Sister Hazel will return this year after a four year absence from The AMP. This Labor Day will mark the fifth time the 90s rock band has played at Russell Lands’ lakeside venue. | File
Sister Hazel will return this year after a four year absence from The AMP. This Labor Day will mark the fifth time the 90s rock band has played at Russell Lands’ lakeside venue. | File

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Labor Day show to tout local talent, 90s rockers Sister Hazel

Published 11:59am Friday, August 9, 2013

Russell Lands is set to close out the summer season with the return of a Southern Rock band to the Lake Martin area.
Russell Lands will host its end of the season Labor Day Weekend Concert Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Lake Martin Amphitheater, with Sister Hazel and Corey Smith co-headlining.
Tickets are $20, with children 6 years and younger entering for free, and are available at the Russell Lands office, the company store at Russell Crossroads, Nail’s Convenience Store or online through LMAT.org.
Gates open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m.
Robert Gunn, events manager for the Lake Martin Amphitheater, said the concert will mark the return of Sister Hazel to The Amp after a four-year absence.
“This year it’s Sister Hazel and Corey Smith co-headlining, with the Vegabonds as our opening act – The Vegabonds are doing some big stuff this year, including plans to open up for Lynyrd Skynyrd. They’re doing great work,” Gunn said. “All three of these bands have been on the stage here before.”
Sister Hazel played four years straight at The Amp before its four-year absence, and Smith last played in the area three years ago.
Gunn said each act brings a different genre to the stage.
“They probably can be classified as three different genres. The Vegabonds are more southern rock/southern jam. Cory Smith is kind of in the country genre, and Sister Hazel is more pop rock,” Gunn said. “There are good sounds from all three of them. Sister Hazel has been around since the 90s, and they’re still going strong and doing big stuff with their charities.”
Gunn added the concert will be a family-friendly atmosphere with something for everyone.
“This show should touch everybody from the youngest to the oldest, and we’ve asked all of the performers to gear it as an all-ages show,” Gunn said. “We just encourage everybody to come out and find a spot on the grassy lawn.”

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