Friday Nights in the Park Concert Today
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Friday Nights in the Park, sponsored by the Sewanee Business Alliance, begins today (Friday), June 23, with the Little Russell Band from Nashville. The rain location is the American Legion Hall.
The Little Russell Band was founded in January 2016 featuring Russ Harkins, guitarist and vocalist, Mark Carbono, bassist and Vocals and newest member, Rickey Morris on drums and vocals.
These guys have been friends since the early 80s and have played in numerous bands together over the years.
All members have played and performed professionally with many well known artists from many genres of music such as Chubby Checker, Aretha Franklin, Little Anthony & the Imperials, T. Graham Brown, The Jordanaires, Mel McDaniel, Freddy Weller, Johnny Lee, Juice Newton and many more.
The Little Russell Band has captured a huge sound in a small package. With only three musicians onstage, they cover a lot of ground and give the listener plenty of music to enjoy. They can perform more than 200 songs ranging from Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Eric Clapton, Wilson Pickett, to Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, BB King, Van Morrison, Garth Brooks, Hank Jr., and The Band.
University Avenue will be closed at 6 p.m. for the annual outdoor family event, with food and drink from local vendors available for purchase. The entertainers play from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Angel Park Pavilion. This event is free and open to the public. A reverse raffle prize give away is drawn at 8:30 p.m. Ticket holders must be present to win.
The rest of the lineup for Friday Nights in the park is The Yellow Dandies on June 30, Top Tier Band on July 7, and C-Mac and the Madras Men on July 14.