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Rumours

Rumours is the Southeast’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Based in Atlanta, GA, Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show. The six members of Rumours are professional musicians with experience across the spectrum of genre – folk, blues, country, rock, and everything in between. Rumours’ diverse background, coupled with a professional approach to the craft, has propelled them to their status as one of the most highly regarded tribute bands in the country.

Rumours has recreated the Mac experience for a loyal fan base across the eastern United States – selling out venues like The Georgia Theater in Athens, GA, and Daryl’s House in Pawling, NY, and playing to packed House of Blues venues in Orlando, Myrtle Beach, and New Orleans.

Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe in the ways of magic? Rumours does!

Rumours is Mekenzie Jackson(lead vocals), Doug Easterly(lead and backing vocals, guitar and percussion), Alex Thrift(lead guitar), Adrienne Cottrell(keyboards, lead and backing vocals), Jerry Tew(bass) and Gabriel Pline(drums).

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The Black Jacket Symphony Presents: Pearl Jam’s “Ten” + Nirvana’s “Nevermind”

The Black Jacket Symphony returns to Iron City to perform two albums that not only gave rise to the grunge era, but largely defined it as well–Nirvana’s “Nevermind” and Pearl Jam’s “Ten”–PLUS a handful of greatest hits from each band. The first time the band performed these albums the show sold out in record time—don’t miss this incredible performance and relive some of the songs that defined the 90’s. Tickets will sell out—get yours today.

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Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra is an American indie rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2004. The group is composed of rhythm guitarist-singer-songwriter Andy Hull, lead guitarist Robert McDowell (3), bassist Andy Prince (2) and drummer Timothy Very. Former drummer Jeremiah Edmond parted ways with the band in January 2010 to focus on his family and on running the band’s record label, Favorite Gentlemen. The band’s original bassist, Jonathan Corley, parted ways with the band in 2013, Keyboard/percussionist Chris Freeman (3), left the band in September 2016 (after 10 years) to focus on other projects.

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Cahaba Blue Band

The Cahaba Blue Band is a local, Birmingham group that has been playing local venues since 2014. The band focuses on classic songs from the 70’s and 80’s covering rock and blues-rock tunes with occasional ventures into pop country. Fronted by Bobby Aycock on rhythm guitar and vocals and Sally Russell Baio of The Starlings, on vocals, the band is also made up of veteran musicians from the local music scene over the past few decades. Robert Churchill is on drums with Kent Peterson on lead guitar, both of Telluride and Locust Fork, and Bob Norman, of Chevy Six, on Bass guitar. Brian Wiatrak is on keys, harmonica and vocals. The Cahaba Blue Band has a strong local following and is always looking forward to meeting and playing for new fans.

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Robert Earl Keen

“The road goes on forever …”

It’s not always easy to sum up a career – let alone a life’s ambition – so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words – the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night (“and the party never ends!”) – just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it’s the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of what makes Keen tick. Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but from the get-go, Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs, and to keep writing and singing them for as long as possible.

“I always thought that I wanted to play music, and I always knew that you had to get some recognition in order to continue to play music,” Keen says. “But I never thought of it in terms of getting to be a big star. I thought of it in terms of having a really, really good career and writing some…

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Russell Dickerson

Russell Dickerson was born for the stage. “I’m just naturally that kind of dude: a big, loud and over-the-top guy,” he says with a laugh. Yes, one of country music’s most talked-about new talents — and the voice behind the smash single “Yours,” a stunning ballad inspired by his wife of four years, Kailey, that’s racked up over 33 million streams to date on Spotify, where he’s been on the Hot Country, Country Gold Playlists and more for over a year, and exploded since being serviced to country radio in April — need not go into “entertainer mode” before he catapults himself onstage to deliver one of his notoriously amped-up live shows.

He’s already there.

“I go out there, and I’m just me,” Dickerson, who recently tore up arenas with Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini on the Home Team Tour, says. Watch the massive-voiced singer up there, whipping the crowd into hysterics and performing with that time-honored killer instinct. He’s “running around and singing to people and messing with them and loving on them. It’s about interacting the whole time. I want people screaming their faces off. It’s all for the crowd.”

Even as a Union City, Tennessee-raised, obsessive teenage music fan,…

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Talk 99.5’s Jawbone Jam benefiting SafeHouse of Shelby County

The Wildflowers

The band The Wildflowers are America’s #1 tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

“Who doesn’t love Tom Petty?” bassist Darryell Stone asked himself one day in 2012 while listening to the radio. There was only one answer he could imagine, “Nobody.” Testing his hypothesis, Stone polled friends, family and fellow musicians how they felt about Petty. The result was always the same. Everyone loves Tom Petty.

One of these fellow musicians just happened to be Tom Petty’s doppelganger, guitarist and lead vocalist Jonathan Guthrie. Guthrie was an avid fan and had always fantasized about being a Heartbreaker. As two seasoned musicians and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers fans, there was really only one thing for them to do – form a tribute band.

It wasn’t hard for Stone and Guthrie to find skilled musicians excited about playing in a Tom Petty tribute band. Drummer Steve Lucas, formerly of Feverdog and a band mate of Stone’s local band, Theatrix, quickly signed on. Lucas brought with him his M-80s band mate Glenn Freeman. Freeman, who boasts of seeing multiple Petty concerts in the 80s, brought an instrumental cornucopia to the group with keyboards, harmonica, guitar and backing…

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