GET BACK TO THE GOOD TIMES!
The Weekend Getaway Band brings the good times with upbeat sound, enthusiastic fans and rave reviews. Audiences everywhere love their groove and energetic performances. Featuring the classic sounds of super-groups like Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Tower of Power, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonder, WGB always has the crowd will be on their feet.
Check out their original hits “I Will Remember”, "Here Tonight", "Something Good" and many more available on YouTube, iTunes or Spotify.
"It's always Summer somewhere..."
The Classic Center (Athens, GA) has been fortunate enough to work with the Weekend Getaway Band for several of our events over the last few years. No matter what style of music we ask them to play, they always knock it out of the park. They have also accompanied high school students for the last two years at our annual Celebration of the Arts event, during which we award annual scholarships in the performing arts. Every single member of the band is kind and patient with our students, making each performer feel at home on stage. They are true professionals, incredible musicians, and truly wonderful people.
This is the second 4th of July I have asked Weekend Getaway to perform at our annual celebration. The band is fantastic - great variety of music, amazing sound, fun vibe, and so easy and professional to work with. I work at a country club and our event for the 4th has a wide range of ages in attendance. However, the band appeals to absolutely everyone and I always get such positive feedback. I will definitely use the band again for future events! Highly recommend!
Weeknd Getaway played our Main Street Stage at this years Taste of Kennesaw. It is the first year we have had a band on that particular stage to close out the event in that area. They played very well to the crowd and as a result that portion of the festival remained very active well into the evening. Our vendors in the area were very pleased and our crowds remained engaged - Will definatly be bringng them back.
The Weekend Getaway band performed for the City of Duluth on 9/11 this year. They were extremely accommodating when it came to the music choices, they were very open to working with us to make sure the event went off without a hitch. The band members are extremely kind and professional. The crows enjoyed their performance and danced all night. We look forward to working with the Weekend Getaway band again in the future!
Weekend Getaway was such an easy choice once we heard their music! My team and I were excited to have them open the dedication of our 440 Foundry Pavilion- and with much reason to be- they delivered beyond belief! The Grand Opening was a huge success, played to their upbeat and easy listening tunes. We enjoyed their performance so much that I invited them back to play as one of only three acts for our 3rd Annual Classic City BBQ Festival. We look forward to working with Weekend Getaway in the future more fabulous events!
Price Range: Contact Band for Pricing
Gig Length: 90 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Beginning with their debut performance at the Classic Center Pavilion in Athens, GA, Weekend Getaway has garnered broad acclaim for their dynamic performance, engaging crowd interaction, musicianship, and expansive song-list of crowd-favorites. Wherever they perform, audiences come away dazzled.
As Christina Garmon (Assistant Director of the Classic Center Theatre in Athens) quoted: “You all put on a fabulous show!”.
The member of Weekend Getaway clearly have a great time playing music together. Their camaraderie, friendship and spiritual connection is apparent and their “good time” on stage is contagious.
Weekend Getaway plays to enthusiastic audiences at festivals, concert halls and clubs throughout the southeast performing their rich and unique arrangements of classic covers as well as their original crowd favorites. Their original songs are available on iTunes, Amazon and other music outlets.
The Weekend Getaway Band is a 7-piece band based out of Atlanta, GA that brings together the warm sounds of Motown, old school R&B, Smooth Jazz, Funky Soul, and Carolina beach music. Their classic sound and performance versatility makes The Weekend Getaway Band the perfect choice for concerts, outdoor festivals, conventions, private parties, and other special events.
The WG Band members are all accomplished performance and recording professionals and family men of character.
With original hits like “Here Tonight", “Having A Good Time”, "I Will Remember" and "So Much Love", as well as timeless arrangements of classic oldies and hits from today, a performance by The Weekend Getaway Band is one that you’ll remember fondly for years. Audiences fall in love to their stylish sound, engaging and interactive stage personality, and blend of great songs that'll "keep the good times going".
Allen Cook (Piano/Organ/Vocals)
Eugene Owens (Guitar/Vocals)
Kenneth "KB" Bentley (Bass/Vocals)
Marcus Vess (Drums/Vocals)
Ollie Patterson (Sax)
Gil Estes (Trombone)
David Klausman (Trumpet)
Steve Hawes (Sound Engineer)
Additional Booking Notes
If an outdoor venue, a 20' x 32' stage with a stable roof is required. Because of the amount of equipment and instrumentation for a WG show, we are not able to play on an uncovered / unprotected stage. A stage plot with specific requirements for stage dimensions and power is available upon request.
Past Booked Events
|September 12, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||"A Taste of Kennesaw" Outdoor Festival|
|September 11, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Duluth Festival Center (Duluth Town Green)|
|September 04, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Nemoe's Tavern & Grille|
Saturday In The Park - Chicago
Summetime's Calling Me - The Catalinas
More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Staircase
So Very Hard To Go - Tower of Power
Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You - Wilson Pickett
Let's Shag On The Beach - Weekend Getaway (Vess/McKinney)
Smoke From A Distant Fire - The Sanford Townsend Band
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Too Late To Turn Back Now - The Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
Having A Good Time - Weekend Getaway (Vess/McKinney)
Ain't That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Dancing In The Moonlight - King Harvest
I Swear - Baby Face Edmonds
Just Don't Want To Be Lonely - The Main Ingredient
Hot Fun In The Summer Time - Sly and The Family Stone/Dave Koz
So Much Love - Weekend Getaway (Vess/McKinney)
Brandy - Looking Glass
Knock On Wood - Wilson Pickett
In A Moment - The Intrigues
Domino - Van Morrison
September - Earth Wind and Fire
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Since You've Been Gone - Aretha Franklin
Sing A Song - Earth Wind and Fire
One Hundred Ways - James Ingram
My Girl - The Temptations
Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
The Power of Love - Huey Lewis and The News
Handle With Care - Weekend Getaway (Vess/McKinney)
With This Ring - The Platters
Hold Back The Night - The Trammps
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Dance With You - Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges
Saxy Soul - Tower of Power
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
I Saw The Light (in your eyes) - Todd Rundgren
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
Dancing In The Street - Martha and The Vandellas
You Are The Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Note: Weekend Getaway original songs are
available via iTunes and direct CD sales from New Song Studios
|Allen Cook||Keyboard and Lead Vocals|
|Marcus Vess||Drums and Vocals|
|Eugene Owens||Guitar and Vocals|
|Kenneth Bentley||Bass and Vocals|
|Steve Hawes||Sound and Lighting|
Influences & Inspiration
Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, The Sanford Townsend Band, The Catalinas, The Temptations
Stage and electrical power. We can provide sound and lighting equipment for almost any size venue