Monroe Downtown is inviting the community to enjoy some Labor Day weekend fun on the Downtown Green (306 S Madison Avenue) on Friday, Sept. 4, with the Swingin’ Medallions.
According to the press release, the Swingin’ Medallions have been based out of the Greenwood South Carolina area, since the early 1960’s. The music most often associated with the band is beach music, frat rock, R&B, or shaggin’ music. After a few years of touring colleges from the Carolinas to the Louisiana Bayou, John McElrath took the group to Arthur Smith’s Studio in Charlotte North Carolina, to record “Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love)”. The song became a million seller in 1966, and has been a party classic for college students for decades. “She Drives Me Out Of My Mind” and “Hey, Hey, Baby” were top 40 hits in 1966 and 1967, but “Double Shot” remains the signature song of the Swingin’ Medallions.
The members of the Swingin’ Medallions have changed over the past thirty years but he personnel of the band has always included around eight members with at least a four piece horn section. The high energy party style stage performance of the first Medallions has been passed down to the band that performs today. The present Medallions stage show has coined them the name “The Party Band of the South.”
Music begins at 7 pm. General admission to the concert is free – bring your own lawn chair if you don’t reserve a table. Bringing your own table is NOT permitted. Email or call (770) 266-5331 if you have questions.
**NOTE** NO TENTS OR TABLES ALLOWED.
NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL ALLOWED – Beer & Wine will be sold onsite