The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards Coming Back to Vidalia!

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Vidalia Visitors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                     DATE 5-2-2017

CONTACT:     Alexa Carter Britton

Executive Director, Vidalia CVB

912-538-8687

abritton@vidaliaga.gov

The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards Coming Back to Vidalia!

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Dennis Edwards and the Temptations Review will headline this year’s Outdoor Concert Series brought to you by the Vidalia Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Edward’s was selected as a replacement for the lead singer of the Temptations David Ruffin in 1968 and for more than 30 years has been considered a moving influential force in the R&B music industry.  Dennis Edwards began his music career with the Contours in the 1960’s.  Utilizing his unique style and smooth delivery of music The Temptations achieved the first Grammy award for Motown records with Dennis Edwards as lead singer.   Some of the hit recordings include “Ball of Confusion” , “Cloud Nine”,  “Papa was a Rolling Stone”,  Can’t Get Next to You”, “Psychedelic Shack”, “ My Girl”, “Just my Imagination” and many, many more.  Dennis Edwards has earned 14 Gold albums, 6 Platinum records, and 7 Grammy Awards, as well as, being a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Alabama Hall of Fame. The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards will kick off this year’s series on Saturday June 10th.  Advance tickets will be $10.00 each, a limited number of reserved seats will be available for $20.00 and will include parking. Purchase tickets at the Vidalia Onion Museum or at the Downtown Vidalia Association Main Street Office. Tickets the day of the event will be $15.00.

The second concert will be held on Tuesday July 4th and will feature Atlanta’s A-Town A-List.  The A-Town A-List has been playing amazing events all over the Southeast and around the entire country since their 2010 debut.  The A-Town A-List is a carefully curated combination of performers with impressive musical, vocal, dance and theatre experience. With resumes that include performances alongside the likes of Bruce Springsteen, The Black-Eyed Peas, and Stevie Wonder, the band members each bring to the stage a combination of unique talents. Together, they form a magnetic energy that will entice every partygoer to the dance floor.  The band plays timeless classics to modern hits, from groovin’ funk to soulful, slow-burning ballads.  All three singers’ performance chemistry is infectious, evoking the emotional delivery of nearly every fan-favorite of the past 60 years …from Bruno Mars to Frank Sinatra and from the Beatles to Katy Perry and Beyonce.  The concert will include the City of Vidalia’s annual 4th of July Fireworks show, which has become one of the area’s favorites and draws attendee’s from miles around.  Tickets for the 4th of July event will be $5.00 per ticket and may be purchase at the gate.

Rounding out the series will be the 2nd Annual “Savor Vidalia. A Celebration of Wine, Food & Jazz” featuring the return of Joe Gransden and his 16 Piece Big Band.  Gransden and his band blew away the attendees during last year festival and have quickly become one of the busiest groups on the jazz scene.  Originally formed in 2009, Joe and the guys have continued to build momentum and are performing numerous shows around the country.  The band’s new release entitled “It’s A Beautiful Thing” has sold incredibly well and is getting radio air play all over the world!  The cd was recorded live at Cafe 290 in Atlanta where the band holds a steady gig twice every single month.  “The Big Band truly has its own sound and really swings!” says Gransden, “I attribute that to the arrangements that were all written by jazz trombone great Wes Funderburk!  It’s such a pleasure to front a band of top musicians that can interpret Wes’ arrangements perfectly!  These guys are the best!”  There legion of fans continues to grow as well. Savor Vidalia will take place on October 21st and will also feature food and wine vendors from all over the state. The annual Outdoor Concert Series is held at the Stage at City Park in beautiful downtown Vidalia behind Vidalia City Hall at 114 Jackson Street.  Keep an eye out for ticket information for this event and the rest of the Outdoor Concert Series by going to the Convention and Visitors Bureau webpage at www.vidaliaarea.com and Visit Vidalia on Facebook.

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