By Graham Nicholson
Dust off those dancing shoes and get ready for another incredible musical season at The Terraces, sponsored by The Big Canoe Chapel. The committee has been hard at work, signing new bands, and welcoming back fan favorites, too, for your enjoyment and fellowship. We were thrilled with the great and enthusiastic response to last year’s program and to see so many returning faces and many new ones.
The first concert is set for May 28 and will feature Still Standing, an Elton John tribute band. The band passionately recreates the Elton John Experience, paying close attention to the smallest detail. Ben Frey is Elton John, not only on vocals but also in looks. Ron Todd playsthe lead guitar and does vocals, too. Originally from Panama City, Frey now resides in Destin Fla. He is as familiar with lead as well as acoustic guitar and has a long tribute band career, having played in Elvis and Temptations replications. Jeff Ellison plays the bass and helps on vocals, too. He is from Indianapolis but resides in Niceville, Fla. Finally, Shawn “Shack” Shackelford plays the drums and does vocals, too. He is from Columbus, Miss., but now too resides in Niceville Fla. He won Beachcomber Music Award for Best Drummer in 2012. Groove to the sound of such hits as “Crocodile Rock,” “Benny and the Jets,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” Rocket Man,” Philadelphia Freedom,” and Elton’s tribute to Marilyn Monroe that became a tribute to Princess Diana, “Candle in the Wind.”
The Patty Wagon food truck will be at the first concert serving up the best burgers all over Atlanta and North Georgia. Bacon the Law, their secret 5-0 sauce, and choice of seasoned fries are what they are known for… ’cause these burgers are so good, it’s criminal.’ Service is walk-up starting at 5 p.m. Various food trucks will be on hand throughout the season. If you enjoy a particular food truck, please let us know.
We are extremely grateful for our sponsors who have joined us for the 2022 season. The Platinum sponsors include Century 21 Results – Tom Petrigliano and Carolyn Littell, Foothills IGA, GLA- Geheber Lewis Associates, Keith Duncan, CLU, CLTC-Medicare Specialist, Jasper Paint & Body, Live Oakes Exteriors – Dave Johnson, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, and State Farm Insurance – Parish Lowrie. Joining us as Gold Sponsors are Days Chevrolet, One O One Printing, Rotary Club Big Canoe, and Tom’s Awesome Seafood.
Ticket packages are available again this year. A Season Pass, available until May 26 at 11:59 p.m., is $120. This guarantees you a spot at all of our concerts. If you prefer more versatility, then purchase a Pick 6 package for $130. You can use all six for one concert or one ticket or two among any of the remaining concerts. As always, single tickets remain $20, purchase until Thursday evening at 11:59 p.m., with a single-day ticket picked up at the concert for $25. Purchase your tickets or ticket packages online at www.terracesconcerts.com, Sunday Stand-Around at the Chapel and finally by check in the Terraces Alpha Box at the Big Canoe Post Office.
Finally, should you have any follow-up questions or concerns, please contact us through our website, www.terracesconcerts.com, or contact Gerhard Noll directly at 770-605-9966. During the upcoming season, we will continue to have the Concert and Weather Hotline available at 470-273-6767. We will also have updates on the Terraces Facebook page (be sure to like us). For GPS address information, The Terraces Amphitheater is located at 1849 Steve Tate Highway in Marble Hill, Georgia 30148.
The rest of The Terraces summer lineup includes:
June 18 – A1A, a Jimmy Buffet tribute act
July 2 – GlowBand, an Eagles tribute band
July 16 – End of the Line, an Allman Brothers tribute band
July 30 – The Adrian Stover Band
Aug. 20 – Street Choir, a tribute to Van Morrison
Sept. 3 – 120 East, a 10-member classic rock ’n’ roll band with a horn section
Make plans to join us again this season at The Terraces, a Big Canoe Chapel-owned and operated venue!
See you there!
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