NEWTON – Beach Music Night has proven to be the biggest entertainment event of Soldiers Reunion Week, so this year organizers are bringing back one of the top beach music bands in the South, said Wayne Dellinger, president of Catawba County’s 133rd Soldiers Reunion Festival . local war veterans.
The Entertainers were founded in 1980 and made their first regional smash hit that same year with “Living for the Summer”. The song helped take the group to the forefront of beach music, leading them to the grand fringes of Myrtle Beach, leading clubs from Washington, DC to Naples, Florida, with corporate gatherings, weddings and festivals.
Staying true to their R&B and beach music roots, the group satisfies even the most diverse audiences by selecting from the latest Top 40, classic rock and country music.
The group’s years of performing and recording skills culminated in the release of their latest album, “The Inside Story”.
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Dellinger said it would be a great pleasure to play The Entertainers, based in North Carolina, in the middle of Court Square Square on the evening of Tuesday, August 16.
“We are expecting a really big crowd to hear the music – and to have the opportunity to really get into the spirit by dancing in the street,” he said.
The band will begin performing at 7:30 p.m. on a portable stage, set up in the southeast corner of The Square, at the intersection of College Avenue and East A Street.
The master of ceremony for the show will be popular Newton radio station personality Mike Sherrill.
Dancers and crowds who just want to listen to music are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.
Soldiers Reunion is one of the longest-running patriotic festivities in the United States. The highlight of the week-long events is the parade in downtown Newton on Thursday, August 18th at 5 p.m.
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