By Bryan Mullins
The Rome Area Songwriters Association will host its monthly songwriters night in the Schroeder’s Courtyard. These concerts began in the courtyard about 11 years ago and have come full circle having returned this year. Thursdays concert features original music from David Bell, Barry Gables and Jule Medders. The concert is free and everyone is invited.
Russell McClanahan & the mOOn Crew will entertain folks in the Harvest Moon dining room with Appalachian roots music that has been present in this area since the founding of Rome. This weekly show has become a Rome tradition over the last decade.
Jon Byrd will set up shop in the downstairs bar at 333 on Broad for a late dinner show. Jon has become one of Rome’s favorite acoustic artists playing original music and a wide variety of crowd favorites that you can’t help but love.
This weekend kicks off at lunchtime on Friday with the Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this has been a key event in the community for the last three years. Men, women, and children will walk Broad Street in recognition of victims of domestic violence. The fun catch is that the men will he decked out in fancy women’s footwear. Men from all over the community will participate.
Johnny’s Pizza will be welcoming the dinner crowd with live music from Backswing. Lee Shealy and Alan Smith are two amazing musicians that cover the whole gamut of American music with ease. If you have yet to see them you’re in for a treat.
Jon Byrd will be working overtime this weekend. If you can’t make it out to his Thursday night gig, you’ll have another shot to enjoy his revered acoustic music at the Moon Roof Bar on Friday night.
Mr. Mean’r is one of Rome’s favorite party bands and they’ll be rocking it out in the upstairs lounge at 333 on Broad the Friday night. Melody and the boys cover decades of rock ‘n’ roll favorites and aren’t afraid to crank it up and put on a heck of a show.
The Rome Area History Museum is looking forward to an exciting weekend by hosting a fun fund-raiser called Hog Wild! Bands, Beer, and BBQ! This Friday night at Heritage Park you’ll be able to eat, drink, and rock out to two of Rome’s finest bands in Jerry on the Moon and My Ninja, all while supporting one of Rome’s finest institutions. Also, more fun on Saturday!
Well, looks like Jon Byrd is seriously working overtime this week! He’ll be returning to Johnny’s New York Style Pizza that Saturday evening to perform his acoustic gems. Big time fans will do their best to catch him all weekend.
Curiosity Shoppe is back in action this Saturday night at 333 on Broad. These guys have been blowing the roof off of venues since 1992. When it comes to modern rock, alternative, and top 40, these guys nail it and put on a very energetic performance that tends to get the crowd really hyped.
Scott Thompson is one of Rome’s favorite singer/songwriters who is known for his honest smile and honest music. He’s earned many fans over the years that always leave smiling as well. He’ll return to the Moon Roof Bar this Saturday to play his acoustic country rock originals and favorites.
Cory Tucker is yet another one of Rome’s favorite acoustic singer/songwriters. His soulful vocals and unique guitar skills draw a loyal following every time he shows up to play. He’ll be back at the 400 Block Bar on Saturday night.
I told you there was more to come for Rome Area History Museum fun. On Saturday night they are hosting yet another fund-raiser called River Reelz where they’ll be showing two great American films down by the river. The films are Night at the Museum 2 and Animal House. Sounds like a blast!
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