Sundilla will close the summer (or open the school year, depending on your perspective) with the first visit from The Close, a trio that cannot be described without the word HARMONY, in all-caps. They’ll be taking the stage at Pebble Hill on Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are available for $20 at Spicer’s Music, Ross House Coffee and online at Admission at the door will be $25. Weather permitting, this will be an outdoor show. The Chill Spot will be on hand offering tacos, sausage dogs, frozen desserts and soft drinks, and the audience is welcome to bring their own favorite food or beverage.

The Close is a harmony-focused band comprised of multiple writers. Lori J Rowton, James Mckinney and Shannon Walker are a collective of introspective lyricists who pen genre-blending melodies wrapped in stellar harmonies. The Close first grabbed the attention of audiences with their EP release, “Hello Heart”, in 2019. They absolutely shine in a live setting, where they are as dynamic as they are intimate in their connection with their listeners.

The band blurs the lines between Americana, contemporary folk, indie rock and country with a commercial pop sensibility. The Close has been featured recently on Roots Radio, WMOT’s Finally Friday Broadcast live from Nashville and were featured on the television series “The Southern Music Showcase”. The Close was asked by Victor Records, right before the pandemic hit, to record “The Close, Live from Victor Studios” at Victor recording studio. The Close will be touring for their much-anticipated full-length album release, “Orbit”.

“Our August concerts have become known as ‘big’ shows,” said Sundilla Organizer Bailey Jones. “But some people forget that many of those big names that have become Sundilla favorites — such as Act of Congress and Randall Bramblett — actually made their Sundilla debuts in those August concerts. We think The Close will be joining that select company because you don’t have to listen for long to get hooked.”

Sundilla will present The Close at Pebble Hill on Friday, Aug. 26. Pebble Hill, also known as the Scott-Yarbrough House, is an antebellum cottage located at 101 S. Debardeleben St. in Auburn. It currently serves as the location of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University. In the event of inclement weather, the show will take place indoors.

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