Big House Radio returns to Sylva’s Concerts on the Creek on Aug. 12, and this year, they’re bringing some major recognition with them.
The Bryson City-based quintet won WNC Magazine’s Last Band Standing competition in 2010, emerging from a field of 32 bands to capture the coveted award. The victory garnered prominence across the region and was a coup for the band, which has three members hailing from Bryson City, one from Sylva and one from Waynesville.
Big House Radio’s free performance runs from 7:30-9:30 p.m., and is the 12th in a 15- week series of Friday concerts at the Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scott Creek in downtown Sylva.
“Concerts on the Creek is such a great treat for us because we get to play to our friends and community in a beautiful setting,” says lead singer Tommy Dennison of Sylva. “The stage is great and we are very fortunate to have a community that supports local music.”
Big House Radio will play a set consisting of all original songs. Dennison describes the band’s sound as “original rock and roll music with a crowd-pleasing groove. BHR is deeply rooted in Southern rock, funk and blues.”
Dennison’s band mates are: bass guitarist/ vocalist Jeff Redman of Waynesville, guitarist Aaron Planterberg of Bryson City, drummer Josh Mason of Bryson City, and vocalist Jeremy Hyatt of Bryson City.
Concerts on the Creek are co-produced by: the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Country Travel & Tourism, Town of Sylva, Downtown Sylva Association, and Jackson County Parks & Recreation.
For information about the concerts, call (800) 962-1911, or go to www.mountainlovers.com.