It’s time to put on your parachute pants, spike up your hair and headback to the ‘80s! On August 18, Fayetteville After Five presents another freeconcert for some more “Third Thursday” entertainment. Suicide Blonde willbe playing the concert in Festival Park. The gate opens at 5 p.m., and housemusic plays until 6 p.m. There will be an ongoing corn hole tournament andsponsor giveaways. An opening act will play until 8 p.m. Then, the main act,Suicide Blonde takes thestage.
Suicide Blonde, an ‘80scover band is no strangerto Fayetteville After Five.They have played for thisevent in the past, and areexcited to be back. “With awealth of experience in manygenres of music, SuicideBlonde brings the requiredprofessionalism, musicianshipand unmistakable love of the‘80s to transport any clubor private function back tothis unforgettable time of funand excess,” the band says ofitself.
The band’s repertoirespans more than a singlegenre so that there issomething for everyone. Theirsong list includes hits such asthe classic AC/DC’s “Backin Black,” “Video Killed theRadio Star” by The Buggles,“Sweet Caroline” by NeilDiamond, “Hungry Like theWolf” by Duran Duran, and “JustLike Heaven” by The Cure. Theyplay everything from AC/DC toZZ Top.
The band consists of fivemembers. Dave Adams, thebands front man and keyboardist,has experience in the musicindustry both in the states andabroad in the United Kingdom.Dustin Askew is the band’sguitarist, and has been involvedin music since he was 17. The drummer for Suicide Blonde is Lane Moss,who has been involved in music since a very early age. He started playing thedrums at the age of eight. Bassist Warren Summer has played in other groupssuch as Bottom Line and Sugar Daddy, but the 80’s is his favorite musicaldecade. Keyboardist Greg Uselman is Suicide Blonde’s newest member.Uselman has been playing music in the Southeast for 21 years but is happy tobe a member of Suicide Blonde now.
There will be a 50/50 raffl e and kids events at the park. This eventserves as a fundraiser for the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival. Sponsors includeWeekenderNOW.com, The Fayetteville Observer, Up & Coming Weekly, Chick-Fil-A, WTVD ABC11, Magic 106.9, Rock 103, Q98 fm, and WFNC 640 am
Admission is free, but bring money for food and beverages, as there willbe stands located in the park. No outside food or drink is permitted intoFestival Park. Please don’t bring any coolers, pets or bicycles to the parkeither. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged, however.The gates open at 5p.m. Festival Park is located at thecorner of Ray and Rowan Street. For further informationcall 323-1934.