August Concert & Wing Festival
Starring the Gin Blossoms
- Date: 08/11/2018 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
- Location: Town Center Park
Buford Hwy & Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
- Introduction: Suwanee’s free August Concert & Wing Festival will feature opening bands starting at 5 pm, all leading up to the Gin Blossoms taking the stage at 8 pm.
Suwanee’s free August Concert & Wing Festival will feature opening bands starting at 5 pm, all leading up to the Gin Blossoms taking the stage at 8 pm. Beer and wine will be available from onsite vendors and Town Center merchants. Alcohol must be purchased on site – bringing your own alcohol is prohibited. Wings from a variety of your favorite Suwanee restaurants will be available for purchase as well.
Limited parking is available in the downtown area. A free shuttle bus will provide transportation between Town Center and the offsite parking location at Shawnee North Business Center, 305 Shawnee North Drive at Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. The shuttles will run from 5:30-10:30 p.m.
While the radio airwaves of the late 80s/early 90s was an eclectic mix of hairbands and grunge superstars, the fine people of Arizona were rocking out to a decidedly different style. The #1 local music draw in Phoenix featured a new sound, and soon a fusion of pop, melodic rock, folk, and country elements took the airwaves by siege, introducing the rest of the world to the Gin Blossoms.
Dubbed “The Best Unsigned Band in America” in 1989 by the College Music Journal, the Gin Blossoms released New Miserable Experience and began their rise to fame. This album kept the band on the chart for almost three years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs. Rita,” and “Found Out About You.”
Those hits were followed up by “Til I Hear It From You” which rocketed to #1 and moved the Empire Records soundtrack to platinum status. “Follow You Down” then spent ten weeks in the top 10, and "As Long As It Matters" earned the band a Grammy nomination.
Earning a well-deserved reputation as one of the busiest touring acts in the world, the Gin Blossoms will play one of their 150 shows this year on the Town Center Park stage as the headliner of the 15th Annual August Concert & Wing Fest.