LAURINBURG — The third installment of the Laurinburg After Five series this Friday promises another sultry evening of tunes that practically beg listeners to get up and shag.
The event will feature the five-piece group Midnight Allie. While the band is a recent addition to the Carolinas’ roster of beach music acts, vocalist Allie Privette is no stranger to the stage.
Privette has been a guest singer with a number of beach music groups. As a member of Sea Cruz, she performed at Laurinburg After Five in August 2013.
Midnight Allie also brings the musical talents of vocalist and drummer Jaron Bradley, keyboardist and vocalist Harold Smith, guitarist Hayden Hoover, and bassist Allan Royal to the stage. Founded in 2014, the group has already established a regular schedule of appearances at a number of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina venues.
Laurinburg After Five will be held at the James L. Morgan Recreation Complex at 1206 Turnpike Road, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Deejay Sandhills Sounds will warm up the crowd before the concert begins at 6 p.m.
The winner of the Laurinburg-Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce’s $500 prize raffle will be drawn during intermission on Friday. Tickets can be purchased for $1 each or $5 for six at the event, or at the Chamber office on Atkinson Street. The winner need not be present to claim the prize.
The recreation center’s playground and permanent restrooms will be open, and the Chamber will sell concessions and drinks. A handful of food vendors — event sponsor Murphy-Brown, Rockin Pig Barbecue, and Domino’s Pizza — will also offer up a variety of fare perfect for an outdoor bash.
Attendance at Laurinburg After Five has typically numbered well over 500, with this year’s inaugural concert featuring Jim Quick drawing more than 800 people out for the evening.
Admission is $1 at the gate for adults, and free for children 12 and under.
This year’s Laurinburg After Five series will conclude on Aug. 14 with a Fighting Scots football kickoff event featuring the Fantastic Shakers.
Murphy-Brown, Olsten and the City of Laurinburg have contributed to the 2015 Laurinburg After Five series, along with Environmental Repairs Inc, FCC-North Carolina, Nic’s Pic Kwik, Scotland County, Scotland Motors, WLNC and RA Jeffreys Distributing Company. Fifty other local businesses are also sponsoring this event.
For a full list of all Chamber activities, visit laurinburgchamber.com.