June 3 - Byron, GA
June 10 - Fort Valley, GA
Fort Valley Concert Features Conquest Show Band
The 30th Annual Georgia Peach Festival is proud to announce the entertainment for the Fort Valley venue on Friday, June 3, at the Festival Park in Fort Valley, GA. The one and only Conquest Show Band will be this year’s live entertainment, beginning at 8 p.m..
The Webster’s New-World Dictionary defines Conquest as; the act or process of conquering. Long-time member and general manager, Rickey Blalock defines the Conquest Show Band as a self-contained live music “party band.” Local booking agent, Mike Griffin, but known to his many friends as Griff” can attest to Rickey Blalock’s definition of the Conquest Show Band. Griff says; “without reservation or hesitation, ‘if you want your party to get started and continue non-stop, the Conquest Show Band is the band of choice!”
The Conquest Show Band has been performing for more than 10 years all over the Southeast to a variety of audiences. Conquest plays a variety of music, but specializes in R&B from the ’60s to the present.
Current band members are Rickey Blalock (keyboards), Don Turnbow (vocals), Jackie Hodges (vocals), Virgil Blalock (drummer/precussion), Roy Woodson (drummer/percussion), Roy Waters (bass) and Eric Stubbs (guitar).
Like all great institutions, Conquest starts at the bottom with a great foundation. The percussion and bass trio of Virgil Blalock, Ron Woodson and Roy Waters have been holding the bottom down together since the ’80s. No stone is left unturned and no hole left unfilled as Rickey Blalock and Eric Stubbs provide all the fills needed to complete the rhythm section on keyboards and guitar. The two live by the motto; “Keep it Live and Full!” Rickey provides soulful riffs and melodies and Eric is adept at providing the perfect solo for the mood set by the foot stomping rhythm section. Eric is a fine guitar player often compared to Jimi Hendrix. His guitar solo on Prince’s “Purple Rain,” is one that you will not soon forget.
The vocal section of Conquest contains the superb voices of Don Turnbow and Jackie Hodges. Not only great vocalists, with great harmonies they also offer flashy dance moves that will keep the audience captivated.
The Conquest Show Band does a number of high-energy skits including an outstanding rendition of “Tina Turner.” This show is a must see for all live music fans no matter what your musical preference.
Don’t forget this year’s date is FRIDAY June3 at the Festival Park in Fort Valley, GA beginning at 8 p.m. Bring your lawn & beach chairs for a fun-filled night of great entertainment by the Conquest Show Band..