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MATTHEWS ALIVE HEADLINERS ANNOUNCED!
Friday, August 30
The Embers boast numerous albums and single releases that span decades and all the crazes continuing to exhibit top quality showmanship, musicianship and professionalism. Having been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and most recently the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers are honored to carry the moniker of North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music. This group has traveled the country and the world and has performed for every event imaginable from the highest dignitaries to the hottest back yard frat parties. The Embers were also honored to travel throughout South Korea to perform their Christmas special Christmas with the Embers’ on American Military bases for America’s troops in December of 2007 and 2008. The Embers were awarded Military Coins of Excellence for their distinguished service.
Saturday, August 31
Perhaps no two 1970’s era bands better defined the all-American feel-good, summertime classic rock sound more than Boston and Styx. These two acts took rock music to places it had never been, with a radio-friendly polished sound and vocals and harmonies that set the standard for every popular rock band that followed. All of the timeless, multi-platinum hits are in one incredible show featuring vocalist David Victor from the legendary group BOSTON. This family-friendly, high energy show features lush harmonies, incredible musicianship reproducing the original sounds down to the smallest detail.
Sunday, September 1
With over 30 years of musical history to their credit, the 5 original members of Restless Heart continue to thrill audiences nightly with their award-winning talent, showmanship and flawless harmonies on hits including “I’ll Still Be Loving You”, “Why Does It Have to Be (Wrong or Right)”, “Bluest Eyes in Texas”, and “Dancy’s Dream,” to name a few. Restless Heart signed a recording contract with RCA Records in 1984 and, with the release of their first album in 1985, the vocal style of Restless Heart became instantly identifiable – an intertwining five-part harmony with intensity and conviction. Gold became the standard for the group with the release of their self-titled album. Three more gold albums followed between 1986 and 1991. With an additional six albums released through the years, Restless Heart has put 26 hits on the country charts with six climbing to #1 and nine others in the Top Ten. Early career Grammy, CMA and ACM nominations culminated in Restless Heart being named ACM’s Vocal Group of the Year. Restless Heart continues to thrill old and new fans by doing what they do best– appreciating their audiences and having a good time making great music!
The full 2013 Entertainment schedule is now available, below!
This year promises to be the best Matthews Alive yet!
Do you love live music?
If throwing out a blanket in the park and catching some great act’s sounds like your idea of a good day, then Matthews Alive is the festival for you! We have three music stages featuring live music from local, regional and national recording artists, and for all ages and interests.
We have the Main Stage in Stumptown Park, featuring the widest variety of music throughout the event, from beach, to country, to classic rock and everything in between. Of course there’s our Kid’s Stage, featuring every sort of fun filled children’s entertainment you can imagine. And if you need to cool off and take a break, come inside the Cultural Center (Matthews Community Center) to check out the offerings on the Indoor Cultural Stage!