Written by Charles “Bones” Frank
Hello again my friends. A long awaited Spring has finally sprung! The paintbrush of new life and fertility makes its broad stroke over the land, and live music lovers everywhere begin to awaken from their cocoons of hibernation, with the intent of venturing back outside to frolic under sunny skies. The dormant winter leaves most of us contained to our various regional club venues and bars, eagerly awaiting the first opportunity to shed the long sleeves, and get back to the Birkenstock boogie weather that we so crave. Well good news is upon us, the time is nigh, The Big What Wilmington is right around the corner to bring spring into fruition in a BIG way.
Big Something has once again conquered a stacked winter tour and is returning to their home state of NC on April 27-28 to hold court at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, just outside of downtown Wilmington. The run will also serve as the album release party for their new record entitled “The Otherside,” slated to hit the airwaves April 20th. Though not their first jaunt at the beautiful venue, it is the first multi-night run under the Big What Wilmington moniker, and they’re bringing along some friends to help jump start this festival season into action. But wait, it gets even better, not only will Big Something be accompanied by Zach Deputy, Rebekah Todd, Tauk, and Groove Fetish on the main stage, some late night acts are also on deck to share in the groove. Wilmington’s finest downtown venues, The Whiskey, The Calico Room, and The Dubliner will host the after hours series featuring the smooth slide sounds of Comeback Alice, The Mantras, Treehouse, Emma’s Lounge, and of course the jolly pirate Barefoot Wade. Tickets for the main event are $25 per day, with the late night events being ticketed individually by the venues.
This Wilmington edition of The Big What is the perfect opportunity for listeners young and old, new and veteran, tie-dye or polo clad, to come together and dive into a beach party like none other. Big Something is sure to bring a tidal wave of energy, n surprises, and good vibrations to shores of the 910, and if you cannot be on hand to take in the luau in person, good news, the Jamwich has you covered, I will be on site all weekend accompanied by trusty Big Something photographer, Rob Roane, to keep track of all things Big What Wilmington. Lookout for our recap following the romp, and also for Big Something’s new release, “The Otherside,” set to touch down this week!