Last month, Dacula’s own Skillet Lickers — Country’s music’s first supergroup and longest running band — announced a brand new concert in their ‘Music Night’ series, which will be held on Sunday, May 27th (Memorial Day weekend) at the band’s amphitheater in Dacula. The series has hosted the likes of GRAMMY award winners, CMA nominees, hometown favorites, and up-and-coming artists from right here in our own backyard.
The newest show will put a special emphasis on local artists as the Skillet Lickers host the very first “Local Legends Night”. The show, slated to start at 7pm, will feature an opening set from the storied band followed by a rotating cast of well-known local Country, Bluegrass, Folk, and Gospel artists. The show will then close out with a set from a couple extremely talented guests, the husband-wife duo of Brian and Maggie Stephens.
The Skillet Lickers recently announced the group of “Local Legends” who will be joining them on stage. Names announced include Jimmy Hooper, Billy Kennedy, Randall Mahaffey, and Earleen Aderhold, among others to be announced soon.
Hooper is known as one of the state’s greatest electric guitar players and has joined the Skillet Lickers at recent shows. Kennedy, a Bluegrass staple in the community, will sing a couple songs on stage with the band. Mahaffey was a former Skillet Licker, joining the group at its reformation in the late 1960’s, and will rejoin the band once again on May 27th. Earleen Aderhold, alongside husband Joel, will take to the stage and show off their irresistible Country harmonies at the show, as well.
Other names may be announced in the near future as the band works to create what they call “the greatest musical reunion in North Georgia”. “If you were born and raised in the Dacula area — or if you’re just a fan of real Country music — this is going to be one show you do not want to miss. You’ll see plenty of familiar faces, hear tons of great music, enjoy delicious food and fellowship… all while relaxing under the shade on a late spring night,” says Russ Tanner of the Skillet Lickers.
Tickets for “Local Legends Night” are only $10 and will be available exclusively at the gate. Food and drink vendors will be on site, as well.
The Dacula Concert Amphitheater is located at 2652 Auburn Avenue in Dacula.