On Friday, August 19th the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s annual Summer on the Square free concert series will wrap up the 2016 season with an outstanding finale performance from Tin Can Alley. Comprised of Mel Jones on percussion and harmonica, Don Story on guitar, and Calvin Johnson on Bass, this popular ensemble will treat audiences to classic soul and R&B music from the 1960’s.
The concert begins at 7:00pm and is held on the Alexander County Courthouse lawn in Taylorsville (29 W Main Avenue). In case of rain, Summer on the Square will be moved to the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road). Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for their convenience. Summer on the Square is made possible through the Center’s partnership with the Town of Taylorsville and Alexander County Government.
Concessions will be available for sale from the 957 Mobile Cafe.
Tin Can Alley was formed in 2006 as a way to deliver the lyrical power and driving rhythms of the classic soul, R&B, and rock of the 60’s to smaller venues. By toning down percussion, using a doghouse bass, and focusing on the wonderful vocal harmonies found in the songs released by Motown, Stax-Volt, and Atco-Atlantic, the Cans have developed a loyal following throughout Piedmont and Western NC. Recently this multi-talented trio has added more percussion for larger venues and continues to perform the music of Marvin Gaye, James Brown, The Beatles, The Coasters, and The Drifters as well as more contemporary artists Steve Winwood, Delbert McClinton, and Steely Dan at festivals, clubs, restaurants, breweries, and wineries in the region.
Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center events, exhibits, and programs are made possible in part through the generous funding of Alexander County government, the Town of Taylorsville, the Eileen and R. Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, Duke Energy, the Catawba Valley Community Foundation, the Friends of the Center membership program, and by the Grassroots Grant of the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible.
To learn more about the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center call (828) 632-6966, email email@example.com or visit www.hiddenitearts.org