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Tams return to Rockingham for Plaza Jam series

The Tams perform in Rockingham's Cole Plaza for the Plaza Jam Summer Concert Series in 2022. RO file photo

ROCKINGHAM — Concertgoers will get a double dose of Plaza Jam for September.

Legendary R&B group The Tams return to Cole Plaza yet again on Thursday for Rockingham’s annual summer concert series.

The group has performed every year of the series since its inception, according to Events Coordinator Kim Williams.

The Tams were founded in 1960 and had several top 10 hits. They have been honored with two gold records and several awards and were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, according to their website.

Leading the group is Albert “Little Redd” Cottle, son of original member Charles Pope, who has been performing since he was 6 years old.

Their backing band, the 14 Karat Gold Band, will kick things off with a 30-minute set before the group members come on donning their namesake tam o’shanters, performing their hit songs including “What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)” and “I’ve Been Hurt.”

Click here to see photos from the Tams’ 2022 performance.

Mervyn Celso will be performing at Hudson Brothers Deli for a post-Plaza Jam after-party, and will return Friday night as part of the Safety Committee. Dark Horse Duo will also be playing Friday evening at Axe to Grind in Hamlet.


Next week, the North Tower Band is scheduled to take the stage to make up for the show that was postponed last month due to weather.

However, organizers will be keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Lee, which is expected to develop into a hurricane later this week and could potentially impact the Carolinas by the end of next week.

The Band of Oz returns in October to close out the series.

Plaza Jam concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.

Later this month, Hamlet’s Boxcar Concert Series returns with regional band The Radio on Sept. 22.

The concert, at Main Street Park, will coincide with TGIF Food Trucks. Richmond County native Erik Hawks is scheduled to perform in that series on Oct. 27.

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