Tonight is the first Fridays After 5 of the season, featuring latin band Majahkamo. The free weekly concerts (for those of you that are new in these parts) are held in the amphitheater at the end of the Downtown Mall, running from around 5:30pm until around 8:00pm. The line up for the season, which runs until October, includes dozens of artists such as Terri Allard, Crenshaw, Sweetwater, The Corvairs, HavanaSon, Wanda and the White Boys and plenty more. 3:32pm Update: Sorry, Majahkamo is rock and funk. Not Latin.
dirty-mall-bum writes: Dave Grant, bassist for The Guano Boys and The Freewill Savages (amongst many other bands) died in a tragic accident on Tuesday, March 5, 2002. I’m stricken beyond words, and the thoughts and wishes of the Cville music community go out to his family. Music lost a jewel on Tuesday.
Kevin Armstrong’s David Allen Coe concert is happening after all. After the Buckingham Supervisors nixed it last week, he was forced to move the show out of the county. Now it’s taking place at the Augusta Expoland in Fishersville, a venue known mostly for their monster truck rallies. (“Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!!!”) Though this doesn’t exactly signal a victory for Armstrong, at least the concert is happening as planned. Today’s Progress has a brief story about this.
Kevin Armstrong’s annual summer concert in Buckingham won’t be happening this year. Buckingham Supervisors denied him a permit to allow 2,000 people to watch country musician David Allen Coe perform on Armstrong’s five-acre property. Zoning Administrator Dennis Carney pointed out that the event could lead to “over-exuberance.” And the vice president of the Buckingham branch of the NAACP objected on the basis that Coe’s music is offensive to women, blacks and gays. Today’s Progress has the story.