FLORENCE – An assortment of soul, blues and rock music is the signature of the group known as Jim Quick and Coastline band. On April 5, the band will bring its unique style of play to Francis Marion University as part of the 31st annual Art’s Alive festival.
Jim Quick has won more praise than any other entertainer at the Carolina Music Awards. Quick, who is lead vocalist and who plays the harmonica, was raised just east of the Carolina Sandhills and has an upbringing surrounded by soul. From the roots of black gospel to the hard-hitting vocals of the 1960s, his sound is indicative of Mussel Shoals yet has a distinct character like no other. He has been recognized many times by The Carolina Music Awards, having earned the “Entertainer of The Year” award more than any other performer.
Coastline is signed with Atlanta-based label, Landslide Records. Their debut national release, Sweet 'N' Ripe, released in April of 2005 is a perfect collection of the milieu of the band. More than half of the album is original material written by the group, while the remainder of the album is comprised of rare material from legendary impressionable artists such as Hank Ballard, Lee Dorsey and Jimmy Reed.
In addition to the musical performance of Jim Quick and Coastline band, this year’s festival will feature The Parris Island Marine Band. These groups will perform on the main outdoor stage at FMU.
Spanning the United States, the musicians of The Parris Island Marine Band entertain audiences at more than 225 performances each year. The band travels in excess of 25,000 miles annually carrying on a long-standing tradition of excellence and service to both Corps and country.
The culmination of military pride and efficiency, along with precise musical expertise, continues to set the bands of the United States Marine Corps apart from other military units. The Parris Island Marine Band is dedicated to upholding and displaying the highest standards and traditions that the United States Marine Corps has established.
The festival’s lineup of other talented musicians and singers performing throughout the day, include the choral ensemble Vocal Edition, The Woody’s band, FMU’s Cut Time choir, Fleur de Lis Strings, Florence Men’s Choral Society, The Plaids and Peggy Baroody and Friends.
The Greenwood Elementary School chorus will begin the musical lineup with a performance at 10:30 a.m.
Visitors to the festival may bring a picnic lunch, or purchase food from a variety of food vendors sure to suit all tastes.
For more information, contact the FMU Office of Public and Community Relations at 843-661-1225.
If you’re going:
Greenwood Elementary School, 10:30 a.m., Main Outdoor Stage
The Plaids, 11 a.m., Fine Arts Center, Adele Kassab Recital Hall
Vocal Edition, noon, Fine Arts Center, Adele Kassab Recital Hall
Jim Quick & Coastline, noon, Main Outdoor Stage
FMU’s Cut Time, 1 p.m., Fine Arts Center, Adele Kassab Recital Hall
Peggy Baroody and Friends, 2 p.m., Fine Arts Center, Adele Kassab Recital Hall
Parris Island Marine Band, 2:30 p.m., Main Outdoor Stage
Fleur de Lis Strings, 3 p.m., Fine Arts Center, Adele Kassab Recital Hall
Florence Men’s Choral Society, 4 p.m., Fine Arts Center, Adele Kassab Recital Hall
The Woody’s, 4:30 p.m., Main Outdoor Stage
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