As summer winds down, the First Friday Summer Concert Series in Monroe comes to an end with the traditional performance by the Swingin’ Medallions on Sept. 6, 2019. This one, however, will be a little different.
This final concert in Monroe’s First Friday summer concert series will break in the home of the future town green at 306 S Madison Avenue. There is so much anticipation for this event that all the VIP tables have already sold out. There is, however, plenty of space on the law so you won’t miss out.
According to the event flyer, “the Swingin’ Medallions have been based out of the Greenwood South Carolina area, since the early 1960s. 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, with John McElrath being the leader and only member to be performing today. The 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, just be sure to bring your own lawn chair if you were not one of the lucky ones who managed to reserve a table. Bringing your own table is NOT permitted. Email or call (770) 266-5331 if you have questions.
VIP tables are sold out for this event! Note new location for the event~306 S Madison Avenue, Monroe. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL ALLOWED – Beer & Wine will be sold onsite