Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Live music Thursdays continue this fall

For those of you mourning the end of Alive After Five this week, fear not: Whisky River is continuing the Thursday night live music tradition with a five-week concert series called "Rockin the River."


Jessie James and The Carter Twins open the series Oct. 1. Tickets are $15. Proceeds from the series benefit the Dale Jr. Foundation.

The rest of the schedule follows:

Oct. 8: Rehab, $15.

Oct. 15: Gavin DeGraw, $25.

Oct. 22: Blake Shelton following a live taping of QVC's race show with Junior, $25.

Oct. 29: Phil Vassar, $15.

Package deals are available for $75.

For more info, click here.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

maybe if they get the waitresses to dress skanky I'd consider going, however they don't so PASS!!!

Anonymous said...

Darn, we thought somebody good like Taylor Swift would be playing ...

Swift should bitchslap the rap punk Westupside his stupid head on nat tv and give him a swift kick in the nutz to make amends.
Thank G_d Taylor won. Anybody sickkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk of Beyonce yet? Overexposure? Jeesh ...

Whiskey River? Has Willie Nelson sued the owner for plagerizing his famous song about drunks yet?

Anonymous said...

what a tasteless SC way of thinking previous poster.

Anonymous said...

whiskey river should be in gastonia or rock hill to keep the rednecks at bay.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait until the epicentre falls into foreclosure hopefully it will make the bars like this go out of business and they can do something better with the site.

gomez said...

"I can't wait until the epicentre falls into foreclosure hopefully it will make the bars like this go out of business and they can do something better with the site."

what a dumba$$ statement!! i guess you will be happy when all those people lose their jobs too. just go back to your lil hick a$$ town or stay away from uptown! clown!!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, foreclosure of the epicentre is CLOSE AT HAND.

Anonymous said...

Let's see... The AA5 shows were free; these are $15-25. The AA5 shows were outside; these are in a smoky bar. The AA5 shows featured two bands; these apparently have one. The AA5 shows featured music people know; these don't.

Yeah, that's a "continuation of the tradition."

FAIL.

Anonymous said...

i think this place needs to supposrt our local bands.
pass on gavin degraw and charging $25 for tickets.
have some GOOD, quality local bands in there and charge $7 and that will make for a better night, better business, better everything!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the post that suggested local bands. I suppose the argument could be made that the lesser name bands might not pull the large crowds, but let's be honest with ourselves, ok. This is a very, very weak lineup. Success for this sort of activity can had by putting more thought into the entertainment.

Anonymous said...

For those down a few posts that say whisky should bring in local bands instead and not charge a ticket price, get out a little more thats every thursday I'm in a local band that plays there every other month!

Anonymous said...

REHAB?? Ewww! Worst band ever but figures since all the rednecks here love them. Can we get some good, local bands to play here? Enough with the cheesy cover bands and white trash music (aka REHAB).

Anonymous said...

GAH... Charlotte really sucks.

Anonymous said...

you people are amazing...

Blake Shelton has headlined his own tour in 10-15k person venues... This year he toured with George Strait in front of 20-25K every night... He's had 10 Top 10 songs...

Gavin Degraw must be decent, he pulled over 10K at Speed Street this year, to the point where they had to turn people away..

Phil Vasser is one of the best entertainers in country music and easily could fill up venues like the Fillmore or Uptown Amp...

I agree Rehab isnt my thing and the Carter Twins/Jessie James are both up and coming country acts...

The first three are good bands with a lot of recognizable songs.. It's amazing that you people prefer cover bands over actual national touring acts.... sheltered hillbillies

Anonymous said...

To the people complaining about the concerts not being free: note the part about proceeds going to charity.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Nice comments Charlotte. Interesting perspective on those that spend time here more than anything else...