StreetMusic on Paris Avenue in the heart of Old Town Port Royal
The Town of Port Royal, SC is
pleased to announce the line-up for the spring concerts at Street Music on
Paris Avenue. The free concerts begin May 16 and all shows will take place
at 6:30 pm between 9th and 10th streets on Paris Ave in the old village of
Port Royal. These concerts have become a tradition for the community over
the past eight years and folks are getting excited about the good weather
and great music that will soon be here.
This year the artists include; Sugar Blue (Chicago style Blues) May 16, The Terry Herron Band (Jazz Standards) May 30, Conservation Theory (Bluegrass/Traditional) June 13 and the series winds up with the Dixie Songbird, EG Kight (Southern Blues) June 27.
Town Councilman, Joe Lee said, “after almost 60 free concerts in 8 years I think you can safely say Port Royal is on to something here, and we hope it continues for a long time.” Joe has been a champion of this project it began back in the fall of 2007.
The opening concert brings back 2 time Grammy award winner Sugar Blue and his wonderful band. He made his first recordings in the mid 1970s with pioneering blues figures Brownie McGhee, Roosevelt Sykes, Victoria Spivey and Johnny Shines. On the advice of pianist Memphis Slim, he moved to Paris, France where he met the Rolling Stones who used his unmistakable sound to good advantage on three of their albums: that’s Sugar Blue’s harmonica blasting on their ’78 platinum disco hit “Miss You”.
On May 30 Terry Herron and his band will light up the stage on their return visit. This Concert will surprise you with an array of all-time favorites, including some Jazz & Swing Standards as well as a few Country hits. Music Director, Rick Radcliff,
will be joined by a few of Savannah’s finest jazz & swing musicians. The Girl-Singers will knock your socks off (we’re keeping them a surprise, and you’ll be glad you showed up).
Next on June 13 a group called Conservation Theory joins us from the Blue Ridge Mountains in upstate South Carolina, their music is described as Rustic Americana. The band is known for its homespun song writing, audience interaction and interpretation of traditional music.
The last concert on June 27 will feature the Dixie Songbird, EG Kight. This Southern Blues singer has performed around the US as well as in Germany, Japan & Mexico. She received the 2013 Georgia Music Legend Award. She is considered a true vocalist, and has had six Blues Music Award and two Blues Blast nominations, Many artists have recorded her songs, and she’s had songs on two Grammy®-nominated albums.
Street Music on Paris Avenue was created for the people of Port Royal but has become a draw for audiences around the region since 2007. Town Manager Van Willis came up with the idea and asked JW Rone to organize the events and book the artists. Willis said, “we know that JW (Rone) will find the best quality artists available who will inspire our community through their music.” The concerts present a wide variety of music each season, giving them a true feeling of diversity. Over the past 15 seasons Street Music has presented; blues, jazz, fold, zydeco, bluegrass, country and ethnic groups from all over the world.
Bring your chairs and your dancing shoes when you join the Town of Port Royal for Street Music on Paris Avenue this spring. The free concerts will provide fun for the entire family. All shows are rain or shine and the rain location is The Shed on Paris Avenue, one block from the outdoor site!