Hot time in the summer

Summer of 2016 is turning out to be hot, especially at the Hall.  Although pushing 30 years of live performances (that’s nearly 1,500!!) the musicians show no sign of letting up.  Every show is a new program – true story!  There has never been a duplicate song list played, every week is a brand new list.  And since the Band has more than 750 songs, chances are each visitor will hear at least one new song every Saturday night.

Since the passing of Jeff Phillips, long time drummer for the Band, a guest drummer is now featured every Saturday night.  Current personnel for the drums are Chris Davis, Tom Kontos,  Dave Hampton, John Shilk, Aaron Lindburg, and Phillip Newby.  Each drummer has their own unique style, keeping the musical performance interesting, and never boring.

Be sure to mark you calendars for a couple of dates in August –on August 7 the Band will be playing in the Gazebo, weather permitting, at Red Bridge Park in Cicero beginning at 6PM.  Bring your lawn chairs.  Also, on August 27, the Band will be performing at the annual Atlanta Street Dance, held right in front of the Hall.  Pie and ice cream fundraiser at 6PM, the downbeat for the show will be at 7PM.  Also bring your lawn chairs to this.

 

 

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A Sad Farewell To Jeff Phillips

The Atlanta Music Hall Band lost one of it’s long-time members recently, drummer Jeff Phillips.  Jeff played at the Hall for many years until bowing out in 2014.

He will always be remembered for his beaming smile and his enthusiastic approach to the music he performed for his audiences.

Rest in Peace, good friend.  You are sorely missed.