|Thursday, July 18, 2013|
Music on Monarch Way Concerts Set for July 20 and 27
The sixth annual Music on Monarch Way concert series wraps up with performances the next two Saturdays. The free concerts, on the lawn behind the Ted Constant Convocation Center, will be from 5-7 p.m. Concert goers are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the music. Parking is free.
Old Dominion University Real Estate Foundation and the University Village host the summer series, which kicked off June 29.
On Saturday, July 20, Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot will perform "rockin' roots music" for the concert series. Stainback is a native Texan replanted and grown in the Carolina clay. Everything that moves is a rhythm, and every noise is a melody. From wheels churning down the Interstate to eight-pound hammers against the steel hull of a warship, every day is a song. "Earth & Worm" was nominated as best local CD of the year at the Veer Music awards; Stainback and the group also had three other nominations.
On Saturday, July 27, the group 12 South (pictured below at a previous year's Music on Monarch Way concert) will make a stop at Monarch Way. Award-winning singer/songwriter John Huber will be joined by some of the area's finest veteran rockers - Frank McPhillips (drums), Jamie Jones (guitar) and Matt Thornton (bass) - to deliver a raw, powerful, high-energy performance covering classic to current rock, blues and Americana, plus originals.
The ODU Real Estate Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed in 1994 that acquires and manages real estate projects in coordination with the university. For more information visit oduvillage.com or call the foundation at 683-4504.