LIVE OAK — Two fantastic bands will rock the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park this weekend when Justin Time and Naturally Southern take over the Music Hall for terrific country, Southern rock and other great dancing music.
The Justin Time Band made their debut at the SOSMP Music Hall in the spring and features Frank Freihofer (lead vocals/guitar songwriter), Live Oak; Nick Kirby (lead vocals/guitar), Live Oak; Matt Johns (vocals/guitar/sax), Lake City; Kenny Chinn (piano), Jacksonville; Carl Manna (drums), Branford; and Jonathan Benefield (bass), Lake City. Justin Time is one of the hottest bands around and will bring its variety of music to the Music Hall on Friday.
Saturday night features Naturally Southern Band, which began in 2011 and never intended to become a band, but time together to play music. The band has enjoyed numerous high-profile shows including opening for Chris Cagle, Confederate Railroad, Bubba Sparxxx and regional festivals. What started as just a group of friends jamming for fun turned into a well-crafted band with hard-earned experience, concert quality production, a wide cover song selection (country and rock), catchy originals, high energy, fun, interactive stage shows and an album in the works. Check them out on Facebook. Band members are Eli Williams (lead & backup vocals/rhythm guitar), Bill Morris (lead guitar, lead & backup rhythm guitar), Bill Morris (lead guitar, lead & backup vocals), Aaron Strickland (drums) and Matt K. (bass guitar).
Doors to the Music Hall open at 5 p.m. Thursday night for dinner and the weekly karaoke with Ted McMullen, music begins at 7 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, the Music Hall opens at 6 p.m. with bands starting at 8 p.m. Free admission all three nights.
The Music Park also has tickets on sale for several upcoming tribute band events. The Definitive Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band’s show is coming up Aug. 17 with one of Florida’s best jazz, blues, rock singers, Macy Mac, 15, opening for the tribute band that evening. The last tribute band this year will feature KC & The Sunshine Band and Huey Lewis and the News Tribute Band on Sept. 28 in the Music Hall. The bands take the stage at 9 p.m. before a packed house of fans.