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PHOTOS: The Sand Band at The Berry Patch

The Sand Band preforms a Labor Day concert at the Berry Patch. Photos by William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

ELLERBE — The Sand Band brought the beach to The Berry Patch for a free Labor Day concert Monday evening.

Helping provide the atomosphere was a recent addition to the home of the World’s Largest Strawberry of a sandy area near the stage, complete with three palmetto trees and several beach chairs.

The eight-piece band waded through a variety of beach, funk and classic R&B hits, including two songs from the legendary Delbert McClinton and “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy” from The Tams, who performed last week at Rockingham’s Plaza Jam. Click here for photos of The Tams.

Joining the band for several songs was “The Original Carolina Girl,” Terri Gore — who is married to guitarist/vocalist Daryle Lemonds.


Several members of the crowd got up to dance, some kicking their shoes off to feel the sand between their toes.

Two food trucks, Smokin’ Ain’t Easy BBQ and Wildfire Pizza, were on site to provide food in addition to The Berry Patch’s ice cream and milkshakes.

Earlier this year, The Sand Band was in Richmond County to kick off Hamlet’s inaugural Boxcar Concert Series. Click here for photos from that concert.

See more photos from The Berry Patch show below.