Winged Deer Park’s Lakeside Concert Series will bring a mud-lovin, catfishing party band rolling down the river next week.
The concerts, held at the Lakefront Festival Plaza Goulding Amphitheater, begin June 13 with the second show featuring performances by Victor Lawson & Boogie Chillen with Catfish Frye.
Lawson formed the band in 2010, which has since earned a reputation as a good-time party band that plays soulful and tasty blues, down-in-the-mud rock ’n’ roll and funk. Lawson’s incendiary guitar playing and powerful performances have riveted audiences in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia bars, saloons, restaurants, festivals and wherever people gather for good times.
Catfish Frye has teamed with Lawson several times over the past few years, sharing the vocals and dishing out both old-school and modern-day harmonica chops sure to keep your feet stomping. Drummer Dan Morefield and bassist Jamey Gillenwater round out the rocking boogie bottom.
The concerts are free, and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chair and sit back and relax, or step out onto the amphitheater and shake it loose. The location offers easy access, free parking, concessions, a playground and an opportunity to make new friends or catch up with old ones.
The lakeside concerts are from 7-9 p.m. each Thursday through Aug. 8 at Winged Deer Park, 199 Carroll Creek Road, Johnson City.
The series schedule is as follows:
• June 6: Johnson City Jazz Orchestra
• June 13: Victor Lawson & Boogie Chillen
• June 20: Beach Nite Band
• June 27: Hillbilly Bad
• July 4: (no concert)
• July 11: Model City Wrecking Crew
• July 18: The Bosses
• July 25: Jae Marie Project
• Aug. 1: Sound Traveler
• Aug. 8: Barefoot Movement
• Aug. 15: (rain date)
The concert series is sponsored by the Johnson City News & Neighbor; 101.5 WQUT, Tri-Cities’ Classic Rock; Tennessee Department of Transportation; and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
For more information, call 423-283-5815.