Pygmies invade Rodeo Club tonight, big show set for Sunday at The AMP

Velcro Pygmies lead singer Cameron Flener belts out “Sweet Home Alabama” at a recent show. The legendary party band will be on stage tonight at The Rodeo Club in Dadeville at 9:30 p.m. for the first time. The Pygmies are one of many acts set to perform in the area this weekend. (Jessica Sneed / For the Outlook)

If your Labor Day weekend celebration needs music to make it complete, you are in luck this weekend.

The Velcro Pygmies, James Otto, Ashton Shepherd, Rexton Lee, The Bank Walkers and the Kyle Wilson Band are all set to play across the area this weekend.

Sunday’s Labor Day Concert at Lake Martin Amphitheater is a tradition and this year features one of the best lineups in recent memory, but before Monday night comes, one of the best-known party bands in the nation will be at the Rodeo Club.

The Velcro Pygmies will take the stage tonight at 9:30 with their one-of-a-kind, high-energy rock show.

Velcro Pygmies’ front man Cameron Flener said they are looking forward to coming to Dadeville.

“It’s our first time at the World Famous Rodeo Club,” Flener said. “What could be better, the World Famous Velcro Pygmies at the World Famous Rodeo Club? We are excited to be there. We have a lot of fans in the area from playing so many years at the War Eagle Supper Club in Auburn. We hope to see them all out Friday night.”

For those that have never seen the Velcro Pygmies live, expect high-energy, loud rock.

“A lot of people want to call us an ‘80s tribute band, but that’s not really us,” Flener said. “ I like to describe the band as Super Hero Rock, where the personalities of the band are larger than life.

“That’s exactly what we are – a high-energy, larger-than-life rock band that plays music that everyone will recognize. We can’t wait to bring that to the Rodeo Club.”

Tickets are $12 for the show.

“We are excited to have them here,” said Rodeo Club’s Marge Shikoski. “They are incredible and put on an great show. We hope to have a big crowd and they plan on playing until at least 1 a.m.”

The Rodeo Club will also have football and karaoke Saturday night and the Kyle Wilson Band on Sunday. Tickets for Kyle Wilson are just $7.

Four popular acts will take the stage Sunday night at the Lake Martin Amphitheater with the headliner being James Otto.  The Nashville singer/songwriter had the 2015 hit single, “Somewhere Tonight,” but he’s probably best known for his 2008 hit “Just Got Started Lovin’ You.” That single topped the country charts and was the Most Played Country Single of the Year,

Taking the stage before Otto will be The Bank Walkers at 6 p.m., followed by local favorite Rexton Lee and Alabama’s own Ashton Shepherd, whose country albums include “Where Country Grows,” “Out of My Pocket,” “Sounds So Good” and “This is America.”

Gates open at 5 p.m. for the Sept. 3 concert at the Amp. Tickets are $10; kids age 6 and under are admitted free of charge.

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and friends, but please leave dogs at home.

“The Labor Day weekend concert at the Amp is always a great way to end the summer concert series at Lake Martin,” said Russell Lands’ Director of Special Events and Social Media Robert Gunn.

Order tickets at www.theamponlakemartin.com. For information, contact Gunn at 256-397-1019.