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Arts & Entertainment Oldies concert will pay tribute to the Kingston Trio

The Sock Hops and Banks & ShaneThe Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts will host a tribute concert honoring The Kingston Trio, one of America’s most popular folk groups for more than 40 years, on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for “A Tribute to the Trio” start at $10.

The Kingston Trio is best known for such hits as “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Tom Dooley.” Collectively, The Kingston Trio released 19 albums that made Billboard’s Top 100, 14 of which were in the top ten, and five of which hit the number one spot.

The opening act for this tribute concert will be The Sock Hops, a premiere oldies group from Marietta, Ga. Specializing in four-part harmonies of musical favorites of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, The Sock Hops have had the privilege of opening for such acts as The Temptations, The Drifters, and Frankie Avalon.

Headlining the Tribute will be Banks and Shane, a high-energy band that has traveled world-wide entertaining audiences of all types. They have paid tribute to The Kingston Trio through special concerts since the late 1950s and have performed to sold-out audiences throughout the United States. They have worked alongside many famous artists including Jeff Foxworthy who says, “These guys are legends …”

Banks and Shane are based out of Atlanta and will celebrate 40 years of making music in August 2012. Featured guitarist Jim Durand and bassist Chuck Shane will take concert goers back to the 1960s with some of folk music’s most memorable ballads.

To purchase tickets to any performance at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, to get more information, or to see a schedule of coming events, go to GreatMountainMusic.com or call 866.273.4615.


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