The Swingin’ Medallions have been based out of the Greenwood South Carolina area, since the early 1960′s. Their musical roots came from listening to the early rhythm and blues acts. The music most often associated with the band is beach music, frat rock, R&B, or shaggin’ music. After a few years of touring colleges from the Carolinas to the Louisiana Bayou, John McElrath took the group to Arthur Smith’s Studio in Charlotte North Carolina, to record “Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love)”. The song became a million seller in 1966, and has been a party classic for college students for decades. “She Drives Me Out Of My Mind” and “Hey, Hey, Baby” were top 40 hits in 1966 and 1967, but “Double Shot” remains the signature song of the Swingin’ Medallions.
The members of the Swingin’ Medallions have changed over the past thirty years, with John McElrath being the leader and only member to be performing today. The personnel of the band has always included around eight members with at least a four piece horn section. The high energy party style stage performance of the first Medallions has been passed down to the band that performs today. The present Medallions stage show has coined them the name “The Party Band of the South.”
Big thanks to UPS and United Way, the fun, 8-member band will hit the Heritage Green Sandy Springs stage this Friday, August 23rd! Want to kick back, relax and start your weekend off right? Lucky for you, Atlanta Music Guide is GIVING AWAY a PAIR of tickets to join in on all the fun! Enter the contest below to win!
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Show begins at 7:00 pm.
This is a rain or shine event.
PARKING: Available at the old Target lot at the corner of Johnson Ferry Rd and Sandy Springs Circle (shuttle buses will be available). Absolutely no parking allowed at City Walk shopping center (violators will be towed)
Location: Heritage Green Sandy Springs (off Sandy Springs Circle)
Attendees may bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverage. Food will also be available for purchase onsite. Beer and wine will be available for purchase inside the event.
For more information visit http://www.heritagesandysprings.org/
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