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The Town of Kure Beach and The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Present the 2013 FREE Summer Concert Series

Next Concert July 12 Spare Change

Summertime at the beach is all about sun, sand, waves, seafood and MUSIC! So we're again bringing you our FREE Summer Concert Series held at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach on the second and fourth Fridays of June, July and August. Bring blankets and chairs for the whole family and prepare to boogie the night away.   Come end your work week and see the most beautiful sunsets on the Island overlooking the Cape Fear River while listening to some of the most popular Bands in the area.
This year’s line-up is exceptional in its talent as well as its diversity.  The third installment on July 12th will  be none other than LeGrange, NC’s very own ”SPARE CHANGE” with their Beach Country and Classic R & B sound.  Rounding out the second half of the summer will be the well-known “JUSTIN FOX TRIO” with their high-energy Classic Blues & Southern Rock on July 26th followed by Kure Beach’s very own Bluegrass Maestros “SOUTH OF K” on August 9th.  Closing out our 2013 Series will be “THE MAKO BAND” featuring Beach Boogie & Blues in the way only Mako can deliver.
Coolers are  allowed so pack your picnic and enjoy dinner to the grooves of live music - for free! However we do ask that you please do NOT bring pets or glass  Beverages, food and snacks  will be for sale. Please contact the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce if you have questions and don't forget to check out our exciting Pleasure Island Calendar of Events. 2013 FREE Summer Concert: June 14 from 6:30-8:30 - Eastbound (Classic Country Rock); June 28 from 6:30-8:30 - Jam Sandwich (Classic Southern Rock & Blues); July 12 from 6:30-8:30 - Spare Change (Beach, Country, Classic R&B); July 26 from 6:30-8:30 - Justin Fox Trio (Classic Blues & Southern Rock); August 9 from 6:30 - 8:30 - South of K (Bluegrass); August 23    6:30 - 8:30    Mako Band (Beach Boogie Blues). For more information please call the Chamber at 910-458-8434 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
EASTBOUND - Modern Country would be the category that EastBound would land under if you were to look them up. But, if you have had the chance to see their LIVE show you would walk away finding it difficult to label them as “just” country. Over the years Country Music has welcomed artist from across the charts and EastBound finds great opportunity in that.  With the influences of not only the Grand Ole Opry, but, Motown, & Rock the Eastbound show has something for everyone. Great song selection that makes even the non-country fan get up and sing along is their key ingredient.                                                                                                                     2011 was an exciting year for the guys. Winning the “Bluesapalooza” band competition at The House of Blues in Myrtle Beach granted them the invitation to perform on the outside stage the entire summer. This recognition and exposure resulted in EastBound playing the hottest spots and becoming one of the top bands in the Myrtle Beach Area.
SPARE CHANGE - The Band, Spare Change based in LaGrange NC, got their start in 2002 as a 4 piece band made up of a group of friends. Traveling throughout the southeast, this band grew into what is today one of the most sought after bands in the market. Spare Change has grown to be a favorite for Festival goers, Corporate Parties, Wedding Receptions, Nightclubs and more! They energize every function with their diverse selection of music. From Rock, Country, Beach, Funk, Rap and Classic Rock, Spare Change is sure to play a favorite of all persons attending. They will definitely make your event one to remember. With unique instruments from the mandolin to the violin, they seem to bring something refreshing and exciting to their fans.
JUSTIN FOX TRIO - Along with David Morse, Justin Fox has formed a trio from part of the acclaimed Medusa Stone Band which has been seen far and wide from Wilmington to thje Florida Keys. The Justrin Fox Trio will perform at the fourth of six Free Concerts at Ft,. Fisher this suumer. If you like High Energy Classic Blues and Southern Rock, this will be the show for you.
SOUTH OF K - South of K is an acoustic band that many of you will recognize as a neighbor, family member, or even a long time friend! Each member resides or has close ties to Kure Beach, NC. Dennis Cooper, Aaron and Jamie King, and Joey Canady each have a long history of performing in varying music genres, but their love for their brand of bluegrass and their strong friendship has brought them together to form... South of K. What you will experience with this band is more than merely music; it's "friendship manifested in music!" Band members: Dennis Cooper - Dennis grew up in the mountains of NC where music was a big part of his life, and made his way to Kure Beach where he works and resides. Dennis is a talented musician who plays bass normally but also seasons the band's music with the Dobro. Dennis lends a hand in the band's arrangements and handles bookings as well. Aaron King - Aaron is a native of Wilmington, NC and the older brother of Jamie. Music has also been a huge part of Aaron's life. Aaron and Jamie's parents were heavily involved in church music, leading in churches for many years, which helped create a masterful ear for music. Aaron has pastored several churches and is in demand as a Bible teacher. Aaron plays mainly guitar with the band and sings lead, tenor, and baritone. Jamie King - Jamie was homegrown in Wilmington as well. The younger brother of Aaron, he also works and resides in Kure Beach. Jamie plays several instruments but focuses on the mandolin with South of K. Jamie also sings lead, tenor, and baritone and does most of the arranging.  Joey Canady - Joey is another native of Wilmington. He also has pastored several churches in the area, including Kure Beach First Baptist where he was for over ten years. Joey plays banjo and bass when called upon.
The Mako Band - The Mako Band has been performing in the Carolinas & Virginia since 1992. The Band plays variety 70's 80 & 90's Beach ~ Boogie ~ Blues Keyboards - Saxophone - Guitar - Bass & Pulse Pounding Drums topped off with Polished Vocals,
Comprises this highly experienced group of Entertainers.
The Band features Mitch Batchelor (Lead Singer, Bass); Chris Martin (Sax, Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals); Robby Spivey (Drums & Vocals); Carey Peterson (Lead Guitar & Vocals) and Phillip Pennington (Keyboards & Vocals).