Up & Coming Weekly

July 06, 2021

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JULY 7-13, 2021 UCW 13 COVER Warm weather and sunshine invite us to venture outdoors to enjoy friends, good food, a favorite beverage and great music. With the eas- ing of COVID restrictions, we are seeing the local summer concert scene flourish with opportuni- ties to entertain fans of all kinds of music – from classic rock to jazz. On July 17, local audiences can venture over to the Gates Four Golf & Country Club Pavilion and enjoy a Rockin' in the 80s party with the Jan Michael Fields Band. Fields is a charismatic perform- er known as one of the top vocal- ists in the southeast. His stellar voice and ability to work the stage are just as relevant today as in the 80s when he was the front- man for the international touring act, Sidewinder. A consummate professional, Fields' dedication to his craft earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 for outstanding contributions and support of the North Carolina music industry. "I started beating around on pots and pans when I was about 6 years old. at's where my love for music started," Fields said. "I started with the drums as my first musical instrument and played in the high school band. en, I joined the school chorus, be- cause I always loved singing and performing. I remember when MTV played 'Video Killed the Radio Star' by e Buggles, and it made me want to be in a band even more," said Fields Band. Since he was 18 years old, Fields knew that music was some- thing he wanted to pursue as a career. In 1985, he joined the band Side- winder, which toured up and down the east coast, as well as parts of the Mid- west and Canada. e COVID pan- demic put a halt to live performances, but the band is ready to hit the stage and enter- tain audiences. After the Fayetteville show at Gates Four, the band will perform at the Lincoln eatre in Raleigh later this year. e Jan Michael Fields Band has been per- forming hits of the 70s and 80s for 7 years, completing several hundreds of shows across the region. "We really enjoy bringing music to people and watching them sing along, smile and unwind. I have a great group of guys behind me that make what I do possible," said Fields. Tickets for Rockin' in the 80s with the Jan Michael Fiends Band all concert dates are available for purchase online at www.fayette- villedinnertheatre.com. Tickets are $60 per person and include the concert, food and lawn seating (bring your chairs). Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with food served from 6-7:30 p.m. A complete line of beverages will be available at three convenient full- service cash bars serving Healy Wholesale beer, wine products and mixed drinks. Concierge table service will be provided for VIP tables inside the Pavilion. Fayetteville's own Mash House Brewery will also have a large selection of their custom craft beers available. For VIP Tables, group rates or more information, call 910-391-3859. Tickets are limited in order to keep the concert attendees comfort- able and socially distanced. Summer concerts offer variety for local audiences by AUDREY HOGUE e Jan Michael Fields Band will perform at the Gates Four Pavilion on July 17. (Photo courtesy Gates Four Summer Concert Series) AUDREY HOGUE, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com 910-484-6200.

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