Manci’s Music Fest
April 1-3, 7:30 p.m. nightly
Manci’s Antique Club, 1715 Main St. (Daphne), www.mancisantiqueclub.com
Tickets: $25 Friday/$10 Saturday/$25 Sunday, available at the door
For decades, Manci’s Antique Club has been an Eastern Shore institution. Last year, this eatery/watering hole changed hands. The new management brought new menu items as well as entertainment from some of the region’s best musical acts. Manci’s is celebrating its relatively new persona with an inaugural, weekend-long music festival.
On Friday night, Will Kimbrough will kick things off. After performing in Will & the Bushmen, Kimbrough became one of America’s most prolific singer/songwriters. In addition to his solo work, he has been performing with Mobile Bay-area supergroup Willie Sugarcapps. Just 60 tickets will be available for Friday’s performance.
Saturday night will bring Nashville’s Great Peacock to Manci’s Music Fest. Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd laid the foundation for this band and established its trademark mix of beautiful harmonies and haunting alt. country. Over the years, Nelson and Floyd have gathered other musicians to form a solid lineup for the group. The audience can expect cuts from their latest album, “Making Ghosts.”
The beautiful and talented Maggie Koerner will provide the grand finale for this event on Sunday, April 3. This Crescent City diva’s impeccable vocals are equal parts power and seduction. After spending time on the road with New Orleans funk icons Galactic, Koerner decided to concentrate more on her solo work. Since her 2013 release “Neutral Ground,” her fans have been patiently waiting for her next release. Eighty tickets will be available for Koerner’s performance.