Being Bruce -: The Band of OZ in concert in Brunswick Forest

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Band of OZ in concert in Brunswick Forest

Each summer concerts are held in Annsdale Park in Brunswick Forest. This Friday the Band of OZ entertained the largest crowd yet at a concert in this North Brunswick County community in Leland, North Carolina.

From the Band of OZ's official site (

"The Band of Oz was formed in 1967 as a part-time band playing fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South. In 1977 the band went on the road full time. Since that time the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and corporate parties, and getting excellent reviews along the way. For several years the group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia.

The Band of Oz is one of the most successful groups in the Southeast, and continues to get the very best reviews from the top people in the entertainment business. The band now features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group. They still perform well over two-hundred shows per year for corporate events, festivals, concerts, wedding receptions, and many other public and private events."

They travel with two vehicles:

And they drew a huge crowd at the free concert in Brunswick Forest.

The concerts are sponsored by the developers of Brunswick Forest and Cape Fear National Golf Course.

Under the Cape Fear National tent are REALTOR Kim Fanelli (standing on the left) and Cape Fear National Marketing Director Brad Walker (in the blue shirt on the right).

Denis Symington and David Kubes also work at Brunswick Forest Realty.

Attendees at these concerts take it up a notch each time. This time there were more tents and organized parties than any previous concert.

Here are some folks I hung out with:

Dana Fisher, Executive Director of the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, Leland attorney Randy Rhodes, and Marge Brown (co-owner of Quantum Results Coaching).

Jingle writer Dean Powell and me.

Dean and his wife Jo-Ann Craig, Director of Financial Aid at Cape Fear Community College.

Artist George Murray, owner of Murray Art & Frame and ex-officio President of the NBCC.
REALTOR and Wilmington Town Council member Charlie Rivenbark.

The weather was nice (we had a welcome slight breeze), the versatile Band of OZ was entertaining and appreciated, and we all had a great time.

Thanks again to Brunswick Forest for these concerts, they're a great way to spend a summer evening.