Enjoy performances exclusive to the Cheerwine Festival from these bands from 1 to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 18! Sponsored by Fision: Hotwire Communications.

Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band:
Let's Groove Tonight
4 - 4:45 p.m.
TKG Experience 3 - 3:45 p.m.
Braden Hull 2 - 2:45 p.m.
The Phoebes Band 1 - 1:45 p.m.
Let's Groove Tonight promotional photo
Number One Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute Band

Let's Groove Tonight

4-4:45 p.m.

Let's Groove Tonight Band performs powerful renditions of all of Earth, Wind & Fire's top hits, including September, Let's Groove, Boogie Wonderland, Sing a Song, Shining Star, Reason and more! They can also play a cocktail/dinner set and a variety dance set from oldies/Motown to the current hits of today. Truly a band you don't want to miss!

Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band Let’s Groove Tonight is comprised of talented musicians who are also huge Earth, Wind & Fire fans and are passionate about accurately re-creating those iconic sounds.

  • Soulful Vocals
  • Dynamic Horns
  • Funky Rhythm Section
  • High-Energy Performances
  • Costume Changes
  • Crowd Interaction

The band has played shows around the country, from the East coast to the West coast and was the featured act at a the pre-Super Bowl show in Miami Beach. The next best thing to seeing the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire Live!

The TKG Experience promotional photo

The TKG Experience: 3-3:45 p.m.

The T.K.G Experience featuring Tre'Jae, Koury Thompson, and Gavin Williams is a dynamic party band known for their vibrant RnB style. Influenced by legendary artists such as Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan, Al Green, and The Gap Band, their music embodies the soulful energy and groove of classic RnB while infusing it with a modern and exciting twist.

With their undeniable talent and infectious stage presence, The T.K.G Experience has captivated audiences on numerous stages across the east coast. Their electrifying performances have solidified their reputation as one of the region's most sought-after live acts. Whether it's a club, festival, or private event, this band knows how to get the party started and keep the crowd entertained throughout the night.

Each member of the band brings their own unique musical skills and strengths to the table. Tre'Jae's soulful vocals and captivating stage presence draw listeners in, while Koury Thompson's masterful runs and riffs adds a mesmerizing element to their sound. Gavin Williams' skillful drives the rhythm and energy of their performances, leaving audiences in awe.

The T.K.G Experience is not just a band, but a complete experience that guarantees a high-energy and unforgettable live performance. Their dedication to their craft and their ability to seamlessly blend their influences with their own distinct style have made them stand out in the music industry.

Currently, The T.K.G Experience is focused on expanding their reach and connecting with a wider audience. They are constantly working on new music, exploring different avenues of creativity, and honing their craft to deliver the best possible experience to their fans. With their undeniable talent, passion for music, and dedication to their art, The T.K.G Experience featuring Tre'Jae, Koury Thompson, and Gavin Williams is poised to make a significant impact on the RnB music scene.

Braden Hull promotional photo

Braden Hull: 2-2:45 p.m.

A good ole’ southern guy from a small one stoplight town in North Carolina, Braden Hull captures the full spectrum of life with his music and takes listeners on an emotional journey, reflective of his roots, family, beliefs and personal experiences with love, death, heartache and celebration. His lyrics are soul-baring stories anyone can relate to, no matter where you call home.

Drawing from an eclectic collection of inspiration including artists such as Cody Johnson, Hardy, Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs; don’t be fooled! Braden’s boots-on-the-ground writing style, ultra-smooth vocals and deeply-personal themes, is a genuine brand of country music, uniquely Braden Hull. He recently released his second single “Honky Tonk Therapy” a fan favorite that features a modern sound with a chest-thumping beat and rockin’ guitar. His first single, “Falling Out Of Love” is a song from the child’s perspective about the divorce of his parents with a message to offer those in similar situations hope that life will get better.

“Falling Out Of Love" has had over one million views on TikTok, aired on three radio stations: 100.7FM - WMJD (Double Barrel Country) in Buchanan County, Virginia. 93.5FM - WKSK (The Farm) Ashe County, NC and 96.7FM - WTOB (Winston-Salem’s Hometown Station) Forsyth County, NC and is streaming on all platforms. Braden recently had the honor of opening for Rockie Lynne, who has made fourteen appearances at the Grand Ole Opry. When Braden hits the stage with his larger than life personality, armed with a flat top or backed by a full band; make sure you’ve gone to the bathroom, gotten your pop-corn, and buckled up! It’s gonna be a fun ride! Braden always leaves fans wanting more with an unwavering experience that is soulful, therapeutic, candid and above all – unforgettable... This artist is on his way to sheer greatness!

The Phoebes Band promotional photo

The Phoebes Band: 1-1:45 p.m.

Born of the pandemic, the Phoebes Band started their journey in March 2021 at the Bluementhal Performing Arts Presents Queens of the City at City Square.

“The Phoebes Band (RTP, NC) were launched into the spotlight by Kingfish reposting their cover of his 2019 Grammy-nominated version of the classic, “Hey Joe”, The Phoebes Band are one of the newest bands in the Southeast. Performing the perfect mix of Rock & Blues, they always represent.” -The Piedmont Blues Organization

In May 2021, The Phoebes Band performed at the 35th Annual Carolina Blues Festival: Carolina Soul, joining the line-up with legends Roy Roberts, Johnny Rawls, Darryl Johnson, Penny Smith, and 2021 Jr. Bluesman Award winner Brendan Hinch.

The Phoebes Band is, currently, working on their debut album. Performing the perfect mix of Rock & Blues with soulful vocals, screaming guitars, and a driving rhythm section The Phoebes Band is a fast rising force.


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