The Swinging Medallions will play Oct. 17 at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing, organizers say.
One of the South’s most popular acts, the Medallions are famous for their 1966 million-seller, “Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love),” and for relentlessly touring over the years. Formed in Greenwood, South Carolina, the band performs a mixture of beach music, rock and R&B and is often billed as “The Party Band of the South.”
The Seafood Fest’s headline act is Blues Traveler, which will play Oct 18.
According to Rolling Stone, Blues Traveler formed in the early 1990s in Princeton, New Jersey.
“Like Phish and Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler emerged in the early 1990s as part of a new vanguard of jam bands in the tradition of the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers,” Rolling Stone wrote. The group had a top 10 hit in “Run-Around” in 1995 and other top 40 hits as well during the 1990s.
The 2014 GOSF runs from Oct. 17-19 at J.F. Gregory Park and is one of the largest and most popular events of its kind in the Southeast, annually drawing around 30,000 people for seafood, games, carnival rides and music.
The Bryan County News is a news/print partner of the festival. For more information about the GOSF, visit goseafoodfestival.com.