13JamTams7Fayetteville After 5 is a longstanding tradition: a time to shake off the cares of the week and enjoy a night of music in the great outdoors. This month, start Mother’s Day weekend with a free concert in Festival Park. Bring your friends, your family, your mom and spend an evening relaxing and making memories together. Come dance on the promenade and relax. Make memories, enjoy the music and enjoy an evening with the ones you love.

The Tams kick off the Fayetteville After 5 season, which also features 120 Minutes June 9; On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band July 14; and country music artist Kasey Tyndall August 11.

The Tams have been entertaining crowds since the 1960s. Their 1968 hit “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy” is a fan favorite. Other hits include “You Lied to Your Daddy,” “Hey Girl,” “I’ve Been Hurt” and “It’s Better to Have Loved a Little.” The group has been named Beach Band of the Decade at the Beach Music Awards and Outstanding Black Musical Group by the Atlanta Black History Awards. The Tams were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1992.

The season’s second concert is set for June 9. Local musicians open the show, but around 6:30 or 7 p.m., fans can look forward to music by 120 Minutes, a 90’s alternative/pop/rock tribute band. This Triangle-area band hits all the high points of the 90’s, playing music by some of the decade’s biggest acts, including Nirvana, Gin Blossoms, Third Eye Blind, Britney Spears, The Spice Girls, Veruca Salt, Pearl Jam, Weezer, TLC, Duncan Sheik, Backstreet Boys, Aqua, Faith Hill, Santana feat. Rob Thomas Spacehog, The Cranberries, Better Than Ezra and Smashing Pumpkins.

On June 14, a local favorite,  On The Border — The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band, takes the stage bringing all the best of the Eagles to the Sandhills. Known for their authentic Eagles sound, come take it easy with “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights,” “Seven Bridges Road,” “Witchy Woman” and “Best of My Love.” These are just a few of the tunes attendees can look forward to.

 On August 11, Kasey Tindall brings a taste of country to Fayetteville. An Eastern Carolina native, Tindall’s  songs include “Everything is Texas” and”Who I Ain’t,” which both speak to her Southern roots.

The gates open at 5 p.m. and the music will start at either 6:30 or 7 p.m. Coming early is the best way to get a great seat and to relax a little in the park before the fun begins. Concerts last until 10:30 or 11 p.m. No outside food or beverage is allowed, but there will be food and beverages for sale. The event is presented in partnership with R.A. Jefferies. Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to relax on the grass. 

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