Midsummer Meltdown in Corolla Features 2 Great Bands

Looks like great music coming to the Midsummer Meltdown.

Gov’t Mule at Roanoke Island Festival Park on Sunday was amazing, but if you missed that, have no fear—there is still plenty of great music coming to the Outer Banks.

Next up—Midsummer Meltdown, Sunday, July 21 at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room in Corolla.

Admittedly Gov’t Mule is in a class by itself. Anything anybody has written about them or how their performance is described falls short of how dynamic and creative they are as musicians. The word memorable is thrown around a lot, but their performance, during an evening of constant light rain, was truly memorable.

The good news, though, for anyone who missed Gov’t Mule, People’s Blues of Richmond is the headliner of Midsummer Meltdown.

We can’t say they’re quite up there with Gov’t Mule. For one thing they haven’t been around for 20 years. But we’ve had a chance to see them a couple of times over the past few years and they are one of the most innovative and interesting groups we have seen.

PBR is a trio, but they get the absolute maximum out of three instruments imaginable. They are often described as a psychedelic rock band, but that doesn’t even come close to giving the range of their music its due.

The lead in group, C2 and the Brothers Reed, is no slouch either. They hail from Lexington, KY. Their music? Pretty close to country rock and done really well.

The Midsummer Meltdown is a great way note the halfway point of the season. It is a benefit for the Corolla Wild Horse Foundation and the Mustang Outreach Program that teaches young musicians about musical performance.

Two great bands and two great causes—two great reasons to go.

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