Gin Blossoms Headline Suwanee’s 15th Annual August Concert & Wing Fest
Earning a well-deserved reputation as one of the busiest touring acts in the world, Gin Blossoms will play one of their 150 shows this year on the Suwanee Town Center Park stage as the headliner of the 15th Annual August Concert & Wing Fest on Saturday, August 11, 2018.
Seven Year Witch will kick off musical performances at Town Center Park at 5:30 pm, followed by Two Takes; Gin Blossoms will take the stage at approximately 8:15 pm. The wing-eating contest will take place about 7:30 pm.
Wings, 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. Shuttles and off-site transportation are available. For more information, visit Suwanee.com or contact Events & Outreach Manager Amy Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-904-3387.
Rockin’ the Park for 15 Years!
2004 – Shawn Mullins and Drivin’ & Cryin’
2005 – Cowboy Mouth
2006 – Kimberley Locke
2007 – Sister Hazel
2008 – Edwin McCain
2009 – Tonic
2010 – Cowboy Mouth
2011 – Better Than Ezra
2012 – Vertical Horizon
2013 – Eve 6
2014 – Everclear
2015 – Soul Asylum
2016 – Toad the Wet Sprocket
2017 – Spin Doctors
2018 – Gin Blossoms
About Gin Blossoms
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.