Happy 2017 Southbound Nation! Just a quick update to let you know what the band's been up to since we went on hiatus at the end of the year. In a nutshell, we've put in a ton of work and had a ton of fun. By the time we return to the stage in March, we plan to have a minimum of one complete new set of music to play for you...the only question that remains is, will it be a 10, 12, 15 song set? Will it be more? Whatever the case may be, these new songs will have you smiling and nodding in appreciation. They're songs that will take you back to a place and time...to a guy or girl you used to know...to a car you used to drive...or to a feeling too long forgotten. We won't spoil the surprise by disclosing titles, but what we will tell you is that we've never been more excited to come out and debut music for you. So while we'll still have all that great Southern Rock in our repertoire and at our disposal, we're stretching our wings without the burden of conforming to any singular convention, musically. Is Southbound a Southern Rock band? Classic Rock? Deep Classic? Modern Classic? Roots Rock? Blues, etc.? The answer is...we're all of those things, and the early results from rehearsals have us chomping at the bit to get our 2017 schedule going. And speaking of schedule, we continue to add dates for '17, and chances are good you'll be seeing us at some new venues this year. Stay tuned to the web and Facebook pages for all the details as they become available. See ya'll real soon!
Saturday, June 10th - 8:00 PM
Riff Raff Tavern on the Canal
It's our dear friend, Bev's 39th birthday, and we couldn't be more honored to be her band of choice to help her and the entire Riff Raff gang celebrate! If you know Riff Raff the way we know Riff Raff, then you know Bev & Mike and how much they love their patrons and bringing the best live music to town. This is our chance to give a little back to the best club owners around. Tell your friends... tell them to tell their friends... let's make it a night to remember.
Come early, hang-out with us and the awesome Riff Raff staff, enjoy some great food and cold drinks and wish Bev a very happy birthday. There might even be some free cake in it for you. NO COVER.... hope to see you there!
Thursday, June 15th - 7:00 PM
1572 Roadhouse Bike Nite
NEW VENUE! Southbound is thrilled to announce we've been added to the 1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q's Bike Nite schedule for Summer, 2017. Join us in beautiful, historic Waynesville on the Ohio Renaissance Festive Grounds for some of the tastiest barbecue around and plenty of great friends & music. The Roadhouse is an extremely cool, outdoor venue with a full menu of delectable delights and plenty of cold brew on tap. Be sure to check-out the Roadhouse menu. It's worth the trip to Waynesville!
Sunday, May 21st - 10:00 AM
Southwest Ohio Blessing Of The Bikes
Southbound is honored to announce our return for the 2017 Southwest Ohio Blessing of the Bikes, on May 21st in Xenia at Kil-Kare Speedway and Drag Strip.
The annual Blessing of the Bikes event provides an opportunity for all motorcycle riders to have their bikes blessed for a safe riding season. It also provides an opportunity for camaraderie and friendship to promote a positive image of motorcycling to the community at large. This event is dedicated to all Veterans. Proceeds benefit local charities in the Dayton Region, including AMBUCS/GREENEBUCS and A Special Wish Foundation. Blessing of the Bikes is a one-of-a-kind event with fun for everyone. Vending, commemorative merchandise, celebrity appearances, awards and of course, live Southern Rock from Southbound... all for a great cause!