8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kings Mountain National Military Park
2625 Park Rd
Blacksburg, SC 29702
The Kings Mountain National Military Park will hold a benefit concert in their amphitheater on June 14th at 8:00 pm featuring David Childers and The Overmountain Men. Proceeds benefit the Brigade of Friends, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization founded in 2000 to work with the National Park Service to provide support and funding for special projects at Kings Mountain National Military Park that aid in preserving the Park’s cultural and military history, protecting the Park’s environmental integrity, and enhancing the enjoyment of the Park by visitors and area residents. The KMNMP amphitheater seats 300; tickets are available now for $20.
Bob Crawford was looking for a creative outlet aside from his work with The Avett Brothers band. Bob collaborated with renowned NC singer-songwriter David Childers on what would become Overmountain Men’s first release, Glorious Day. Childers’s son and Overmountain Men’s drummer, Robert helped Crawford produce the record and contributed ideas for sound collages, and coming up with the band’s name. The band is named after the militiamen who helped American forces win the battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. Band members include: David Childers, Robert Childers, Geoff White, Korey Dudley, and Dale Shoemaker.
“My goal was to blend history and music,” Crawford says. Both David Childers and son, Robert, have ancestors who fought in the battle of King’s Mountain. By day, David is an attorney in Mount Holly, NC where he helps clients with their Social Security disability benefits.
“We refer to the concert as a “Muster at Kings Mountain,” said Loretta Cozart, one of the event coordinators. “In 1780 our ancestors mustered forces to protect friends and family from the threat issued by Major Patrick Ferguson. This ‘Muster at Kings Mountain’ is designed to raise funds to protect the park and preserve its historic role in the formation of our nation. We are fortunate to have this event in early summer and welcome David Childers and the Overmountain Men to the Kings Mountain National Military Park. What we are doing this year is a prequel to the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary scheduled for 2016. We hope to offer concerts and other special events in the upcoming years to support the National Park service in their effort to reach out to a new generation of Americans and encourage them to visit the park.”
Special thanks to our sponsors: Duke Energy, Representative Steve Moss, SC District 30, South Carolina Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler, and Representative Tim Moore, NC 111th House District.
Tickets are $20 in advance and at the door. This is a “family friendly” event, so children 12 years and under are admitted free.
Tickets are available at all Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce office in Kings Mountain, Gaston County Chamber of Commerce, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce in Gaffney, SC, York County Chamber of Commerce in Rock Hill, SC, The Don Gibson Theater in Shelby, and from any member of the Brigade of Friends.Cost: 20.00
Contact: Loretta H. Cozart
Contact Phone: 704-241-2218
Contact Email: [email protected]