Up & Coming Weekly

March 29, 2022

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 16 UCW MARCH 30 - APRIL 5, 2022 Nothing says the start of Sum- mer like free music, food, a cold drink and an opportunity for fun and entertainment on a Friday night. On April 1, the Gates Four Summer Concert Series will kick off with the rowback Collabo- ration Band. is will be the second year the Gates Four Summer Concert Series will be held. Bill Bowman, the publisher of Up & Coming Weekly and sponsor of the Gates Four Summer Concert Series, says he is very excited to bring this event back to the commu- nity, especially in the Hope Mills area. "It was very successful last year as a first-time event, and this year we're actually extending it for one month. So we're going to add a concert. And it's going to run from April through Septem- ber," Bowman said. e Summer Concert Series will present all concerts outdoors at the Gates Four Golf and Coun- try Club Pavilion. e Concert Series includes a variety of musi- cal acts, from a Lynyrd Skynyrd cover band to R&B. e first concert features head- liners, the rowback Collabora- tion Band (TCB). is seven-per- son band has been performing together since 2016, and they are all local to Fayetteville. e band members consist of A.D. omas, Mark "Duce" omas, Michael Counts, Larry Ludgood, Moshe Haire, Richard Bradford and Sybil Pinkney. eir music group shares a strong passion for playing R&B and smooth jazz. According to the band, their goal is to help keep the old-school funk alive. e next concert on June 26 will be the Heart Breaker, which will present a Heart-Led Zeppe- lin Tribute. June 3 picks up with Mostley Crue, a Motley Crue trib- ute band. On July 1, the concert series will host the versatile and local musicians Rivermist. e concert on August 5 will promise an all-female tribute to the rock band AC/DC. Shoot To rill is based out of Raleigh and tours all along the East Coast. e grand finale of the Summer Concert Series on September 2 is set to showcase the ulti- mate tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd. Tuesday's Gone, a band formed in 2005 in Raleigh, has dedicated itself to reproducing the original sound of what they call "one of the greatest and most legendary bands of all time." For the premiere of the concert series, Hope Mills Mayor Jackie Warner, as well as other local po- litical names such as Rep. Diane Wheatly and Rep. John Szoka, will be at Gates Four on April 1 to help officially kick off the Sum- mer Concert Series in Hope Mills by doing a red ribbon cutting. e gates open at 5 p.m. Start- ing at 6 p.m., a pre-entertain- ment show will start with local acoustic musician Judah Mar- shall. e concert will officially kick off at 7:30 p.m. with TCB. Indi- viduals and families are invited to bring their chairs and blankets to enjoy the outdoor show. An afterparty will kick off at 10 p.m. e afterparty will take place at Sand Trap Sports Lounge, in Fayetteville on Pur- due Street, and is free to attend. e afterparty will feature raffles, door prizes and more. Proceeds will support the Kidsville News Literacy and Education Foun- dation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to improve literacy, education and character development among America's young children by supporting various early literacy and learn- ing-based initiatives nationwide. Unlike last year, this year's con- cert series is free to attend. Food and beverages will be available for purchase and provided by Gates Four. ere is an opportu- nity to buy VIP tickets and tables. VIP Concert Tickets are $65 per person, and each ticket entitles you to the concert, table seating inside the Pavilion and includes food, beer, wine and other bever- ages. VIP Tickets can be bought at https://www.fayettevilledinner- theatre.com/tickets/ or by calling 910-391-3859. HANNAH LEE, Assistant Editor. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. Gates Four Summer Concert Series kicks off with Throwback Collaboration Band by HANNAH LEE COVER STORY Above: e full lineup of the Gates Four Concert Series at the Pavilion. (Photo cour- tesy of Gates Four Golf and Country Club.) Left: e rowback Collaboration Band.is the first of six featured bands to be highlighted throughout the Gates Four Summer Concert Series. (Photo courtesy of A.D.omas.) Right: Judah Marshall is the pre-entertainment show before the official concert at 7 p.m. He will also be performing with the TCB. (Photo Courtesy of Gates Four Concert Series.)

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