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Huge weekend for downtown entertainment begins tonight
By Bryan Mullins
TONIGHT: Downtown ‘Tasting,’ Ray & Eric at 333 on the menu
Take a leisurely stroll down Broad Street and sample the finest in food and beverage on A Summer Tasting of Downtown. This is a great opportunity to support the Rome Area Council for the Arts and have a good time doing it.
Russell McClanahan & the mOOn Crew continue to perform old time string band music for the dinner crowd at Harvest Moon.
Ray & Eric are two dudes that just really enjoy playing laid back acoustic duet shows. They’ll be at 333 on Broad doing what they love the most.
Muletide Perkins will set up shop at the 400 Block Bar for an evening of original country blues based tunes and choice covers.
FRIDAY: Jamie Pelfrey at Bridgepoint; Dock has Collard Green Berets
The First Friday Concert Series at Bridgepoint Plaza continues with the Jamie Pelfrey Band, the latest country sensation from the Atlanta area. The show is free to the public and is always a great time throughout Rome’s warmer months.
Local country blues and Southern rock trailblazer Scott Warren will perform with his band, the Collard Green Berets, at the Dock on the Cotton Block directly following the First Friday concert at Bridgepoint Plaza.
The “G” Men got rained out at their last attempt at the Schroeder’s Courtyard but they are bound and determined to try it again. The band includes some of Rome’s finest songwriters in Jule Medders, Rick McKee, David Elliott and David Bell. They will perform their originals individually and collaboratively. It is a great opportunity to delve into some local songwriting talent.
Backswing is one of Rome’s favorite bands performing a wide variety of crowd-pleasers with the greatest of ease. There is no question about the collective amount of skill in this band fronted by Lee Shealy and Alan Smith.
Jon Byrd is another of Rome’s favorites who has performed at 333 on Broad since the doors opened, earning a great group of folks who love his acoustic country rock tunes.
SATURDAY: Delicate Cutters, Muletide at Schroeder’s
The Delicate Cutters is a Birmingham-band that blends roots and folks rock with an indie flavor and a keen sense of Southern gothic literature. They are led by Rome native Janet Simpson-Templin, who returns to the Schroeder’s Courtyard periodically to a group of die hard underground music fans. The Muletide Perkins Trio will open up featuring McG and BadLand.
The Fourth Annual Roman Classic Bodybuilding Competition will take place at the Rome City Auditorium. The Classic took flight under the direction of Maximum Nutrition’s Steve Bailey. This year he has passed the torch to R.D. who has competed for 20 years and judged the first three Classics. His determination to continue and grow the Roman Classic will be obvious at this year’s competition.
Todd Weaver is an acoustic alternative performer from Columbus, Ga., who has rocked the crowd at 333 on Broad over the past year. He’ll be back for more this Saturday.
MB’s Comedy Night returns with a hilarious combination of nationally touring comedians, Karen Mills and Andy Sanford.
SUNDAY: Indie rockers to set up at 7 Myrtle St.
Currently lacking the appropriate venue, there is a gentleman around town who has been putting on unique house shows featuring hard working, nationally touring bands sometimes more obscure than the norm but determined to leave their mark on the American music landscape. Sunday’s show will feature indie rockers TransAtlantic and Eagle Scout. Look them up and check them out. Kicking off the evening will be local songsters, The Pox and Muletide Perkins Trio. The show will be at 7 Myrtle St. in next to Myrtle Hill.
-More Mullins: Check his Web site, MullinsMania, for expanded entertainment coverage. Plus join Mullins and Matt D on The Ridge 95.7 FM each weekday from 7 to 9 a.m.