Concert Series is Sat. at city center
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The Marshall Tucker Band includes Chris Hicks, lead guitar; Marcus Henderson, keyboards; Doug Gray, lead vocals; Rick Willis, lead guitar and vocals; B.B. Border, drums; and Pat Elwood, bass guitar. The band will play in a free concert Saturday at the Park at City Center in downtown Woodstock.  <br>Special to the Cherokee Tribune
The Marshall Tucker Band includes Chris Hicks, lead guitar; Marcus Henderson, keyboards; Doug Gray, lead vocals; Rick Willis, lead guitar and vocals; B.B. Border, drums; and Pat Elwood, bass guitar. The band will play in a free concert Saturday at the Park at City Center in downtown Woodstock.
Special to the Cherokee Tribune
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WOODSTOCK – Those looking for a fun weekend activity can check out the last concert performance of the 2013 Woodstock Concert Series, the Marshall Tucker Band on Saturday at the Park at City Center.

The well-known American Southern rock band will headline at 8:30 p.m., following opener The Kurt Thomas Band at 7:30 p.m.

The free admission event is presented by the city of Woodstock and Northside Hospital–Cherokee.

The South Carolina band formed in the early 1970s and combines rock, rhythm and blues, jazz and country.

Douglas Gray has since assumed the role as its lead singer. Other members are Rick Willis on guitar, bassist Pat Ellwood, drummer B.B. Borden, and keyboard and flute player Marcus James Henderson.

The name Marshall Tucker Band does not refer to any band members, but a Spartanburg, S. C., piano tuner.

The Marshall Tucker Band’s hits include “Heard It in a Love Song,” “Fire on the Mountain,” and a version of “24 Hours at a Time.”

Other songs include “This Ol’ Cowboy,” “Long Hard Ride,” “Desert Skies” and “Searchin.”

Kurt Thomas of The Kurt Thomas Band is a country musician originally from Dahlonega.

He has opened for big name acts including Brooks & Dunn, LeeAnn Rimes and the Zac Brown Band. The artist also won CMT’s nationwide Music City Madness contest that led to a mentorship by country legend Randy Travis.

Families and people of all ages are encouraged to attend the event, city representatives said.

Entertainment includes a moonwalk provided by Colby Family Chiropractic, face painting and balloon animals from Momentum Church, and activities and prizes by the Sunshine House.

Food vendors will be on site with snacks throughout the night. Alcohol is prohibited in the park, but other drink and food items may be brought in a cooler.

Attendees can bring lawn chairs, blankets and beach chairs. Pets are allowed but must be on a leash.

The event is expected to draw a large crowd based on this summer’s previous performances including the Yacht Rock Revue and the Dazz Band.

Public parking is available at Chattahoochee Technical College, Woodstock Methodist Church and at the

Chambers at City Center (formerly Woodstock Community Church).

The city center is at 103 Arnold Mill Road in downtown Woodstock.

For more information visit www.woodstock

concertseries.com

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