..as seen on HometownHeadlines.com…
Russell McClanahan and the mOOn Crew continue to entertain the dinner crowd at Harvest Moon. The mOOn Crew offers a great string band performance.
Scott Warren belts out Southern rock originals and unworn covers of classic album rock with his friends at the 400 Block Bar.
El’ Willie plays classic jazz, r&b, and soul on keys and sax at Old Havana. Great for the atmosphere of Old Havana, Willie is an amazing talent.
Jeff Rogers plays acoustic country down at Opi’s Waterfront on the Oostanaula.
The DeSoto Theatre offers the second week of the Rome Little Theatre’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Gypsy.
Leslie Gaddy hosts ladies night and plays acoustic southern rock and country at Opi’s Waterfront.
Breaking Vegas is the hard rocking alternative and modern rock band from Atlanta that will be lighting up the stage at McCrobie’s.
There will be storytelling at Chieftains Museum at a celebration called “Honoring Cherokee Tales.” Age old stories passed down will be told by tellers Barbara Reeves, Debby Brown, Jane Cunningham, Mary Elena Kirk, and the Grand Imagineer Gary Greene.
One of my favorite events of the year occurs Saturday. This is the Rome World Music and Dance Festival. This began for years ago as a benefit to assist tsunami victims. It has grown over the years to include all sorts of music and dance. Some highlights are the dazzling Kuchipudi dancer Sasikala Penumarthi, the Chattanooga based Afro-beat reggae fusion of Ogya, the madestic voice of Dwain Briggs, the local talent of world fusion group Devidasa, and the Appalachian sounds The Groundhawgs. These are just a few.
Schroeder’s Courtyard opens early this year for a special event featuring local hip-hop engineer and poet Kylie Devaron, the complex folk rock of BadLand Bad Boy and the sloppy folk rock of Muletide Perkins. This one will be starting early in order to foster a laid back afternoon atmosphere.
Black Friday will bring nothing but loud and heavy Southern metal to the stage at McCrobie’s.