Rockabilly rocks parkin Berkeley Springs
All those folks who love the music of the 1950s need to make tracks for Berkeley Springs State Park where the Bopcats of Richmond, Va. are playing on Saturday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m. The Morgan Arts Council's free summer concert series uses the Ice House as the rain location.
For more than 20 years, this rockabilly group has been performing the music of Elvis, Chuck Berry and even a few originals up and down the east coast billing themselves as a trio of guys trying to have a little fun.
"It'll be like a sock hop in the park," said Gordon Macleod, concert organizer. "We hope the audience gets into dancing and singing along."
Straightforward drum beats, walking bass lines and light guitar strumming combine to create the rockabilly toe-tapping sound of the decade the band works to emulate so that audiences do not forget the great music and musicians of the 1950s and the beginning of rock and roll. Even the Bopcats' original music conforms to the sound of the period.
The MAC Summer Concerts in the Park are sponsored by Carl M. Freeman Foundation. Additional funding for the free concert is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, West Virginia Commission on the Arts and local hotel/motel tax revenues. For more information about the Morgan Arts Council and the calendar of upcoming concerts visit or call 304-258-2300.