Sources: Anniston Star – By Alexandra Woolbright | All Things Michael
The Michael Jackson tribute band that played Anniston’s Model City Music Festival concert series in 2012 will return for a performance Friday.
Lee May, owner of the CD Cellar in downtown Anniston and an organizer of the festival, said that after seeing how much people enjoyed the 2012 show, he asked Who’s Bad, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band to return to Zinn Park.
Friday’s show is free and open to all ages. Gates open at 7 p.m. Friday in Zinn Park, and food and drink vendors will be on site.
The concert series is sponsored in part by the city of Anniston, as well as organizations like the Calhoun County Commission, Regional Medical Center and Anniston Water Works.
May said the events aim to bring people to downtown Anniston so they can patronize local shops and restaurants.
“We want to raise the level of Anniston,” he said.
Acts like Midnight Star and Blues Traveller have played Model City Music Fest, and May said he’s excited to bring back Who’s Bad.
“It’s a dynamic show,” May said.
According to Raymond McCall, trumpet player and tour manager for Who’s Bad, the show will feature a variety of Jackson’s greatest hits—from “Thriller” to “Beat It” and “Billie Jean.”
“It’s high energy,” McCall said. “It comes with the glove and the moonwalk — everything that people remember about his music and his performance.”
The band, formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has 10 members, including six musicians, two dancers, and two frontmen who are the “Michaels,” McCall said.
McCall said the band is excited about the upcoming show and ready to put on a great performance.
“It’s always fun to be a part of an event where everyone comes together,” he said.
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