Rock around the clock with 2nd CityJam concert


Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band plan to get people up on their feet and dancing to the beat during Thursday’s Seymour CityJam.

The show marks the second in this year’s free downtown concert lineup, which raises money through sponsors and donations for the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts.

Dubbed the “wildest piano pumpin’ rock ‘n’ roll show since Jerry Lee Lewis,” Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band are no strangers to the area.

They were the headliners for Seymour’s Cars and Guitars for several years in a row.

Their show consists of a large selection of popular hits from the 1950s and 1960s, including rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, classic country, rhythm and blues and gospel.

Although Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band is based in Vincennes, lead singer and piano player Terry Lee is from London, England.

Other band members are Robbie Robertson on guitar, Jack E. Harden on bass and Wayne Collins on drums.

Thursday’s concert starts at 6 p.m. on the outdoor stage on East Second Street in front of the Eagles club. Those planning to attend should bring lawn chairs for seating.

In the event of rain, the show will be moved inside the Knights of Columbus building.

Food from The Pines Catering along with beer and wine from Bartholomew County Beverage and frozen yogurt from Orange Leaf can be purchased starting at 5:30 p.m.

Sponsors for CityJam include Jay C Food Stores, JCB, Seymour Crossing and The Tribune.

This is the third year for the concert series, which will feature the Sounds of Summer, a Beach Boys tribute band, on Aug. 20 and Old Salt Union, a contemporary bluegrass group, on Sept. 17.

“CityJam has been very well-received, and we are pleased with our sponsors, vendors and everyone that comes out to support us,” said Darnell Dukes, executive director of Southern Indiana Center for the Arts.

The concerts are a great way to get the word out about what the arts center offers, including summer art camps for youth, ballet classes, private art lessons and instructional art classes, festivals and events and a public gallery for displaying local artists’ work, Dukes said.

“I like the fact that it’s outdoors and it brings people in the community together in the downtown,” she said of the concerts. “It’s a time for people to come together and have a good time.”

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What: Seymour CityJam outdoor concert

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Where: East Second Street between Indianapolis Avenue and Ewing Street in downtown Seymour

Who: Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band

Cost: Admission is free, but food, drinks and desserts will be sold by The Pines, Bartholomew County Beverage and Orange Leaf.


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