July 11, 2012. The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce’s fifth Summer Concert in the Park will be on Thursday, July 19. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Tate-Evans Town Park stage behind Bank of America on Highway 194. Bring your chairs or blankets and coolers. Food will also be available for purchase at the concert. Raffle tickets can be purchased for prizes as well as for a cash drawing. Admission is free.
About the Band
Born in Texas and raised in Carolina, Jeff Luckadoo is a singer / songwriter and actor from Mt. Holly. Jeff grew up hunting, fishing, playing baseball and singing in church. He took a drama class in high school and found he liked it and had some talent. Jeff also met his future wife Stephanie at East Gaston High School. They were married after he graduated from UNC-Charlotte. His children Luke and Lauren shortly followed. Jeff recently said, “My family is my greatest joy and my children, now almost grown, are my greatest achievement. They’re really good kids that would make any dad proud.”
Musically he grew up on Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Jr., Waylon, Willie, Charlie Daniels and other great southern singer/songwriters.
“That stuff just resonates in my soul,” Luckadoo said, “Songs about real life pain and love. I try to bring that same narrative to my songs.”
As a singer / songwriter, Jeff’s music can best be described as Country Americana steeped in southern experience. Whether it’s the passion of a coming home song like “Carolina Blue,” or the irreverent rocker like “Can You Hear Me Now?” or a funny story song like “Speedo Toledo,” Jeff’s songs are full of imagery and emotion. In 2008, he was awarded the Emerging Regional Artist Grant by the NC Arts and Science Council and in 2009 was named the Charlotte Music Awards Country Artist of the Year. Other highlights include a “Salute to the Troops” concert with the USO, opening for John Anderson at the Bojangles’ Coliseum for the Charlotte Firefighters and singing the National Anthem at the Charlotte Knight Baseball Stadium. In 2011, Jeff Luckadoo and Southern Wave won the Charlotte Music Awards Country Band of the Year and was a finalist in the Texaco Country Showdown.
This week’s sponsor is WingN’It. They are your “Local Wild Bird Center”! Wild bird seed, houses and feeders, home & garden art and gifts, artisan collections, household gifts and hand-dipped ice cream. You can find new items throughout the year. So stop by and check out their selections. And stop in for the latest ice cream flavor.
Days and hours of operation are: May through October, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. They are in the same location as Snow Toys in the winter months – across from the High Country Square Shopping Center.
For more information about the concerts, contact Sharon Meyer at 828-963-2343 or email her at [email protected].