Tams, Drifters set to per­form Aug. 11

Cham­ber’s an­nual beach party to show­case doo-wop

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - By Rachel Oswald

Tick­ets are now on sale for the Cov­ing­ton/New­ton County Cham­ber of Com­merce’s an­nual beach party which will fea­ture the long-lived hit doowop groups The Tams and The Drifters.

Those at­tend­ing can ex­pect to be sweetly ser­e­naded Aug. 11 at T.J.’s Coun­try Rock by The Drifters whose nu­mer­ous hits in­clude “This Magic Mo­ment” and “Un­der the Board­walk” and by The Tams who achieved na­tional and in­ter­na­tional ac­claim with such sin­gles as “Be Young, Be Fool­ish, Be Happy” and “ What Kind of a Fool Do You Think I Am.”

In its fifth year, the an­nual con­cert and cham­ber fundraiser has be­come a so­cial high­light of the year for the county. Lisa Pow­ell, di­rec­tor of pro­grams for the cham­ber, said that while at­ten­dants have greatly en­joyed pre­vi­ous con­certs given by The Swing­ing Medal­lions, event or­ga­niz­ers felt it was time for a change and so con­tacted The Tams and The Drifters, two pop­u­lar groups which are in keep­ing with the cham­ber’s beach party theme.

Tick­ets for the event — which in­clude one bev­er­age — are $25 per per­son. Ta­bles are $100 in ad­di­tion to tick­ets. Side ta­bles are $50. For the cor­po­rate spon­sor price of $1,000, spon­sors re­ceive eight tick­ets, a round ta­ble with prime seat­ing and a re­cep­tion with The Tams and The Drifters.

T.J.’s Old Coun­try Rock on Old City Pond Road fea­tures a com­pletely re­mod­eled bal­cony with seat­ing, four bars, a stage, a dance floor and many rest rooms.

T.J.’s will pro­vide a “bar buf­fet” with chicken wings, chicken fin­gers, meat­balls, sand­wiches and more for $5 a per­son. At­ten­dants can also bring their own food but not out­side bev­er­ages.

Doors open at 7 p.m. next Satur­day with the con­cert slated to be­gin at 8 p.m. and end at 11 p.m.

To re­serve your tick­ets call (770) 786-7510.

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Clas­sic act: The Tams, known for such hits as “Be Young, Be Fool­ish, Be Happy” will per­form, along with The Drifters, at the Cov­ing­ton/New­ton County Cham­ber of Com­merce’s an­nual beach party.

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