Julie Gribble, the Hip-Knotics, Atomic Boogie, and the John Lee Hookers pay a farewell to the great month of April.
Thursday, April 29th, 2010
…as seen on HometownHeadlines.com…
Thursday: Moon Crew at the Moon; Julie Gribble at 333
The Rome-Floyd Parks & Recreation Authority will be hosting the 2010 Special Olympics at Darlington’s Chris Hunter Stadium this year. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. and will feature entertainment by the Just As I Am Choir and the One Step at a Time Dance Club.
Russell McClanahan & the mOOn Crew will be entertaining the dinner crowd at Harvest Moon with their old time string band sound.
I really enjoyed catching Julie Gribble at her last performance in Rome. She has been working diligently over the years at what comes naturally to her, which is writing, singing, and performing traditional Americana style acoustic music. Julie’s credentials are too many to name but I recommend looking her up because she is the real deal. Then you’ll definitely want to catch her tonight at 333 on Broad.
Friday: The John Lee Hookers, Hip-Knotics & Clocktower Classic
The 2010 Clocktower Classic kicks off Friday in various locations in Rome. This year is expected to be the biggest turnout yet.
The Hip-Knotics are back at 333 on Broad this Friday night to unleash some more of classic rock’s finest cuts, while mixing in some great originals as well. They feature members of The Beatless, who many have seen perform excellent renditions of classic Beatles’ tunes. Basically, they just opened up their repertoire and have been playing songs from Jimi Hendrix and Tom Petty among other greats.
Clay Broome’s latest installment is a blues drenched rock show called The John Lee Hookers. Broome leads a solid trio that delivers and excellent upbeat show of the real deal blues and rockabilly rhythms. They’ll be shredding it up at the 400 Block Bar.
Saturday: World Music Festival at Berry; Jon Byrd at 333′s anniversary
The Fifth Annual World Music & Dance Festival will take place this Saturday on the Moon Lawn at Berry College. This is an all afternoon and into the night event that features an excellent array of music and performance art including artists as diverse as Ogya, Devidasa, The Groundhawgs, and Scott Warren & the Collard Green Berets. This is an amazing way to spend an afternoon.
Drew Thomas and Ralph Tetta are two top-shelf touring comedians that will be in Rome Saturday night at MB’s Comedy & Event House. It’s always great to kick back and laugh in some of the most comfortable chairs I can remember.
333 on Broad is celebrating its one-year anniversary this Saturday with all kinds of specials and live music by Jon Byrd, one of Rome’s favorites who has been playing there since the beginning.
Atomic Boogie is an Atlanta area rockabilly swing group with a dirty blues sound. They get the crowd hopping every time with ease. This past weekend they rocked the V3 tent at Steeplechase and Saturday night they’ll be bringing the heat to the 400 Block Bar.