…as seen on HometownHeadlines.com…
Up and coming country music sensation, Brantley Gilbert, will be performing an acoustic show at 333 on Broad. Gilbert’s new album, A Modern Day Prodigal Son, is now in stores nationally. Local favorites Kneckdown will kick off the evening.
Rome Little Theatre presents their second weekend of Steel Magnolias. Tonight is the special Ladies Night Out performance benefiting the Magnolia Foundation and the Historic DeSoto Theater Foundation.
Russell McClanahan & the mOOn Crew will please the dinner crowd at Harvest Moon with their multi-talented tribute to old time string band music with a modern twist.
Local hip-hop artist, KillaKool, will perform live Friday night at Hot Topic at Mount Berry Square. KillaKool’s music delivers a clean and positive vibe and the show is free for all ages.
Birmingham-based acoustic blues guitarist, Todd Johnson, has earned a loyal crowd for his excellent performances at Old Havana Cigar Co. He’ll return Friday night with a variety of styles revolving around excellent musicianship and great vocals.
Atomic Boogie, one of the most smokin’ bands around here, will be setting up shop at the 400 Block Bar for a night of straight up rock and roll, specializing in that old school original rock ‘n’ roll. I’m talking about the conglomerate of American diversity that spawned from Memphis in the ’50s. A must see.
Sub Cam (short for Suburban Camouflage) is an Atlanta-based modern rock band that have had a very productive year making great music for welcoming crowds. Friday night at McCrobie’s features two of the band members, Jason and Isaac, performing a more laid back acoustic set.
Soylent Red returns to Schroeder’s Courtyard after being rained out two weeks ago. They are a high energy blues charged rock & roll band with great originals and fantastic renditions of classic rock and blues covers. These guys have a bright future.
The Nest is a cool coffee shop downtown that offers a great place to catch original acoustic music for all ages and alcohol free. On Friday nights they typically offer a triple feature of three bands performing three hour long sets. This Friday The Nest welcomes Caterina, Jeff Grizzard and Jeremy Guider.
Acoustic country and rock singer Ben Bagley will perform at the Moon Roof Bar. That place is great for this time of year, rain or shine.
Continuing in Domestic Violence Awareness Month is the Motorcycle Ride for Victims of Domestic Violence. The ride departs from State Mutual Stadium at 9 a.m.
Since I was a wee little kid, I have memories of the Chiaha Harvest Fair. This gathering of creative souls is a staple to celebrating fall in Rome. It’s an honest showcase of local talent. Each year the music lineup is absolutely worth hanging out for. This Saturday they’ve got David Elliott, Calvin Snow, Bryan Bowers, a sample of Steel Magnolias, Little Country Giants, Kelly and Marcie Lane, and Faye Pierce. I could write a paragraph on each of those artists but not right now. Just trust me that it’s a great lineup.
Schroeder’s Courtyard offers the Precious Lemons, featuring an all-star lineup of veterans from the local music scene. This time they’ll add The Slips, and a Clay Broome side project called The John Lee Hookers. Clay has an affinity with the blues and I have a feeling this will be dripping in it.
Thunderbolt Patterson, the guitar slinging duo that is one half of the legendary Dirt Dobbers, will unfold their arsenal of instruments at the Moon Roof Bar. The Roof has recently added Saturday night shows to the lineup, which can only be a good thing for music lovers.
Stephen Smith took part in the huge success that was the Party on the Town Green last Friday. Saturday night the blues based singer and guitarist will be doing his thing upstairs at 333 on Broad.
The great lineup of musical talent continues into Sunday with the Chiaha Harvest Fair. One highlight of the afternoon will be Jennifer Daniels, the Chattanooga based songwriter that has turned hundred of listeners into fans over the last seven or eight years.
-For a more extensive list, 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.