These three events have your name on them this weekend.
Southern comfort for your ears
WHAT Shades of August in concert
WHEN 8:30 p.m., Friday
WHERE The Green Stinger Sports Bar and Grill, 492 Walnut Shade Road, Dover
INFO Visit The Green Stringer on Facebook for more info or call 698-3300
A mix of Southern, modern and classic rock – the Dover-based Shades of August melds it all together to deliver an appetizing sound.
Originally formed in 2005 under the name Seventh Hour, the guys worked hard to spread their music in the Dover area. By 2008, the group ─ which is headed by frontman Brian Dawson ─ had gradually built a loyal fan base through gigs at local venues such as Bubba’s Rock Shack.
Shades of August had a breakthrough year in 2011 when it was selected to perform at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa., for the season-opening football match-up between Villanova and Temple University.
Although football season hasn’t kicked off yet, Shades of August will still manage to score a touchdown on stage at The Green Stinger Sports Bar and Grill tonight.
Shake off your troubles at Touchdown
WHAT The Shakers in concert
WHEN 9 p.m., Friday
WHERE Touchdown Restaurant, 1666 S. Dupont Highway, Dover
INFO Visit sportsfamilyrestaurantdover.com or call 674-0975
Touchdown Restaurant will receive a healthy dose of rock’n’ roll and funky blues tonight, courtesy of The Shakers.
The band is led by Bill Meyers, the lead vocalist who’s also the group’s drummer. While living in Georgia during the late 1970s, Myers’ life was changed when joined the traditional blues outfit Dry Ice Blues Band. More than three decades later, Meyers has honed his vocal skills and established himself in the blues community, entertaining audiences with his band as they not only get people to move, but to shake as well.
Rollin’ with Hot Tub Limo
WHAT Hot Tub Limo in concert
WHEN 9:30 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
INFO Visit doverdowns.com or call 674-4600
If you can make a Hollywood movie about a hot tub, it’d only make sense that a band adopt it as their name, right?
Lo and behold, Hot Tub Limo was born in 2010. The band was founded the same year that the comedy “Hot Tub Time Machine” debuted on the big screen.
Hot Tub Limo, nevertheless, is an eclectic band that’s based in Maryland, playing genres that include hip-hop, punk and rock. The eclectic band dropped its original debut album “Champagne In Prison” in 2013, and their audience will likely hear tunes off the record when the group gigs at the Fire & Ice Lounge of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Saturday night.