Futurebirds kick off another great weekend of fun.

…as seen on HometownHeadlines.com….

By Bryan Mullins/Mullinsmania.com

Well, what do you know? Yet another fantastic weekend of fun things to do in Rome. I’m starting to get tired of enjoying it all. Just kidding, bring it on.

TONIGHT: Futurebirds buzzing at Schroeder’s; Muletide, Badlands, too

Futurebirds make some of the freshest music that’s out right now. It’s kind of a mix of psychedelic country rock reminiscent of The Byrds but with a very modern flavor and fun sing-along vocals. One of the six members is Rome’s own Payton Bradford, which is why they make a point to cruise through Rome on their way around this half of the country. They’ll be at Schroeder’s this evening with Muletide Perkins and Badland Bad Boy opening.

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Russell McClanahan & the mOOn Crew will entertain the dinner crowd at Harvest Moon with their homage to old time string band music.

FRIDAY: Cornbread Killers at Moon Roof; Curiosity Shoppe at 333

The Cornbread Killers will return to the Moon Roof. They may or may not attack their delicious jalapeno cornbread, but they will definitely put on a great show of original rock music scattered with a fine choice of covers.

The 400 Block Bar will host Southern Thread, a blues soaked Southern rock band featuring local blues guitarist Stephen Smith. These guys put on a great show and are working on releasing their first cd.

Curiosity Shoppe has been rocking venues all over the Southeast for years now and have not let up since. They will be at 333 on Broad this Friday evening for a guaranteed great and highly attended show.

SATURDAY: Jazzy start to 2010 Classic Car Cruise-in; RSO on the go

The Classic Car Cruise-In returns to Downtown Rome this Saturday evening. Last year provided a great opportunity to check out and/or show off your classic model car (25 years or older). This year, they are amping it up with live bands and a wider location. The Cruise-In will be held at Midtown Transit behind Harvest Moon and will feature great music by the Jazz Merchants, The Hip-Knotics, Georgia Blues Brothers, and Scott Thompson & Peachtree Station. This is a great fun and free event for the whole family. (5-9 p.m.)

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Soylent Red can count the times they’ve played in Rome on one hand, but they have all been very memorable shows. These guys excel at rocking classic rock & blues but their original songwriting blends those roots with fresh alt rock tunes. A must see. They’ll be playing their original material in the Schroeder’s Courtyard.

The Rome Symphony Orchestra will perform An Evening of Pops with special guest Adam Frey on the euphonium. There will be special performances by Darlington students as well and the performance will take place at Darlington’s Huffman Center.


DJ Robbie Loco
is known for keeping a close finger on the pulse of classic roots and modern reggae and hip-hop. He’ll be spinning records at the 400 Block Bar this Saturday evening. Last time was an absolute blast.

Don’t forget to check out the Cave Spring Arts Festival this Saturday and Sunday at Rolater Park in Cave Spring.

-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.

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