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PHOTOS: Band of Oz closes out Plaza Jam

Several couples slow dance to "Tennessee Whiskey" played by the Band of Oz in the October installment of Plaza Jam. See more photos below. Photos by William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

ROCKINGHAM — The legendary Band of Oz kept fans on their feet as the band closed out the Plaza Jam summer concert series on Thursday.

The band started off outside Greenville in the mid-’60s as the Avengers and changed the name in 1970, according to the band’s website.

Over the years, the band has seen numerous lineup changes and snagged several awards and nominations.

Events Planner Kim Williams announced the lineup for next year’s Plaza Jam series just as the concert was ending.


The first two performances are a carbon copy of this years’ series with Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot playing Cole Plaza in May, followed by Chocolate Chip and Company in June.

The North Tower Band returns in July, with Too Much Sylvia making their first appearance since 2019.

See more photos below.

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