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Toad the Wet Sprocket performs tonight at Harvester
Saturday’s performers are The Black Lillies
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Publicity Photo: Toad the Wet Sprocket will perform tonight at 8 p.m. at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount.

Friday, May 30, 2014

By EMILY WOOD - News-Post Intern

The Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount will host two concerts this weekend.

Pop rock band Toad the Wet Sprocket will be performing tonight at 8 p.m. with Appalachian roots rock ensemble The Floorboards.

Toad the Wet Sprocket's Glen Phillips, Dean Dinning, Todd Nichols and Randy Guss met in high school and began performing together in 1986.

The band produced hits including "All I Want" and "Fall Down." They recently released their new LP "New Constellation," 25 years after their first, "Bread and Circus," in 1989.

The Floorboards, who will be opening for Toad the Wet Sprocket, is a newer band from the Blue Ridge Mountains. They have already performed alongside big names like Alison Krauss and Union Station, and Jackson Brown.

Tickets are $38 in advance or $40 the day of the show. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Americana rock band The Black Lillies will perform on Saturday, May 31 at 8 p.m. with folk rock band This Mountain.

The Black Lillies have been invited to perform at the Grand Ole Opry over 20 times since their debut. Founded by Cruz Contreras, the band comes from Knoxville, Tenn.

The Black Lillies released their current album in 2013, billboard-charting "Runaway Freeway Blues." They have also released hits, including "Whiskey Angel" and "100 Miles of Wreckage."

This Mountain is a newer band from Johnson City, Tenn. The band is hoping to release their second independent album, "Still Waters," this summer. The group has performed at festivals like Asheville's DIG Festival and Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion.

Tickets are $23 in advance or $25 the day of the show. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

 
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