Sweet Town Little plays Sunday in Azalea Park

By The Curry Coastal Pilot July 27, 2013 12:48 am

Brookings’ own Sweet Town Little, a popular six-piece country rock band known throughout the region for its upbeat originals and non-traditional covers, will play at Azalea Park Sunday.

The free outdoor concert, presented by Rogue Federal Credit Union and the American Music Festival, starts at 1 p.m. at the bandshell.  A donation bucket will be passed around to help defray costs.

Sweet Town Little features Scott Perry on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Crissy Perry on vocals, Paul Lopez on lead guitar, Chris Mealue on bass, Derek Wood on rhythm guitar.

The band’s original songs lean more toward the new style of country heard on today’s county radio stations, but several are steeped in old-school country, Scott Perry said.

The band likes to cover country songs by Garth Brooks and Zac Brown Band, but struts into rock territory with songs by Tom Petty, 3 Doors Down and Joan Jett.

More information about Sweet Town Little can be found at its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/thesweettownlittle.

Seating for the concerts is on the lawn in front of the bandshell and the audience is welcome to bring chairs and blankets along with a picnic lunch. No alcohol is permitted in the park. Dogs are welcome on a leash. 

The Brookings Harbor Interact Club, a member of the Rotary Club of Brookings-Harbor, operates the Snack Shack for all the concerts.

In case of bad weather, the concert will move indoors to the nearby Chetco Grange Community Center, on the corner of Highway 101 and Zimmerman Lane in Harbor.

Remaining concerts for the summer include:

•Aug. 25: Joe Craven Trio, the San Francisco-based multi-instrumentalists play American folk, blues, New Orleans, swing, funk, as well as the music of Brazil, Haiti, Ireland, Cuba and Puerto Rico. 

•Sept. 15: Water Tower, a bluegrass band with three-part harmonies and a style that includes rock, blues, Cajun, folk and country. 

The primary sponsors and organizers are Rogue Federal Credit Union, the Brookings  Area Council for the Arts, the Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce, the city of Brookings and the Curry Coastal Pilot.

For more information about the American Music Festival, contact Les Cohen at 541-661-3033.