August Second Saturday On Station Street Event Lineup Announced

Friday, August 4, 2017
Pictured are guitars that will be demoed: from top: 1968 Telecaster, 1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior, 1956 Gibson Les Paul TV Special, and a 1957 Strat
Pictured are guitars that will be demoed: from top: 1968 Telecaster, 1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior, 1956 Gibson Les Paul TV Special, and a 1957 Strat

The fourth event in the Second Saturdays on Station Street summer music series, hosted by the Songbirds Foundation, will be held Aug. 12 on Station Street in front of the Songbirds Guitar Museum from 3-8 p.m. 

The Lineup:
Guitar Pickin' Extravaganza - 3-4 p.m.
The Power Players - 4-5:30 p.m.
The Beaters - 6-8 p.m.

"What do you get when you cross some of the region's hottest pickers with the coolest guitars? A Guitar Pickin' Extravaganza! From 3-4, Atlanta-based guitarist, Chris Blackwell, will demonstrate some of the museum’s amazing vintage guitars and gear  Then stick around for The Power Players and The Beaters," officials said.

Second Saturdays on Station Street is a five-part musical series held on the second Saturday of every month during the summer— May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug.

12, and Sept. 9 from 3-8 p.m. This event series will celebrate the businesses on and around Station Street and the Southside Neighborhood, and it will highlight musical acts of all genres, art, culture, and food. This event is kid and pet friendly.

The Bands:

The Beaters:
Chattanooga’s Favorite Party Band! Members: Randy Clark, Terryl Greene, David Turner, Rick Lane, Ranse Whitworth, Randy Johnston and David Brown make up one of the Southeast finest Classic Rock bands– The Beaters. Formed in 1985 by Clark, Greene and Turner, the band achieved great success by performing the music of the 60’s. Looking for an even bigger sound in 1994, the Beaters added Rick Lane and Ranse Whitworth at keyboards to help duplicate the Synth and Horn arrangements of the 70’s and 80’s. Randy Johnston joined the group in 2002 to produce even more versatility with his blazing guitar work. In 2011 David Brown was added to the Band. His Soaring Vocals can cover anyone from Journey to Earth Wind and Fire. The Beaters pay close attention to detail in reproducing the sounds of the original recordings. Their excellent vocal harmonies and exceptional musicianship are unsurpassed. The band plays a variety of music styles such as: 60’s rock artists: The Beatles, The Stones, CCR, Van Morrison. Motown artist: The Temptations, Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye. R&B Artist: James Brown, Wilson Picket, Aretha Franklin. 70’s Bands: Chicago, The Allman Brothers, Aerosmith, The Eagles, 80’s Groups: Journey, Bryan Adams, The Cars, The Fixx, Michael Jackson Earth Wind and Fire and even Disco Artists like KC, Rick James, & The Commodores. When it comes to music styles, The Beaters have it covered.

The Power Players

With a mixture of rockin' blues, electric funk, jazz, classic rock, and great Motown soul, The Power Players Show Band delivers a variety of music guaranteed to fulfill your soul.

For more information check out www.songbirdsfoundation.org/second-saturdays.



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