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8:00 PMElbert 12 County Fair
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9:00 PMNew Year's Eve at Boutier
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8:30 PMMoose Lodge Athens GA
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8:30 PMMoose Lodge Athens GA
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 2nd Time Around is the perfect band for your wedding reception, corporate event or private party. 2TA Band members are seasoned musical performers who will put together a song list to please everyone at your event.  Give us a call at 706-244-2079 or 678-491-5794.

Spring/Summer 2017 Update

Spring/Summer 2017 Update:

2TA Band has been having a busy spring and summer as we played at some new places and revisited some of our favorite venues.  One of our regular places is 83 Degrees West Seafood Restaurant near Lavonia, Georgia.  They have live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights on their pavilion. There's always great food, fun and music at 83 West. We're lucky in that we get to play there at least once a month.

In April, we got to play two in two special towns in one weekend.  We played the Lavonia Downtown Music Series on a Friday and the next day we enjoyed performing for the first time at the Cornelia Apple Blosom BBQ Festival.  The weather was great and the people were so friendly.

In May, it was our honor to play at a 50th wedding anniversary for a special couple in Fair Play, SC.  The next week, we were scheduled to perform at the Fountain Inn Bandstand series, but the weather had another idea.  Unfortunately, storms moving through the area cancelled that event. 

In June, we were invited to perform for the City of Royston, Georgia for their Summer Concert. We had terrific weather and a very enthusiastic crowd. In July, we played a very exciting event at the Peace Center Amphitheatre as part of their Reedy River Concerts.  The following Saturday, we travelled to Athens, Georgia to play the hits for the wonderful folks at the Moose Lodge.

From March 2017:

We just finished playing at the Boutier Winery and Event Center in Danielsville and we had a nice turnout, but more importantly everyone there had a GREAT time, including us.

We had so many people asking us when we would be back that we began wondering if they were talking about us or some other band, but it turned out that they were talking about us - go figure.  Well, to be perfectly honest, we can't wait to go back, the owners and patrons were SO very good to us that we've to the old pen out ready to write in the next date.

Thank you for your hospitality, and your sincere welcome.   You guys were awesome and we really appreciate it.  We hope to see you soon.

If you are looking for a place to hold an event (wedding, reception, etc) we highly recommend the Boutier Winery and Event Center.  These people are just special!

 

Busy busy...

We were booked every week in September, starting with a brand new venue for us, the 83 Degrees West New Orleans Seafood Grill in Lavonia Georgia.  Tripadvisor.com lists them as "Our New Favorite" and it's easy to see why.  Great restaurant and a small intimate band area just off their porch.  This was our first time there but it won't be our last.  Great people, great food, and great music on the weekends.

The second week in September we played the Fall Festival in Carnesville Georgia.  This is an annual event featuring two days of music, food, carnival rides, and oh yeah did I mention music?   National acts and local bands delighting the crowds.  If you haven't been to one of these you have missed out.  These are usually held the second Friday and Saturday in September.

Week three found us in Hartwell Georgia at FarmFest.  This is a terrific family-friendly environment with music, food, and vendors with something for everyone.  We very much appreciate the super folks there for inviting a bunch of old guys to play and treating us so well.

To end our September run, we traveled up to Hoschton Georgia for the Hoschton Fall Festival.  If you don't know where Hoschton is, it is just up the road from Braselton.  We were expecting this to be a fairly small event - until we got there.  Food everywhere, vendors everywhere, tents everywhere!  Great musicians and bands playing on two stages and people everywhere.  Man this was so much fun.  I became so tired walking around looking at everything that I just had to sit down and rest, but that was okay because I sat down in front of the main stage and got to listen to some really gifted musicians - and then WE played.  Wowsers, we had a good time!

In October we played the Elbert 12 County Fair!  The last time we played a fair was in the 60s.  For those of you new to 2ta Band, three of us played together in a band way back then, one (me) left to get married and another of our current members joined that original group, but as all things do, it eventually ended and we all went our separate ways.  Our current configuration reunited last year to play for our guitar player's daughter's wedding.  It was supposed to just be a one time reunion and after we finished playing somebody said "when are we practing again?".  Seemed like a good idea and we are still at it.  Back to the Fair - we had a great time playing amongst the cotton candy, rides and shows.

The next date was at Westminster Music Hall in Westminster, SC.  Ray and his team manage a beautiful facility and they host an impressive range of outstanding musical acts. We played for some very nice folks and we highly recommend you visit Westminster Music Hall. 

Toccoa Harvest Fest was a great event.  We always enjoy playing in Toccoa and we got to work with Chris Chambers, one of the best sound engineers we know.  Our annual benefit concert for the Cops and Kids campaign drew a good crowd and we raised money to help disadvantaged children at Christmas.  Our special thanks to the generous folks at High Cotton Music and to sound engineer Jerry Mosier for a very professional environment. We enjoyed our first performance at the Market Theatre in Anderson, SC on Saturday, November 26.  We hope you will support their upcoming performance series. We closed out 2016 at the New Year's Eve Bash at 83 Degrees West New Orleans Seafood Restuarant.  Thanks for a great year and we hope to see you on the road in 2017!

Dog Days of Summer

 

July/August 2016:

Since our last news update we have been pretty busy.  We only did one show in July and that was the Dahlonega 4th of July Festival in beautiful Dahlonega Georgia.  The place was packed, the weather was very warm and a good time was had by all.  We didn't get to pan for gold but the welcome we received was the next best thing.  If you didn't get a chance to go to the festival or have never been, it is well worth your while.

We took the rest of July to rest and recover and started August off by playing at the Pickens SC Amphitheatre.   This place is great - a nice, big,  layered lawn with a large stage nestled right in the middle of downtown Pickens.  During the summer they have events going on most weekends and I encourage you to take the short drive (if your are in South Carolina, North Carolina, or Georgia) over there and enjoy some great local and national bands.  Lots of room for dancing and superb for picnicing and listening to a great show.

The next week in August we did something we don't usually do - we booked two shows on the same day.  We played in Athens Georgia for the Classic City BBQ Festival (can you say Yum Yum???  Mama that stuff's good!!) and were scheduled to play two sets but just as we got to the last song in our first set the heavens opened up and the rains came down.  We were under a tent (mostly) so it started raining sideways so that we wouldn't miss anything.  Does the term Drownded Rat have any meaning?  We had to scurry and try to get our instruments out of the rain and we were all pretty-much soaked and very tired.  We packed up everything and drove up the road to Royston Georgia and set up to play for the Royston August Concert in a lovely park and they had a trailer where we were going to set up and play on.  Just as we were getting ready to play, that nasty storm front that had caused us so much trouble in Athens moved into Royston.  Even though the trailer had a roof and three of the sides were closed in, the rain started coming in through the open side of the trailer.  It was almost like somebody put a fire truck in front of us and turned the hoses on full force.  Our equipment was thoroughly soaked!  When we turned the keyboards upside down water ran out of them.  We arn't talking drips we are talking about Toccoa Falls runnning.  It took FIVE DAYS to get the equipment dried out and miraculously everything still worked when we turned it back on.  We were sweating it for a while.

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