Friday, August 10, 2012
The band will play Saturday, Aug. 11, at Town Center Park.
Friday, August 10, 2012
The City Of Suwanee soon will add to its strong reputation as an outdoor music performance venue when the band Vertical Horizon takes the Town Center Park amphitheater stage. The band that rose to fame in the late '90s will play Saturday, Aug. 11, beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is free. And VH will be coming to Suwanee in the midst of a tour that is bringing renewed fan attention. -- Going to hear Vertical Horizon in Suwanee? Upload your pics and video, and write a review here. One reviewer made a positive online posting about a VH show in June in New York: "This was one of the Best VH shows i have seen,and i have seen them several times. Although i loved the old lineup - the new band - especially the new female bass player were just right …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Let the world know which musical performer at Town Center Park was best in 2011?
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Monday, September 26, 2011
Think of this as a virtual mosh pit. Or a digital encore. Anyway, Suwanee's Town Center Park has hosted some notable musical performers this year. The Little River Band, Sister Hazel, Better Than Ezra and the Lovin' Spoonful were the best known to take the stage as part of their national tours. And all got good turnouts. We've attached Suwanee Patch video recaps of three of the concerts to refresh your memory. Singing along is allowed. So now, we want to know: Which do you think was best? Cast your vote in the poll below, and provide any comments. Note: Suwanee Speaks will be a feature on Suwanee Patch designed specifically to solicit public opinion and comments on issues affecting Suwanee.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
A look back at some memorable moments.
While everyone was getting ready to unwrap Christmas presents, we were unwrapping Suwanee Patch. On Dec. 23, 2010, everyone got their first look at what had been just talk for months. To paraphrase an old quote, daily journalism is history on the fly. And some memorable news events have been chronicled on Suwanee Patch since its debut. The Jury Of One, aka Suwanee Patch editor Steve Burns, picks six of the most outstanding, in no particular order. In words, pictures and video, remember these: "Days Of Our Lives:" Soap opera fans are everywhere, and there was no better proof than when cast members of the long-running NBC daytime show came to Suwanee City Hall in March on a national tour to promote the show and a new book. Organizers were so…
Monday, April 18, 2011
A lot of memories and touches of the present were at Town Center Park on Saturday.
Updated 3:20 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2011. There was a lot of nostalgia in the air Saturday at Suwanee's Town Center Park. There also was some social media and thinning hair. That was mostly on stage, of course, as the Little River Band ran through its collection of hits and many other songs in a well-received and well-executed performance. The audience? They were singing, dancing and generally not remembering that they now have children, mortgages and smartphones. "Remember 1978?" lead singer Wayne Nelson said before introducing "Reminiscing," the band's biggest hit. "There were no cell phones, so nobody knew when you got to work. There were no computers, so nobody knew when you got home. You just got a bottle of Southern Comfort, and …
Sunday, April 17, 2011
The Little River Band rocks Town Center Park, and the Everett bluegrass tradition resumes.
Updated 10:30 a.m., April 17, 2011. People came early to Suwanee's Town Center Park on Saturday for festivities. And they stayed late for memories. The Little River Band, which has kept a version of itself moving forward behind singer Wayne Nelson since making several hits in the 1970s and '80s, thoroughly entertained an audience of thousands at the city's signature amphitheater. A short distance away on Stonecypher Road, the Everett Music Barn reopened under new ownership. The venue has hosted bluegrass performances dating to the 1960s. The five-member Little River Band performed all their best-known songs, such as "Help Is On Its Way," "Reminiscing," and "Lonesome Loser," and others in a 90-minute gig. Suwanee Patch will have videos of …
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Another name musical act is in town. What's the secret?
If you're into music, Suwanee is the place to be Saturday. The Little River Band, which has kept things going since being hitmakers in the 1970s and '80s, plays at Town Center Park at 7 p.m. And a short distance away on Stonecypher Road, a local bluegrass tradition resumes at the Everett Music Barn at 8 p.m. Since Town Center Park opened in Suwanee in 2004, the city has been able to regularly snare some notable music acts. Among them: America (2005), Atlanta Rhythm Section (2006) and Billy Joe Royal and the Tams (2007). (The complete list is attached.) This is the result of Suwanee's philosophy of "energy and creativity" in planning their event schedule, said Lynne DeWilde, the city's public information officer. City officials will seek …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Singer promises hits with a new twist for Saturday's show.
When the Eagles reunited in the mid-1990s, one member quipped that "we didn't break up, we just took a 14-year vacation." Not so with the Little River Band, which has kept touring and recording since posting several top hits in the 1970s and '80s. Seems that there was enough success and enough musicians involved to keep the fire burning, lead singer Wayne Nelson noted in a recent interview. "We had a collection of guys who did not want to let go of the Little River Band and its music," Nelson said. "Had that been the case, 70 percent of what we did never would have happened." The band is to perform Saturday at 7 p.m. at Town Center Park in Suwanee, as part of Atlanta's Greatest Hits Birthday Bash. Before MTV, iTunes and YouTube, there were…
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Little River Band concert still on for Saturday.
Suwanee officials have bowed to weather forecasts and cancelled two hot-air ballooon events planned for this weekend. Saturday evening's 7 p.m. concert by the Little River Band is still on, rain or shine, officials said. Only thunderstorms could delay that event. “There’s a possibility of thunderstorms this weekend and, equally as important, the forecast calls for gusty winds,” Suwanee Events Coordinator Amy Doherty said in a news release. “For the safety of the crowd and the balloon pilots, Mother Nature has forced us to cancel these events for this weekend.” Glow In The Gateway was planned for Friday at 7 p.m. near the Lowe's store on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Breakfast and Balloons was to be Saturday at 7:30 a.m. in the same area. …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Little River Band concert among the activities coming soon.
With the arrival of spring, several events will be happening around Suwanee soon. A free concert by well-known hitmakers Little River Band will be on Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at Town Center Park. The band, originally from Australia, had several hits in the 1970s and '80s, including "Lonesome Loser," "Cool Change" and "Reminiscing." This will be part of Atlanta's Greatest Hits Birthday Bash, in conjunction with radio station 106.7. The same weekend will see other festivities around town. On April 15, Glow In The Gateway will feature eight hot-air balloons lighting up the evening sky, in the area near Lowe's on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. The next day, Breakfast and Balloons will begin at 7:30 a.m., again at Lowe's. This is part of the …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The city's calendar includes new faces, such as the Little River Band, and returning favorites.
A spring concert by the Little River Band, a balloon festival and events with religious themes are among the happenings scheduled in Suwanee this year. The Little River Band, which had several Top 40 hits in the '70s and tours actively now, will be the headliner for Atlanta's Greatest Hits Birthday Bash on April 16. The band, whose hits include "Lonesome Loser" and "Cool Change," is scheduled to perform about 7 p.m. at Town Center Park. The city is proud of its parks and greenspace, and a Progressive Parks Party is planned for November to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the $17 million bond issue that funded construction of many of the city's parks. City information officer Lynne DeWilde said the event likely will include varied …