Beach music night has them dancing at Blackmon Amphitheatre

By David Broyles

July 6, 2014

Bob Martin of The Holiday Band moves into the crowd at the Blackmon Amphitheatre Saturday night to wow the crowd with his saxophone. Looking on is 9-year-old Audrey Neese.The amphitheater is hosting its annual line-up of live music and entertainment during the summer. On beach music nights, Shelton Vineyards and the Dairy Center feature Yadkin Valley wine and hot dogs. People are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to spread out on the grass with friends and family.

Brent and Sherry Riddle share a laugh as they dance to the music of The Holiday Band at the Blackmon Amphitheatre Saturday. The band’s songs included a variety of contemporary, beach and rock music. The performance is just one of a varied slate of live music and entertainment featured during the summer.

Bev and Fran Collins of Pearisburg, Virginia, show of their shag dancing moves at a concert featuring The Holiday Band Saturday night at the Blackmon Amphitheatre. The hillside quickly filled up with participants in lawn chairs appearing to enjoy the songs and the mild evening.

Sarah Webb, left, and Sandy Copenhaver of Wytheville, Virginia, are inspired to take the stage Saturday night at the Blackmon Amphitheatre by the music of The Holiday Band. Webb and Copenhaver said they are members of a line dance group in Virginia.