Jamestown, NC (PRWEB) September 06, 2011
Downtown Jamestown will surely be rockin' on October 15th as Jamestown Swing stages its third annual charity concert and street festival on Gannaway St. Anticipation is very high for this year's show headlined by Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, recently wrapping up a smoking hot Summer tour. Tickets for the event are just $15 in advance or $20 on day of show, and can be purchased through http://www.jamestownswing.com.
In just 8 quick years, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk has grown from a chance side-project into what The New York Times calls “the best funk band from New Orleans right now.” An offspring with a direct lineage to their fathers in The Meters and The Neville Brothers, Dumpstaphunk is a recipe for creating a new standard for an entire genre. The band has received many accolades and awards such as "New Orleans Best Funk Band" by Offbeat Magazine and Gambit Weekly in 2007 and 2009. They also took home the trophy for Best Funk Award at the 2010 Big Easy Awards.
Doors will open at 3 p.m. for this all ages event. Attendees will be in for a special treat this year. The event’s theme of Beach, Blues and Boogie will provide an awesome evening of fun and entertainment. Supporting acts for this year's Jamestown Swing include Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin and Legends of Beach.
Hailing from Greensboro, Bob Margolin played guitar in the band of Chicago blues legend Muddy Waters from 1973-1980 , touring worldwide and recording, and learning to play Muddy’s powerful music directly from him. In 1980, he started his own band and is still on the road and recording. Bob Margolin is also the Founder and Chief of A&R of Vizztone label group, winner of the 2008 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist – Guitar, and is featured alongside Muddy Waters and The Band in The Last Waltz, the classic music documentary from film producer Martin Scorsese.
Legends of Beach is composed of eight musicians including four former members of the beach music group the Embers. Lead singer Jackie Gore is the composer and original lead voice on the beach music classic, "I Love Beach Music". Other former Embers are Gerald Davis, and Johnny Barker, who wrote the beach music classic, "Summertime's Calling Me".
Jamestown Swing is a non-profit organization that uses musical events to raise funds and awareness for select charities. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit Mary Perry Ragsdale YMCA “We Build People” campaign. “We Build People” provides Open Doors scholarships and allows the YMCA to support important community service programs, and keeps memberships and programs affordable to everyone.
Presenting sponsors for the 2011 event are the Town of Jamestown, North State Communications, Plex, Univar, and Mitre Agency. "This event is shaping up to be our biggest and best ever," said Will Ragsdale, president and co-founder of Jamestown Swing. “We have over 10 corporate sponsors signed up so far and expect an estimated attendance of over 2500. We believe that this year’s Jamestown Swing will effectively promote the Town of Jamestown, NC, provide a great evening of fun and entertainment, and most importantly raise a lot of money for a great cause.”
For more information about Jamestown Swing, visit http://www.jamestownswing.com , become a fan on Facebook or follow @jamestownswing on Twitter. To learn more about YMCA We Build People, visit http://www.ymcagreensboro.org/.
About Jamestown Swing
Jamestown Swing is an officially recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization established in 2009 with the sole purpose of marketing Jamestown, NC and raising money for good causes through high profile special events. In 2009, Jamestown Swing partnered with the YMCA “We Build People Program” to raise awareness and much needed funds for the program. Over the past two years the event has entertained thousands of people and raised thousands of dollars for the Ragsdale YMCA. http://www.jamestownswing.com
About YMCA “We Build People” Campaign
The YMCA’s goal is to turn no one away from programs or services due to an inability to pay. This is made possible by “We Build People”, the annual charitable-giving program of the YMCA of Greensboro. “We Build People” provides Open Doors scholarships and allows the YMCA to support important community service programs, and keeps memberships and programs affordable to everyone. http://www.ragsdaleymca.org