Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday: Skynyrd, Hot Seats, Roots of Creation

Between my three-year-old taking until 10:45 to get to sleep, watching the end of the Sixers-Heat game on the DVR (great season, Sixers.  Things are looking up.), and then watching the end of the Spurs-Grizzlies game, it got late fast.  So I'm just going to do a hit on what's coming Thursday.  Look for the rest of the weekend tomorrow night.

"That one guy from Lynyrd Skynyrd and a bunch of guys you've never heard of calling themselves Lynyrd Skynyrd" will kick off what looks to be a dreadful lineup at Innsbrook Pavilion this year.  General Admission seats at $21, Skyboxes are $100, Gold Circle is sold out for this one.  Gates open at 6 and there will be a generic opener who they won't even name.  What's left of Skynyrd comes on around 8.  Lawn chairs are welcome at this one.  This start doesn't bode well for Innsbrook's season.  Skynyrd used to be a hard sell-out and they wouldn't allow lawn chairs so they could pack more people in.  Here is some of the current lineup playing "Gimme Three Steps".
Lynyrd Skynyrd Perform \"Gimme Three Steps\" Live From Freedom Hall

The Hot Seats will be at Ashland Coffee & Tea Thursday night.  The show starts at 7 PM and tix are $10 at the door.  The Hot Seats hail from Richmond and play string band music with a good dose of humor.  String band music being largely bluegrass based but they put their own spin on it and have fun with it.  Here they are performing "Jack Wilson" & "Sugar Hill" in Oxford MS in November 2010.

Roots of Creation bring their blend of reggae, funk & jazz to Hat Factory on Thursday night.  This is an 18 and older show.  Tix are $12.  Doors open at 8 and the show starts at 9 PM with openers SSDP and Crucial Elements.  Here's a tasty taste of the band with their spring tour dates preview video:

I'm going to sleep.  Check in tomorrow for the weekend lineup.

Tony Jordan