The Fantastic Shakers will take the stage tonight at 6:30 p.m. on Cole Plaza beside Rockingham City Hall in downtown Rockingham.
The beach music band is performing as part of the Thursday Plaza Jam, a series of free public concerts that take place on the first Thursday of May through October.
The Shakers, who are billed as “the South’s finest show band” have been celebrating their 35th anniversary over the past year and will see their 36th year together at the end of the month. According to their website, since the inception of the band, they have performed more than 6,000 engagements including more than 400 wedding receptions, 700 conventions and clubs too numerous to mention.
They have performed from New York to Florida and all throughout the Southeast. South Carolina’s Grand Strand has become the band’s summer home and The Shakers’ hit single “Myrtle Beach Days” catapulted the band to the top of the Carolinas musical groups.
The Shakers have won many awards through the various beach music awards associations through the years. This list includes two-time show group of the year and three-time album of the year. Lead singer Bo Schronce has been named male vocalist of the year on four occasions as well as induction into the Hall of Fame.
— Matt Harrelson