As substitutes for the big name entertainment goes, the Midsummer Meltdown coming up Sunday, July 21 isn’t isn’t bad at all. For everyone who missed Gov’t Mule last week, what Bearded Face Productions has put together in Corolla in a little over a week, is pretty good.
Two groups and the headliner is People’s Blues of Richmond.
Midsummer Meltdown Bands
PBR, to shorten the name, is absolutely amazing. It’s a trio and it’s bit difficult to say just what style they fall into. They’re described as psychedelic rock sometimes, but that falls so short of what they are like in concert.
High energy—yes! Hard-driving blues and rock? That is part of what they do. Psychedelic rock? They play that too. And a little reggae and throw in some sounds going to the edge of jazz.
They are three amazing musicians who have been playing together long enough to create the type of tight sound that defines outstanding music.
Kicking off the evening is C2 and the Brothers Reed. the band’s home is in Lexington, KY. We haven’t had a chance to hear them in person yet, but we have done some research on their sound, and they are great.
The sound is close to country rock, although there’s a little bit of a bite to a lot of their songs. Great tunes. It should be really good.
The Midsummer Meltdown is a way to celebrate the halfway point of the Outer Banks summer season. The show is a benefit for the Corolla Wild Horse Foundation and the Mustang Outreach Program. The Mustang Outreach Program works with young musicians to hone their skills.
The Midsummer Meltdown is supporting a couple of great causes, teamed up with what looks to be fantastic music, there’s every reason to go.