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Friday Night Outdoor Concert

Rick Strickland Band (Beach & Shag)

The Virginia Tech/Town of Blacksburg Summer Arts Festival 2019 presents a "shaggin' good time" for our last Friday Night Out Concert of the season!  Grab your flipflops and sunglasses and come out to enjoy the shag and beach sounds of The Rick Strickland Band!

Well known for excellence in songwriting, singing, musical artistry, originality and high energy performances, The Rick Strickland Band captivates audiences of all ages with feel good music that speaks to the heart. In fact, their most loyal fans say the reason they love RSB is because the music and the band members are "real."  New fans quickly fall in love with the realness and ability to touch emotions through their music.  And not only are they talented artists, they are FUN to be around and are masters at engaging their audiences during their shows!  You can't help but dance, sing, laugh, cry, be thrilled, be surprised, and all emotions in between when these wonderful hard-working artists hit the stage!

The heartbeat of RSB features the awarding-winning music and showmanship of Myrtle Beach-based singers, songwriters, and entertainers Rick Strickland and Lesa Hudson and their arsenal of  #1 beach and shag music radio hits including:  Something Smooth, So Do I, One Step Closer, She Can’t Fix Grits, Party Til The Break Of Dawn, Bubba White, and more recent hits Every Now And Then, I’m Hungover, When You Look At Me, Amazingly Amazing, Get Your Feet On The Floor and Rick's latest hit, New Beginning!  

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, and families for a warm summer evening of music on the Virginia Tech Campus in Blacksburg, Virginia! (Rainsite: Squires Old Dominion Ballroom).

Concerts presented by the Virginia Tech/Town of Blacksburg Summer Arts Festival 2019.

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