Outer Banks Bike Week Music Fest Concert Revs Up To Rock Out
The 15th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week is upon us, and organizers have stepped up the entertainment lineup significantly in 2017 with a new two-day music festival happening this weekend, headlined by national recording rock bands Great White, Slaughter, Christopher Shayne (read our interview here), and Molly Hatchet live in concert.
Known for classic hits like “Rock Me”, “Save Your Love”, and “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”, Great White received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Performance for their 1989 album …Twice Shy.
The current lineup of the band, with lead singer Terry Ilous replacing original front man Jack Russell since 2010, includes founding member and lead guitarist Mark Kendall, as well as drummer Audie Desbrow and guitarist Michael Lardie, who played on all of the band’s biggest hits from the ’80s and early ’90s.
Slaughter hit mainstream stardom with the release of their 1990 debut album, Stick It To Ya, which spawned several hit singles, including “Up All Night”, “Spend My Life”, “Mad About You”, and “Fly to the Angels”.
The current lineup of the band includes original lead singer and rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter, along with fellow founding member Dana Strum on bass.
Well known throughout the American southwest for his former band Whiskey Six, Christopher Shayne now delivers dusty southern rock on his debut solo album, Turning Stones. With influences including the Black Crowes, Blackberry Smoke, and ZZ Top, the new album is both an exciting new desert-country-rock discovery and familiar ring for classic southern rock fans, according to his website.
Turning Stones was produced by renowned producer/engineer Chuck Alkazian (Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger) at Pearl Sound Studios in Detroit.
The debut single and video “Give A Damn” is a hard-driving fierce anthem to Shayne’s rebellious side.
Southern rock icons Molly Hatchet are probably best known for their hit single “Flirtin’ with Disaster”, which has become a radio standard since its initial release on their 1979 album of the same name. It has also been featured in movies including Suspect Zero, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Straw Dogs, TV shows including My Name Is Earl, Supernatural, and King of the Hill, and the video games NASCAR 98 and Rock Band.
Formed in the early 1970s in Jacksonville, Florida, the current lineup of the band includes original founding guitarist Dave Hlubek.
The Outer Banks Bike Week Music Fest is happening this weekend, with Great White and Slaughter taking the stage this Friday, April 28, followed by Molly Hatchet and special guest Christopher Shayne on Saturday, April 29 at Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, located just over the Wright Memorial Bridge in Harbinger, Currituck County.
General admission tickets are $20 for a single day or $35 for both days, available for online purchase here.
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