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The Sound Wall in downtown Opelika will be a destination for good food and live music September.
Following are three events coming up this month, with tickets available for purchase now via www.eventbrite.com. The venue is located at 605 Ave. B in downtown Opelika.
Sound Wall Supper Club – Sept. 20
Local favorite and Executive Chef Chris Wilton of Wilton’s Catering will be serving up samples of his delicious and exciting cuisine. There are only 12 seats available this month, and it is a great way to meet and connect with others. This is a bring-your-own-beer event.
Tickets are $55 each. The meal begins at 7 p.m.
Kate Vargas & The Reckless Daughters – Sept. 26
Grounded in a darkly melodic, reverb-washed sonic palette of dreampop, dusty folk and junkyard blues, all carried by rough-hewn vocals and guitar playing, Vargas and her band has been attracting attention from audiences and music press alike. Receiving praise from Billboard, NPR and Noisey, she channels a surprising array of artists, from Tom Waits and 16 Horsepower to Lana Del Rey and K. Flay.
This is a bring-your-own-beer event. Tickets are $12 each. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Jazz at The Sound Wall – Sept. 27
The Sound Wall will be transformed into a 40-seat jazz club for Patrick McCurry’s Sept. 27 performance at the venue.
McCurry studied jazz in New Orleans at Loyola University. While there, he worked and performed with visiting jazz greats Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Peter Erskine, John Fedchock and Jiggs Wigham, as well as that city’s jazz masters Al Belletto, Tony Dagradi, Michael Pellera and Johnny Vidacovich. He earned a masters degree in chamber music from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, where he studied with James Houlik, a pioneer in concert saxophone music.
Working as a supporting saxophonist and reed player for hundreds of musicians throughout the Southeast since his first professional gig at 17 years old, most of McCurry’s collaborators have been hardworking local and regional groups, but he has appeared on stage with names like Rosemary Clooney, Margaret Whiting, composer Richard Kingsmore, saxophonist Rick Margitza and pianist John Oddo.
This is a bring-your-own-beer event. Tickets are $20. The show will begin at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.thesoundwallopelika.com.