North Tower to be grand finale of the Sunset Jams series

By: Brendaly Vega - Bladen Journal intern

WHITELAKE — Like the tail end of a fireworks show, the grand finale of the Sunset Jams series at Goldston’s Beach in White Lake on Thursday will feature the sounds of North Tower, a familiar sound for Bladen County residents and beyond.

It will be the third and last free concert at White Lake for the summer, and it will begin at 6 p.m.

North Tower has been a party band for more than 35 years, providing the best in oldies, beach, top 40, funk, Motown, Disco and Rock. The band plays a variety of songs. Some songs include: “Forget you” by Cee Lo Green, “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire, “Makes Me Wonder” by Maroon 5, “Doobies Medley” by the Doobie Brothers and “Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey. They were inducted into the Carolina Beach Music Association Beach Music Hall of Fame in 2012.

The band consists of Larry Dean, Jeff Hinson, Chuck Canady, Johnny Hopkins, Gerald Davis and Steve Davis.

“It’s a pretty good band,” says Maurice Williams, the new president of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. “I think everyone who comes out to the concert will enjoy the band.”

For more information on the band, visit their website at

Williams is optimistic that the final Sunset Jams concert will have a good turnout. He was able to attend the first concert of the series and he thought the crowd was pretty sizable despite the inclement weather.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on during the concert.

In July, the free concerts will shift to the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in downtown Elizabethtown for the annual Summer Concert Series — which will open July 13 with Coastline Band and continue July 27 with The Legacy Motown Revue; Aug. 10 with Band of Oz; and conclude Aug. 24 with Blackwater Rhythm & Blues.

Those concerts will run 6 to 9 p.m.

Brendaly Vega is Bladen Journal summer intern from UNCP. She can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.

Brendaly Vega

Bladen Journal intern