LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg After Five summer concert series returns for its final show of the season when icons of beach music, The Tams perform on Friday, Aug. 12. The band is known for such hits as “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, “What Kind of Fool”, “I’ve Been Hurt,” and “Untie Me.”
The event starts at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the James L. Morgan Athletic Complex, 1206 Turnpike Road. The Laurinburg — Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce, along with numerous sponsors, is hosting the event, which promises to be family-friendly, according to Christopher English, Chamber director.
There will be food vendors with everything from pizza and hot dogs to barbecue, and a concession stand with chips, candy and soft drinks. There will also be a tent with beer and wine so patrons may purchase tickets for $3 to buy beer and wine.
“It’s a social event for the community to get together. Everybody is so busy so it’s a great day to wind down on a Friday,” English said.
Sprinklers will be turned on at the nearby soccer fields so kids can run through them.
Other events will take place prior to The Tams’ concert, English said.
5 p.m. — Gate opens and admission costs $2. Deejay Jason Butler will play music; food vendors and concession stand will be open,
5:30 p.m. — There will be a meet and greet the Fighting Scots football players and cheerleaders from Scotland High School,
6 p.m. — Beer and wine tent opens
Following the introduction of the football team and cheerleaders, a new event will feature law enforcement officers showing off their dance moves. The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office has accepted a Running Man challenge from the Fayetteville Police Department.
“It’s a dance and it’s always to the same song, ‘My Boo,’” English said.
Next up will be The Trams, a band that’s been around since the 1960s and always draws a big crowd here, English said.
“People come from out of town to see the Trams because they just have that kind of following. People will come from surrounding counties to Laurinburg,” English said. “When they arrive, they see what a wonderful place we live in. They might see a business they might want to shop in or a restaurant they want to try.”
Everyone is invited, but English said please leave coolers and pets at home.
Reach Terri Ferguson Smith at 910-506-3169.