Southern Drawl Band to rock Carson City concert series

The Southern Drawl Band is performing rock, country and blues Saturday in Carson City.

The Southern Drawl Band is performing rock, country and blues Saturday in Carson City.

A taste of Tennessee is coming to Carson City’s summer music series courtesy of the next band to perform at the Minnesota Street venue.

Rock, country and blues music by the Southern Drawl Band will fill the outdoor stage when the Brewery Arts Center continues the free music at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Hailing from Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn., are members Mike Nash, lead vocals/ac guitar; J.D. Edge, fiddle/vocals; Paul Wray, bass/vocals and Larry Dunsmore, drums/vocals.

Citing The Allman Brothers Band, Bob Seger, George Strait and Rage Against the Machine as musical influences, the band incorporates bits of Southern rock and country from the backwoods of Tennessee.

The band’s achievements include sharing the stage with music stars like The Charlie Daniels Band and Jimmy Buffett.

It has performed with country artists like Aaron Tippin, Neal McCoy, and Pure Prairie League in addition to Brantley Gilbert, Blackberry Smoke and Justin Moore.

Sponsored in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private family foundation that empowers communities to transform neglected public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of live music, the Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series presents 10 free family-friendly concerts.

The series has a diverse lineup of talent spanning genres including reggae, rock, country, cumbia and bluegrass.

Next to perform on Aug. 5 is psychedelic cumbia-punk trio Thee Commons and reggae royalty Marla Brown on Aug. 12.

Five-piece electric newgrass group Dusty Green Bones will take the stage on Aug. 26 with the Cherry Pickers opening. Irish Rockers and Young Dubliners will end the series on Sept. 2.

The public is invited to bring their own picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts, which will have an open lawn and lot setting.

Food trucks, libations and kids activities are available at each of the shows. Pets on leash are welcome.

The Levitt AMP concert series is at 449 W. King St. at the corner of King and Minnesota streets. Admission is free.

Visit for a full schedule of concerts, directions and information on parking and wheelchair accessibility.


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