On Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m., the Town of Abingdon continues its Thursday Jams Summer Concert Series by showcasing The Marcus King Band at Abingdon Market Pavillion.
The band leader, Marcus King, is only 20 years old. King is a songwriter, guitarist, and lead singer. He is also the driving force behind the band’s recently released second album.
“This album is a big melting pot of different kinds of music,” says King. “It’s the sound of everyone taking their own influences and collectively coming together as a group. We’re all really hungry to play, and we’re so passionate about this music. I want people to feel the same thing we feel — to leave the show feeling some sense of release. It’s almost like the show ends, and everyone can take a deep breath together.”
The band features Jack Ryan on drums and percussion, Stephen Campbell on bass, Matt Jennings on keys and organ, Dean Mitchell on saxophone, and Justin Johnson on trumpet, trombone and backing vocals.
Those who are fans of Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Allman Brothers, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and JJ Grey & Mofro will enjoy The Marcus King Band’s sound.
The Marcus King Band will take the stage at 8 p.m. after opening act The Get Right Band.
The Huffington Post has described The Get Right Band’s songs as taking the audience “immediately to a very happy place.”
The Get Right Band’s acknowledgements include being one of Relix Magazine’s “On The Verge” picks, Home Grown Music Network’s 2015 “Best New Band of the Year,” and voted “Best Progressive Band” in Western North Carolina by Mountain Xpress readers.
Music will start at 7:00 p.m at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. The doors and beer garden benefiting Abingdon Main Street open at 6:30 p.m. Food trucks and local vendors will be offering concessions beginning at 6:30 as well.
Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to sit on to enjoy the show. Inclement weather updates will be posted on social media, and Wolf Hills Brewery will serve as the rain location.
In depth descriptions of the artists can be found at abingdonmusicexperience.com.