beach blast on the blue ridge in blowing rock, nc

Join us at Blue Ridge Mountain Club near Blowing Rock
on Saturday, September 14, 2013 for Beach Blast on the Blue Ridge!




Gates open at 4:00 pm with

Opening act, Owen Poteat -

the One Man Band

The Embers: 6:00 pm

The Tams: 8:00 pm



Blue Ridge Mountain Club is giving away a FREE 2 night stay at a Watson Gap Cottage! 

Click on image below to register: 

Tickets & Info

Tickets are $28 for adults in advance,
$10 for children under 12, free for children under 2. 

Adult tickets are $35 at the gate. 

Call the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at 828.295.7851 M-F 9-5

or purchase through 

Ticketweb HERE

(a Ticketweb service fee will apply)

Sorry, NO REFUNDS on tickets. 

Patron Tent Packages are available for $700
Package includes a 15'x15' tent, an 8' table with tablecloth, 12 tickets and 12 chairs.
Click here for tent order form.

Call Billie Rogers to reserve tent 828.295.7851.

Food and beverages available and guests are also allowed to bring in outside food and drink (brown bagging is permitted as well)


Stay in Blowing Rock and the surroundding area and save!  For details on our weekend packages  Click HERE


Blue Ridge Mountain Club is located at 9401 State View Road, Boone, NC. Click Here for a Google Map. Please also note that they have an office on Main Street in Blowing Rock. 

What's Happening Friday? 

Soul Benefactor, fabulous R&B, playing at Inn at Ragged Gardens for Music on the Lawn - Free concert, beautiful venue.

  No better way to start the weekend! 



About the Artists

tamsThe Tams

To hear it, you might think you just stepped into Motown. To breathe it, you smell a tropical breeze. To feel it, you let the rhythm grasp your body and whirl it into motion. To see it, is like an extravaganza of light and energy. But to experience it, you must say it …. “I want THE TAMS”!!

Formed in Atlanta, GA in 1962, its members were Joseph Pope and Charles Pope (founders), Horace Key, Floyd Ashton, and Robert Lee Smith. In the beginning, they sang and danced as a way of having fun and to escape their circumstances, hoping to make at least a little money. The group began performing in local night spots for $1.25 each. These small wages only allowed for them to purchase matching Tam O’Shanter hats to wear while on stage. From this trademark, the legendary Tams name was born. The Tams hard work, patience and perseverance eventually paid off when they were signed to Arlen records and had their first Billboard hit in 1962, the single “Untie Me”, which was number 12 on the R&B chart. In 1963, ABC Records signed them and their first album produced a Top Ten hit, “What Kind of Fool”. They began playing throughout the country and a string of hits followed. These included “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, “I’ve Been Hurt” and “Hey Girl”. Since then, they have released over 15 albums and been honored with one Platinum and two Gold records. They have toured and recorded with Jimmy Buffet and performed with such greats as Gladys Knight, Jackie Wilson and many more. They have received the title “Beach Band of the Decade” and have been inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame, the Atlanta Hall of Fame and the Beach Music Hall of Fame. The Tams are still recording today and have recently released their latest singles “My Main Squeeze” and “This Love Will Last” from their newest CD The Tams Comin’ At Cha’.

The current members include Charles Pope, his son Li’l Redd, Robert Arnold, Elton Richardson, Greg Gallashaw and Reginald Preston. Despite the unfortunate passing of “The Legendary Joe Pope”, The Tams have continued to be as popular as ever. Fifty One years after the group’s formation, Charles and Li’l Redd continue to lead The Tams toward success. Fans clamor to see Charles Pope – Living Legend, and Li’l Redd – Fastest Feet in the South! And with a new generation of “Little Tams” coming along, Charles puts it best when he says “The Tams will NEVER die”!! We have three young Tams in training, Redd's son Mikai, Tiny's and Ti's son, King, and Elton’s son, Jordan.

The Embers


There are many bands or groups today yet few that are considered a musical institution. The Embers have solidified their position as a thriving musical entity leaving their mark on listeners for decades.

The Embers boast numerous albums and single releases that span decades and all the crazes continuing to exhibit top quality showmanship, musicianship and professionalism. Having been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and most recently the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers are honored to carry the moniker of North Carolina's Official Ambassadors of Music. This group has traveled the country and the world and have performed for every event imaginable from the highest dignitaries to the hottest back yard frat parties. The Embers were also honored to travel throughout South Korea to perform their Christmas special 'Christmas with the Embers' on American Military bases for America's troops in December of 2007 and 2008. The Embers were awarded Military Coins of Excellence for their distinguished service.

Though Ember members have changed throughout the years, one common denominator has remained the same. Bobby Tomlinson is the groups founder, band leader and drummer and still performs every show today. He is the last remaining original member. THE EMBERS of today consist of: Bobby Tomlinson (Founder/Band Leader/Drummer), Wayne Free (Lead Vocalist/Musical Coordinator/Trombone), Jeff Grimes (Guitar/Sax/Vocals), Stephen Pachuta (Trumpet/Auxiliary), John Ray (Bass/Auxiliary) and Jimmy Weaver (Piano/Vocals). 

THE EMBERS are truly one of the finest entertainment experiences of our lifetime. If you see their show once - you'll undoubtedly see them again!





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