Up & Coming Weekly

June 06, 2023

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 14 UCW JUNE 7 - 13, 2023 On June 16, KISS ARMY and Mirimage will be performing at Rock'n On e River for those who enjoy live music, relaxing and having a good time. e Deep Creek Grill, near the Campbellton Landing on the Cape Fear River, will host the event. Mirimage is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., and KISS ARMY at 8 p.m., said Greg Adair, organizer of the Rock'n On e River concert series. KISS ARMY, who call themselves the"coolest band in the world," hail from Kentucky but play once or twice a week in communities across the nation. KISS ARMY, who are decked out in the recognizable KISS face paint and attire, offer a striking glimpse into KISS's 1970s line-up. "When we go out there, we try to make people think it's KISS. at's the whole point of being a tribute band," said Jim Seda, who has performed as the "Demon" for more than 30 years. According to band lore, each member of KISS has a persona. Additionally, each persona con- tributes to what makes KISS unique. Since the original four-piece phenom KISS split up in 1980, lead singer Paul Stanley ("Starchild") and bassist Gene Simmons ("Demon") have been reformed. In 1980, Eric Carr ("Fox") replaced Pe- ter Criss ("Catman") as the band's drummer, and Vinnie Vincent ("Egyptian Warrior") replaced Ace Frehley ("Spaceman") in 1982. KISS made the decision to "unmask" them- selves in 1983, putting an end to what was regard- ed as the "real" KISS in favor of a more modern 1980s appearance, sound and vibe. Yet, starting in the late 1990s, KISS reconvened as the original band for a string of international farewell concerts. e demand for KISS increased when the origi- nal members of KISS got back together for the first farewell concert, and Seda's band was asked to play shows when KISS was unable to, he said. However, "it works both ways" since even when KISS isn't performing, fans still want to see them. Mirimage is an up and coming Southern rock/ country band. e band, led by Bobby Gilstrap, consists of five members who are all equally ex- cited each time they hit the stage. ey are sure to become a local favorite. e stage will be set up directly behind Deep Creek Grill, literally rocking next to the Cape Fear River. Rock'n On e River is presented by Healy Wholesale with partners Bob 96.5 FM radio and Up & Coming Weekly. e concert is free and open to the public, but there is a $10 parking fee. Outside coolers and containers are not permit- ted. Only service animals are permitted. Food can be purchased from Deep Creek Grill on site and Healy will be serving alcoholic bever- ages. Food and beer will be available for purchase starting at 5 p.m. Rock'n On e River takes place at 1122 Person Street. For more information, visit https://www. facebook.com/profile.php?id=100049990406810. CHAYENNE BURNS, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. June lineup is ready to rock Campbellton Landing by CHAYENNE BURNS EVENT PRINT. PACK. SHIP. All in one place! Print & Business Services Westwood • Fort Liberty• Hope Mills 910.860.1220 WESTWOOD AND HOPE MILLS LOCATIONS NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 439 WESTWOOD SHOPPING CENTER PLEASE SEND PRINT REQUESTS TO PRINT2974GMAIL.COM | FORT LIBERTY MINI-MALL 3333 N MAIN ST UNIT 150 HOPE MILLS SHIPPING BLUEPRINTS SIGNS FLYERS NOTARY BOOKLETS DESIGN DIRECT MAIL SHREDDING BROCHURES BANNERS CANVAS PRINTS Partner with our friendly team of shipping and printing experts to grow your business. TWO BROTHERS CATERING AT GATES FOUR GOLF AND COUNTY CLUB WEDDINGS | CORPORATE | MILITARY | SOCIAL | AND MORE! Call Two Brothers Catering to book your next event! 910.261.6584 | twobrotherscateringnc1@gmail.com www.thevinenc.com | www.twobrotherscateringnc.com

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