CAT5 consists of five individuals who bring a world of talent to the stage every time they perform.  Band Members include Jerry West who was a longtime member of the Band of Oz and who also performed with the 1980’s rock-band Sugar Creek. With multiple Cammy Awards including “Vocalist of the Year” and “Instrumentalist of the Year” under his belt, West is best known for his amazing vocals on hit songs including “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” and “Build Me Up.” 


Other band members include CBMA Instrumentalist Of The Year Award winner, Camron Dudley, (Vocals, Drums, Percussion) formally of the Jim Quick and Coastline band; Glen Tippett, (Vocalist, Multi-Instrumentalist) who has earned Multiple Cammy Awards including two Instrumentalist of the Year Awards in 2008 and 2015; Hugh Blanton, (Vocals & Bass Guitar) also a Multi Cammy Award Winning artist, and recipient of 2017 Song of the Year, while performing with the Breeze Band; and rounding out this stellar line-up of artists is Tim Sidden (Vocals, Keyboards, Harmonica) who performed with the Band Hip Pocket for over four years, who in 2018, released the song “Carolina Queen” which went Number “1” in the Beach Music World and Spawned the creation of its own merchandise including shirts, mugs and other Items

JIM QUICK & COASTLINE
DATE: TBD

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm



The Band of Oz was formed in 1967 as a part-time band playing fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South. In 1977 the band went on the road full time. Since that time the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and corporate parties, and getting excellent reviews along the way. For several years the group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia.

The Band of Oz is one of the most successful groups in the Southeast, and continues to get the very best reviews from the top people in the entertainment business. The band now features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group. They still perform well over two-hundred shows per year for corporate events, festivals, concerts, wedding receptions, and many other public and private events.

BAND OF OZ
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm

2021

Alive After Five

Concert Series


Over 25 years in the making, Jim Quick and Coastline, like their namesake the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, have been traveling the "tracks" of the southeast, and connecting with the hearts of loyal "Coastline Crazies." Pulling from the threads of Soul, Blues, R&B, and Americana, Jim Quick and Coastline weave together their own genre of music known as Swamp Soul. Delivered with precision by front man Jim Quick and his band, this group captures the true, honest spirit of traditions born and bred in the small southern towns of America. 

These five musicians, whose talents have landed them numerous awards in the industry, bring this indigenous music to life in the most genuine way possible. Quick explained it best when he said “I want my music to be a bridge for many genres; a place where traditional and contemporary music can unite. But, I do love the pure emotion and simple-yet-deep concepts of roots music. I’m a Southern boy and it all hits home; the lyrics and heart of the music, from the melodies to chord progressions, it all seems to strike an ancestral nerve with me.” The band currently maintains an average of 250 tour dates per year, with an ever-growing fan base that is as diverse as the music of the band itself.
 

Spare Change is one of the Carolinas’ most well-known and respected party bands.  With their diverse playlist they become an instant crowd sensation everywhere they perform. From rock, country, beach, funk, rap, current Top 40 hits, and classic rock, Spare Change is sure to play a favorite song of every person in attendance.  Comprised of five singers (including a female), a rapper, a trumpet player, and even an electric violinist, their range and versatility is unmatched. 


Spare Change is famous for their ability to switch gears, sounding like a Nashville country band one minute, a funky groove band the next, and an 80s hairband after that, all with equal comfort and authenticity.  Choreographed dances, audience participation, and non-stop motion on stage help drive an energy level that will leave the crowd happily exhausted by the end of the night. Spare Change performs approximately 150 shows a year, from family festivals to professional corporate parties and elegant wedding receptions to rowdy nightclubs. They are incredibly experienced at entertaining diverse crowds and always find a way to make sure everyone has a great time that they’re sure to remember for years.

In 1980, THE ENTERTAINERS scored their first regional smash hit with LIVING FOR THE SUMMER, a song that propelled the group to the forefront of beach music, which led to The Entertainers playing the finest clubs along the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, and in clubs and music festivals from Virginia to Florida.  During the Third Annual Beach Music Awards in 1988, THE ENTERTAINERS were nominated for both the Group of the Year and Single of the Year. The group's second album, DON'T LET YOUR LOVE GROW COLD, won Album of the Year honors. 


In 1991, after sixteen years with the Catalinas and eleven years with the Embers, Johnny Barker, (Keyboard and Vocals) became a partner with Earl Dawkins as co-owner of the group. Barker, a noted musician and writer in the beach music industry, lists credits such as: Love Me, Always In Love, Facts of Love, and the fourth most popular beach music song of all time, Summertime's Calling Me, a song that spawned a new generation of beach music dance styles and tempo changes.  Ear Dawkins, the founder of The Entertainers, as well as lead singer/front man, co-wrote the group’s first regional hit, "Livin for The Summer." Dawkins also appeared as a Male Vocalist contestant in 1985 on "Star Search."


Other band members include: Beaver Robinette, (Sax and Vocals) who is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in music. Beaver also plays trumpet and flute and teaches in the North Carolina school system. His energy and soulful sax solos are always present; Eddie Brooks (Drums, Vocals) has been singing and playing drums for well over twenty years. With strong vocals, an easy to dance to beat, and spectacular solo ability Brooks is easily set apart from the rest; and rounding out this powerhouse group is Benjie Weaver (Guitar & Vocals) whose guitar playing, unique vocal talents, and friendly stage presence make him one of the most popular musicians around.


SPARE CHANGE
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm

CAT 5 BAND
DATE: TBD
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm

THE ENTERTAINERS
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm