Guitar-slinger returns to Azalea Park bandshell;

Guitar-slinger Brad Wilson and the Rollin’ Thunder Blues Band return for an encore of originals and covers during a free concert at 1 p.m. Sunday at Brookings’ Azalea Park.

Music fans are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to the park’s amphitheater to enjoy the concert.

The Snack Shack, operated by the Rotary Club of Brookings-Harbor, will offer hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos and beverages.

The band

Wilson is known for his contemporary blues-roots music covering Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck and John Lee Hooker. Wilson and his band has performed countless concerts at clubs, wineries and festivals on the West Coast.

The band’s hit song “Step by Step” and others have been featured on syndicated radio shows such as “Blues Deluxe” and “Confessin’ The Blues,” reaching all continents with millions of listeners, according to the band’s website.

Wilson’s music has been featured in films and on TV, including John Carpenter’s last two movies, “Vampires” and “Ghosts Of Mars.”

More information about the band can be found at

About the series

The eight-concert season started Sunday, June 4 and usually attracts 300 to 500 people.

In case of bad weather, the concert will move indoors to the nearby Azalea Middle School cafeteria at 505 Pacific Ave.

The primary sponsors are Rogue Credit Union, Brookings Signs and Graphics, Les Schwab Tire Center, Two if by Sea, Dave Miesner, Blue Pacific Realty, Brookings Inn, Curry County Cultural Coalition, the city of Brookings, Wild Rivers Motor Lodge and the Curry Coastal Pilot.

Information and videos about the featured bands can be found at the American Music Festival’s Facebook page.

Final concert

Beach Boys tribute band Catch A Wave is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Azalea Park.

Also, the Curry County Cruisers car club will showcase many of its members’ classic cars.

For more than 17 years, Catch A Wave has recreated the look and harmonic sound of a Beach Boys concert circa 1964, right down to the white instruments and blue and white stripped shirts.

The band has been featured at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Park as well as headlining Disney Cruise Lines.


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