..as seen on HometownHeadlines.com…
By Bryan Mullins
Spring is finally here and the nightlife in downtown Rome is vibrant, full of fun, and many talented and creative individuals. The live music opportunities are proof.
Tonight, you can enjoy the old time Appalachian string band music from Russell McClahanan at Harvest Moon, one of Rome’s favorite acoustic artists with Jon Byrd at 333 on Broad, or a trio of young ladies with an indie rock twist with Hoot N’Annie at the 400 Block Bar.
Friday is full of diverse opportunities. To start it of is a multi-instrumentalist Israeli Jazz artist named Amir Gwirtzman who will be performing at the Rodeph Sholom Congregation.
Later in the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to catch some of Rome’s finest and most popular acts. Clay Broome will lead the blues soaked John Lee Hookers into action at the Moon Roof Bar. Scott Thompson, one of Rome’s favorites, will be at 333 on Broad. The country rock sounds of Kneckdown will have their loyal fans swarming to Johnny’s Pizza and Atlanta’s best rockabilly swing and jump blues band, Atomic Boogie, will have the 400 Block Bar hopping.
Down the street in South Rome the good folks at 7 Myrtle St. will be hosting another punk rock show, this time featuring local acts The Pox and Unseen Stimuli. The Mackeys from Chattanooga will also be there as well as two other regionally touring bands, Rubrics and NumbLuck, both from Greenville, S.C.
Panhead City will be hosting the Thunder Roads Magazine Swap Meet for bikers. Friday nights entertainment will be the roots blues music of Husky Burnette.
Saturday is also packed full of good music and great memory makers. The Forum will host a sold out concert featuring Corey Smith, a good ol’ guy who approached the music business in his own homegrown way, picking up thousands of fans who he treats more like friends, and providing them with songs they can all relate to and enjoy. He will be joined by the larger than life country superstar Colt Ford. The afterparty at 333 on Broad will surely be a blast as well with Atlanta area acoustic rocker Stevie Monce.
The 400 Block Bar will host Rick Byers Band, a country rock outfit from Dalton and the acoustic music of Donny Hammonds will be heard at Johnny’s Pizza.
The Thunder Roads Magazine Swap Meet for bikers will continue in to Saturday at Panhead City. Live music will be performed by Atomic Boogie in the afternoon and Jeff Rogers Band at night.