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CITY OF MONROE: First Friday Concert - Swingin' Medallions to be held Sept 6.

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By Press release submission | Sep 5, 2019


City of Monroe issued the following announcement.

First Friday Concert - Swingin' Medallions

Calendar Date:

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

VIP tables are sold out for this event!  Note new location for the event~306 S Madison Avenue, Monroe

The final concert in our summer series will be on Friday, September 6th, with the Swingin' Medallions.The biggest show of the year calls for more space, so we're breaking in our future town green for the show!  (306 S Madison Avenue)  The Swingin' Medallions have been based out of the Greenwood South Carolina area, since the early 1960's. The music most often associated with the band is beach music, frat rock, R&B, or shaggin' music. After a few years of touring colleges from the Carolinas to the Louisiana Bayou, John McElrath took the group to Arthur Smith's Studio in Charlotte North Carolina, to record "Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)". The song became a million seller in 1966, and has been a party classic for college students for decades. "She Drives Me Out Of My Mind" and "Hey, Hey, Baby" were top 40 hits in 1966 and 1967, but "Double Shot" remains the signature song of the Swingin' Medallions.

The members of the Swingin' Medallions have changed over the past thirty years but he personnel of the band has always included around eight members with at least a four piece horn section. The high energy party style stage performance of the first Medallions has been passed down to the band that performs today. The present Medallions stage show has coined them the name "The Party Band of the South." 

Music begins at 7 pm. VIP tables are sold out for the event. General admission to the concert is free, just be sure to bring your own lawn chair if you don't reserve a table. Bringing your own table is NOT permitted.  Email or call (770) 266-5331 if you have questions.

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