The South Street Band will debut at the Riley-Pappas Performance Pavilion at the Dr. Arthur and Dr. Martha Pappas Recreation Complex this evening. The concert will begin at 6pm and run until about 8pm.

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From the band’s web page:

The original South Street Band consisted of Ken Rapp on lead vocals and lead guitar, Jose Correa on bass and vocals, and John Helfrich on guitar and vocals. The guys first got together in 2010 to jam to some familiar songs, and found that they shared a common love of rock and roll.

Busy schedules prevented them from getting together regularly, but the boys persisted and invited talented drummer and good friend Dave Gruber to join in on the fun. Dave brought a whole new set of rhythms to the band with his intricate ear for the strong center of a song, but additionally, marvelous fills that complimented the guitars, vocals, and bass. The band was up and running and looking forward to the next show, but they still felt like something was missing.

As luck would have it, in early 2012, Dave and his wife Lynn spotted a unique vocal talent, Carol, who was singing at a local Italian restaurant/bar. Dave invited Carol to bring her amazing voice (and keyboards, too) to one of the band’s practices, and Carol’s rock vocals added an instant spark that has transformed the band into the powerhouse it is today.

The South Street Band plays hits from the 60’s through today including tunes by AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, The Who, Guns N’ Roses, The Scorpions, Bon Jovi, Alanis Morissette and even Adele.

There will be food available from Off the Hook at tonight’s and most remaining concerts this season. There is a rain date of Tuesday, July 11, though the weather for this evening looks splendid.