‘Southern Drawl’ to headline concert
Bringing music and fun to the Mid-South for more than 20 years, tropical rock artist Steve Hopper of Savannah, Tenn. and the “Wolf Island Band” will appear during a live, exclusive concert on Friday, July 15 at The Franklin Courtyard. With a style akin to artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and The Zac Brown Band, Hopper plays a tropical blend of country, rock and R&B music, accompanied by his smooth vocals, acoustic guitar and steel drum. The Trop rock artist will open for one of the Nation’s hottest emerging bands, the “Southern Drawl Band”. Based out of Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn., the popular band has been sweating out their own brand of rockin’ country music distilled in the backwoods of Tennessee since 2012. A melting pot of sound, styles, attitude and entertainment, the “Southern Drawl” Band has opened for artists such as the “Charlie Daniels Band”. Entertaining audience members beginning at 7 p.m., Hopper and the “Wolf Island Band” will take the stage followed by the “Southern Drawl Band” at 8 p.m. The indoor concert will also feature a shrimp boil with fresh, gulf water shrimp and barbecue. Those who would like to enjoy the music, as well as, the shrimp boil may do so for $25. “We will be selling discounted $10 tickets after 9 p.m. for guests who would like to come listen to ‘Southern Drawl’, but aren’t interested in the shrimp boil,” said Owner Margaret Bradley. “It is going to be a great experience and guests who come will not leave disappointed.” For those wishing to indulge, a full cash bar with $5 drinks will also be available. Tickets may be purchased by visiting The Franklin Courtyard Facebook page, by credit card over the phone at 662-286-5432 or at the door. “Our area needs more entertainment,” said Bradley who enjoys a variety of musical genres. “This is an event you won’t want to miss.” The concert will wrap at midnight. All are encouraged to come out for a night of music, food, fellowship and dancing.