Sound Investment at Top of the Grade Concert Sept. 12

Published 11:10 pm Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Organizers for Top of the Grade Concerts encourage you not to miss the last performance by Sound Investment for the 2014 season at the Top of the Grade Concert at McCreery Park in Saluda, Friday, Sept. 12.  Playing beach and classic rock sounds loved by all ages, this is a favorite band to those who like to shag, twist, swing or just like to listen. The fun begins at 7 p.m.. at McCreery Park in downtown Saluda.

From Sound Investment, you will hear the sounds of the Beach Boys, Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave, The Four Tops, Young Rascals, Temptations, Righteous Brothers, Kinks, Supremes, Johnny Rivers, Doobie Brothers, Atlanta Rhythm Section and many more.

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“Top of the Grade Concerts has been one of the most enjoyable venues that Sound Investment has experienced. Everything about it has been great for the band. But for us, the most important thing is the people. When we see people enjoying the music and dancing, it energizes us and our playing. We have a wide variety of classic rock music that we play and a long song list so when we get a request that we know; it makes it even more fun. The ability to play in the Pavilion when the weather isn’t cooperating has made it even more rewarding. And I must say that the organizers and volunteers have been fantastic. Thanks for letting us keep the classics alive,” said Rodney Gibson, bandleader.

Top of the Grade concerts are coordinated by the City of Saluda’s Saluda Downtown Foundation (formerly known as Small Town Main Street) program and funding for the Friday night concerts has been through a community grant from Polk County Community Foundation. All concerts are free to the public thanks to a Free Community Events grant.

Concertgoers should bring their own chairs or blankets.  Food, soft drinks, beer, wine and coolers are allowed. No food will be available to purchase at the park, but all of Saluda’s delicious restaurants will be open serving everything from hamburgers and pizzas to gourmet meals. Events are rain or shine and rain events may move to the Pavilion.

Concerts are performed on the Ella Grace Mintz Stage from 7-9 p.m. at McCreery Park, Main St., Saluda.

The “grand finale” of this season’s Top of the Grade Concerts will be Sept. 26 with songwriter and recording artist, Scoot Pittman.

For more information about the concerts, contact Cathy Jackson at 828-817-2876 or


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by Cathy Jackson