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Holden Beach Tailgate Fest

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They were hoppin and boppin behind Sonny's Lounge Sunday afternoon at Holden Beach. Joey Ray Therrien, better known as JR to his friends is the main attraction at the tailgate beachfest. "we have tailgating if you want to tailgate, we have food and beverage we have a full band with a saxophone and guitars,, and we've Mickey and Brock and Sonny singing with the Boardwalk Band. I do a lot of oldies, 50s and 60s , Engelbert Humperdink to Buddy Holley to Ricky Nelson. I speciaize in Roy Orbison with the full wardrobe, the black and the glasses, and of course I come out as Elvis.. That's the anchor of the show.". JR brings Elvis back to life in his act...but it's his rendition of Roy Orbison that caught the attention of Sonny Boykin, the owner of Sonny's Lounge... Sonny used to play in Roy Orbison's band: "he said I was the next best thing to Roy Orbison and it is my favorite to sing.. " Roy is an icon. JR would like to be one some day as well. Maybe the tailgate beachfest will be just the break he's looking for. ( By the way, JR performs every Sunday afternoon and evening behind Sonny's Lounge in Holden Beach. )

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The Joey Ray Tribute Show

My name is Will I live on Cocoa Beach, Fl and see a lot of performers down here because of all the tourism from the beach and Cape Canaveral with the Shuttle launches, there is always something going on. I'm a big Roy Orison & Elvis fan and have seen many impersonators in my time, but when I saw the Joey Ray Tribute Show, I was taken back like never before. Its one of those rare & captivating performances that constantly sends chills down your spine and makes your hair stand on end. I have since traveled great distances to see The Joey Ray Tribute Show on several occasions including Sonny's Lounge & Show Club in Holden Beach, NC. and it was always worth every gallon of gas. Now with Sonny & The Boardwalk Band (Sonny having performed with Roy Orison) its makes it makes it NON-STOP Quality entertainment, an evening you will never forget. All the folks in Holden Beach, Myrtle Beach & Wilmington area are blessed with a unique and gifted talent/artist, don't miss it. I Will be back! Will T. Cocoa Beach, Florida