The Tams Headline Shallowbag Beach Music Festival [Concert Preview]
The first ever Shallowbag Shag Beach Music Festival is coming to the Outer Banks this Memorial Day to officially kick off the local summer music season, with an all-star lineup of talent, including the legendary Embers, The Tams, Jim Quick & Coastline, The Holiday Band, and The Carolina Breakers, live in concert at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.
Atlanta, GA’s legendary beach music icons The Tams will be the closing act, scheduled to hit the stage at 7pm this Monday.
The band has recorded numerous shag-friendly favorites over the decades, including their first Billboard Top 10 hit “What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)” in 1964.
Perhaps their most loved hit song is the classic “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, a beach music anthem first released in 1968.
The Tams’ music was featured fittingly enough in the 1989 feature film Shag, but their song “The Ain’t Nothing Like Shaggin'” suffered some controversy when it was banned by the BBC because the word “shag” means “to have sexual intercourse” in colloquial British English.
You can watch a preview of The Tams in action on stage in the player below!
The gates will open at 11am, with music starting at noon and The Embers scheduled to hit the stage at 5pm.
In addition to special VIP seating available, there will also be a dance area. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 for general admission, or $60 for VIP seating (which includes seating in front of the stage, preferred parking on the Island and a festival bag). Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the gate for $30.
Tickets are available online here.
Island parking is limited, festival attendees may park at Manteo High School. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes from the High School to the concert location beginning at 11am.
The event is rain or shine, however, in the unlikely event the festival is cancelled due to weather, tickets will be good for any upcoming Shallowbag Shag Beach Music Festival within the next two years.
Watch OBXentertainment.com for complete coverage of this event!