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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Chesapeake Jubliee to feature Steel Pulse, Tonic, Rodney Atkins

This year's Chesapeake Jubilee, happening May 20-23, will feature music from reggae band Steel Pulse, rock act Tonic and country singer Rodney Atkins.
The festival takes place at Chesapeake City Park on Greenbrier Parkway and features -- in addition to live music -- the largest 4-H show and sale in Virginia, fireworks, rides, games, attractions, arts and crafts, a shrimp feast and a Virginia State Championship Kansas City Barbecue Society Cook-Off.
Admission is $2, with children 5 and younger admitted free. On-site parking is available for $5.
Continue reading to see the full press release.
CHESAPEAKE, VA– New visitors from all over the Southeast will be checking out the Chesapeake Jubilee this year after the event was named one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for May 2010. The Jubilee is receiving extensive exposure in print media, web, television and radio in the U.S. and Canada, and for good reason. The Jubilee offers families an incredible value for days of fun and top national entertainment.
The Chesapeake Jubilee will be celebrating its 28th year on May 20th-23rd, 2010 at Chesapeake’s City Park on Greenbrier Parkway. The event features world-famous musical artists, the largest 4-H show and sale in Virginia, Zambelli Fireworks, rides, games, attractions, arts and crafts, Kiwanis Club Shrimp Feast and a Virginia State Championship Kansas City Barbecue Society Cook-Off. Admission is $2, with children 5 and younger admitted free and onsite parking is available for $5.
“This is our fifth year of using an entertainment formula with headline acts featuring R&B/Reggae Friday, alternative rock Saturday and country Sunday,” said Entertainment Chairman Tara Preston. “Steel Pulse, Tonic, and Rodney Atkins fit the formula and will be a huge draw for the community and surrounding regions. Admission and parking for a family of four is $13 which is an incredible value to see national entertainers.”
Headlining for Friday, May 20th at 8:00 p.m. is Steel Pulse, an exciting Jamaican-influenced band from England. Steel Pulse blends a touch of Latin and jazz influence with impressive stage theatrics and biting social commentary. Their energetic sound earned them a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album of the Year. In 1993, Steel Pulse became the first reggae band ever to perform during the inaugural festivities at The White House. David Hinds performs lead vocals and rhythm guitar with Selwin Brown on vocals and keyboards.
Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. concert will feature alternative rock-n-roll powerhouse Tonic, with six Top 10 singles and over 4 million records sold. Tonic’s monster hits "If You Could Only See (The Way She Loves Me)," "Open Up Your Eyes," and "Take Me As I Am" features founder Emerson Hart and his childhood friend Jeff Russo along with bassist Dan Lavery. Tonic has been featured on a number of soundtracks, including the lead single from “American Pie” (“You Wanted More”), and the band also released a Greatest Hits CD/DVD package in July 2009.
Sunday’s country concert finale puts Rodney Atkins on the main stage at 4:00 p.m. Rodney Atkins is the “All-American country boy” who still favors ball caps to cowboy hats and has a rare gift for reflecting the lives of his listeners in his music. It’s that gift that propelled four songs from his platinum-selling 2006 album “If You’re Going Through Hell” to No. 1 hits and two of those songs to most-played status in 2006 (“If You’re Going Through Hell [Before the Devil Even Knows]”) and 2007 (“Watching You”). With his highly anticipated follow up CD It’s America, newly released in stores March 31st, Rodney Atkins will light up the Bagley stage with the title track and first single, “It’s America” – a patriotic fist-pumper that he first shared with audiences on the 2008 CMA Awards and later for President George W. Bush on his return home to Midland, TX.
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