Redneck Magazine described them as “one of the tightest bands on the planet,” and their lead singer, Tobi Lee, as being “about as calm as a twister in a trailer park.” Mustang Sally, a five-member female southern rock band that some have called the female Lynyrd Skynyrd, is playing the Westmorland Expo Center this Saturday night.
“Mustang sally is quite well known,” said Jan Braun, marketing director at the Expo Center. “We have people coming in from North Dakota, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, from Pennsylvania—we’re just amazed at the following that they have. We’re excited to bring those outside people in and welcome them into Westmoreland. Then of course we’re expecting people from Nashville, Gallatin, Memphis, and surrounding counties.”
The show will also feature opening acts from Gary Covington, a Hendersonville native doing a song called “American Soldier,” and Tommy Ross & TCB, a local band with a healthy southern style. “Tommy Ross and his band like to do some line dancing and traditional country,” said Braun. “We have a gentleman with a gorgeous purple Harley motorcycle that’s decorated with memories of experiences in Afghanistan, which we’ll have on display. And then Sally… they are VERY high energy.” The theme of the show, one might say, is something like Southern Roots /Woman Power.
This is just one of many efforts on the part of the Westmoreland Area Chamber of Commerce along with the Expo Center, to create events that will draw tourism and business to the area.
Doors open at 5:30, concert starts at 6:30. There are a limited number of reserved seats available at $15; Festival seating is $10. Bring your own chair, get ready for a good time.