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P.B. Scott’s Reunion returns to Canyons May 4

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Article Published: May. 2, 2013 | Modified: May. 5, 2013

In a time when downtown Boone bars are subject to a noise ordinance and repeatedly fined as a result, it’s hard to believe the likes of B.B. King, R.E.M., Hank Williams Jr., Gregg Allman and Muddy Waters once felt both comfortable and compelled to bring their internationally respected talents to any High Country night spot.

But their music did, indeed, fill P.B. Scott’s Music Hall, just as that club’s memories and members will again fill Blowing Rock’s Canyons this Saturday night at the eighth annual P.B. Scott’s reunion.
Recognized and anticipated by many in the area as an annual entertainment high point, the reunion, which hosts more than 200 attendees, began in 2005 as a way to rekindle friendships and relive cherished musical memories.

Featuring lively dance music provided by the high-energy ’70s and ’80s band, Rewind, this year’s evening will again include a trivia contest, prizes for the most unique club memorabilia and sales of reproductions of the night club’s ever-popular, iconic T-shirt.

Operating from the late 1970s until 1983, P.B. Scott’s was housed in a rustic wooden geodesic dome sited behind the current Blowing Rock ABC store. While it showcased regional talent on weekends, it also served as a convenient mid-week “gas gig” stop for many national touring acts travelling between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Ga. This frequently offered Appalachian State University students and fun-seeking locals the opportunity to catch A-list entertainment for less than $10.

The eighth annual P.B. Scott’s reunion will be held at Canyons in Blowing Rock Saturday, May 4. The event will begin at 9 p.m. and $5 tickets will be available at the door.

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