POINT PLEASANT — One week after a storm knocked out the power, and the Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta, music will return to the Point Pleasant Riverfront via the Mayor’s Night Out free concert series.
The show must go on as they say and starting at 8 p.m., Friday, July 6, Bunk Hammer will take the stage for one in a series of free concerts provided by the City of Point Pleasant.
Mayor Brian Billings said though the canvas roof to the portable stage used for the concerts was damaged during the storm, it was being temporarily repaired for the show.
Bunk Hammer is a rock and blues band comprised of local talent Steve Thomas, Culley Thomas, Rob Jarrell and Ray Oldaker. As previously reported, Steve has said those coming to a Bunk Hammer show will get straight up “rock and roll” with songs by everyone from Foo Fighters to Ted Nugent. With so much blues and rock and roll coming out of the speakers, there definitely won’t be any slow dancing. The group has been together about seven years, and Steve is one of the founders of the Sweatstock Music Festival (West Virginia’s Best Little Free Festival) coming up on July 14. The band will also be playing this year at the Mason County Fair on Aug. 8.
The complete Mayor’s Night Out concert schedule is as follows: July 13, Neon Nickle (southern rock, county, classic); July 20, Paul Doeffinger; July 27, Two River Junction (classic country and rock).
August 3, Rock of Ages (contemporary gospel); Aug. 17, Blue Z Band (county rock and blues); Aug. 24, Bill Hawks (county, rock and mix); Aug. 31, South of the River Band (country, southern rock, original).
Billings has said the acts come from a variety of different backgrounds to appeal to almost everyone who attends the series. Billings encourages residents to come out to the park for the concerts for a “fun-filled evening of fellowship and great music of all styles.”