Beach Music & Headline Bands
With a great line-up of bands, Blue Ridge Fest is a great venue for those who like to get up and dance or those who just want to listen. Take a look at the 2017 entertainers!Approximate Schedule for Band Performances5:15 The Flashbacks6:15 Jim Quick & Coastline8:00 The Contours9:15 Little Anthony & The Imperials
This year’s headliners, LITTLE ANTHONY AND THE IMPERIALS, is a group that has transcended over the years with their fantastic run of hits from the 50’s until the mid-70s. In 1958, their debut single, “Tears On My Pillow”, sold over a million copies. Epitomized by their dramatic, heartfelt pop/soul records, the Imperials enjoyed their peak success in the ‘60s notably with the singles “I’m on the Outside (Looking In)” (1964), “Goin’ Out Of My Head” (1964), “Hurt So Bad” (1965), “I Miss You So” (1965), “Take Me Back” (1965), and “Hurt” (1966). Their electric charisma will have you singing and dancing to your favorites.
In 1960, Berry Gordy Jr. signed a talented group of vocalists called THE CONTOURS as one of Motown's first acts. Over a half-century later, this legendary group continues to shake 'em down. During their distinguished careers, THE CONTOURS have entertained tens of millions of fans and have sold millions of records along the way. In the 1960's, the group charted eight hits, including Motown's first million-seller and its fastest-rising hit of all time, "Do You Love Me."
JIM QUICK AND COASTLINE have been touring the Southeast United States for more than 15 years, playing nearly 300 shows per year, and has released more than 11 albums including his newest, DOWN SOUTH. Originally introducing their music as the Coastline Band—a band of friends who played the Carolina beach bars day in and day out—the group pushed Quick to the forefront and naturally transformed into Jim Quick & Coastline. Known for his all-out performances and deliberate, off-the-cuff wisecracks, Jim has been a gracious recipient of the Carolina Music Awards “Entertainer Of The Year Award” – nine times.
THE FLASHBACKS from Easley, South Carolina consists of professionals from the upstate who specialize in playing 50's, 60's, 70's, Rock ‘N’ Roll…Beach and Soul. Our goal is to play music that is enjoyed by all ages and to make your event a memorable one. Our variety includes Motown, Shaggin’ Beach Classics, Soul, R&B, Oldies,songs by female vocal artists and many others. Music in The Flashbacks playlist includes such artists as The Spinners, The Tams, Lou Rawls, The Drifters, The Catalinas, Barbara Lewis, The Temptations and Bruno Mars. Members of The Flashbacks have opened for artists such as Chairmen Of The Board, "Little Anthony" and the Imperials, Chubby Checker, Jerry Butler and The Mighty Tams, featuring the Legendary "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy," Joe Pope. THE FLASHBACKS have been making memories since 1996!