Band: Catt’s “Radio Avalon” Live Locals Only Concert
Date: Monday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m.
Venue: Veet’s Bar & Grill, 66 Royal St., 251-694-3090
Tickets: Call for more info.
For decades, radio personality Catt Sirten has served as a patron of the Mobile Bay music scene. From his radio programs “Radio Avalon” and “Catt’s Sunday Jazz Brunch,” both airing on 92ZEW, Sirten has always provided broadcast time for local sounds. Recently, he’s added a visual element via Alabama Public Television’s “Live from Avalon.”
Catt’s “Radio Avalon” Live Locals Only Concert will celebrate the 5,000th episode of Sirten’s “Radio Avalon” series, with proceeds going toward a special 5,000th episode advertising fund. The concert will be recorded and broadcast on 92ZEW as the 5,000th episode of “Radio Avalon” on Thursday, Aug. 23.
This event will feature a who’s who of local artists. Phil Proctor and Stan Foster will bring their Phil & Foster and The Marlow Boys projects to the stage. Yellowhammer had the “Celebrate the City” crowd mesmerized by their jams and plan to do the same in Sirten’s name. Singer-songwriters Eric Erdman and Ryan Balthrop will use their respective sets to perform their homegrown sounds. Wet Willie’s Donna Hall will be adding her pristine vocals to the mix. Roman Street will spice up the night with its exotic gypsy jazz. Light Travelers will bring the combined talents of Karl Langley and John Keuler to the mix. Delta Reign has a batch of local bluegrass for the crowd. Violinist Molly Thomas & the Rare Birds’ Americana repertoire will complete the lineup.