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Award-winning artists to take the stage downtown

Award-winning artists to take the stage downtown August 13

The Rick Strickland Band gets 13 Award Nominations from the Carolina Beach Music Academy in 2022!

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See them live downtown Darlington from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 13, on the Public Square as part of the Bringing Downtown Alive! Free Concert Series, Saturdays on the Square!

Presented by City of Darlington and the DDRA, Saturdays on the Square feature live music, classic car show, food vendors, and more. Concerts continue the SECOND SATURDAY from through September! Other sponsors include Pepsi, Fiber Industries and Wilson Senior Care.

(Vendors & Info: 843-992-1561)


The Rick Strickland Band

Well known for excellence in songwriting, singing, musical artistry, originality and high energy performances, The Rick Strickland Band captivates audiences of all ages with feel good music that speaks to the heart. In fact, their most loyal fans say the reason they love RSB is because the music & the band members are "real."

New fans quickly fall in love with the realness and ability to touch emotions through their music. And not only are they talented artists, they are FUN to be around and are masters at engaging their audiences during their shows! You can't help but dance, sing, laugh, cry, be thrilled, be surprised, and all emotions in between with these wonderful hard working artists hit the stage!

The heartbeat of RSB features the awarding winning original music and showmanship of Myrtle Beach based singers, songwriters, & entertainers Rick Strickland and Lesa Hudson and their arsenal of 26 #1 radio hits including: Something Smooth, So Do I, One Step Closer, She Can't Fix Grits, Party Til The Break Of Dawn, When You Look At Me, Amazingly Amazing, Dream Come True, Sunny Days, and so many more including their 2020 CBMA Song of the Year A Little More Love!

But RSB is far from the typical band you'll see performing around the area. Their impressive original song playlist covers the gamut in musical styles including Classic R&B Soul, Classic Rock, old school Funk, and a splash of Country, guaranteed to please audiences of all preferences! Their unique styles, passion for music and winning personalities sets them apart from the rest.

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Rick & Lesa are recipients of 27 Carolina Beach Music Awards (CBMA) and have been recognized with over 160 CBMA nominations for their musical contributions to the music industry. The Rick Strickland Band has been a nominee for CBMA Band of the Year for 6 years in a row. In 2017, Rick was inducted into the CBMA Hall of Fame. And in 2018, & 2020 Lesa was named the CBMA Female Vocalist of the Year. Additionally, Lesa is a 4 time nominee in the Inspirational Country Awards held annually in Nashville TN.

The Rick Strickland Band is revered as one of the top bands in the industry and is proudly distinguished as the only band in the market to successfully compose, produce and perform 100% of their own original music. They do not perform cover songs. The band boasts an impressive collective resume having performed with international recording acts including Billy Joe Royal, The Drifters, Joe South, The Shirelles and Ray Stevens, and have performed at some of the nation's most legendary venues. RSB's musicianship and vocals are stunning, the music & lyrics touch the soul and are fun to sing and dance to, and the energy and professionalism are always over the top when the Rick Strickland Band takes the stage!

Website: www.TheRickStricklandBand.com