Friday, August 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM (EDT)
Wong Way Entertainment is Proud to Present: Blackberry Smoke and Just Added A Thousand Horses, Gary Jeffries Band at Lafayette Theater!
Music at 7:30PM
All Ages Show
For those 21 and up enjoy our 1st floor bar area (beer, wine, liquor-cash/credit accepted) and our 2nd floor balcony which which host a People's Brewing Company Bar (cash only). Water/Soda bars will be available in both 1st and 2nd floor lobbies.
This is a standing general admission concert. However with the VIP ticket you get seating at a table in a sectioned off area with a great view. With the VIP ticket you will also have wait service so you don't have to fight the crowd to get to the bar and stand in line while waiting for a drink. The VIP seating is first come first served.
The VIP ticket DOES NOT include a meet and greet
About Blackberry Smoke
The members of Southern Rock quintet Blackberry Smoke are no strangers to hard work. Playing up to 250 dates each year, the guys are on the road more often than not, and they’ve seen tangible results of their labor. The band has toured with and befriended idols such as The Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top (with Billy Gibbons jamming with the band on a Florida stop), Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Jones. The band was even asked to play for Jones on his 80th birthday, not long after the country legend turned in a guest appearance on the band’s sophomore album. They’ve toured Europe thrice over, and had their songs featured in video games (EA Sports’ NASCAR 08) and films (Swing Vote), as well.
Mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country, Blackberry Smoke has earned a passionate fanbase that continues to grow as the band itself evolves. The band is as blue collar as the bandanas its members wear.
“Our fanbase is as organic as you can get,” says drummer Brit Turner. “Each fan has been won by live performance or good old word of mouth.”
In a little more than a decade together, Blackberry Smoke has released three full-length albums—including 2012’s The Whippoorwill, the band’s first for country megastar Zac Brown’s Southern Ground label—two EPs and a live DVD, Live at the Georgia Theatre, which serves as the perfect showcase for the band’s raucous, rockin’ good-times-for-all take on rock ’n’ roll. A chunk of the DVD’s concert footage has aired numerous times on Palladia, and the band also shot a DirecTV concert that has aired countless times.
About Gary Jeffries Band:
Gary Lee Jeffries’ compelling, professional music career began with his commanding audition (1986) for Quiet Riot that turned heads in influential circles. But, it was his second place score on Star Search (the American Idol-type TV talent show, 1989) as front man for rock group, Asphalt Ballet that landed Gary and band a major record deal with Virgin Records, U.S. (1990). The band released a hard hitting CD ‘Asphalt Ballet’ that scored 3 MTV and VH1 video hits, Soul Survives, Tuesday's Rain, and Unlucky Mr. Lucky. Soul Survives was indoctrinated onto the MTV Wall of Fame (1991) for the most wins (8) on the popular MTV show, Headbanger’s Ball, outvoting groups like Tesla, The Cult, Corrosion of Informity, Infectious Grooves, and more. Jeffries' vocals and songs with Asphalt Ballet (Hell’s Kitchen, Soul Survives) have been featured in the Charlie Sheen movie, Beyond the Law, on the Life Time Channel, the Hallmark Movie Channel and The Metal Years, Vol. 17.
Asphalt Ballet dominated the Hollywood Sunset Strip and played its world renowned clubs, The Roxy, Whiskey, Viper Club, Troubadour and more. Jeffries, nominated for best Los Angeles male vocalist by Rock City News Magazine (2000), was honored to perform, by invitation, before thousands with members of Guns N’ Roses at Soberfest, Malibu, CA, during Axl Rose’s absence (1995). In addition, Jeffries shared stages with other famous artists, Ted Nugent, The Guess Who, Rare Earth, John Lee Hooker, Billie Idol, and Eric Clapton.
After touring the U.S., headlining stages from Los Angeles to New York with Asphalt Ballet, Jeffries felt the call to settle down with his family and return to his favorite musical roots, Southern Rock. While in Louisiana, he played with many great slide guitarists and developed a swamp sound that became part of his signature style. After devoting time to the rhyme and reason of songwriting -- a means to talk about the rawness of real life and living, he was ready to start touring again.