May 11, 7 PM Openers for ZZ Top, Styx, Eddie Money, Leon Russell, Aaron Neville and more, the WMG has become the premiere jazz-influenced rock trio in central/eastern NC. Their music has been in rotation on 25+ commercial FM stations worldwide, including two songs currently in rotation at Raleigh's 95.7 That Station. Imagine a funkier Steely Dan, a jazzier John Mayer, a more-vocal Santana, or an edgier Stevie Wonder…you get the picture. Rock, pop, R&B, funk, soul…it is all in WMG's repertoire. Come prepared to get up and groove! www.willmcbridegroup.com
OPENING ACT--JASON DAMICO
High octane, rockin’, blues artist, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, actor, and producer, Jason Damico, is often credited as a mixture between Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Doors, John Mayer, and Zakk Wylde. At a young age, this artist has already racked up awards in music - 2014 Triangle Blues Society Solo Blues Challenge Winner, 2015 Carolina Music Awards Rock Male Artist of the Year, and the youngest member of the Duke University Jazz Ensemble at 15. Damico is honored to have performed two pre-shows, for the late, great B.B. King at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), as well as opening for Joe Louis Walker, Lucky Peterson, Slam Allan, Trae Pierce, John Arthur Greene and more. https://www.jasondamico.com/
Will McBride Group
The Fuquay-Varina Chorale
Friday, May 17, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 18, 2 pm
The Fuquay-Varina Chorale is comprised of singers and non-singers alike who meet once a week to learn music, practice technique and share laughter. Under the direction of Margaret Cook the Chorale is the first program offered by the Arts Center, and has been singing, growing and performing since January, 2018. Since that time they have made quite an impression with their sound, singing at the Balloon Festival, F.A.C.E.S. fundraiser, and opening the Special Olympics State Games. The Chorale's registration is open to all members of the community, regardless of singing or musical ability.