.

Broad & Third will be performing ’60s and ’70s style rock ‘n’ roll with a few extra treats in the Schroeder’s Courtyard.





The Second Annual Rome Beer Festival is being held at Heritage Park. It’s a fundraiser for the Rome Area Council for the Arts featuring over 50 beers for sampling. It’s the beer connoisseurs’ cat’s meow. PLUS, there will be live music from Backswing and an acoustic set from Ethan & the Ewoks. Tickets are limited so make sure, once again, to contact RACA at a speedy pace.


What can you say about the Glenn Phillips Band that hasn’t already been said? I think of Glenn as sort of a mad scientist/refined genius of the electric 6-string. Regardless, if you are a fan of skill in any avenue, do yourself a favor and check out this group. Glenn is an amazing guitarist with his own signature sound, but do not disregard his band mates, as they too are masters of their crafts. They will be lighting up the stage at the Schroeder’s Courtyard.

I’m so glad that McCrobie’s is representing Rome on all levels of music. The variety that they’ve been bringing through this last year is diverse and the quality of the bands are top shelf. Saturday is no exception, as they provide us with McPherson Struts, an Anniston, AL based garage rockabilly combo known for bringing the heat. They’ll be playing with Chattanooga’s Down Stroke, another band that occasionally cruises through town on rocket fuel.

devidasa-banner.jpgLocal world music ensemble Devidasa has played many venues all over town but Saturday night they will try the stage at the Peach Palace. I believe it will be great. Everything I’ve heard there sounds great, and Devidasa provides a lot of sound.



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