Grab your favorite lawn chair and get ready, Fayetteville. Big Rick & The Bombers will hit the stage for Fayetteville After 5 on June 20. The theme this month is Funk and the line up is sure to deliver a rockin’ good time.
Based out of Raleigh, Big Rick & The Bombers have been together more than 16 years. They began as a blues band, but needed to start making money, so they began playing Top 40 hits. The group was nominated as best wedding band by The Knot magazine from 2008 — 2013. They have played at weddings all over the country including Boston, Key West and San Francisco.
The band’s musical style can be described as everything from Top 40 to beach to R&B, rock, jazz and everything in between. Concert goers can expect a well-executed performance with some twists and turns.
The group’s name comes from the World War II airplane, the B52 bomber. “We are just dropping musical bombs all over the place,” said band member Rick Nunez.
After Fayetteville After 5, look for Big Rick & The Bombers at some of their favorite Raleigh spots, including 42nd Street Oyster Bar, Tony’s Oyster Bar, The Big Easy and Yancy’s.
Nunez said, “I want to thank everyone out there for the continued support throughout the years. We love you guys.”
For more information on Big Rick & The Bombers, or to purchase one of their cds, please visit www.bigricksoul.com.
The June 20 show also features the band, Liquid Pleasure. Liquid Pleasure plays a mix of beach, rap, rock, standards and Top 40. For more information, visit www.liquidpleasureband.com.
Gates open at 5 p.m. Acts begin performing at either 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. with the sounds of the summer carrying until around 10:30 p.m. No outside food or beverages are allowed within the park. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival.
This event is presented in partnership with R.A. Jefferies — local distribut0r of Budweiser products.
Don’t forget to register for your chance to win Jason Aldean tickets for the Sept. 6 show at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh. To qualify, you must attend three of the five Fayetteville After 5 events and get your card qualified. Cards can be picked up at the WKML table during the Fayetteville After 5 events. You must be 21 or older to enter.
Don’t miss the remaining Fayetteville After 5 shows this summer. The July 18 show features Captain & the Keels, Yacht Rock — 70s and 80s Hits and Heart Brigade, Heart tribute band, while the Aug. 15 show features On the Boarder, an Eagles tribute band and Tuesday’s Gone, a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band.
For more information about Fayetteville After 5, please visit www.faydogwoodfestival.com.
Photo: Fayetteville After Five is a family-friendly event that offers a fun-filled evening for people of all ages.