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PHOTOS: Seaboard Festival ’22 – Music

Hamlet native Jonathan Robinson opens the Seaboard Festival on Oct. 29, 2022. See more photos below the story. Photos by William R. Toler

HAMLET — Four musical acts performed on two stages Saturday during the 40th annual Seaboard Festival.

Hamlet native Jonathan Robinson and his band — bassist Joe Felice and drummer Rob Dufresne — kicked things off early in the morning on the Main Street stage with a blues-rock jam.

Robinson and company played the Boxcar Concert Series in September. Click here for photos from that show.

Regional beach music group the Sand Band was next to take the stage in the early afternoon.

The band was the first to play in the inaugural season of the Boxcar Concert Series. Click here for photos from that show.

Down at Main Street Park, across from the Hamlet Depot, Charlotte-area guitarist and singer Trip Rogers ran through a setlist of classic rock covers on a Taylor acoustic, including a rendition of the Bob Dylan classic “All Along the Watchtower,” made famous by Jimi Hendrix.

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Rogers has previously performed in Richmond County at the Seaboard Festival, the Strawberry Festival and Ellerbe Springs Inn.

The Special Occasion Band, based in Kernersville, had the crowd dancing as they closed out the festival back on the main stage with a high-energy mix including Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” and a tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire.

(Note: Photos are in the order of performance.)

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Managing Editor William R. Toler is an award-winning writer and photographer with experience in print, television and online media.