The 2016 entertainment schedule is here. Visit the event schedule tab for a list of times for our two stages.
Sunday, Nov. 6 | 3:00 -5:00 p.m.
The TAMS have been entertaining and thrilling audiences for over 50 years! Known for such hits as "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy" and "What kind of Fool", the TAMS have hit sounds, gold records and platinum singles selling over 1 million copies of "Ain't Nothin Like Shaggin". Mixing the sounds of R&B, Beach and Motown, the TAMS give an incredible performance that keeps the audience dancing.
14 Karat Gold Band
Sunday, Nov. 6 | noon -3:00 p.m.
The Tams were in need of a dynamic backup band for their legendary show. It was through this stroke of fate that a group of musicians were hand-selected to form a band. Their unique chemistry and outstanding talent quickly made them one of the best dance bands in the Southeast - the 14 Karat Gold Dance Band. Five lead vocalists and a three piece horn section perform chart toppers from the best of Disco, 60s and 70s hits, Soul, R&B, and beach party music.
JB & The Get Down Brown Band
Saturday, Nov. 5 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
JB and the Get Down Band Brown's is a five piece band based out of South Central Virginia. Formed in 2009, the band has grown in popularity in Virginia, North Carolina, and the East Coast by playing the best of R&B, Blues, Classic Rock and a touch of Beach music. All of the members have played in regional bands in South Central Virginia area for over 25 years. In 2009, the band members got together to play a few private parties and their popularity spread throughout the region. They are known for having lots of fun on stage which is contagious to the crowd. All of the members sing lead vocals which enables the and to provide a wide range of entertainment. Playing festivals, weddings, restaurants, benefits, and private parties, JB and the Get Down Brown's Band is one of the East Coast's premier good time party bands.
The Holiday Band
Saturday, Nov. 5 | 2 – 5 p.m.
For those who haven't seen the band in a while, you don't know what you are missing. The band has experienced a few changes over the last few years, but they are the strongest they have ever been. The band is standing tall with Mike Taylor (Vocals, Guitar & Keyboards), Bob Martin (Saxophone), Time Taylor (Vocals, Bass Guitar), Ronnie Farrington (Vocals, Bass Guitar, Keys), Wayne Moore (Drums, Vocals), Lucas Cook (Keys) and the band has recently added Chase Given (Vocals, Trumpet, Keys) with Maurice Leggett running sound. This line-up provides the strongest and most diverse group the Holiday Band has seen, and it shows in the faces that see them play.
The Eric Strickland Show
Saturday, Nov. 5 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Eric Strickland has been writing songs for 12 years. He also won the Trailblazer Award at the 2001 King Eagle Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. he has been involved with community events such as singing at the Johnston Community College Country Music Showcase and other numerous events. From Four Oaks, North Carolina, his strong suit is his deeply rooted honky-tonk style but he also loves up to date country and a bit of southern and classic rock.
The Band Land O'Glory
Saturday, Nov. 5 | 2 - 2:45 p.m.
The Land O'Glory is a bluegrass trio of devoted musicians who play traditional music from the Appalachian mountains and beyond, plus some traditional takes on modern Americana.
The Rhythm Express Band
Saturday, Nov. 5 | 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Rhythm Express Band of Rocky Mount, North Carolina is a bad for all occasions specializing in classic R&B, Southern Soul, and Top 40's. They are composed of 8 members, all with at least 20 years of experience in the music industry. Each member has been involved in several bands and artistic projects, giving them exceptional musical ability and talent. They have performed at numerous festivals, such as the Harambe and Peanut festivals, banquets, parties, reunions and more. This high energy group leaves them talking about the good time that was had by all.
Sunday Church Bands
Sunday, Nov. 6
12:30 pm | St. John AME Choir
1:30 pm | The Barnes Project
3:30 pm | Salvation & Deliverance Church Choir
Line Dance Groups
Saturday & Sunday
A variety of line dance groups will perform in between band performances. Many of the groups invite audience members to join in! Come out and see the “Get In Line and Dance” group, “Footloose Friends” and the “Shimmy Shakers” line dancers.