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Nov 18, 14 | 4:58 am
December Monthly Dance on December 12, 2014 and New Years Eve Dinner-Dance
Our regular monthly dance will feature a return engagement of The Model City Wrecking Crew, on Friday, December 12, 2014. Line dancing will begin at 6:30 PM with the band starting at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 per person.
Model City Wrecking Crew is a five-piece band from Kingsport, TN performing classic rock music intermixed with slow tunes and waltzes. The Crew performs material from artists including Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, James Taylor, The Rolling Stones, Bob Seeger, Steely Dan, The Steve Miller Band, REM, and The Atlanta Rhythm Section among others. The Model City Wrecking Crew was formed in 2012 and has been performing in local venues since that time.
Band members include Lawson Garrett (vocals), Joe Ball (guitars, vocals), Jimmy Dale (keyboards), Dwight Brown (bass guitar, vocals) and Gary McKinney (drums, percussion).
We hope you will enjoy listening and dancing to the memorable music from the 60's and 70's performed by this group.
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Friends of Kingsport Senior Center will hold its 5th annual New Year's Eve Dinner/Dance at St. Dominics Parish Life Center, 2517 John B. Dennis Highway (Hwy 93), Kingsport, on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Time: 8 PM—12:30 AM, The Public is invited.
KIDS OUR AGE, a premier Tri-Cities Dance Band, will provide a variety of rock and dance tunes throughout the evening. Two intermissions will feature Line Dancing. A bountiful buffet of heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served. Suggested dress is semi-formal, black tie optional.
Reservations are required and tickets are available for purchase now. Cost is $25 per person ($200 for table of 8). The number of tickets has been limited to 180 to allow ample room for dancing on the beautiful hardwood floor. See the Newsletter for further details.
Please call for reservations or mail a check (made out to Friends of Kingsport Senior Center) to: Laverne Olney (Ph: 423 288-2668), 2729 Berkshire Lane, Kingsport, TN 37660.
Nov 05, 14 | 11:53 am
SHOOTER BAND plays at Renaissance Center on November 14.
The Novemer dance, sponsored by Friends of the Kingsport Senior Center, will feature SHOOTER band on Friday evening, November 14, 2014. Line dancing will begin at 6:30 PM with the band starting at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 per person.
SHOOTER is a four piece band from the East Tennessee Tri-Cities area. SHOOTER takes pride in it’s rich 3 part harmonies on every song and play a hot mix of Classic Country and Classic Rock as well as some of their own original material.
The Perry brothers, Keith Oliver and Ken Dugger, have a long history together. They played together in high school as in the well known local band, Southern Harvest. Previously known as Old Dogs-New Tricks, they have played in venues all over the Tri-Cities area and 3 other states and have a very dedicated following. Just recently, SHOOTER filmed at The Paramount center, for the TV show, “Bristol’s Big Room’.
Each member of SHOOTER is a seasoned musicians and each one has at least 30 years of experience. Members of SHOOTER are; Ken Dugger (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals); Keith Oliver (Drums); Frank Perry (Bass and Vocals); and Wes Perry (Lead Guitar and Vocals).
From SHOOTER: "Are you tired of hearing the music and not hearing the lyrics? With Shooter, you'll hear all of the song, the way it was meant to be heard. We know you will enjoy not just the music, but, you'll end up singing along, because these are songs we all have grown up listening to and you'll be heading for the dance floor. Our focus has always been to see that the message of the song comes through, so, the vocals are our feature and the music is as it should be, to present the songs. We offer some of the best three part harmonies you'll hear this side of Nashville."
Sep 15, 14 | 4:16 am
LIMITED EDITION RETURNS ON OCTOBER 10,2014
The October dance, sponsored by Friends of the Kingsport Senior Center, will feature LIMITED EDITION band on Friday evening, October 10, 2014. Line dancing will begin at 6:30 PM with the band starting at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 per person.
Limited Edition has performed for audiences of all ages for over 30 years. Bruce Rush sings and plays the keyboard while Bink Rush plays guitar and occasional banjo.
Using the latest digital audio and synthesizer technology, the band plays a large variety of styles to suit very diverse musical tastes. "Something for Everyone". Although the music is especially selected for dancing, Limited Edition recognizes that a dance is primarily a social event. With that in mind, the PA system and amps are set to create a full sound for dancing, while, at the same time, adjusted to a comfortable volume to allow people to hear and carry on a conversation throughout the venue.
Limited Edition believes the most important part of any dance or social event is THE AUDIENCE. It is YOUR PARTY !!
Join your friends at the Renaissance Center in Kingsport on October 10th.
Aug 24, 14 | 6:04 am
Model City Wrecking Crew to play September 12, 2014
Come out to welcome a new band, The Model City Wrecking Crew, on September 9, 2014. Line dancing will begin at 6:30 PM with the band starting at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 per person.
Model City Wrecking Crew is a five-piece band from Kingsport, TN, that performs classic rock music. Band members include Lawson Garrett: Vocals; Joe Ball: Guitars, Vocals; Jimmy Dale: Keyboards; Dwight Brown: Bass Guitar, Vocals; and Gary McKinney: Drums, Percussion. Model City Wrecking Crew performs material from popular artists including Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, The Eagles, James Taylor, and The Rolling Stones. Former members of the PF Flyers, Dwight, Joe, and Jimmy started the Model City Wrecking Crew in 2012.
Joe began playing guitar in grade school and played throughout high school and college. Although he enjoys Americana, Blues, Jazz, and contemporary Christian music, Joe is most interested in performing music of the late 60’s, 70’s, and early 80’s. Joe has played with local bands, The Full Grace Grifters and Armchair Kharma, and his musical influences include Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Larry Carlton, and Bonnie Raitt.
The Beatles' arrival in America sparked Dwight's interest in playing rock 'n' roll. Dwight is originally from Georgia, and his first band, Edifice Wrecks, continues to be a favorite in the northeast Georgia area. His college rock band Ravenstone is considered one of the “Godfathers of Athens Rock.”
Jimmy was classically trained on piano from age five. His musical influences include Leon Russell, George Harrison, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Chicago. Jimmy has played with local bands since 1980, including the popular Uptown Country Band.
Gary began playing drums before his teenage years. In middle school he loved soul music and just before his freshman year in high school he was introduced to Jimi Hendrix and Creedence Clearwater Revival. He has played in several bands since the early 70's playing mostly rock and boogie. After playing rock music early on he expanded his musical horizon to include jazz and his love of the blues. Some of Gary's musical influences include: John Bonham, Neal Peart, Charlie Watts, Lenny White, and none other than Mr Buddy Rich. Originally from Johnson City, TN he resides in Kingsport, TN with his wife Laurel.
Lawson hails from California and has been playing with groups across the US since an early age. While in New England he joined the critically acclaimed hard rock band TAZ in the 80's and played throughout the Northeast. He has played either as a solo act or leading bands of his own including Hard Monkeys, Peaces of Way, and The Hygienics. He has played local and regional venues including The Down Home in Johnson City, The Carter Fold, The Handlebar in Greeneville SC, Bele Chere in Asheville, NC and Bristol's Rhythm and Roots Reunion. Some of his influences include The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Little Feat, Pink Floyd and others. Lawson currently resides in The Model City.
We hope you will enjoy listening and dancing to the memorable music from the 60's and 70's performed by this group
Jul 07, 14 | 3:34 am
No JULY dance; August Dance will feature SHOOTER BAND on August 8, 2014
The August dance will feature SHOOTER band. Come out and welcome this group on FRIDAY evening, AUGUST 8, 2014. Line dancing will begin at 6:30 PM with the band starting at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 per person.
SHOOTER BAND is made up of a three member core that has been playing together for decades. Two brothers, Frank and Wes Perry and their childhood friend, Ken Dugger make up the front three. Add the backbone of the band, Johnny Ball, on more vocals and percussion and you have one of the strongest country / rock bands in the East Tennessee Area.
Are you tired of hearing the music and not hearing the lyrics? With Shooter, you'll hear all of the song, the way it was meant to be heard. Their show is a hot mix of classic Country and classic Rock and we know you will enjoy not just the music, but, you'll end up singing along, because these are songs we all have grown up listening to and you'll be heading for the dance floor.
They offer some of the best three part harmonies you'll hear this side of Nashville. They will play a varied group of musical selections and genres that should satisfy everyone. Come out and enjoy the music and dancing!
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