Every Monday, 8:30 PM to 11:45 PM
Open Mic every Monday, rain or shine! Sign up at 8pm sharp. Music starts at 8:30, ends at 12am. The sign-up sheet and event are located in the courtyard. 21 & up - Performers or guests under 21 accompanied by parents/guardians- great.
Friday, November 1, 2019, 8:30 PM to 11:45 PM
BackBeat Boulevard's unique blend of "Groovin' Rock/Blues/Soul/R&B/Funk Classics" have made this popular band a Georgia/Florida coastal favorite who have been entertaining Golden Isles audiences for over 7 years! Comprised of seasoned touring musicians and local mainstays, this group has garnered a loyal following, becoming one of the hottest tickets in the area, while logging an exhaustive schedule of coastal dates at clubs, concerts, festivals, parties, weddings and corporate events.
The members of BackBeat Boulevard have all shared stages with national recording acts as diverse as The Marshall Tucker Band, The Tams, The Drifters, Jason Aldean, Confederate Railroad, Little Big Town, The Platters, Blue Oyster Cult and more.
From classics by artists as diverse as The Doobie Brothers Santana, Eric Clapton, B.B King, Bill Withers, Delbert McClinton, Steely Dan,Billy Preston, Otis Redding, Blues Brothers, ARS, Paul Simon, Tower of Power, CCR, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Sly & the Family Stone and more - to their own brand of groove laced originals - an evening with BackBeat Boulevard is an experience you don't want to miss!
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:30 PM to 11:45 PM
"This ain't your Mama's Country, this ain't your Daddy's Blues," is not only a fitting opening for one of the band's core anthems, but a clear reflection of 40 years of friendship and musical collaboration between songwriters Mike Mullis and Darron Meek, dating back to middle school jams in Kennesaw, GA. Over the last decade, SNB's rhythm section has been led by premiere percussionist, the Reverend Stacy Brown. Rounding out the rhythm section is bassist, Steffans Hardin, who joined the group in January of 2019.
SNB is currently wrapping its third full-length studio album, Reverse, Neutral, 4WD, which promises to be a hallmark of the band's already hefty repertoire - pushing the boundaries from just being an 'album of songs,' to painting a thought-provoking musical story of tragedy, pain, and triumph.
The second and most recent full-length album Second Hand Smoke,' was mixed by Grammy nominated engineer Mark Niemiec. Both Live Bait, Cold Beer, and Gasoline, and Second Hand Smoke received strong reviews, and have been featured on both country and rock terrestrial radio stations in and around the Atlanta metro area. Over the years, the band has opened and shared the stage with such acts as Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Roy Clark, Mark Chestnutt, Travis Tritt and many more.
Saturday, November 30, 2019, 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM
A rising star on the Nashville scene and native of Atlanta, GA, Drake Freeman is an accomplished singer/songwriter and musician with his debut EP released in October 2015. While promoting his EP, he performed with artists such as Chase Bryant, Brothers Osbourne, Truett, and Tara Thompson. His second EP entitled Hurricane, recorded in Nashville, was released September 2018 - with two singles out on all major music platforms. As a versatile performer, Drake began playing the piano at age 4. He then became influenced by musicians such as Mike Campbell, Tom Petty, John Mayer, and Duane Allman, to name a few and decided to pick up a guitar. At age 9, he learned to play electric and acoustic guitar. Since then, he has taught himself just about anything with strings such as bass, mandolin, banjo, and was classically trained on the viola.
He has now released a third studio recording, Four Years, which has taken off since Dec 2018, and plans to pursue releasing an album in the next year.
Drake sticks to his roots of the South and fuses his love of Rock N' Roll to create a Southern Rock experience similar to that of the Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Blackberry Smoke.
Friday, December 20, 2019, 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Atlanta's Roshambeaux are a two-piece semi-electronic outfit that rock the house like no two-piece semi-electronic outfit you've ever heard before. Working overtime whenever they mount a stage, singer-guitarist Kyle Iconic and drummer J. Chastain trade off on keyboards while using their respective axes to trigger various loops and effects, raising a fiercely funk ruckus that has as much in common with acid rock and R&B as it does with EDM.
Iconic relates that he and Chastain were both engaged in various other creative endeavors when they were introduced by mutual friends roundabout 2010. "We both had other projects, but none of those projects were quite what we wanted to be doing," Iconic says.
"I was always fascinated by electronic music, but everyone else I knew seemed to want to be in a four-piece rock band. So I put that on the back burner, until I met J.He had the same basic ideas about electronic music that I did, so we said, 'Why not start a project that represents all of the things we want to do/'"
It was a truly combustible pairing -- a guitar player with swing, swag, and a serious soul jones, a whiz-kid drummer and multi-instrumentalist who learned Deep Purple licks from his paternal grandmother, both of them yearning to cast off the shackles of the standard strings-and-drums rock band formula.
Through the years, they've been compared to the likes of Prince and Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz -- maybe because of guitarist Iconic's light-brown skin and mighty mountain of hair -- and to garage bands like the White Stripes and the Black Keys -- maybe because most rock writers can't count past two. But while those comparisons may be lazy, they're not entirely off-base; Roshambeaux bear some sonic resemblance to all of those esteemed outfits, plus a dozen or so more, all depending on the moment and the song.
Iconic and Chastain call what they do "Rocktronic," or some such thing, and that's about as close as anyone will come to pinning down their singular stew of swinging rock and heavy funk.
Says Iconic,"The reaction we get from people that we're most proud of is when someone comes up and says to one of us, 'I've never seen or heard anything like this. Where have you guys been?' We're trying to present familiar elements in ways that people haven't seen before.
"People when they hear us, they tend to compare us to something else they like. We don't really care, as long as they're having a good time."
Roshambeaux recently released their second full-length album, "After Math," the follow-up to their 2013 debut "Iilluminaughty." What happens next is anyone's guess.
"We might decide to release an ambient record, or another rock record," Iconic says. "We really don't have a plan. The one thing that has stayed constant is that we always do exactly what we want to do."
The Rightly So
Saturday, January 11, 2020, 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM
ABOUT THE RIGHTLY SO
Born in the heart of the Buffalo rust belt, The Rightly So brings a vibrant energy to Americana music. The young acoustic duo is comprised of esteemed guitarist and performer Gregory Zeis, and award-winning singer/songwriter Jess Chizuk. Likened to The Milk Carton Kids and The Secret Sisters, The Rightly So has developed a unique style of captivating acoustic music carried by perfectly blended harmonies by voices that have been described as “electric and deeply in tune.”
Combined, Jess and Greg have nearly 20 years of performing experience while still in their early 20's themselves. The duo has played 100+ shows each year for the last 4 years and orchestrated three nationwide tours. They have performed with Howie Day, Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers, Sean Patrick McGraw, Dylan Jakobsen, and Davina and the Vagabonds, and have been featured in The Huffington Post, No Depression Magazine, and NPR affiliates in Amarillo (TX) and Grand Junction (CO). The Rightly So’s music combines the nostalgia of classic, down-home Americana with the sounds of contemporary folk. Their self-titled album provides an honest look into what a live performance from this duo is like; two guitars, two voices and a batch of well-crafted songs, full of vibrant energy and chemistry without losing any musical integrity. Their tasteful guitar riffs, singable melodies and storytelling lyrics have won them a number of accolades and awards alike.
"We are willing to bet that these two are going to be standing tall along the likes of the Milk Carton Kids and Secret Sisters more than their efforts would ever be considered bunk,” writes Jonathan Fram of For Folk’s Sake. “The Rightly So sound like successes with their strummy and sweet instrumental delivery melded together by the utter beacon that is their tantalizing harmonies.”
Their self-titled debut album was released to much acclaim in July of 2017: the project combines new renditions of old songs from past projects as well as plenty of brand new collaboration pieces. With a new album set to release in the summer of 2019 and their full-time touring schedule showing no sign of slowing down, it's evident that The Rightly So is at their best when they are together, and that things are only just getting started.
For more information, visit www.therightlyso.com.